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Buh-bye sock bun. The style to rock right now is the romantic and effortless half-up, half-down. For a look reminiscent of Claire Danes circa Romeo + Juliet, rely on SARAHPOTEMPA's The Half Up. Like its big sis The WRAP UP™, this nifty tool helps you fake a fuller mane and secures your bun without the help of bobby pins.
This was a pleasant surprise for me in my December birchbox. I was excited to try the product as I have seen many products very similar to this, but I had not previously owned one. I have mid-length hair and found that this was very easy to use to create a cute and quick up-do look. I would also suggest using a few bobby pins to keep everything in place and would also think a cute ribbon or other cute clips would really complete the look!4
I liked the idea of this product but found it very difficult to obtain any kind of good result with long layered hair. Even though I don't have many layers in my hair it would just keep falling out and I have pretty thin hair and it still didn't seem to hold at all. This product was pretty disappointing :(1
I have fine hair so I thought this product would work for me, but I was wrong. It was hard to get your hair into the clip, and keep the hair fastened around the foam when rolling to create a bun. Save yourself the money and just use a traditional sock bun.1
This product was super fun! I was able to use it without a problem- it created the perfect half up half down bun!5
Okay, so I practiced a little bit more, and realized one important detail: I wasn't following the instructions I received with my Half-Up TO A TEE. Look at the pictures. You must pull your hair through exactly as pictured. You must roll it over, not under. I can only put up the top quarter of my extra long, relatively thick hair- not really "half". I do think that this "look" is better without bangs. I have bangs and something about it seems "off" to me. I like to put my hair in the half up, braid the remainder, and then pin the braid around the perimeter of the Half-Up.3
I was happy to get a hair accessory in my box but I'm having troubles keeping my layers to stay tight in this one.4
I loved the idea of the half-up, but did not like it once I tried using it. I don't have the thickest hair, so I could not get enough hair to keep a bun in place.2
I love it so much I got two. Now I can put my hair in pigtail buns.5
The instructions made it look pretty easy but I just couldnt get a handle on it. I have fine, thin hair and it kept falling out. Youre supposed to slide your hair through the opening, and it just turned into a mess whatever I tried.1
I loved this. I have thick wavy hair that never really looks right "Half Up," but this fun little tool holds it perfectly for a different look.5