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    Did I invent a new (variation of a) bun?


    How I did it:
    • I made a ponytail first and fastened it with a hair band.
    • Then I separated the ponytail in 6 equal-sized strands and made each strand into a double-looped knot and pinned in place (I wrapped my hair around the base of each knot twice before making the second loop, to use up the length). It can be done with 5 knots too.
    • To finish, I rearranged the loops a bit to form a better circle.


    I have been doing this bun since I my hair was at BSL (now it's nearly waist).
    If I did invent this, I would like to call it the flower bun

    ETA:
    A little slideshow that will hopefully clear the main part and step by step instructions:

    Step 1: hold strand between 2 fingers and thumb of left hand
    Step 2: lift strand (tail points up) with right hand and bring it over the 2 fingers (forming a loop)
    Step 3 & 4: bring the tail to the left and rotate counterclockwise for 270°. The tail is now to the right of the loop. For longer hair: make another full wrap in after this (270° + 360&#176. The tail will end up at the right again.
    Step 5: separate the 2 fingers inside the loop and put the tail between them.
    Step 6: pull tail partly through the first loop. You have now made your second loop.
    Step 7: pin in place with U-shaped pins
    Last edited by Isilya; May 3rd, 2008 at 09:53 AM. Reason: Clarify & add

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    That's really gorgeous! But I'm having a hard time figuring out the explanation...
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    Oh wow, that's really pretty, Isilya! I've seen styles done similarly with twisty buns instead of knots, but this one's a new one for me.

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    I really need to work up the patience to try this bun this weekend! :} If I figure out, I'll post pics.
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    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Wavelength View Post
    That's really gorgeous! But I'm having a hard time figuring out the explanation...
    What part is troubling you? I can try to explain it better.

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    Okay, after reading it over a couple more times...

    I think what you did was to make a small loop around your fingers, twist the hair twice around the base of the loop, pin, then make another loop, twist the hair at the base, pin.... rinse, repeat.

    Is that right or am I completely off?
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    I don't know if it's new or not, but it sure is pretty!

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    Partly right! Here's a cookie for your effort

    When making the knot, I make the first loop, wrap the hair around the base of that loop twice, make the second loop (the one you have to pull through the first one) and pin in place.
    I basically repeat steps 2 to 4 in this thread for the basic knot: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...e&articleid=32

    Did this make more sense or I'm completely incompetent at explaining?

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    Thats very pretty. And new to me.

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    That looks absolutely gorgeous. I love how it turned out! You did a fantastic job!

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