The Beachwaver Co. The Half Up

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.

The Beachwaver Co. The Half Up
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Love the idea of this product and I think it must work great on shorter, thinner, and straighter hair. I followed the directions for this product but I think my very long unruly curly hair makes it difficult to use without turning my head into a knotty tangled mess in the end.

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Where has this been all my life!
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I have long hair but don't know much about styling beyond the flat iron, the curl iron and a braid. This nifty tool will definitely change my boring style. Can't believe I just heard about it through birch box.

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No bueno
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I was really excited when I saw this product in my box. Unfortunately with my long, thick and layered hair it did not work at all. I had hair falling out all over the place.

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Ehh...
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Works great for half way through work days to just throw your hair up but I still prefer hair ties

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sort of...
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I thought it was a little bit awkward to get my hair through the slot in the middle… and it didn't grab enough of the layered pieces around my face. Instead of the half-up it was about a fourth up!

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Does not work for thick hair
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The idea of this is cool but the actual product is a little cumbersome. It's way easier to use use pins to do your hair. My hair didn't stay up with this anyway, despite my best efforts. I have thick, straight, shoulder length hair and it was just too heavy for this to hold.

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Favorite thing in my box this month
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I'd seen this product on Birchbox before, and thought "my hair is way to short and curly and fine, that would never work for me." But thank goodness I got it in my box, becuase it's perfect! Although it took about 20 tries before I finally mastered it, it works awesomely in my hair. It holds very well and I prefer it to a hair tie. Thanks!

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too small for my hair
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I think it might've worked for thinner, shorter and more even length hair because it couldn't handle my thick, layered, long hair. I think it's a good idea, maybe if it was longer for thicker hair?

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SARAHPOTEMPA The HALF-UPâ„¢
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I was pretty excited to receive a hair tool in my BB finally. I first tried to put it in a low bun like it showed on the outside of the little insert. THAT didn't work. So I tried with half of my hair and it holds up okay. It probably needs the aid of some bobbypins or something. It's a neat concept, but I'm not sure how durable it's going to be. I was happy to try something different though!

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Doesn't work for my hair
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My hair is layered and very thick, so perhaps the Half-up was just not meant for me. I tried to use it but it was really awkward and ended up falling out very quickly.

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