Using Ombraz with long hair is totally doable, but it does take a bit more time to get used to. You'll want to start with the Ombraz around your neck, with the cord under your hair. Rest the frame on the bridge of your noise and guide the cord over your ears until your fingers meet the beads. Gently pull the beads apart, using the remaining fingers to keep the rest of your hair out of the way, and voila! After a few times, you won't even think about it!