Ellie Smith was born with Brachial Plexus Paralysis (Erb’s Palsy.) She has learned how to accomplish her daily living tasks independently using one hand. Ellie shares videos on how she does certain tasks to be a resource for others who are in similar situations.
Ellie demonstrates how she ties her back in a ponytail with one hand. She says all you need to for putting your hair up is a standard size hair band, the stretchier, the better!
Ellie starts the process by putting all of her hair at the back of her head, behind her shoulders. She then stretches her hair band around her hand, wrapping it around all four fingers and stretching it with her thumb. She uses her hand with the stretched out band to hold her hair in place.
With her hair in place, Ellie uses her fingers and thumb to push her hair through the hair band. She then positions her hair on her shoulder, holding the hair down by tilting her head. In this position, she can then tighten the band to keep her hair in place. Stretching the hair band with her thumb, she places her four fingers into the band and turns (to create a second loop) while pushing her hair through the band.
Check out the video to see how Ellie ties her hair up!
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