Wednesday, January 25, 2012


It finally happened and I'm not in the least bit okay with it.

Remember the Topsy Taill from our late 80's childhood? Remember the flip chart of instructions and different ways to use this amazing hair tool?

This little tool is my crutch when I don't feel like doing the girls hair in any sort of style and my "go-to" hair style for the girls. Simple, cute and stays all day and all night (I don't do the ponytail style much with it, I use it to pull their bangs to the side and loop it through).

Mine broke.

I am sad.

Immediately I went onto Ebay and tried to find a replacement. Cheap imitations could be found in abundance, but I've been down that road before when I thought I had lost it while traveling. DON'T BOTHER BUYING THE CHEAP KNOCK OFF! It's a flimsy piece of plastic that doesn't do anything close to the Topsy Tail.

I found a few originals but they were completely over priced ($25 I don't think so!) so I did some more searching and found some for $5.

Done and done!!!

I highly recommend having this tool in your hairstyling repertoire should you have little girls. It looks and holds so much better than attempts with wrapping it around a comb...believe me I've tried that.

Do you remember this awesome tool? Want to get one? Go {HERE}.


Melia said...

I hope you bought more than one.

jessiewessie said...

I'm so glad you shared the link. I've been looking for a reasonably priced one forever!

Anne-Marie said...

Brooklyn won't let me do that to her hair. She freaks out everytime. Says it hurts. Maybe if i had the nifty tool....

Jinii said...

I am so glad you posted this! I was doing the flip with a comb to my daughters hair the other day and cursed myself for throwing out my topsy tail when I got married. I now have one on the way to me!

Sarah said...

Okay, so maybe I need to get on the topsy tail train. I had no idea I was missing out on so much! I am the least creative or talented hairstylist for my girls ever so this just might give me some help.

So glad you could replace yours!!