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Okay Bun Tool
on May 23, 2014
This tool works okay. I wish that I could say that it easily makes a perfect bun, but it doesn't for my hair type (long, thick, straight but silky/slippery hair). I found that it worked best for me if I make a ponytail, fastened it with a hair binder, and then put another hair binder at the end of the ponytail (a couple inches from the bottom of the ponytail so that it would hold the ends together--otherwise they would come out and stick out everywhere). Then, using this tool, I could keep the hair together to roll it up and hook ends together to form a bun. However, I found that my hair (being silky and therefore slippery) would still slowly slide out of the holder, especially when you pull the hair around to cover the bun tool where it hooks together--otherwise the bun is lopsided and you can see the hooks sticking out. Being that my hair is so thick and long, I found that the bun tool also eventually would unclip and I'd have to redo my hair. Perhaps this work work better for someone whose hair isn't quite as thick and long and that doesn't slide out of barrettes easily. I can use it for a decent bun, but it doesn't last for me for more than 1 hour unfortunately.
Update: With more frequent use, the plastic stays bent and has even less hold than it originally did. I caved and bought a more expensive foam version that works much better for my hair type.