One hand Hair Ties

Enterprising upper limb amputee, Holly Franklin, frustrated by fruitless efforts to use ordinary hair ties had resorted to cutting her hair and keeping it short until, with true Bader spirit, she decided to tackle the problem a different way by designing her own. These Hair Ties, called 1-UP Hair Ties, are designed to be used by anyone with upper limb deficiency or reduced upper limb mobility whatever the cause.

As Holly says: As an upper limb amputee, the 1-UP has allowed me to do a pony tail one handed and do away with fiddly, less secure hair accessories such as claws and clips.

To find out more, visit her Website:

You can see a short video demonstration of the 1-UP by clicking on the following link:

I somehow doubt whether this will be the last of Holly’s helpful inventions so watch this space!

Details will also be found on the Miscellaneous Page: category/miscellaneous/ and on the Limb Loss Information Centre Website:

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  3 comments for “One hand Hair Ties

  1. Pam
    July 22, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Thank-you Holly for your creativity, after a serious accident and frustration with my hair I’ve now found a solution!


  2. Jenny
    March 20, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    I had brain surgeries 7 years ago leaving my left side weak and slightly imobile. I never thought then to look into something like this. I cut my long hair short just so I can manage it. Im now excited to grow it out again and order this product to put my hair in a pony tail when i get hot. Do you just sell them single or in packs at all? Ethier way i will be order atleast a few to have handy. Thank you for giving me a sense of more independence. Im excited.


    • wendy
      March 24, 2013 at 12:52 pm

      Hello Jenny,

      I’m sorry to hear that you’ve had some problems following surgery.

      It’s great that you found out about the One Hand Hair Ties on the Website and that you feel that they’ll give you the freedom to have long hair again. We’re always so glad to be able to bring innovations like this to people’s attention, especially when they can represent increased freedom and independence.

      I’m afraid that I can’t personally give you any more information about the Hair Ties as we only placed the article for Holly Franklin who invented them.

      Your best course of action would be to contact Holly direct through her Website. If you have any problems do let me know.

      Likewise, I’d love to hear how you get on with them. It’d be good to have some feedback for the Website.

      Good luck anyway, Jenny, and best wishes.


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