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November 29th, 2013, 07:40 AM
Okay here goes. I was born without my right arm. My arm ends just below my elbow. I can do the basics. ponytails, buns, and ever since I stopped straightening I've taught myself how to roller set my hair. Braids are tricky, though. Thankfully, I have a wonderful boyfriend who will do a braid for me if I ask him to, but I would really love to be able to do it on my own. Are there any intricate buns that don't require braiding? Thanks!

November 29th, 2013, 08:31 AM
Welcome to LHC, bubah353!

Perhaps you might find inspiration watching Miss Torrin Paige on You Tube. Here's a link to her hair vid tutorials:


November 29th, 2013, 09:08 AM
Thank you Madora! Definitely going to experiment!

November 29th, 2013, 09:13 AM
If you have shorter hair, the channels LaDollyVita33 (http://www.youtube.com/user/LaDollyVita33) & LaDollyVita333 (http://www.youtube.com/user/ladollyvita333) might come in handy as well!

November 29th, 2013, 12:18 PM
I was also going to suggest looking through Torrin's videos. I know she's come up with several one-handed updos before on request from her followers.

November 29th, 2013, 03:17 PM
Thank you all! Just watched some videos and I'm so excited to try some of these out!

December 1st, 2013, 12:13 PM
I recommend this video on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX_cydTov8g
It's from Rebekah Marine, her right arm ends just below the elbow, like yours, and she shows how she is braiding her hair in a side braid.

And I've read of a method, where you have the two outer strands over your shoulders and keep the middle one in the back, than change from shoulder to back, back to shoulder, and so on. I tried it and kept the strand which wasn't involved in the flipping under my chin, to prevent it from slipping away. Then after I made a few turnings I switched the braid over one shoulder to my front, and kept going on with one hand, using the chin and my body to help holding strands. And I really managed to braid my hair, I even got the elastic on the ends (using my teeth to hold the tassel). I've done it with my right hand and sitting on my left, so I could withstand the habit to use it. The braid was a bit loose and messy, but I think with a bit of practice this might work.

Good luck, I'm sure you will find your own methods of doing nice updos!