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Entangled
July 16th, 2014, 06:42 PM
So, I suppose this is exactly what the title suggests. How in the world can I put my hair up when I'm jumping on a trampoline?!

I tried a simple English braid. That worked to protect against tangles, but... Whack! Thud! Whack! Can you hear the sounds of my hair attacking various parts of my head and back? On top of that, the ponytail holder worked its way off of my braid tassel, letting my braid turn into something that resembled a ponytail and braid centaur-type hybrid. Since that equals tangled, the English braid is out. On top of that, the constant friction involved in such a violent conflict can't be very hairsafe. I don't want my hair to suffer battle scars from colliding with the rest of me (or any passerby!)

Next, I tried a nautilus bun. That holds pretty securely all day for me, so I tried it. My hairstick quickly fled from the oppressive fight against gravity, leaping gracefully from my bun and attempting to follow the birds before getting a smack of reality as it hit the trampoline. My hair gleefully shook itself from the confines of its bun, also attempting to fly. Tangle city!

I only know two real hairstick buns, and the leather slide I have is both painful to wear whilst jumping and insecure. I can't just hold up my braid, because aside from fatigue, I need it to defend against my younger siblings (our games involve lots of physical contact between each other and the ball.) Please help! I have no idea what to do.

Madora
July 16th, 2014, 06:54 PM
If your hair is long enough, you might want to try a two strand rope accent braid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPHEzUr5bWQ

Because the braid is anchored with hair, the only part you need to worry about is where the end is tucked under. A few crimped hairpins should take care of that.

You can also do this lace braid with 3 strands of hair.

shutterpillar
July 16th, 2014, 06:54 PM
Maybe a braided bun of some sort? Or a crown braid?

Undomiel
July 16th, 2014, 07:25 PM
Maybe a braided bun of some sort? Or a crown braid?

I vote braided bun, maybe secured with a ficcare style clip.. that holds better for me than my sticks and seems a bit less dangerous in case one pokes a friend etc.

Entangled
July 16th, 2014, 07:38 PM
Hmm... The crown braid/rope/lace braid suggestions are viable, although they takes a little longer than I would like. Unfortunately, I don't own a ficcare and am not likely to get one in the foreseeable future.

RapunzelKat
July 16th, 2014, 08:13 PM
Braided bun with spin pins, preferably secured with a hair-friendly elastic at the base, or using a French braid for the base. Even my ultra slippery hair can't escape from that one :D I don't do trampoline, but I run and do Zumba and it's never failed me. :cool:

Undomiel
July 16th, 2014, 08:17 PM
Hmm... The crown braid/rope/lace braid suggestions are viable, although they takes a little longer than I would like. Unfortunately, I don't own a ficcare and am not likely to get one in the foreseeable future.

Hm, do you like amish pins then? They hold like crazy and are tucked away. Another option. Good luck :)

Entangled
July 16th, 2014, 11:44 PM
I think I'll try the spin pins/braided bun suggestion. As for Amish pins, are they like hairpins? I gave some of those as long as my pinky. I'm still figuring out how to use them.

Timea
July 17th, 2014, 03:54 AM
I wonder if tucking the braid into your shirt would work or if that would be scratchy

Entangled
July 17th, 2014, 09:54 AM
It would escape. My hair can be a regular Houdini when I'm active.
ETA: My braid isn't long enough to stay inside my shirt for very long.

AmberJewel
July 17th, 2014, 10:30 AM
I don't have any new advice for you, but I just wanted to say that I love your writing style! Your story's descriptions made me laugh. :D

Entangled
July 17th, 2014, 11:16 AM
Why, thank you! I was trying to make an otherwise boring situation a little bit more interesting. (Especially since I couldn't come up with a clever title.)

ooglipoo
July 17th, 2014, 11:38 AM
I make double english braids and tie them in a knot at the nape of my neck when I jump on the trampoline! :redgrin: Fun, isn't it?!

Entangled
July 17th, 2014, 12:03 PM
Yep! I think I'll try the double braids first. Twin braids are my favorite style, anyways:)

grimsqueaker
July 18th, 2014, 06:39 PM
I think Elizabethan hair taping ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqbAdvL8kME ) should work as long as your hair is long enough. I don't have any personal experience with it, but you could probably do it without the elastic easily enough.

Entangled
July 18th, 2014, 06:54 PM
Ah! That us something I've been meaning to try in general. My hair might be too short, but it's worth a go, right? :)

chelsea89ms
July 18th, 2014, 09:47 PM
Hi! :waving: Im a newbie here but I have to say I have the same problem when jumping with my daughter. Hair sticks and flex-8's don't hold and if its loose the static gives my curly hair knots similar to dreads (won't ever do that again). I did recently buy some spin pins and if i use both they hold really well. I can even use them while running without the hair bouncing out. My hair is fine and between apl and bsl so this is what works for my tiny little bun ;)

Kelikea
July 18th, 2014, 10:00 PM
I have to do a pony-tailed cinnabun held with linzi clips for bouncing. Anything else works itself out or slaps the heck out of me:)

darklyndsea
July 18th, 2014, 10:07 PM
Amish braids would work, but they take forever...

Entangled
July 19th, 2014, 07:15 PM
Ooh, Darklyndsea, what are Amish braids? Even if I don't wear them whilst jumping, they could be cool to learn.

Kelikea, what are linzi clips?

Chealsea89ms, I have spin pins, so I might try that, but I'm not the best at any twisty buns. They don't really want to stay. Well, better now than never to learn!

LauraLongLocks
July 19th, 2014, 07:29 PM
The hair taping idea would work fine if your hair is waist +. You just need to divide the base ponytail into two braids instead of one, then wrap as you would for milkmaid braids over the head. Then just tape as with the Elizabethan Hair Taping. This would probably be the most secure style you could use, and would be comfortable.

sumidha
July 19th, 2014, 07:58 PM
What about wrapping a scarf or bandana around your head, or wearing a stretchy beanie type hat? That's usually what I do when I know I'm going to be doing something crazy active, it helps hold everything in place. Also the spin pins or amish pins are a great idea.

LongHairTalk
July 19th, 2014, 08:06 PM
I second the hat idea.
Perhaps a top bun? Possibly a braided top bun, secured by many pins of various sizes? That's what I would do when my hair was straightened and I knew I would be active. :)

darklyndsea
July 19th, 2014, 11:50 PM
Ooh, Darklyndsea, what are Amish braids? Even if I don't wear them whilst jumping, they could be cool to learn.

Kelikea, what are linzi clips?

Chealsea89ms, I have spin pins, so I might try that, but I'm not the best at any twisty buns. They don't really want to stay. Well, better now than never to learn!

Unfortunately, I learned it way back in the original Amish braids thread (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=30688), so I don't have a tutorial link handy (I really need to find one, since I keep recommending them). Can anyone lend a hand?

A very similar style (it uses dutch braids, while Amish braids use english braids as the base; otherwise they're basically the same) is interlaced braids, which TorrinPaige has a nice video for on YouTube.

Lirona
July 20th, 2014, 02:45 AM
Another vote for a style held with spin pins! They're the most secure for me, and the back of my head can get bumped without disturbing them. They've never escaped. I have used them to secure the aforementioned Amish braids as well as buns... Paranda Belle gave me some how-to links back on a similar thread. Video tutorial here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PYjubahR6g&ntz=1), and helpful picture here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/50071093@N06/5399466859/). And here's (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG4MTltnX7M) another tutorial for interlaced braids, which is basically the same concept.

Timea
July 20th, 2014, 02:48 AM
I didn't know what amish braids were either, so I looked it up on youtube and I found this tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PYjubahR6g from a LHC member. I put them in my hair yesterday and they still look very good this morning after sleeping on them, not even any flyaways or fuzz.

The same person also made a picture tutorial here http://nyxbyproxy.tumblr.com/post/62321476434/illustrated-amish-braids-tutorial-originally

eta much later: oh, it looks like Lirona and me were writing at the same time. sorry, Lirona!

Panth
July 20th, 2014, 04:52 AM
Ask Quixii? I seem to recall she's asked before for help with hairstyles for gymnastics, which would have similar requirements.

From memory, I think Amish braids were a favourite. Another was double dutch or french braids that were then pinned back up, I guess with either lots and lots of small U-pins, lots and lots of bobby pins, woven into place with ribbon or maybe held with spinpins.

chelsea89ms
July 20th, 2014, 11:09 AM
Another vote for a style held with spin pins! They're the most secure for me, and the back of my head can get bumped without disturbing them. They've never escaped. I have used them to secure the aforementioned Amish braids as well as buns... Paranda Belle gave me some how-to links back on a similar thread. Video tutorial here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PYjubahR6g&ntz=1), and helpful picture here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/50071093@N06/5399466859/). And here's (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG4MTltnX7M) another tutorial for interlaced braids, which is basically the same concept.

The interlaced braids and the amish braids are just beautiful! They look really secure too. I can't wait to have hair long enough to try them :)

Entangled
July 21st, 2014, 09:13 AM
I love the interlaced/Amish braids! I just watched the tutorials; I have a new style to try! It might not work as well on my hair yet (only BSL) but they look very secure. I love braids ;)

My hair is long enough to do modified milkmaid braids, so I think I'll try the hair taping suggestion. Thanks for all the suggestions! Now that I'm home, I can test them out.

Entangled
July 21st, 2014, 04:03 PM
Okay... I just tried the Amish braids and they were great! They were very secure and easy to do. I think I'll modify them for my length, though. They look a little silly since I can only wrap my braids through once and the tail was hanging out. The only con is that they're a little time-consuming. Now on to other suggestions!

Timea
July 21st, 2014, 05:14 PM
How are you modifying them? My hair is waist length but it's so that thick that I also can only wrap my braids through once also, so I'm curious what your solution is.

meowskers
July 21st, 2014, 06:11 PM
You could try a ballet bun! If you do it right they become rock hard, and can last hours of jumping and leaping. Plus, you have nice bun waves when you take them out!

majesticgoldenr
July 21st, 2014, 08:22 PM
I dont know many of the fancy buns, but Entangled, I can tell you that Amish pins are great. I use the 3" straight ones. Get your hands on some crinkled ones if the straight ones fall out.

What you do is bun your hair (I braid with no hair ties) and hold it with your "bad hand". First "grip" a little hair with the pin, which is vertical and somewhat pinched. Then turn it horizontal, getting scalp hair, and "shove" it into your bun. If you can feel it at all, retry.

Does that make any sense?

Entangled
July 21st, 2014, 08:55 PM
Yep,Majesticgoldenr, it does. The only trick will be getting my hands on some. How different are they from regular hairpins?

As for the ballerina bun, Meadowskers, it's a valid suggestion, but I'm staying away from ponytail-anchored buns. They're too much of a literal headache for me.:(

majesticgoldenr
July 21st, 2014, 09:12 PM
Yep,Majesticgoldenr, it does. The only trick will be getting my hands on some. How different are they from regular hairpins?

As for the ballerina bun, Meadowskers, it's a valid suggestion, but I'm staying away from ponytail-anchored buns. They're too much of a literal headache for me.:(

The amish ones are certainly more durable than anything else Ive tried ...but the crinkled ones also pull more of the two, so I usually only use one of those among the straight ones if any. Not that they are "bad", just a pack of twelve will *last*.

About link: http://www.amishvalleyproducts.com/amish-hairpins
Using link: http://www.amishworkshops.com/among-the-amish/pinning-up-amish-hair.html

Purchase- youd have to search the shipping for where you are and what you want to see which is best:
http://amzn.to/1rFgpag and http://amzn.to/1ndIvs9
http://www.amishworkshops.com/category/Amish-Hair-Pins-70
http://www.plainlydressed.com/cart/products.php?cat=21
http://mennonitemaiden.com/steelhairpins.html
http://www.amishselections.com/amish-hair-pins/

Laurenji
July 21st, 2014, 09:12 PM
Amish pins are different from regular hair pins in that the wire they are made out of is much sturdier. My 3" Amish pins hold my hair much more solidly than regular 3" hairpins ever did.

As for using them, one of the best descriptions I heard was "use them like they're little tiny hair forks." Push them straight towards your scalp at like a 90 degree angle to your head, then when you hit scalp, lever them back upwards into your bun. I usually do this with a cinnabun, and I make sure my tail ends are tucked towards the inside of the bun so that they cannot escape once I've pinned the outer loop to my head. A cinnabun with Amish pins is probably the most secure hairstyle ever. ETA: At least for me. That I've found so far.

majesticgoldenr
July 21st, 2014, 09:28 PM
Thanks for explaining, Laurenji. Have you tried to braid it, and the wind the braid into a bun?

I find that leaves me with less tangles and pulls on the nape hair less. But then again, everyone is different.

Laurenji
July 21st, 2014, 10:03 PM
My hair is really thick, so even though it's almost to waist, if I braid it, it's not long enough to get into a really solid cinnabun. I have to pull it into a really tight compact little ball to get the ends to go in, and it pulls too much on my scalp from being pulled so tight. So, I would love to braid it, but I'm afraid I'm several inches away from that being possible. >.<

Entangled
July 21st, 2014, 10:09 PM
Thanks for the description on Amish pins. I might have to invest in some of those. For the time being, I'll have to try with my regular hairpins. It's been a while since I tried the cinnabun. That usually never works very well for me. Now, maybe it's time for another go!

Katrine
July 21st, 2014, 11:47 PM
For jumping on a rebounder, I found the best non-damaging way to control my hair is to wrap it in a scarf. (as previously suggested) It's not nearly as physically vigorous as jumping on a trampoline but gravity still resisted my other attempts to confine my hair such as a hair stick bun (no way would it stay), a braid - too much friction and the annoying slapping on my back, and just letting it loose as an experiment to see how it would go. (Won't do that again!)

Anyway, you've gotten many helpful suggestions and I hope you find some ideas that work for you! :)

Entangled
July 22nd, 2014, 12:26 PM
Well, Timea, what I'm considering doing next time I have experiment time is braiding the closer together and only doing one pocket, rather than two on each side. I'll have to see how my experiment goes.

Katrine, I have scarves, but how do you do your hair inside the scarf? Braids?

meteor
July 22nd, 2014, 12:46 PM
Well, Timea, what I'm considering doing next time I have experiment time is braiding the closer together and only doing one pocket, rather than two on each side. I'll have to see how my experiment goes.
Yes! That's what I did and I find it a very good simplification of the Amish braided bun. I recently saw Kibeth posting something very similar here: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=122623&page=3&p=2770555&viewfull=1#post2770555
She just starts with Dutch braids instead of the little English braids, but it works well either way.

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the Vortex Bun yet - a bunch of smallish braids pinned down to scalp in a very compact way. It was created by a ballerina and Torrin Paige did a great tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DF5HXky3B8

Also, you can check out woven crown braid and these styles based on "Luana braids": they are very secure:
http://rapunzelsresource.wordpress.com/2009/10/23/luana-braids-woven-crown-variation/
http://rapunzelsresource.wordpress.com/2009/10/22/luana-braids-civil-war-variation/
http://rapunzelsresource.wordpress.com/2009/10/21/luana-braids-renaissance-variation/


More generally, for any physical activity, I recommend variations of braided updos: milkmaid braids, crown/coronet braids, woven crown braids, horseshoe braids, Amish braided bun, Elling woman bun... with lots and lots of pins. These updos can take a while to make but they easily last for more than a day.

Katrine
July 22nd, 2014, 02:57 PM
Katrine, I have scarves, but how do you do your hair inside the scarf? Braids?

What I do is fold the scarf in half (one corner to another) then tie two corners together. I usually will tie it (in a knot) under my chin (although I won't be wearing it that way) so it's about the right size/tightness. After that I pull it off and then I pull the scarf over my head to my neckline with the knotted part in front. I pull my hair up through the scarf so it's hanging down over the back section of the scarf. Then I pull just the knotted section up to right above my forehead. Then I gather my hair and do sort of a loose bun to gather it together somewhat neatly. While I hold that in place with one hand, with the other I grab the corner(s) of the scarf that is now at the back of my neck and pull it up to secure it under the knotted section at the front or sometimes I tie it in with the ties at the top. I hope this makes sense. I did find a pic below for your reference.

http://www.hairstylestars.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/bandana-hairstyles.jpg?35e925

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any questions. Others here may be able to describe it better. :)

Akville
July 23rd, 2014, 02:13 AM
the thing with a scarf would not work for me... but the one with braided crown.. is something to consider..

Entangled
July 23rd, 2014, 11:54 AM
Now I understand. Thanks!

Teufelchen
July 24th, 2014, 05:48 AM
I just make a ponytail, braid my hair and put it in a bun with 3 sturdy claw clips. Thar works pretty well for my hair. But I make sure that the bun is up rather high so it gets a bit support from the head itself.

Kelikea
July 24th, 2014, 08:23 AM
Linzi clips are similar to claw clips, but have two hinges each, and are flatter on the bottom. The teeth are also a bit more tapered and narrow than most claw clips, which I find holds my hair better. http://www.amazon.com/Scunci-Linziclip-Jaw-Clips-Minis/dp/B002Q9Z4TU --a link to Scunci on Amazon, and then to the actual Lini Clip sitehttp://www.linshell.com/

Oops, I just realized that the scunci clips linked are "minis". I don't have the minis, just the regular size, and two work well to hold my cinnabun. If you have thinner or finer hair, the minis might work.
I have to do a tight ponytail, twist the bun tight (wetting it a little helps it hold) and use one clip on each side.