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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.
I really enjoyed this hair tool. I have very fine hair so it's hard for it to go up and stay, but this really seemed to keep my hair back and styled. The nude color blended well in my darker blonde hair.4
I was super pleased to receive this in my box! Works great and holds my hair in place. I have fine hair but you still could not tell it was in my hair, it just looked natural.5
Seems straight forward, but my hair is so thick I can't get the hang of it!3
I'd seen this around and was intrigued, so I was glad to get it in my sample box. I'm still iffy about its effectiveness, though. My hair is super straight, nearly waist-length, not especially thick but not the finest either, tangles easily, and to top it off, damaged from coloring/tangling/brushing. All that said, I think at least a few of those reasons made the Half-Up not perfect for me: my hair's too long and would slip out before I could slide the Half-Up to the end, so I had to make do with a half-bun that had a tail of hair sticking out under it. I hoped this would be a quick and easy product to use, but it seemed to need more patience than I have to yet master it, so my half-buns were always messy. On the other hand, a coworker complimented me on my hair the first time I tried wearing the Half-Up. He said I looked like I could be in a Chinese kung fu film, flying through the air and whatnot (we're both Chinese, so this was amusing and not racist ;)). It's not perfect for everyone and all hair types, but not every hair product or accessory is. Just choose carefully with this in mind. The Half-Up is at least worth a try.3
I enjoyed playing and figuring out how to use this product with my hair. It worked beautifully once I used it right. This was surprising especially since most hair styling instruments don't work with my extremely fine hair. I was happy to discover that this product produced a very clean looking bun.4
I have fine, silky, shoulder-length hair and got this with my Birchbox. The tutorial that came with the product was not very helpful, so I decided to find guides on Youtube. I used the product properly, and even used hairpins and a hair-elastic to keep my bun more secure. However, my hair just kept falling out. Maybe this might work better for someone who has less silky hair than I do, because that might provide better grip. Not for me, however.1
My hair would not completely fit into the accessory.1
I always put my hair up at work. When i got this in my monthly birchbox i was excited to try it out. Its def easier to put in a bun and keeps my hair in place5
I think that this would be a useful product for many people. I have a lot of layers in my hairs, and so the product was difficult to use with my hair.1
I liked the idea of this product, however, I have thin long hair and the hair tool was too large to use in my hair.2