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proo
June 11th, 2014, 07:47 PM
Hold a long thinish silky scarf in your nonwrapping hand,
wrapping it along with the hair;
my scarf is longer than my bsl hair, so I keep wrapping it till the end,
then fork/stick the whole thing.
Makes an uber large, glam bun out of bsl hair,
and the scarf helps anchor the stick.
Thick wool roving can also be used very successfully.
Got the idea while pondering the parandi thread -
same effect, much easier.

Quasiquixotic
June 11th, 2014, 07:48 PM
Um, pictures or it didn't happen! :thumbsup:

Sarahlabyrinth
June 11th, 2014, 07:56 PM
Oh this sounds like a great idea, I must give it a go! I bet it looks great. Pics please!!!

Kitten1030
June 11th, 2014, 08:00 PM
Ooh trying this when I get home! Thanks!

Janette17
June 11th, 2014, 08:03 PM
I love this idea! (And I'd love to see a pic of it!!) :p

lunalocks
June 11th, 2014, 08:04 PM
Thank you for the suggestion!!!!! I just braided my hair with a knitted scarf (long skinny, multi colored brown - goes with my hair color - , loose kit, some metallic - that my mom knitted me years ago) and wrapped the braid around my head , and then wrapped the final 2 ends of the scarf around everything, secured it with a fork and voila! I have a HUGE bun. And it looks like a lot of hair in there as well.

I'll take a pic when DH comes home. But I STILL don't know how to post pics. Can't get them from picassa to here. I need a tutorial.

crystalkiss
June 11th, 2014, 08:10 PM
What's LWB? It's not in the abbreviation list x.x

Quasiquixotic
June 11th, 2014, 08:14 PM
Lazy wrap bun :blossom:

crystalkiss
June 11th, 2014, 08:29 PM
Ooohhh, thank you!

MeowScat
June 11th, 2014, 10:44 PM
Oh, proo, how I love thee!

BEFORE:

http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w388/MeowScat/Mobile%20Uploads/image-15.jpg (http://s1073.photobucket.com/user/MeowScat/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image-15.jpg.html)


AFTER:

http://i1073.photobucket.com/albums/w388/MeowScat/Mobile%20Uploads/image-16.jpg (http://s1073.photobucket.com/user/MeowScat/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image-16.jpg.html)


(Very messy first attempt, but I now have a Mega Beast on my head! Yay!)

Theobroma
June 12th, 2014, 03:52 AM
I've been doing this with a paranda for years! You can also do a cinnabun by twisting the scarf/paranda together with your hair.

Realising that doing a braid isn't actually necessary for a paranda bun was what really allowed me to start enjoying my parandas. I'm too impatient to braid, but I do enjoy adding a bit of colour to my buns sometimes. :)

two_wheels
June 12th, 2014, 03:56 AM
Yes! My old avatar was exactly this with a thick wool paranda. It's fun :)

Pallas
June 12th, 2014, 05:29 AM
Oooh, great idea! I'm always looking for ways to fatten up my bun. Thank you :blossom:

proo
June 12th, 2014, 06:22 AM
Thanks for the pics Meowscat -
I can't manage to post pics, but seems like y'all got the idea.
I love how whatever you use helps to stablize and anchor the bun.
Who needs extensions?!!
Personally, I like the silky scarf as it seems to smooth out my coarse hair in the process.
May as well get a treatment AND be the glam gal

MeowScat
June 14th, 2014, 11:37 AM
I can't tell you how excited I am about this! I even told my husband about it. I've always wanted to buy or make a paranda, but since I'm horrible at braiding, I've never attempted it. I never thought to hold a thin piece of fabric with my hair gathered in a pony and wrap it with my hair into a bun. Thank you for the awesome idea, proo!

It's magic! :magic:

browneyedsusan
June 15th, 2014, 07:09 PM
I wore it to church today! I wore a printed scarf that coordinated with my blouse, and it looked great! What a great idea to add variety to the LWB! Thanks so much for sharing! (Do you think I've used enough exclamation points?)

Quasiquixotic
June 15th, 2014, 07:14 PM
No! This idea is awesome! I need my hair to grow so I can try it out! ! ! !!

Entangled
January 19th, 2017, 09:05 PM
I was perusing old hairstyles of the month thread, and thought this deserved a bump. I should try this.

Wildcat Diva
January 19th, 2017, 10:08 PM
Good call on the bump

hayheadsbird
January 20th, 2017, 08:51 AM
Trying this next!

Serimel
January 20th, 2017, 09:13 AM
Wow, just tested it and this made me feel a whole lot better about my buns in an instant. Love the idea!!

Arctic
January 20th, 2017, 09:21 AM
I've got to test this too, but from past experiences with incorporating scarfs into my styles I have bumped to a problem: the pins or what ever I use to secure the style, are difficult to insert because of the fabric (it doesn't let pins/sticks/forks through). I even poked few holes in a gauzy scarf accidently with bobby pins, which irritated me. Does this bun have that kind of problem?

hayheadsbird
January 20th, 2017, 09:32 AM
I've got to test this too, but from past experiences with incorporating scarfs into my styles I have bumped to a problem: the pins or what ever I use to secure the style, are difficult to insert because of the fabric (it doesn't let pins/sticks/forks through). I even poked few holes in a gauzy scarf accidently with bobby pins, which irritated me. Does this bun have that kind of problem?

I found it harder to insert the stick because I had to wiggle round the scarf, and there's not the same give and movement there is with hair.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y216/hayheadsbird/Mobile%20Uploads/ECF82297-CF3C-42C6-9117-69099B21EE71_zpssojivrid.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/hayheadsbird/media/Mobile%20Uploads/ECF82297-CF3C-42C6-9117-69099B21EE71_zpssojivrid.jpg.html)

I'm quite liking the ends of the scarf sticking out at the top, I feel very jaunty 😂

Firsttimelength
January 20th, 2017, 09:32 AM
Wow awesome idea!! Love ur updo in your ID pic Quasi..... is there a video for that style or what is it called? Brown eyed Susan your pixie to fab pic is so encouraging beautiful hair! I crochet like a lot and anything but I don't have silk scarf I think I will try a baby yarn silky thread and whip something up. Just got my first (18of them) hair sticks yesterday but the thickness of the bun leaves so much to be desired I need lots of practice but I have various French roll looks down but not the bun. I do my whole life backwards I think. Aren't buns easier than French twists? Oh well?! I can't wait to be able to do a side braid or any decent braid. This time next year watch out! I'll master these gorgeous updos have you seen our new First Ladies updo today? Absolutely outstanding! And this, this right here is why I finished a 12 hr night shift and came home did herbs olive oil and egg scalp treatment clarify and am sitting with a deep treatment on before I'll rinse and do a two hour air dry before going to sleep today!! Please everyone send those pics I'm thinking we all will have our own variations this will be so fun!! Ops I may have beat the exclamation mark limit here myself. LOL LOVE You long haired ladies!

Firsttimelength
January 20th, 2017, 09:34 AM
Maybe since crochet is forgiving when it comes to poking wholes my cheaply idea will actually work out?

Arctic
January 20th, 2017, 09:59 AM
I found it harder to insert the stick because I had to wiggle round the scarf, and there's not the same give and movement there is with hair.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y216/hayheadsbird/Mobile%20Uploads/ECF82297-CF3C-42C6-9117-69099B21EE71_zpssojivrid.jpg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/hayheadsbird/media/Mobile%20Uploads/ECF82297-CF3C-42C6-9117-69099B21EE71_zpssojivrid.jpg.html)

I'm quite liking the ends of the scarf sticking out at the top, I feel very jaunty ��

Thank you, yours look great! (What a shine!)

I was encouraged to try this too a moment ago when I walked past my hair stuff, and it was doable even with my nice silk scarf (on which I would never want holes, ha ha!). Since the structure of LWB is so simple it was pretty easy to get my stick through. The time when I poked accidently holes on my scarf was braided double buns style, and there was just so much scarf in the structure that it was so difficult o insert bobby pins! This one was much easier (and no bobby pins needed!).

Cg
January 20th, 2017, 10:47 AM
I plan to try this tomorrow. What a great idea!

hayheadsbird
January 20th, 2017, 11:25 AM
Ah! Moment of clarity! I've been folding the scarf in half, so holding the middle and wrapping both ends round. This was leaving me with a weird loop that would stick out. Holding the end has helped :)

proo
January 20th, 2017, 12:12 PM
Lately I've been rope braiding the scarf in before bunning-
Then I proceed lwb style, the scarf still being longer than my length,
Wiggling the stick through the 'do and around the scarf.
Rock solid

Lindenare
January 20th, 2017, 06:25 PM
Saw this thread and tried the scarf trick on a whim. The results were predictably hilarious.
Normal LWB: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=25969&d=1484961583

I used a knitted gray scarf about 4 inches wide, figuring it would be less bulky than most of my other scarves. It's a fairly short scarf as well and isn't as long as my hair. I used the same hairstick for both buns; it's 7.5 inches long, with a slight curve from use.

The resulting scarf monster:http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=25968&d=1484961582

I think it's actually trying to eat my head.