This is the first Hair Fork article I ever seen. An execelent, very organized, thoughtful and insightful. I wish this article will help you to choose Hair Fork which will perfect for your hair.

Choosing a hair fork is as personal as choosing anything in your wardrobe. When you're first starting out it can be VERY confusing. There are 2 pronged forks up to multiple prongs of 7 or even 9!!! Some hold tightly, some not so tightly. Some are better for finer haired people, some for thicker haired people. So what goes into choosing???? Let's take a look....

1. Number of prongs...

There are a lot of things that go into your choice of number of prongs. 2 or 3 prongs are a good choice for most updos, no matter if your hair is fine or thick. 3 seems to be my magic number. Various updos will take different types of forks. Someone who does tighter buns will need a 2 pronged fork, while some of the looser buns will need multiple prongs. 2 pronged forks generally work well for thicker hair (thicker hair usually takes tighter buns) but finer haired people may want more. This is not always true though.

2. Length...

Again, this varies. Because finer haired people have less hair, they need less fork usually. Thicker haired people have more hair and need more fork to go through their updos. Some people like their forks prongs to show at the bottom of an updo, some don't want it to show. The best way to figure out what working length you need is to measure your bun. If you stick a pen through your bun and measure the diameter, and add an inch or so if you want the prongs to show, that's a good amount. 5" length is about right for not very long hair.



For most of us, forks can be worn the same way as sticks. The flip/weave method works for good hold. This is where you start the prongs of the fork facing the opposite way that they will end up, flip the fork over so it faces the way you want it to end up, and weave in and out of your updo, catching some scalp hair as you go to anchor the updo in place. For some of us, this can be uncomfortable, and just placing the fork straight in and weaving works better, or not weaving at all. It takes some practice to figure out what works for you. A lot of the time the fork can be the only thing holding an updo in place....other times a few well placed Good Day pins will help.