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SARAHPOTEMPA The HALF UP™ - Black SARAHPOTEMPA The HALF UP™ - Blonde SARAHPOTEMPA The HALF UP™ - Brunette

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  • 2.7 out of 5 stars, based on 4,039 Reviews 4,039 Reviews Write a Review
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Birchbox Breakdown

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.

How it Works

Made of strong and cushy foam, The Half Up secures your updo sans bobby pins and comes in three hair color-matching options: Black, Brunette, and Blonde.

How to Use

Pull your hair into a half-ponytail and slide the tip of pony through the opening of The Half Up. Next, roll it up to the base of the ponytail, fold the flexible ends into a round bun, and voilá—an instantly chic ’do.

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Disappointed
Purchased

This doesn't work quite as advertised. It's hard to use if you have any layers in your hair. The layers fall out easily.

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Not really a fan
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I won't get upset because I did not pay much for it but this product just wasn't what I expected. I feel as if it was too too thick and bulky. It just felt heavy and required a lot of hair. If you have thin hair it doesn't really work, even if its long.. I felt like it was sticking out and everyone could see it. I wear it last minute for a quick look, but opt for a ponytail instead nine times out of ten.

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Too complicated
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In general, I never do well with this type of product. I have long, thick hair with hidden layers. Products like this are often too difficult for me to lose. My hair tends to slide out.

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I was so excited to try this. And oh so disappointed. It definitely did not work well with my straight, fine, layered hair. I even had my hairdresser try to work her magic, and she wasn't able to make it look right.

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Useful!
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I have the perfect amount of hair to make a nice sized bun with this lovely little tool. It's a savior on those mornings when you're running late and need to look at least a little presentable. I usually have to use one hair pin to help keep the bun in place, but other than that, using this tool is essentially effortless! I don't think I'd buy one of these for $10, but I was incredibly excited to see it in my Birchbox and actively use it at least once a week.

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Fail.
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I think maybe this product would work well for thicker tresses...not for fine haired ladies such as myself. I wanted to love it...but didn't.

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Bizarre
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My hair is pretty full and could not fit inside the wrap up. It was also confusing to use. I threw it out :(

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Great Tool!
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I love this product. I probably use this at least three times a week. It makes a perfect, neat little bun and is comfortable to wear. It's great for styling second-day hair!

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not for me
Purchased

I did not like this product. Perhaps its for girls with longer thicker hair? I don't know but It just hung in my hair.

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Interesting concept
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I like the idea of this tool, however I have shorter hair and am not really able to use it. I did give it to a friend of mine, who found it hard to use but eventually figured it out.

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