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A favorite of fashion bloggers, off-duty models, and the rest of us on the hunt for an easy weekend look, the ubiquitous topknot shows no signs of abating. But much like winning a round of Candy Crush Saga, the seemingly simple do can be tricky to master. With this plight in mind, hair genius Sarah Potempa created The WRAP UP, a nifty tool that helps you score the perfect topknot, sleek chignon, or tousled low bun. Made with strong, cushy foam, The WRAP UP secures your updo without the help of a zillion bobby pins. Three hair color-matching options, Black, Brunette, and Blonde, ensure your secret weapon remains a secret.
I have long (mid-back), wavy, thick hair that never (ever ever) wants to do anything fancy. I tried to do a sock bun, but even with all that hair I could never get it around the sock well. I used points to gamble on The Wrap Up and it made a perfect bun first try. I was super impressed. Subsequent uses have yielded similar results. My concern, though, is that for the price the Wrap Up might not be very durable as the wire inside feels rather thin and each use I've had a bit more trouble shaping the wrap well. But, considering my history with making buns, it feels like magic anyway.4
Unfortunately, this product was not what I expected. I've seen other similar products that are able to reproduce the sock bun without actually using a sock, but this isn't one of them. It's just too small.2
I used this as instructed, but it doesn't seem to quite work for hair shorter than shoulder-length. When I tried flipping up my hair into a bun, it would just slip through the hole and I'd get a weird ponytail flipping in all directions. I probably won't be using this much.2
This has to be my least favorite birch box sample ever. I got the blonde 'half up' version - the outside spongy part was a bit too sticky - meaning there was too much friction against my hair - and the wire inside seemed too rigid. It wasn't easy to use, in my opinion.1
I was so excited when I got this in my box. This works so well! I have fine, thin, straight hair, and it holds the bun with no problems and it is very easy to use.5
Stays in place and looks great. Super easy, anyone could use it. Blends in well with my color. Re-shapes easily.5
I am able to successfully use this on my daughter's long hair. It stays in place all day and isn't easily spotted. I think you need to be realistic before you purchase. I have thin, should length hair and I cannot get this to look nice in my hair.4
This is not for thick hair. It is not for long hair. It's is not for someone who has layered hair. And it is not for me.1
I have a lot of thick hair, so this product is pretty impossible for me to use. I does seem like it would be cute with shorter hair though.3
I have very curly hair and was looking for something that would allow me to throw my hair up in a pinch. What I love is that this comes in colors (a traditional sock bun never worked for me!). I like that this product helps add a bit of volume, but wish it would add more. I think it may be even better when my hair grows longer (currently sits at my collarbone).
I like that it functions with a sturdy metal wire interior, so you don't have to worry about trying to clip it all together. The style really doesn't require any bobby pins or hairspray to maintain the look. I hope this product holds up well; the foam exterior concerns me a bit, but so far so good!
Overall, I'm enjoying the wrap up and love it for lazy weekend hair.