The Solution to Tie Your Hair with Disabilities – 1-Up-1 Handed Hair Ties by Active Hands

The Solution to Tie Your Hair with Disabilities – 1-Up-1 Handed Hair Ties by Active Hands Company

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The Solution to Tie Your Hair with Disabilities - 1-Up-1 Handed Hair Ties by Active Hands Company
The Solution to Tie Your Hair with Disabilities – 1-Up-1 Handed Hair Ties by Active Hands Company
  • Watch Our Youtube Open Box Testing & Review Video on The Active Hands Company’s 1-Up Hair Tie First:

As you all know, I’ve been struggling with eczema for years, and if you all have watched my Youtube videos, you know I make the worst mess whenever I eat, to the point as soon as I open my mouth, I drool all over my face. When I was hospitalized in Toronto, I got a bib for every meal and found it essential. Recently, I started to speculate that my skin problems are likely caused by messy eating because I have long hair; food gets caught in my hair and eventually gets all over my body. So, I start tying my hair up to avoid the mess. It’s been six long years since I lost my dominant hand to my hemorrhagic stroke. I know there are specific ways to tie your hair with a single hand. Unfortunately, I’m not there yet. So, I rely on my mom to help me in that department. But the ADHD in me makes it hard to sit still and not move my head while my mom ties my hair, and it frustrates her. So, I start searching for alternative ways to be independent of her. I discovered the 1-Up Hair Tie by Active Hands Company. I’ve spent money on useless stroke rehab equipment for my stage. However, 1-Up Hair Tie‘s website‘s video tutorial is demonstrated by an upper-limb amputee. Although it may not work, my paralyzed arm is still in one piece, so I decided it’s worth trying.

  • How to Use 1-UP Hair Ties by Active Hands?

1-Up One-Handed Hair Ties has 3 suggested methods for creating a ponytail based on the creator‘s abilities; all methods assume the user has one fully functioning hand with a relatively normal range of movement.

  • Method1 (for people who have some form of upper limb functionality):
  1. Slide the toggle on the rope and create a loop that is big enough to fit over your head. (you may find your teeth helps to achieve this.)
  2. Slide the elastic loop over your head and let it sit like a necklace, creating a longer and shorter side. Hang the long end down your chest. Adjust your hair to sit over on top of the 1-Up hair tie. Then, pull the hair band up to sit above the user‘s ears and at the nape of your neck. Adjust the toggle to sit on top of the user‘s forehead.
  3. Wrap the long end of your hair tie around your impaired limb to keep tension in the elastic.
  4. Pull on the long end with your impaired limb, and use your good hand to slide the toggle backwards, closing the loop over your hair. (You may not need to push the toggle button down at this point)
  5. Slide the toggle while closing the loop by pulling down the long end with your impaired limb

6.Voila! The 1-UP hair tie catches all your hair into a ponytail!

  • Method 2 (for people who have limited upper limb functionality)

Note: If you use this method, please create a small loop at one end of your 1-UP hair tie. You can use your body parts, like your toe,
to make the loop; ensure the long end is secure when you stand.

  1. Slide the toggle to create a big loop with a size big enough to fit over your head (if required, use your teeth to help).
  2. (Repeat step 2. from Method 1)
  3. Sit down and place a small loop on the hair tie‘s long end over a toe.
  4. Slowly stand up while holding tension with your toes. Use your hand to slide the toggle and loop backwards, closing the loop over your hair.
  5. As you slide the toggle while closing the loop as you stand straight, your 1-UP catches all your hair into a ponytail. Beautiful!
  6. When the ponytail is secured, carefully release and hold the long end between
    your toes. Wrap the long end tightly around the base of the ponytail. (you can wrap it around several times, depending on your preference).
  • Method 3 (for people with partial paralysis)
  1. Repeat Steps 1. and 2. from Method 2
  2. Wrap the length of the long end around your good hand.
  3. Rest your paralyzed hand on the toggle. Pull the long end with your good hand. As the cord slides back along your head, use your other hand to guide the toggle to the position you want your ponytail to sit.
  4. Once the toggle is in the place you want your ponytail, press down with the weaker hand and pull tight on the long end with your good hand.
  5. When the ponytail is secured, carefully release the long end.
  6. Wrap the long end tightly around (you may repeat this a few times) at the base of the ponytail.
  • How to Create Pigtails with 1-UP Hair Ties by Active Hands?

To create pigtails, you will need two 1-UP hair ties.

  1. Slide the toggle to create a loop big enough to fit over your head.
  2. Part your hair down the middle. Slide the 1-UP hair tie over your head, and move half of your hair (one side of the parting) to sit on top of the hair tie.
  3. Then, pull your hair tie up where it sits above the user‘s ears and at the nape of your neck, with the toggle at the top
    of your forehead.
  4. Use the appropriate method to create a ponytail. Repeat on the other side. And there, you have it!
  • 1-UP Hair Ties by Active Hands Company Testing and Review in A Nutshell:

My first try was a failure, as seen in my Youtube video above. However, when I take a closer look at the instructions, which direct me to Active HandsYoutube channel, they have a tutorial explicitly made for post-stroke hemiparesis people.
The method guides users to use their working hand to do most of the job instead of the impaired limb like the methods in the user manual. When I first tried it out, it took me a few times before I can get my hair tied. While the result may look loose and not ideal, I believe with practice, I will eventually master it!
I cannot wait to see what other genius designs Active Hands will come up with to make our lives easier!

  • Warning:

1-UP hair ties by Active Hands are made of elastic and solid materials. Hence, when misused, there is a risk of eye or facial injuries. Users should ensure they use the product correctly as the user manual instructs. Keep in mind to always retain hold of the hair tie while using it.

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