The One Handed Ponytail

If you’re in an arm cast and thought you’d never be able to pull off a ponytail, I have some good news for you…

L.Erickson barrette



Behold… the large rectangular barrette!

L. Erickson enamel barrette


These barrettes are by L. Erickson and can be found at Nordstom.  All you need to do is tilt your head back and with clip in hand, grasp you hair and close the clasp.  The ponytail should be at the nape of your neck.


If you would like to try a one handed ponytail using an elastic or fabric hair tie, Bandaged Beauty Kaylee has been kind enough to share a great technique that she has perfected.

Step 1

Sit on a couch and put your hair hanging over the back.

Step 2

Place an elastic around four or five fingers.

Step 3

Once it’s around, take two fingers out to twist it and pull the hair through.


Did this work for you?  Would love to read your comments 💕


For more cast friendly hair ideas, check this out….





How To Wash Your Face With One Hand

When you find yourself in an arm cast basic activities of daily living soon become monumental chores.  It is important for your mental and physical well being that you find new, one handed ways to take care of yourself.  Here’s an easy way to wash your face.  I use this routine every morning and alternate at night with the Clarisonic Mia brush.

Here's what you need...

Here’s what you need…

Step 1  Put hair in a headband and say goodbye to ponytails.  One handed ponytails are darn near impossible.  Please send me a message if you have perfected this task.

Step 2  Take a large cotton pad and wet with water.

Step 3  Apply wet cotton pad all over face and eyes to moisten the skin.

Step 4  Place wet cotton pad on the countertop and squeeze a quarter size amount of cleanser on the cotton pad.

Step 5  Scoop cleanser off cotton pad with hand and gently massage onto face and eye area.

Step 6  Take another large cotton pad and wet with water.

Step 7  Use wet cotton pad to rinse off cleanser.  You may need to use a couple pads for a complete rinse.

Step 8  Still have makeup on?  For a deep clean use a pre-moistened towelette to remove any remaining makeup.

By using these simple steps your face will feel fabulous, just as if you had cleansed with two hands!


For more tips on having fabulous skin, check out our must haves on Pinterest.