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neko_kawaii
January 3rd, 2015, 02:25 PM
The Helix Bun is one we haven't done before. Apologies to the shorter or thicker haired who can't do this one. Is a half-up possible? Can you find a way of modifying it?

Discussion and tutorials can be found here. (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=123095)

two_wheels
January 3rd, 2015, 02:43 PM
Hmm, I said.
I bet with some sectioning, I could make something that is a bit like that, I said.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15083&d=1420321392

Whatever that thing is, it's actually really comfortable and holds like a rock! :lol:

Sarahlabyrinth
January 3rd, 2015, 02:49 PM
http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/DSCF6163.jpg

ashke50
January 5th, 2015, 07:40 AM
I am sure I tried this previously and couldn't do it at all, but I tried last night and it worked (on the third attempt)! I'm wearing my hair in a Helix bun today, and I'll put up a picture tonight when I get home.

The video I watched, by Gossamer, said that her hair (at ankle) was too long for it to work properly, but I have to say I found my (much thinner) hair is a bit too long at just past classic, so it does seem to be one that depends a lot on thickness as well as length how easy it is to do.

two_wheels, my first attempt looked much worse, and I wasn't trying anything clever with sectioning. Glad it was comfy and secure anyway ;)

Sarahlabyrinth, yours looks a bit different to the versions I've seen, but very pretty!

patienceneeded
January 5th, 2015, 02:55 PM
I tried this and my hair at hip is WAY too short. I'm going to need 6-8 inches more hair.

Sarahlabyrinth
January 5th, 2015, 03:29 PM
I am sure I tried this previously and couldn't do it at all, but I tried last night and it worked (on the third attempt)! I'm wearing my hair in a Helix bun today, and I'll put up a picture tonight when I get home.

The video I watched, by Gossamer, said that her hair (at ankle) was too long for it to work properly, but I have to say I found my (much thinner) hair is a bit too long at just past classic, so it does seem to be one that depends a lot on thickness as well as length how easy it is to do.

two_wheels, my first attempt looked much worse, and I wasn't trying anything clever with sectioning. Glad it was comfy and secure anyway ;)

Sarahlabyrinth, yours looks a bit different to the versions I've seen, but very pretty!

That is the reverse side of it - the other side looks like the "normal" helix. Yes, I love the helix bun.

ashke50
January 5th, 2015, 04:40 PM
Here's a picture of mine, taken at the end of the day so it is rather fluffy. You can see the tail, which I've wrapped round a couple of times, but it held all day and was really comfy!

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k156/ashke50/Wear%20all%20hairtoys%20once/IMG_4073_zps3f0cb918.jpg (http://s87.photobucket.com/user/ashke50/media/Wear%20all%20hairtoys%20once/IMG_4073_zps3f0cb918.jpg.html)

ETA - my first attempt is decorating the Hairstyles Gone Rogue thread!

DreamSheep
January 6th, 2015, 04:23 PM
Wow, so pretty everyone! Ashke - that is thudworthy!

I think my official hair goal is probably going to be "long enough to achieve a beautiful helix bun".
I'm not sure I can manage even twin helix buns, but I may give sectioning a go. :) In the meantime, I hope there will be more beautiful Helix Buns popping up!

Quasiquixotic
January 6th, 2015, 05:39 PM
DreamSheep, that is my official hair goal. It's just too long to put in the little space provided. My best guess is it will take TMI length, so that's my goal. :hifive:

Quixii
January 7th, 2015, 06:00 PM
Yeah, HOTM is back! :cheese:

Double yay, it's a style I can do!
My hair's a bit long to look great with this, but most often I just care that whatever style holds it up comfortably, which it does, so meh.
I'll do it and get a pick at some point this month. :)

CrazyGrace
January 7th, 2015, 11:36 PM
Oooh, I'll give it a try. I honest don't know if it will work, but I hope so.

eresh
January 8th, 2015, 11:53 AM
https://i.imgur.com/fdUf9.jpg

It's an older picture.
I used Gossamer's tutorial.

Allie_snowflake
January 8th, 2015, 03:34 PM
I tried this and my hair at hip is WAY too short. I'm going to need 6-8 inches more hair.

Me too :( Way too much taper as well....

Crystawni
January 8th, 2015, 05:26 PM
I've been doing a baby helix (I've been calling it a cinnawrap) for a while now, and didn't know it! :p Here are some pics from 4 months back with 26.5"/BSL hair. Once I get the chance, I'll post a fresh pic (plus mayhaps a photo tutorial if you're interested) for this month as I've got a few more cms on these. :)

http://i.imgur.com/0W0iz2i.jpg

And here's a hurried updo shot showing where the tail ends up (top left) before it's slid under that side bit and tucked away.

http://i.imgur.com/m5lF0bF.jpg

ETA: Bonus shot I found when editing out PB pic links.

http://i.imgur.com/BcDeLKT.jpg

velorutionista
January 9th, 2015, 12:17 PM
Ooh I'm excited for this one! I just learned to do helix buns not that long ago (though I have about a 30% success rate--I think I need more hair!). I'll try a couple and post if I get a good one!

AspenSong
January 9th, 2015, 12:58 PM
This bun made me almost shave my head the other day. lol. I have tried so many times to do this, and I don't know if it's my fine and thin hair, compounded with the length...but it's just not possible. It just looked like a twisted, knotted noodle on my head...not a beautiful helix.

schnibbles
January 9th, 2015, 01:08 PM
I've been trying and trying to do this bun also. No dice. Hair's just way too short.
I even tried it as a half up and I still can't make it happen. I'll have to live vicariously through the pretty buns on this thread. :popcorn:

eresh
January 9th, 2015, 01:17 PM
Crystawni, yours looks so cute!
Especially with the acrylic hairstick.
(where did you buy that stick?)

KittyBird
January 9th, 2015, 02:17 PM
Gorgeous, everyone! I love the helix bun, it's so elegant. I had to give it a try even though I thought my hair was way too short for this one, but it's actually long enough. It's super comfortable too, which says a lot because most buns are at least slightly uncomfortable for me nowadays (sensitive scalp + heavy hair = not a good combo). I'll try to get a picture tomorrow :D

DreamSheep
January 9th, 2015, 02:41 PM
I thiiiink I managed to do a sort of one with half of my hair, so I'll work on that and get some pics soon I hope =)

Nebulae
January 9th, 2015, 04:04 PM
I tried it yesterday, and actually managed with my skinny waist length hair.. but it was just about! It didn't look very impressive though, maybe I'll try to work on it and if I get it to look good, a photo might come this way. :)

Crystawni
January 9th, 2015, 07:59 PM
Crystawni, yours looks so cute!
Especially with the acrylic hairstick.
(where did you buy that stick?)

Thank you! :blossom: The stick is a crystal (acrylic) Lady Idun teardrop. :)

Crystawni
January 9th, 2015, 08:08 PM
Here's a pictorial of my baby helix for the length-challenged. :) I just tuck the ends under at the end, or you could decorate with flowers, etc.

https://i.imgur.com/xPisEEY.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/R7iRr0Q.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/vL9quyK.jpg

gossamer
January 10th, 2015, 10:24 AM
I'll try it again for real this month, but until then, here's a photo from my "wedding" reception party a few months ago (+2 years after the actual event) where I wore a helix bun. Since I have such a long tail now, I push it out to the side to make it look like an intentional poof.
https://i.imgur.com/X22GJoi.jpg?2

And here's it from the top!
https://i.imgur.com/pKTu27M.jpg

eresh
January 11th, 2015, 10:31 AM
Whoaaaaa <3 Gossamer!

AmberJewel
January 11th, 2015, 02:49 PM
I've never tried this one... hopefully I'll have enough length. Looks gorgeous!

gossamer
January 11th, 2015, 02:54 PM
Whoaaaaa <3 Gossamer!

My hair was so frizzy that day too! Thank goodness people were just impressed by all the coils and not looking too closely at the fuzzies escaping! :D

bonbon58
January 11th, 2015, 04:00 PM
you have amazing hair, Gossamer!
thank you for the pic tutorial, Crystawni. I tried but failed miserably, must be the layers :angry:

Angela_Rose
January 14th, 2015, 12:41 PM
I think I missed...
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0GhOSNLYQIM/VLbF37BthdI/AAAAAAAAjbQ/5AqklBQF5uA/w319-h567-no/IMG_20150114_143846218.jpg

browneyedsusan
January 15th, 2015, 11:03 AM
Baby dualies held with diy sticks. (--hardwood dowel from hardware store, sanded it down, and ground end(s) to a point.)

thanks for the tute, Crystawni! I never could have figured it out on my own!

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8596/16287563325_9d91cb7db4.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qPh28k)20150115_125542-1 (https://flic.kr/p/qPh28k) by Mom and wife (https://www.flickr.com/people/62007100@N08/), on Flickr

velorutionista
January 15th, 2015, 11:18 AM
Those are super cute, Browneyedsusan!

I'm not sure what exactly this is...it doesn't really look like a helix bun, but it's my best attempt so far...I think my fingers are helix bun impaired!

http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx125/velorutionista/Hair%20for%20LHC%20posts/2cf68834-1289-47a6-835a-172087c8c0bf_zps126a4804.jpg

neko_kawaii
January 19th, 2015, 10:09 PM
Loving everyone's attempts, successful or not!

Here is mine, turned on its side and after the passage of most of the day and some rolling on the floor.
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg632/neko_kawaii_hair/IMG_2066_zpsc4ab7e18.jpg

Crystawni
January 20th, 2015, 01:17 AM
Dare I ask about the rolling on the floor, Neko? :p It looks pretty cool sideways, actually! And browneyedsusan, I LOVE the bubby doubles and handywomansticks! Yay for trying out my tute (you too, bonbon58--I have layers, too, but only the last few inches, so there's hope!). As for Gossamer, there are no words. Just :thud: And I'm kinda in awe of those of you who can even attempt the original version, even if it's a tad, um, out there (Angela Rose and velorutionista).

hanne jensen
January 20th, 2015, 01:33 AM
I'm only BSL. I tried the Helix Bun with a hairstick and it came tumbling down. Tried it again and somehow flipped it and secured it with a Flexi. This held all day and my ends didn't flap out.

Quixii
January 20th, 2015, 01:45 AM
I keep forgetting to post the pictures from my Helix bun from last week!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15347&d=1421743498

neko_kawaii
January 20th, 2015, 07:03 AM
Hehe, rolling on the floor involved a six year old and yoga.

Angela_Rose
January 20th, 2015, 07:49 AM
Dare I ask about the rolling on the floor, Neko? :p It looks pretty cool sideways, actually! And browneyedsusan, I LOVE the bubby doubles and handywomansticks! Yay for trying out my tute (you too, bonbon58--I have layers, too, but only the last few inches, so there's hope!). As for Gossamer, there are no words. Just :thud: And I'm kinda in awe of those of you who can even attempt the original version, even if it's a tad, um, out there (Angela Rose and velorutionista).

"Out there" is a good description of mine. I've never been much for named buns, really. I just twist and twist until it is secure, then add pins/sticks/prayer.

schnibbles
January 20th, 2015, 08:20 AM
Ok, I was messing around the other day and came up with this. I know it's not right (nevermind that it's horizontal :uhh:)
Please pardon the frizz, I clarified.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee165/Buttercup_9/P1164561_zps68fbe701.jpg

rags
January 20th, 2015, 09:06 AM
I think this is one of the most beautiful buns out there, and I've loved looking at all of them!

I can technically do this bun (once I figured out that I do a cinnabun left handed and reversed everything in my head!), but the fineness, thinness and especially the taper (not damage, shed from medications) conspire to make it look like a tiny walnut with loops in it. :p The same reason i don't do a figure eight. Sigh.

sapphire-o
January 20th, 2015, 09:48 AM
Can't do this bun. Not enough length and too much taper.

OK, tried a makeshift version. Did a helix bun with the upper half then wrapped the lower half around it. Not sure if this blob looks anything like the original, but it does look interesting. :) And used only one stick.

*Does anyone else think black hair is the worst for showing updo variations? They all just look like a blob.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n39/sapphire-o/Hair%20and%20Toys%20Photos/helixmod_zps654761fd.jpg (http://s108.photobucket.com/user/sapphire-o/media/Hair%20and%20Toys%20Photos/helixmod_zps654761fd.jpg.html)

Quasiquixotic
January 20th, 2015, 10:21 AM
Schnibbles...:thud: TELL ME HOW!!! :whip:

I am a sucker for twisty loopy buns!

ps: Autocorrect wants to make your name Schnozzles...?

schnibbles
January 20th, 2015, 10:40 AM
^^^ I like Schnozzles LOL. (I mean, I really like it) I'll answer to anything. ;)

Ugh, Quasi, I don't know how it happened... I remember twisting like for making a cinnabun and looping it around two fingers (like pointer and middle fingers) Holding that loop with my magical 3rd hand, making a second loop with the rest of the hair that was hanging there and wrapping that around my thumb..I want to say I flipped that second loop somehow, like twords my left (I'm right handed) I think at this point I was pretty much out of hair. (It kind of felt like I was making a link bun, but of course I've forgotten how to do that one too..)
Grasping everything with my other hand, I extricated my fingers from the loops and threaded the stick in the loops I had made.
I think. But it's all a blur now. :sad

Hele
January 20th, 2015, 12:12 PM
there's been too much win in this thread...time for a FAIL! 'Cause when Hele tries to learn a new bun chaos always ensues. I think part of the problem is i'm ambidextrous and my wires get crossed when i try to follow tutorials and i end up doing things backwards. Leading to fails like this....

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab76/heletwo/fail_zps5f720cce.jpg (http://s851.photobucket.com/user/heletwo/media/fail_zps5f720cce.jpg.html)

you wouldn't think it to look at it but this bun has potential, whatever it is i have here it's holding great! Maybe next time i'll manage to wrangle in the escaping ponytail.

neko_kawaii
January 20th, 2015, 04:21 PM
*applause* That one deserves to be archived (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=119364).

two_wheels
January 21st, 2015, 03:34 PM
Loving the schnozzles-version!

Also - Hele, yes you must archive it. The best bit is the way you can see the oh-so-perfect version on your laptop screen.... I'm sure you'll nail it soon, you're not short of hair!

Hele
January 21st, 2015, 03:57 PM
i'm going to keep attempting this so i'm liable to have a whole parade of helix bun fail photos before the month is up! I can barely even get my hair into a ponytail some days so this one might be out of my limited bun skill range. I try to follow tutorials and while the person is breezily finishing up their bun i'm still trying to get all my hair around my hand for the first twist/loop/whatever! :rollin:

two_wheels
January 21st, 2015, 04:54 PM
i'm going to keep attempting this so i'm liable to have a whole parade of helix bun fail photos before the month is up! I can barely even get my hair into a ponytail some days so this one might be out of my limited bun skill range. I try to follow tutorials and while the person is breezily finishing up their bun i'm still trying to get all my hair around my hand for the first twist/loop/whatever! :rollin:
Oh yes, then you try to pause it but both hands are occupied holding various bits of hair up and the stick.... I need a schnibbles-third-hand. Do you grow one after a while on LHC? I think mine's overdue

schnibbles
January 21st, 2015, 05:39 PM
.... I need a schnibbles-third-hand. Do you grow one after a while on LHC? I think mine's overdue

I hold the stick gingerly in my teeth like an animal.

The third hand is a freakish appendage ... I think it also buys things on Etsy while I sleep :neutral:

DreamSheep
January 21st, 2015, 06:07 PM
I have found feed very useful for this purpose. Sit down awkwardly, mess with your hair, and stomp on the spacebar to pause the video at the appropriate time.
Makes you feel like an octopus!

maborosi
January 22nd, 2015, 12:48 AM
there's been too much win in this thread...time for a FAIL! 'Cause when Hele tries to learn a new bun chaos always ensues. I think part of the problem is i'm ambidextrous and my wires get crossed when i try to follow tutorials and i end up doing things backwards. Leading to fails like this....

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab76/heletwo/fail_zps5f720cce.jpg (http://s851.photobucket.com/user/heletwo/media/fail_zps5f720cce.jpg.html)

you wouldn't think it to look at it but this bun has potential, whatever it is i have here it's holding great! Maybe next time i'll manage to wrangle in the escaping ponytail.

This is amazing.

gossamer
January 22nd, 2015, 08:06 AM
Alright, I gave it another try today. So much tail! (also, I clearly haven't adjusted to the new year yet, but the watermark has been saved and I don't feel like going back and reediting the whole photo)
http://i.imgur.com/F2AWyry.jpg?2

It works better, which I didn't do here, when it's tightly twisted instead of loosely twisted.

schnibbles
January 22nd, 2015, 08:36 AM
^^^ Love! :agape:

RapunzelKat
January 23rd, 2015, 07:07 AM
Ok, I can get as far as the first loop and flip, and I understand how the wrapping part at the end works, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get that second loop to work. :lol: I think this bun exceeds my brain capacity...

TrapperCreekD
January 23rd, 2015, 02:36 PM
Gorgeous, everyone! Even the fails look pretty nice! :applause

Until this thread popped up I was actually doing it wrong (forgetting to flip the first loop) and ended up with variant. I think this Helix-y figure 8 would work for anyone who's *this* close to having enough length for a regular Helix. My ends are easier to hide, too!

http://i.imgur.com/oGG5lBR.png

Proper Helix:
http://i.imgur.com/poJ0vca.png

This is how I do the second loop - maybe this will make it a little easier?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBSVg_kZDr8&feature=youtu.be

longNred
January 23rd, 2015, 02:45 PM
YES! Thanks TrapperCreekD! That's how I do it too, but I have a VERY VERY hard time twisting to the left. I always want to twist right for some reason (when you twist the hair before the loops)

RapunzelKat
January 23rd, 2015, 09:14 PM
Gorgeous, everyone! Even the fails look pretty nice! :applause

Until this thread popped up I was actually doing it wrong (forgetting to flip the first loop) and ended up with variant. I think this Helix-y figure 8 would work for anyone who's *this* close to having enough length for a regular Helix. My ends are easier to hide, too!

http://i.imgur.com/oGG5lBR.png

Proper Helix:
http://i.imgur.com/poJ0vca.png

This is how I do the second loop - maybe this will make it a little easier?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBSVg_kZDr8&feature=youtu.be

Ok, I might actually be able to wrap my brain around that one, thank you!! I'll try tomorrow - we'll see how it goes. :rolling:

(P.S. Youtube recommended your newborn calf video - so much squee! :inlove:)

Alarice
January 23rd, 2015, 10:10 PM
Wow...looks gorgeous, I want to try it. :rolling: I know mine won't look like the video since my hair is much thinner, but I thiiink it may at least be long enough to follow all the steps. I'll try it out and see.

Hele
January 24th, 2015, 01:15 PM
i've decided i'm officially helix bun impaired. However! My helix bun attempts have spawned this mutant bun that i rather like and that i've managed to duplicate every time i've attempted it...

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab76/heletwo/bbbb_zpsp3kbdyml.jpg (http://s851.photobucket.com/user/heletwo/media/bbbb_zpsp3kbdyml.jpg.html)

i'm in awe of all of you who manage the helix bun!

Jorja
January 26th, 2015, 06:48 AM
i've decided i'm officially helix bun impaired. However! My helix bun attempts have spawned this mutant bun that i rather like and that i've managed to duplicate every time i've attempted it...

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab76/heletwo/bbbb_zpsp3kbdyml.jpg (http://s851.photobucket.com/user/heletwo/media/bbbb_zpsp3kbdyml.jpg.html)

i'm in awe of all of you who manage the helix bun!

Ooh I like your mutant, you should name and claim it.

I've spent 20 minutes trying this bun, but I need more length, more fingers and more patience. Well done everyone who's achieved it.

Squiggy
January 27th, 2015, 07:20 AM
I got it! Granted, my hair was already sectioned for an accent braid so only about 2/3 of my hair is in the bun, and it may fall down at any second. Not to mention all the ends popping out! But I managed it! A few more tries until I get it nice looking and I'll post some pictures!

Kendrix
January 28th, 2015, 10:58 AM
http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah39/knm37504/Mobile%20Uploads/20150128_123855_zpsxb4cvrun_edit_1422466857958_zps cgwjtqjf.jpg (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/knm37504/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150128_123855_zpsxb4cvrun_edit_1422466857958_zps cgwjtqjf.jpg.html)

My best attempt using haartaum's tutorial

My hair is only hip length, but I managed it. The only issue is that little tail. It's horrible. I had to bobby pin it into submission.

Kendrix
January 28th, 2015, 12:22 PM
http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah39/knm37504/Mobile%20Uploads/20150128_123855_zpsxb4cvrun_edit_1422466857958_zps cgwjtqjf.jpg (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/knm37504/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150128_123855_zpsxb4cvrun_edit_1422466857958_zps cgwjtqjf.jpg.html)

My best attempt using haartaum's tutorial

My hair is only hip length, but I managed it. The only issue is that little tail. It's horrible. I had to bobby pin it into submission.

After trying trappercreekD's method
http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah39/knm37504/20150128_135654_zps9sjrvqwz_edit_1422471573160_zps qom7dpif.jpg (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/knm37504/media/20150128_135654_zps9sjrvqwz_edit_1422471573160_zps qom7dpif.jpg.html)

Chlorophylliac
February 18th, 2015, 05:53 AM
Doesn't it just feel sometimes that there isn't enough time for all the beautiful styles you'd like to try? *sigh*
These buns are really beautiful - great job, everybody!

Long_hair_bear
February 2nd, 2016, 06:30 PM
I FINALLY got this to work!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cheese:

Sarahlabyrinth
February 2nd, 2016, 06:39 PM
What is trappercreekd's method?

LHB, YAY!

lillielil
February 3rd, 2016, 09:24 AM
I just tried this, following TrapperCreek's video. I can technically do it, but the middle (last) loop is only about 4 hairs so it just disappears between the other two.

Crystawni
December 30th, 2018, 01:29 AM
Here's a pictorial of my baby helix for the length-challenged. :) I just tuck the ends under at the end, or you could decorate with flowers, etc.

https://i.imgur.com/xPisEEY.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/R7iRr0Q.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/vL9quyK.jpg

The baby grew up! :grin: It's my first attempt at the full-length helix, and is a bit rough and ready (+rain, humidity, heat), but I think I actually got there.

https://i.imgur.com/C4U0qYA.jpg

MusicalSpoons
December 30th, 2018, 10:40 AM
Oh that's gorgeous Crystawni :thud:

I fully expected to be posting this in the Hairstyles Gone Rogue thread, even doing it on bed hair without combing because I genuinely didn't expect it to work, but pleasantly surprised:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4847/32656085678_ded1822053.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RKGYxY)Helix Bun (https://flic.kr/p/RKGYxY)

(I also discovered the bathroom works a bit better for lighting - not bad for a day I wrote off for a spoonie crash! :grin:)

Crystawni
December 30th, 2018, 03:44 PM
Thanks, MusicalSpoons! You've done it beautifully (and yay for decent lighting!)! And yeah, I was in the same boat not expecting it to work (mess of the day, ex-bun hair), but once it was up, it was there to stay, and hubs snapped some pics for me to see (thus the nighttime/kitchen/rushjob). You did soooo well for not having a spoon to spare! :bowtome:

MusicalSpoons
December 30th, 2018, 04:04 PM
Thanks, MusicalSpoons! You've done it beautifully (and yay for decent lighting!)! And yeah, I was in the same boat not expecting it to work (mess of the day, ex-bun hair), but once it was up, it was there to stay, and hubs snapped some pics for me to see (thus the nighttime/kitchen/rushjob). You did soooo well for not having a spoon to spare! :bowtome:

Awww, thank you! :flowers:

Heh, we'd never have been able to tell yours wasn't done at leisure!

Starrydandelion
December 30th, 2018, 04:58 PM
This bun is so cool and it's great to see you guys' helix buns, Crystawni and MusicalSpoons. :crush: Crystawni, I also loved seeing your helix comparison/transformation (awesome!). :bounce:

Crystawni
December 30th, 2018, 05:21 PM
Thanks Starry! :smooch:

bparnell75
January 2nd, 2019, 10:54 AM
Here's a pictorial of my baby helix for the length-challenged. :) I just tuck the ends under at the end, or you could decorate with flowers, etc.

https://i.imgur.com/xPisEEY.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/R7iRr0Q.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/vL9quyK.jpg
I have done this one several times. Good for shorter hair

Sarahlabyrinth
January 2nd, 2019, 02:17 PM
Can this bun be done with the hair being twisted in a clockwise direction? I simply cannot twist anti-clockwise!

littlestarface
January 2nd, 2019, 05:27 PM
I tried this bun its impossible..

AmaryllisRed
January 2nd, 2019, 06:48 PM
Yeah I can't helix.
I tried and failed.
A collage of evidence:

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=34914&d=1546480027

Sarahlabyrinth
January 3rd, 2019, 05:06 AM
Yeah I can't helix.
I tried and failed.
A collage of evidence:

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=34914&d=1546480027

They look like my attempts! :rollin:

gossamer
January 3rd, 2019, 09:12 AM
Hey all, inspired by seeing this thread pop up again, I tried a helix bun this morning. Added an extra loop at the bottom by accident... not the most attractive addition!

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=34928&d=1546531840

I did a helix bun for a party a few months ago too:

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=33987&d=1541452908

It's cumbersome at my length, but still doable!

MusicalSpoons
January 3rd, 2019, 10:28 AM
AmaryllisRed in virtually all of them it seems you have the basic structure there - 1, 2 and 4 I actually think look fine! :p The other attempts mostly look like it was just the loop-wrangling that was the problem, to my eyes anyway :shrug:

gossamer I love the second one - the goddess twists frame it nicely. This is one bun that makes me very grateful my ends currently taper to almost nothing when twisted; it makes the extra length very easy to hide, particularly as it's a longer bun than most :D

Sarahlabyrinth if you can mirror the instructions it should work fine being twisted in the opposite direction, I would think.

AmaryllisRed
January 3rd, 2019, 10:37 AM
Thanks, MusicalSpoons! I do think some of my attempts went better than others but as with most other buns, I've got pokey-outey parts everywhere.

I agree, gossamer-- the twist in the front adds so much! It's a lovely photo on the whole as well.

Sarahlabyrinth
January 3rd, 2019, 10:56 AM
AmaryllisRed in virtually all of them it seems you have the basic structure there - 1, 2 and 4 I actually think look fine! :p The other attempts mostly look like it was just the loop-wrangling that was the problem, to my eyes anyway :shrug:

gossamer I love the second one - the goddess twists frame it nicely. This is one bun that makes me very grateful my ends currently taper to almost nothing when twisted; it makes the extra length very easy to hide, particularly as it's a longer bun than most :D

Sarahlabyrinth if you can mirror the instructions it should work fine being twisted in the opposite direction, I would think.

I'm not sure if my brain could cope with that, I think I would need to see a video to be able to follow along.