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DOES IT WORK? Have you tried any of those hair accessories you see in stores?

SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) -

When shopping, have you ever wound up buying various hair accessories - the ones that are supposed to give you a perfect bun or updo?

Some of these hair accessories you see in TV commercials may work for  some, but not others.

As a person who rarely has a good hair day, I often buy up what I call hair "doodads" that might help me achieve some semblance of style. But do they work?

You have to see the video to get the idea of how they work for me.

"This is evidently for somebody with more hair and longer hair than I have," I admitted as I struggled to get my hair to accept them.

So I took the doodads to professional stylists at Signatures Salon and find they do work much better for longer and thicker hair - and not so much for shorter hair that's thin and fine like mine.

"I have a good hair day once every five years," I explained to the stylist who tried to help me. But Lensi White showed that lots of blow drying with a roller brush and powder and spray and all hands on deck can make all the difference on thin, fine hair.

"First of all Lensi, how in the world did you make it look like I have so much hair? It almost makes it looks like I have a wig on," I said.

"It's all about the right products. The right products for the right type of hair go a very long way - a ot of thickening hair spray, different sprays, you can make anybody's hair look like (they have) 10 times the amount," said White.

I learned I better grow more hair before I buy any more hair accessories - though they do work for some.

"So on Noelle's hair, we did actually get them to hold in her hair because it was longer and thicker hair.  If you have shorter and finer hair, it's just not going to work. It's going to show and it's going to look like you did it yourself  and it just won't work," said White.

So, do they work? That depends on your hair and depends on the products - and whether you have anybody to help you.

We reached out to Conair, whose accessories we tested, to see if their marketing people had anything to say from their perspective, but have not heard back.

If you have any products you'd like to see tested for Does it Work, email tschmidt@kplctv.com or call 337-377-6436.

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