PDA

View Full Version : April 2013: Pinless buns!



Gumball
April 9th, 2013, 01:32 PM
Hello everyone! We're a bit into April now and it's certainly time for a style of the month. This month it will be:


Pinless Buns!


Ever been having one of those great "I can wear my hair down" days and suddenly you're hit by a gust of air that is military grade wind tunnel strong?

Have you experienced any of the following situations: Your stick breaks, your hair tie(s) snapped, your ficcare is too loose-lipped or has lockjaw, or you simply don't have the tools you need to put your hair up.

Fear not!

Post your examples of pinless buns, share your tips and strategies, and let's all go forth into the world style-capable under any circumstance!

patienceneeded
April 9th, 2013, 06:44 PM
I will be stalking this thread...my hair simply will not stay put without some kind of device in place to keep it there.

Jenny31557
April 9th, 2013, 07:04 PM
This video has helped me once.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N08Ikn5lcyA
I hope it helps others too!

Mandie
April 10th, 2013, 04:01 AM
I'll definitely be useless for this one, my hair is so slick I can't get it to stay up without something to keep it there either. I too shall be watching for inspiration!

wandlimb
April 10th, 2013, 05:49 AM
:rollin: <<That's my hair laughing. I'd be interested to see other people's styles though.

KittyBird
April 10th, 2013, 06:02 AM
I think I saw someone wearing a pinless nautilus bun in the Bun Picture Thread a while ago! I'll be stalking this thread too, I'm curious about what people will come up with. :D

kaydana
April 10th, 2013, 07:05 AM
Took me a while to figure out what to do with the tail, but I managed to do one!

http://i50.tinypic.com/5oh5d1.jpg

This feels more secure than most of my recent hair stick buns, I should tie my hair in knots more often.

neko_kawaii
April 10th, 2013, 07:44 AM
Kaydana, exactly WHAT did you do there? It is lovely!

bunzfan
April 10th, 2013, 08:02 AM
Well i can do a pinless nautilus and a pinless braided bun.

neko_kawaii
April 10th, 2013, 08:12 AM
Here is a picture of a pinless bun I came across in my early LHC days. Unfortunately, I have no idea how I did it and did not blog about so I don't have a link or a name to search up the tutorial. Argh. Does this look familiar to anyone?
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg632/neko_kawaii_hair/DSC04380_zps3bf3984a.jpg

I can sometimes get a pinless nautilus to stay for a couple minutes. I'll practice that.

kaydana
April 10th, 2013, 10:23 AM
Kaydana, exactly WHAT did you do there? It is lovely!

I tried to take pictures for you but it didn't work, so I'm just going to do my best at an explanation.


Section off the top part of your hair and split it in two (like a centre parting).
Cross the strands, taking the right strand over the left strand.
Take the left strand over and behind the right strand, but only partially pull it through, so you get a loop. You should have a loop on the right and two tails on the left.
Take a section of hair from the same side as the tails, as if you were adding sections to a french braid, and add that to the tails.
Partially pull the tails through the loop to create a second loop.
Adjust the new loop so that the loop is on the left side and the tail from the loop is on the right.
Repeat this on the other side.
(Optional, because I can't remember how many I used there, so it will just depend how big your sections are) Make two more loops, one side, then the other, like a french braid.
Make a final loop adding the whole of the bottom section to the tail, rather than just one side of it.
Pull the tail from the final loop through the loop and pull it tight.
Split the tail in two, twist the two sections and wrap them up around the bun and tie them in a half square knot at the top of the bun. Pull this quite tight to pull the whole thing into a bun shape, then wrap and tuck the leftovers into the bun.


I hope that makes sense...

W2
April 10th, 2013, 11:20 AM
At last I can contribute to one of these threads!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2918&d=1362071978

And how I do it?
I twist it, then make a knot. The tail goes through again and again til I run out of tail. Then I sort of ... fold the bun outwards like a sock bun.

On the picture, the tail shows. Normally I manage to hide it.

It holds quite well.

neko_kawaii
April 10th, 2013, 05:28 PM
I tried to take pictures for you but it didn't work, so I'm just going to do my best at an explanation.


Section off the top part of your hair and split it in two (like a centre parting).
Cross the strands, taking the right strand over the left strand.
Take the left strand over and behind the right strand, but only partially pull it through, so you get a loop. You should have a loop on the right and two tails on the left.
Take a section of hair from the same side as the tails, as if you were adding sections to a french braid, and add that to the tails.
Partially pull the tails through the loop to create a second loop.
Adjust the new loop so that the loop is on the left side and the tail from the loop is on the right.
Repeat this on the other side.
(Optional, because I can't remember how many I used there, so it will just depend how big your sections are) Make two more loops, one side, then the other, like a french braid.
Make a final loop adding the whole of the bottom section to the tail, rather than just one side of it.
Pull the tail from the final loop through the loop and pull it tight.
Split the tail in two, twist the two sections and wrap them up around the bun and tie them in a half square knot at the top of the bun. Pull this quite tight to pull the whole thing into a bun shape, then wrap and tuck the leftovers into the bun.


I hope that makes sense...

The bolded part lost me, and then I got distracted by the possibilities of making a finger crochet "braid" that held its own ends in place. I've been thinking about yours a bit more and I'll have another go at it some other day. I will say that if anyone trys this the trick is to tighten the last loop before attempting a new one.

http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg632/neko_kawaii_hair/_DSC8616_zps8c5f0e4c.jpg
(Color manipulated so details are visible.)

Then I took that out and went to put it up in a pinless nautilus and then was frustrated by how many times I've redone a pinless nautilus bun today (about every two minutes except for the vast swaths of time when I threw a stick in it because I was irritated) and thought no, I'm gonna keep twisting and make an Equilibrium Bun (having started that version of a nautilus) and then as I was about to reach for a stick I thought, I bet I can make a loop from the end of this twisty thing go around the bun and there will be enough tension to hold everything in place. And it did.

http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg632/neko_kawaii_hair/_DSC8618_zps981e8bec.jpg

Excuse the awful pose, the lighting was horrid and I needed that light wall but wasn't sure how far I needed to crouch down. I threw in some flowers to make up for it.

kaydana
April 10th, 2013, 05:39 PM
neko_kawaii - When you pull the loop through, you should be holding the loop in your right hand with a tail poking off to the left. What you need to do is switch hands there so you're holding the loop in the left hand and pull the tail around so you're holding that with your right hand so it's in the right place to add the section of hair from the right hand side.

Does that make any more sense?

Got to go try a finger crochet braid now!

neko_kawaii
April 10th, 2013, 05:43 PM
Ok, it was switching hands. I started to do that and then thought it didn't make sense for some reason and then got all confused from there. I'll keep that in mind when I try again.

spirals
April 11th, 2013, 02:28 AM
I have always been able to do a sort of cinnabun that will stay up if I tuck the ends underneath it and into the middle of it. It's ugly, but it works because my hair has more traction than tires do.

eternallyverdan
April 11th, 2013, 07:39 PM
I only have super-old pictures of this style, but here's mine:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/forevagreenearth/toyessbun2.jpg

I have a picture tutorial, but I don't know if it would be of use to anyone? I'll post it and do my best to explain if anyone wants instructions.

Neecola
April 12th, 2013, 10:02 AM
I won't have enough hair to do that style for a long time, eternallyverdan, but I would love to see how you did it if you feel like posting your picture tutorial!

DarkCurls
April 12th, 2013, 12:59 PM
Eternallyverdan, that is so impressive at your length. And so very pretty!

I used to do a pinless bun all the time in chemistry last year because I kept forgetting to bring along hair ties. It was sturdy enough.
Now I always have my hairfork, so I don't bother anymore.
It looked like this: (this was taken in june of last year)
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3728&d=1365792887
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3730&d=1365792893
The ironic part is that I really have no clue how I did this. I'm fairly sure it's just a flipped bun with the hair pulled up on the sides to cover it and hold it in place, but I simply cannot recreate it. How frustrating! I like the way it looked.

I also do this on occasion: cinnabun, with a little section of hair "lifted up" and the ends tucked under. Holds all by itself.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3727&d=1365792885

And I don't know what this was meant to be, but it was pinless.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3729&d=1365792889

I think my hair is grabby.

Neecola
April 13th, 2013, 09:18 AM
^ Ooooh, lovely DarkCurls! My hair is grabby too. I can braid it at the short length it is and it will stay. When I pull my fork out of my hair, it stays in the bun shape.

sunshine-locks
April 14th, 2013, 04:43 PM
I think my hair is both too short and too sleek for these buns :c I always need a hair tie or a few bobby pins.

Anje
April 15th, 2013, 10:32 AM
Length definitely helps. Or at least, having long hair relative to its thickness. I know Eternallyverdan and I have independently come up with that same pinless bun. Mine's relatively tiny and knob-like, though.

torrilin
April 25th, 2013, 12:16 PM
I know stuff holds better for me at past waist than it did at BSL. I'm guessing things might possibly start to hold of their own accord once I'm past tailbone.

Texture is definitely a factor tho. Curlies seem to get pinless styles working way faster

spirals
April 29th, 2013, 02:25 AM
Yes, we have traction.

Egana
May 17th, 2013, 12:23 PM
Also - dirty hair holds better than clean hair... so try these styles on your 2nd or 3rd day for better luck!

torrilin
May 17th, 2013, 04:16 PM
Also - dirty hair holds better than clean hair... so try these styles on your 2nd or 3rd day for better luck!

*rofl* m'dear, I wash once a week or so. Sometimes less. 1c is a *lot* different from 3b. Rilly.

There's a thread in the survey forum (or probably more than one) about how long your hair was when it first stayed up without pins. Some 4s can do that basically whenever. Most 3s hit it by waist, tho sometimes much earlier. Very very very few 1s report hair staying up on its own before classic, and some 1s never report it happening.

I expect it will happen eventually for me, since I'm a 1c and my hair no longer immediately explodes out of knot buns. But just given the trends in what textures can go pinless at what length... the odds aren't in my favor before tailbone.

Not Lynn Merely
August 23rd, 2013, 10:13 PM
Here is a picture of a pinless bun I came across in my early LHC days. Unfortunately, I have no idea how I did it and did not blog about so I don't have a link or a name to search up the tutorial. Argh. Does this look familiar to anyone?
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg632/neko_kawaii_hair/DSC04380_zps3bf3984a.jpg

I can sometimes get a pinless nautilus to stay for a couple minutes. I'll practice that.

It looks like you did this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7-vQ4uI_K0). It's a cute style. I wish I could get it to stay without sore spots.

neko_kawaii
August 26th, 2013, 10:14 AM
Yep, it was something like that!

Mainesongbird
September 7th, 2013, 02:50 PM
Very interesting concept, but my hair is so slippery I don't think it would stay unless it is pinned or sticked.

CycloneBedding
September 17th, 2013, 06:21 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kMYqJbwQRgQ/UeCYXZ5g7GI/AAAAAAAAAPw/cFLNHhXoxjI/s280/DSCN95601.jpg

There's pictures of how to do it here: 1142style.blogspot.com/2013/07/no-pins-or-ties.html?m=1.

Lis
November 20th, 2014, 10:31 AM
Wow! Kaydana that looks amazing. I've never been able to get me hair to stay without any tools. Good for you!

Kendrix
December 29th, 2014, 07:39 PM
The bolded part lost me, and then I got distracted by the possibilities of making a finger crochet "braid" that held its own ends in place. I've been thinking about yours a bit more and I'll have another go at it some other day. I will say that if anyone trys this the trick is to tighten the last loop before attempting a new one.

http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg632/neko_kawaii_hair/_DSC8616_zps8c5f0e4c.jpg
(Color manipulated so details are visible.)

Then I took that out and went to put it up in a pinless nautilus and then was frustrated by how many times I've redone a pinless nautilus bun today (about every two minutes except for the vast swaths of time when I threw a stick in it because I was irritated) and thought no, I'm gonna keep twisting and make an Equilibrium Bun (having started that version of a nautilus) and then as I was about to reach for a stick I thought, I bet I can make a loop from the end of this twisty thing go around the bun and there will be enough tension to hold everything in place. And it did.

http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg632/neko_kawaii_hair/_DSC8618_zps981e8bec.jpg

Excuse the awful pose, the lighting was horrid and I needed that light wall but wasn't sure how far I needed to crouch down. I threw in some flowers to make up for it.

This one is rock solid. I tried it and it took coaxing to get back out!

Angela_Rose
January 20th, 2015, 07:56 AM
I wear a pinless bun all the time. Mine will stay up all day. I just make a handheld pony, then wrap and wrap until it is all up. I'll get pictures later today.