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    Default List of hairstyles by amount of twisting required

    To avoid breakage, I prefer updos that require as little twisting as possible. I started a list of styles according to how much twisting they require in my blog yesterday, but since a search didn’t bring up any similar threads, I thought this might be of use to someone else also.

    How much twisting is needed for a style to hold will no doubt vary depending on hair type and length, as well as hair toy used. My hair is wavy but slippery, so other people may be able to do the same styles with much less twisting.

    Feel free to add to the list, make comments or suggestions!


    Styles that don’t require (much) twisting:
    Double-looped knot (also known as celtic knot)
    KL knot (the original and the version for longer hair)
    Combo knot
    (Modified) swirly bun
    Scrunchie-and-stick 'do
    Janeway
    Wrapped bun
    Lazy French twist
    Non-twisted bun (also known as lazy wrap bun)
    Log roll
    Manderly knot
    Soft nautilus bun (picture here and instructions here, requires archive login)
    Wrap knot bun
    Chain bun
    Braid base Chinese bun

    Ponytail base, no twisting:
    Chinese bun
    Sock bun
    Fluffy folded braid
    Topsy bun

    Braided:
    Braided bun
    Pinless braided bun
    Crown braid
    “Heidi” braids

    Some twisting:
    Inside-out bun
    Doubled lazy French twist
    Equilibrium bun
    Hypno bun

    Twisting (almost) the entire length:
    Cinnamon bun
    Figure-8/Infinity
    Rope braid
    Flipped bun
    Cloverleaf bun
    Hypno swirl
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    Default Re: List of hairstyles by amount of twisting required

    The log roll is another great updo that is more wrapped than twisted

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    Default Re: List of hairstyles by amount of twisting required

    A Chinese bun doesn't need twisting either.

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    Default Re: List of hairstyles by amount of twisting required

    KarenLynn, thank you for this list. I'll have to do some intensive searching to find instructions or illustrations for these.

    My hair isn't long enough yet for many updos, and I tend to dislike anything packed on the back of my head. I like to be able to lean my head back on the car seat or the recliner, without a wad of something interfering. I'm also looking for ways to minimize damage, as my hair seems to break easily.

    I also have difficulty getting clips, pins, and barrettes out of my hair without getting them tangled. Maybe it's just a lack of practice, as I've had pretty short hair for most of the last 35 years, so I never used these things much before.

    I welcome guidance and feedback from the long-hair experts on this forum.

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    Default Re: List of hairstyles by amount of twisting required

    So...is the infinity bun rather damaging then? I really love that one.

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    Default Re: List of hairstyles by amount of twisting required

    My Manderly Knot requires absolutely no twisting, but the hair does get manipulated around

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    Default Re: List of hairstyles by amount of twisting required

    Chromis, KatKeRo and Manderly - I added your suggestions. Thanks! I put the Chinese bun in a new category, since it requires a ponytail base.

    Honestwitness - you'll find instructions for many (though not all) of these styles in the Articles section. Play around and see what you can manage at your current length. Looking for members with a similar hair type and -length might also be helpful.

    AmyJorgensen - it depends on how tight you do it, as well as your hair type. Coarser hair will withstand twisting better than finer hair.

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    Default Re: List of hairstyles by amount of twisting required

    I'd like to suggest the equilibrium bun for 'some twisting' (or other category if you see fit. It's not twisting in the sense of a cinnamon bun, but it does require twisting.)
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    Default Re: List of hairstyles by amount of twisting required

    freznow - thank you! The equilibrium bun has been added.

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    Default Re: List of hairstyles by amount of twisting required

    What a fantastic idea for a thread, - and a great way to categorise buns!

    Additions to your list, off the top of my head.

    Ponytail base - sock bun

    Some twisting - The Hypno Swirl and the Hypno Bun

    No twisting - Harpgal's pinless braided bun
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