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neko_kawaii
February 2nd, 2015, 04:10 PM
While trying to think of something that might work with less length, I saw this style posted by our Sarahlabyrinth. Not a ponytail variation I've seen before. Lets try it!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Umz6pNWk9oQ&feature=youtu.be

DreamSheep
February 2nd, 2015, 04:17 PM
I wore this today! Yay!

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a134/magikspiffy/IMG_9531.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/magikspiffy/media/IMG_9531.jpg.html)

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a134/magikspiffy/IMG_9535.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/magikspiffy/media/IMG_9535.jpg.html)

CremeTron
February 2nd, 2015, 04:23 PM
I wore this today! Yay!

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a134/magikspiffy/IMG_9531.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/magikspiffy/media/IMG_9531.jpg.html)

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a134/magikspiffy/IMG_9535.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/magikspiffy/media/IMG_9535.jpg.html)

Looks very pretty :D

Quasiquixotic
February 2nd, 2015, 04:38 PM
Brilliant! Must try :)

cathair
February 2nd, 2015, 05:02 PM
Can hardly wait to try this :)

Quasiquixotic
February 2nd, 2015, 05:28 PM
So I just did this with a ficcare. I tried to get a photo it and my apparently awesome bun waves, but the light was not my friend. Tomorrow then. :thumbsup:

bonbon58
February 2nd, 2015, 05:37 PM
tried it but i think it looks the best on people with iii hair :cry:

Sterlyn
February 2nd, 2015, 05:52 PM
Thank you for making this video. I would have never figured it out without the visual aid.

I love this style, I like the look of a high ponytail but never wear it because I'm concerned about damage.

I tried it and it looked nice, I'll try and get a pic up tomorrow.

Sterlyn
February 2nd, 2015, 05:54 PM
tried it but i think it looks the best on people with iii hair :cry:

I have ii hair and I didn't think it looked bad. But I only took an small strand to wrap around, so I could make the most of what hair I do have. :)

bonbon58
February 2nd, 2015, 06:12 PM
I have ii hair and I didn't think it looked bad. But I only took an small strand to wrap around, so I could make the most of what hair I do have. :)

good point! maybe i'll try that too

Kendrix
February 2nd, 2015, 08:24 PM
This is AWESOME. Way tighter than any ponytail I can get with an elastic. Had a tough time getting a picture, but I like this style. I usually just knot it when I want a bun/ponytail, but that eats up length.
http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah39/knm37504/20150202_221247_zpsz6rwzpv6_edit_1422933561545_zps npdcsssf.jpg (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/knm37504/media/20150202_221247_zpsz6rwzpv6_edit_1422933561545_zps npdcsssf.jpg.html)

Sarahlabyrinth
February 2nd, 2015, 08:36 PM
Oooh! Lovin' everyone's LWP's! What a way to show gorgeous hair!

Here's one I did earlier, as they say:

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/DSCF7190.jpg

Sterlyn
February 3rd, 2015, 06:18 PM
Pic of my Lazy wrap ponytail, I had done some no heat curls and they were a little out of hand, but it didn't look bad for this.

http://http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q667/sterlyn1/Forks%20and%20updos/PonytailBun_zpsy9zcvah1.jpg (http://i1353.photobucket.com/albums/q667/sterlyn1/Forks%20and%20updos/PonytailBun_zpsy9zcvah1.jpg)

Sarahlabyrinth
February 3rd, 2015, 07:51 PM
Sterlyn - what a magnificent gleaming silver mane! Awesome:)

Robot Ninja
February 3rd, 2015, 08:15 PM
I have ii hair and I didn't think it looked bad. But I only took an small strand to wrap around, so I could make the most of what hair I do have. :)

I did that too, and also did it on curled hair so it would look like I have more hair than I do. (Didn't even know it was a HOTM, I just had waves and wanted to try it.) It didn't stay very well with a stick that way though, I needed a fork.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15757&d=1422977951

Sterlyn
February 3rd, 2015, 08:57 PM
TY Sarahlabryinth :) I wore this out for errands and got a compliment on it.

Robot Ninja Sarah and Kendrix and Dream Sheep Holy Cow that is just some amazing hair, love this style.

Sarahlabyrinth
February 3rd, 2015, 10:41 PM
I bet you did Sterlyn:) It looks so different on everybody.... just lovely to see.

Salzdrache
February 4th, 2015, 03:02 AM
Hi :)
Thanks for this wonderful Idea ! :cheer:

I canīt wear Ponytails with elastics bacause of headaches ! This is a new option !

http://abload.de/thumb2/021_lwbpony_040215_01m1u4i.jpg (http://abload.de/image.php?img=021_lwbpony_040215_01m1u4i.jpg)http://abload.de/thumb2/021_lwbpony_040215_02c4uus.jpg (http://abload.de/image.php?img=021_lwbpony_040215_02c4uus.jpg)

StellaKatherine
February 4th, 2015, 06:47 AM
Ohh, I need to try this one!!!!

Libbylou
February 4th, 2015, 08:12 AM
Ya'll have more hair than me! Took a couple of tries to get it in the middle of my head. Wearing it out to do some errands. Feels very comfy.

Kendrix
February 4th, 2015, 10:37 AM
http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah39/knm37504/20150204_122126_zps9pokadev_edit_1423070855664_zps 74zb5c7h.jpg (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/knm37504/media/20150204_122126_zps9pokadev_edit_1423070855664_zps 74zb5c7h.jpg.html)
http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah39/knm37504/20150204_121814_zpsgg6hrrut_edit_1423070709644_zps uoufta3v.jpg (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/knm37504/media/20150204_121814_zpsgg6hrrut_edit_1423070709644_zps uoufta3v.jpg.html)

Tried to do a braided one today. :)

schnibbles
February 4th, 2015, 02:31 PM
Sarahlabyrinth! :smooch: I just tried this, I absolutely love it. I usually do comet buns, but they eat up the length (and the weight of the bun part usually pulls the whole thing down anyway eventually) I'll have to get someone to take a pic for me, I'm not very skilled with my camera's timer. This bun also lets me wear some toys that were too short, now they work!

cathair
February 5th, 2015, 04:27 AM
tried it but i think it looks the best on people with iii hair :cry:

Feeling that too :( my ponytail looks very thin. If I take a smaller section, I'm afraid I'm going to damage the ends wrapping it, because my hair tapers down so small. Will give it another go when my hair is freshly washed and poofy.

Hele
February 5th, 2015, 05:14 AM
it's really hard for me to section my hair but i can actually do this style of the month! It seems to work best if i divide my ponytail evenly in half. Definitely gotta use a fork, thought the pictures with sticks are so pretty! (i also love that the action shots are doubling as length shots here) I'll try to get a picture later.

also, you are so cute Saralabyrinth! And i love that i can see the dutiful SO in the mirror...the things guys do for their longhairs! :inlove:

Hele
February 5th, 2015, 10:22 AM
i'm baaaack....

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab76/heletwo/day%20241%20c_zpshyctg5ci.jpg (http://s851.photobucket.com/user/heletwo/media/day%20241%20c_zpshyctg5ci.jpg.html)

it'd probably be better with a smaller fork but this was the first one i picked up. Actually this would be cool with a flexi, has anyone tried that yet? I made it with exactly half of my ponytail (or as close to exactly as i'll ever get), then wrapped it around all but the pinkie finger like i normally do with lwbs. It's really comfortable!

velorutionista
February 5th, 2015, 04:02 PM
Ooh I was all defeated by the Hairstyle of the Month in January, but this one I've totally got!! And it's super comfy.

http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx125/velorutionista/Hair%20for%20LHC%20posts/IMG_20150205_165345_zpsyavfcbou.jpg

I cheated a little, though, (well, I don't know about cheated...modified, for sure)...I wrapped the bun section around my fingers 3 times before wrapping the remaining tail around base of the pony--made my little bun a bit "fluffier" and let me use more of the hair in the pony tail...that might work for others with finer hair? (Its similar to wrapping double loops for the regular LWB, which I do all the time or the center gets too tall for comfort).

RainbowBowser
February 6th, 2015, 12:48 PM
I love this style! It would look really good with a smaller sized flexi8. I can't wait to try this but I dont have any immediate hair toys to try this. When my you-pins come in I'll hopefully remember to post a pic

TrapperCreekD
February 9th, 2015, 02:15 PM
Sarahlabryinth, this is an amazing idea! It's cute, totally hair friendly, and you never have to worry about your elastic stretching and breaking. :puppykisses:

In retrospect, maybe I should have used a larger section, so you could actually see the wrap...

http://i.imgur.com/tSFGzD5.png http://i.imgur.com/Mbpg8s8.png

Sterlyn
February 9th, 2015, 02:46 PM
TrapperCreek I really love that on you :)

I am going to have to give this a try with a fork....

Sarahlabyrinth
February 9th, 2015, 05:00 PM
Ooh, they all look so great! Loving your curls, TrapperCreek!

neko_kawaii
February 9th, 2015, 05:52 PM
Looks great everyone!

http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg632/neko_kawaii_hair/_DSC1503_zps4hidp3jn.jpg

http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg632/neko_kawaii_hair/_DSC1501_zpsdc4nn9rj.jpg

hennalonghair
February 9th, 2015, 05:56 PM
Very pretty Neko

hennalonghair
February 9th, 2015, 06:05 PM
Gosh. All of you ladies look fabulous with this style I really like it.

Sarahlabyrinth
February 9th, 2015, 06:07 PM
Lovely, Neko! And where did you get those amazing sticks!?

neko_kawaii
February 9th, 2015, 06:12 PM
GTS, off the swap board. They are amazing!

cathair
February 10th, 2015, 03:30 PM
Okay, so it's really pretty, but it didn't work out well for me at all :(

It lasted about 20 minutes. Then when it fell out, I had the most insane tangles in the piece I wrapped around at the ends, like a bird's nest. I actually had to cut it out it was so bad. I couldn't get it out with conditioner.

I have a few theories about this. I think this is partly because my hair tapers down to nothing, so it had to be wrapped around many, many times. Maybe also possibly because I used condition with protein in it for the last two washes. I think maybe my hair benefit from it ever once in a while (first wash was lovely), but not twice in a row, it seem courser and more grabby now. Also I had some quite strong braid waves I finger combed out before I made this.

I haven't dared look at what is missing yet. I hope the balled up hair looked like more than it actually was. Balled up hair does that, right?

I only had to wrap it round one finger too, which make me chuckle.

It was very pretty while it lasted though! I want to like it.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15841&d=1423606774

DreamSheep
February 10th, 2015, 04:12 PM
I love your hair cathair <3

Maybe it is the toy? (though the moon is epic) Perhaps a fork or something with multiple tines or grip might work better.
I found my ketylo didn't work well once I started moving around, but a fork was rock solid (and only took it down because tender scalp started going "ow, this pulls")



Also neko, utterly stunning! :) Such length, and such great hairstick choice!

AmandaPanda
February 10th, 2015, 05:06 PM
i'm baaaack....

http://i851.photobucket.com/albums/ab76/heletwo/day%20241%20c_zpshyctg5ci.jpg (http://s851.photobucket.com/user/heletwo/media/day%20241%20c_zpshyctg5ci.jpg.html)

it'd probably be better with a smaller fork but this was the first one i picked up. Actually this would be cool with a flexi, has anyone tried that yet? I made it with exactly half of my ponytail (or as close to exactly as i'll ever get), then wrapped it around all but the pinkie finger like i normally do with lwbs. It's really comfortable!

That fork is really pretty. what is it?

cathair
February 10th, 2015, 05:27 PM
I love your hair cathair <3

Maybe it is the toy? (though the moon is epic) Perhaps a fork or something with multiple tines or grip might work better.
I found my ketylo didn't work well once I started moving around, but a fork was rock solid (and only took it down because tender scalp started going "ow, this pulls")



Also neko, utterly stunning! :) Such length, and such great hairstick choice!

Thanks DreamSheep :flower: I think you could be right about the moon. There could be a knack to using a moon in something so small, like there is in a bun or half ups, but a fork would perhaps stay better. However that problem is secondary to the tangling for me unfortunately :( I won't be trying it again, as it was too damaging. I think possibly pushing a fork through it would have made it even more tangley. Tis a shame, cause it's so damn pretty :) I will have to admire yours from a far :)

Five of Five
February 10th, 2015, 05:32 PM
Everyone's pictures look beautiful - this style shows off long hair of all types so nicely!

Here is my version. My hair was not cooperating at all, so I had to cheat and use a hair tie along with the stick :p

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15846&d=1423614339

Brattina88
February 10th, 2015, 06:13 PM
I just tried it for the first time! Pic later... But I just wanted to say I LOVE this hairstyle now!

Charybdis
February 11th, 2015, 04:10 AM
OK, this is officially my new favorite hairstyle. I secured it using a single 5" Ead stick. It's brilliant at dividing up the weight of my hair: the bun is more comfortable than a bun with all of my hair, because it is lighter and doesn't pull anywhere; and the ponytail is comfortable and isn't slipping down my neck. It's much more secure than a regular ponytail, and infinitely more comfortable. I used about a third of my hair to make the bun, and the stick protrudes about 1" on either side.

Not in a position right now to get a picture, but I'll try to post one before the end of the month!

TrapperCreekD
February 11th, 2015, 04:08 PM
Cathair, I'm so sorry it ended in irreversible tangles! *hugs* The moon looks lovely, though!


I tried this again with tamer hair and a larger section, secured with a stick, and I love it! Now I want to wear ponytails all the time. :(

http://i.imgur.com/QLlS9lm.png

Robot Ninja
February 11th, 2015, 04:17 PM
It lasted about 20 minutes. Then when it fell out, I had the most insane tangles in the piece I wrapped around at the ends, like a bird's nest. I actually had to cut it out it was so bad. I couldn't get it out with conditioner.

I have a few theories about this. I think this is partly because my hair tapers down to nothing, so it had to be wrapped around many, many times. Maybe also possibly because I used condition with protein in it for the last two washes. I think maybe my hair benefit from it ever once in a while (first wash was lovely), but not twice in a row, it seem courser and more grabby now. Also I had some quite strong braid waves I finger combed out before I made this.

I haven't dared look at what is missing yet. I hope the balled up hair looked like more than it actually was. Balled up hair does that, right?


Yes, it does. The hair I pull out of my brush looks like I lost SO MUCH HAIR until I count.

I also have a lot of taper, and I didn't wrap the end all the way around. I just did a few wraps and let the rest hang down under the ponytail.

Charybdis
February 12th, 2015, 11:40 AM
I will say I had pretty epic tangles in my nape hair when I took my hair down. Nothing I had to cut out en masse, but some damaged ends and fairy knots were left after detangling that I will need to S&D later. So it's not a hairstyle I'd wear every day. But I have a lot of hair and my nape hair tends to tangle like crazy anyway whenever I wear a braid or a conventional ponytail, so it's not a deal-breaker for me personally. I didn't get any tangles in the ends of the wrap section, but my hair is only hip-length. I did fully wrap the ends around, FWIW.

Seventy7
February 13th, 2015, 10:36 AM
I can join in on the fun! Including braidwaves from my nightly braid.

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/u406/Seventy7_lhc/Mobile%20Uploads/th_IMG_20150213_085726_zpsd6b79327.jpg (http://s1066.photobucket.com/user/Seventy7_lhc/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150213_085726_zpsd6b79327.jpg.html)

It's a nice way to do a ponytail and my DH likes it.
I had to redo twice today because it's slowly coming down and I've got to figure out the right section to bun. It feels like it moving to the left, where the section is originating. But I fear my crown and nape hairs are still too short for this. More practice will make perfect I'm sure.

schnibbles
February 13th, 2015, 02:13 PM
http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee165/Buttercup_9/lazy_wrap_ponytail_zpsx21l4x5o.jpg

two_wheels
February 13th, 2015, 03:14 PM
Gorgeous, schnibbles!!

At last, one I can do, so I did it three times. Once with a flexi for Hele. I don't really own a flexi that's small enough though.

This is so comfortable. I do feel like it would be better if I had a schnibbles or Hele amount of hair but hey, we work with what we have :)
http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb359/wheels_two/lwp_zpscnahhjjc.png

chebella
February 13th, 2015, 03:57 PM
I love the woman in the video's look- that long hair is so beautiful on her! She looks like a princess. And the hairstyle...wow. I'll add it to my list of hairstyles I'll try once my hair is long enough! It's an interesting interpretation of the ponytail- very elegant and sweet. I like it :)

Sterlyn
February 13th, 2015, 04:06 PM
Two_wheels those all look really cute. I never thought to try it with a ficcare. :)

Sarahlabyrinth
February 13th, 2015, 05:04 PM
Everyone's LWPs are looking great! It shows off all the variations in hair type so beautifully.

Chebella, thank you :D

Narya
February 15th, 2015, 09:57 AM
It's been so long since I tried a hairstyle of the month that I hardly remember this subforum existed! I'm glad I came across it, though, because this LW ponytail is gorgeous! I love how it shows up our real length (I don't like how it showcases my lack of thickness, but I'll learn to live with that!). Thanks for coming up with it and sharing it with the world, Sarahlabyrinth!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15935&d=1424018964

Katrina
February 17th, 2015, 06:41 AM
I tried it too.

http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq243/pitkatukka/Julian20siunaus20ym20936_zpsqozteylx.jpg (http://s452.photobucket.com/user/pitkatukka/media/Julian20siunaus20ym20936_zpsqozteylx.jpg.html)

Kendrix
February 17th, 2015, 04:21 PM
Has anyone else tried using this hairstyle to build others? I have gotten some very interesting results.

Sarahlabyrinth
February 17th, 2015, 04:45 PM
Has anyone else tried using this hairstyle to build others? I have gotten some very interesting results.

I haven't tried, but do show us :)

Chlorophylliac
February 18th, 2015, 05:50 AM
I love this style! Can't wait to try!

Quixii
February 23rd, 2015, 05:54 PM
I gave it a quick try, but I think I tried too small a piece wrapped a bit too loosely.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v317/young_artist/Hair/P2231948_zps4gi9ezit.jpg

Kendrix
February 23rd, 2015, 10:02 PM
Quixii! Your hair is stunningly gorgeous. those curls and that color! Oh my.

Kendrix
February 23rd, 2015, 10:13 PM
I haven't tried, but do show us :)

Well, I don't always like a ponytail hanging because of friction and damage so I have been experimenting with looping the ponytail back up and wrapping that before doing the actual lazy wrap over it for a looped ponytail. My best attempt was when I braided both sections. I mentioned this to the girls over one the waist to tailbone thread as well. Forgive the frizziness, the pic is after a full day of wear.

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah39/knm37504/Mobile%20Uploads/20150216_104756_zpsuawgxomu_edit_1424236400876_zps iiejilxk.jpg (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/knm37504/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150216_104756_zpsuawgxomu_edit_1424236400876_zps iiejilxk.jpg.html)

Kendrix
February 23rd, 2015, 10:14 PM
I haven't tried, but do show us :)

Well, I don't always like a ponytail hanging because of friction and damage so I have been experimenting with looping the ponytail back up and wrapping that before doing the actual lazy wrap over it for a looped ponytail. My best attempt was when I braided both sections. I mentioned this to the girls over one the waist to tailbone thread as well. Forgive the frizziness, the pic is after a full day of wear.

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah39/knm37504/Mobile%20Uploads/20150216_104756_zpsuawgxomu_edit_1424236400876_zps iiejilxk.jpg (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/knm37504/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150216_104756_zpsuawgxomu_edit_1424236400876_zps iiejilxk.jpg.html)

Kendrix
February 23rd, 2015, 10:15 PM
I'd like to try doing a regular loop, but I have fine hair, so I have to be careful.

EmmaDStrange
March 1st, 2015, 05:06 AM
It's JUST turned March so I thought I'd get in on this hairstyle quickly!! I absolutely LOVE this style, it's brilliant for showing off all that hard won length :crush:

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o105/Emmy-Lou-94/11015161_10205176318621298_1427453205_n_zpsoitavlj y.jpg
http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o105/Emmy-Lou-94/11015883_10205176318581297_953393539_n_zps4lmdq5r4 .jpg

meteor
March 1st, 2015, 12:54 PM
Wow! Stunning LWB Ponytails, everyone! :thudpile:


Well, I don't always like a ponytail hanging because of friction and damage so I have been experimenting with looping the ponytail back up and wrapping that before doing the actual lazy wrap over it for a looped ponytail. My best attempt was when I braided both sections.

It's beyond gorgeous, Kendrix! :thudpile:

Please, can you explain how you did it? :pray: Did you do just 1 braid (without ponytailing hair first), and then do a lazy wrap bun with the end of that braid? OR did you do 2 braids (without ponytailing hair first?), and then used the smaller braid to do a lazy wrap bun, picking up and bunning the end of the bigger braid, too? Or am I totally confused? Could you please post instructions? :pray: It looks so awesome! :applause

Sarahlabyrinth
March 1st, 2015, 12:57 PM
[QUOTE=EmmaDStrange;2956147]It's JUST turned March so I thought I'd get in on this hairstyle quickly!! I absolutely LOVE this style, it's brilliant for showing off all that hard won length :crush:

Glorious hair and that style really showcases it!

Yes, Kendrix, please explain how you did yours; enquiring minds want to know:)

Aleahcim
March 1st, 2015, 02:51 PM
I'm also late to the party.
Not sure if it's quite right. I don't have to much length yet.and no where near enough hair to hold it up with a fork. http://s21.postimg.org/esh000gjb/20150301_164459.jpg (http://postimage.org/)
images upload (http://postimage.org/)

Kendrix
March 1st, 2015, 07:31 PM
Thanks for the compliments ladies! These are the steps I gave for the lazy wrap braided loop in the waist to tailbone thread:

1. Gather hair in ponytail and secure temporarily in elastic.

2. Part the ponytail into two, one small section and one large(the kind of part you would use for a regular lazy wrap) and braid both. You can secure the ends or not. I dont.

3. Pull out the hair tie, but do hold onto the ponytail.

4. Fold the larger braid up first and wrap around the whole hair in the direction you will wrap the LW part and hold the ends down with the hand that will hold the loop for the lazy wrap.

5. take the smaller braid and LW as usual, over the first wrap. Secure with stick.

I DID try it unbraided, just a lazy wrap loop, but I didn't like it so much. My hair has some face framing and shorter bits, so the loop frayed a bit through the day.

See? Unbraided, it's a faux short pony. This pic is after a day of strenuous work with a lot of frizz and fray

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah39/knm37504/Mobile%20Uploads/20150225_081151_zps5wwpgtok_edit_1425263761304_zps njesrqh2.jpg (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/knm37504/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150225_081151_zps5wwpgtok_edit_1425263761304_zps njesrqh2.jpg.html)

Here's another, one I am wearing today. It works better the more oily my hair is.
http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah39/knm37504/20150302_093056_zpsnkdaxpva_edit_1425306725386_zps egmmd2tx.jpg (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/knm37504/media/20150302_093056_zpsnkdaxpva_edit_1425306725386_zps egmmd2tx.jpg.html)

meteor
March 2nd, 2015, 11:03 AM
Thanks for the compliments ladies! These are the steps I gave for the lazy wrap braided loop in the waist to tailbone thread:

1. Gather hair in ponytail and secure temporarily in elastic.

2. Part the ponytail into two, one small section and one large(the kind of part you would use for a regular lazy wrap) and braid both. You can secure the ends or not. I dont.

3. Pull out the hair tie, but do hold onto the ponytail.

4. Fold the larger braid up first and wrap around the whole hair in the direction you will wrap the LW part and hold the ends down with the hand that will hold the loop for the lazy wrap.

5. take the smaller braid and LW as usual, over the first wrap. Secure with stick.

I DID try it unbraided, just a lazy wrap loop, but I didn't like it so much. My hair has some face framing and shorter bits, so the loop frayed a bit through the day.

Thank you so very much for the detailed instructions, Kendrix! :flowers:
It's absolutely amazing both braided and unbraided! And your hair looks so unbelievably silky! :applause
I'm in awe of all the gorgeous pictures here! :D

Kendrix
March 2nd, 2015, 12:29 PM
Awww. Thanks :D

Peggy E.
March 3rd, 2015, 11:45 AM
Okay, so it's really pretty, but it didn't work out well for me at all :(

It lasted about 20 minutes. Then when it fell out, I had the most insane tangles in the piece I wrapped around at the ends, like a bird's nest. I actually had to cut it out it was so bad. I couldn't get it out with conditioner.

I have a few theories about this. I think this is partly because my hair tapers down to nothing, so it had to be wrapped around many, many times. Maybe also possibly because I used condition with protein in it for the last two washes. I think maybe my hair benefit from it ever once in a while (first wash was lovely), but not twice in a row, it seem courser and more grabby now. Also I had some quite strong braid waves I finger combed out before I made this.

I haven't dared look at what is missing yet. I hope the balled up hair looked like more than it actually was. Balled up hair does that, right?

I only had to wrap it round one finger too, which make me chuckle.

It was very pretty while it lasted though! I want to like it.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15841&d=1423606774


If I'd attempted to do this style and used the half-moon to secure it, mine would have done well to have made it in place for 20 minutes!

Maybe it wasn't the lovely stick that is at cause for letting the style fall, but it would be the first thing I would look at, were it me. And, yes, it does look lovely on you. Why not try it with a comb?

Peggy E.
March 3rd, 2015, 11:50 AM
I love the woman in the video's look- that long hair is so beautiful on her! She looks like a princess. And the hairstyle...wow. I'll add it to my list of hairstyles I'll try once my hair is long enough! It's an interesting interpretation of the ponytail- very elegant and sweet. I like it :)

I've been doing the bun version of this pony tail for quite a while and I love it. Think it is a great bun, easy and not really very damaging to the hair. So will be doing this tomorrow. Already knowing the technique should make it fairly easy, right? (or is this "famous last words?!")

TrapperCreekD
March 3rd, 2015, 12:23 PM
Super pretty, everyone! :crush:


Has anyone else tried using this hairstyle to build others? I have gotten some very interesting results.

I have! I kept meaning to post a picture but somehow forgot, I did a woven bun - more like woven blob - and braided Chinese bun (no pics); both styles held nicely, though I think I will use an elastic for future woven buns.

http://i.imgur.com/sfxIKJ0.png

BrendaLoan
March 3rd, 2015, 01:54 PM
A Lazy Wrap Ponytail? That's brilliant!! I must try it now :D

RavennaNight
March 3rd, 2015, 02:59 PM
Better late than never! I really like this style, it was fun and easy to make.

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn68/katinka1978/hair%20styles/02246C40-5A17-4645-B081-6187EE29D97A_zpsjyturisb.jpg (http://s301.photobucket.com/user/katinka1978/media/hair%20styles/02246C40-5A17-4645-B081-6187EE29D97A_zpsjyturisb.jpg.html)

Peggy E.
March 10th, 2015, 09:11 AM
I made this, but in order to make the wrap thick enough you would notice it, the ponytail was so pathetic it was an embarrassment. I took it out.

Would say this, however, would be great on thicker hair and wasn't difficult to do. Maybe because my hair is so thin? :o(

DKSABS
March 28th, 2015, 04:06 PM
I used to love putting my hair up in a ponytail every day, especially when I got hot at work, but stopped after joining LHC and hearing how bad elastics can be for your hair. I have fine, thin hair (2.0" pony), and was able to do this style today using one of my new Nightblooming sticks. Love it!!

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff396/DKSABS/Mobile%20Uploads/image_3.jpg

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff396/DKSABS/Mobile%20Uploads/image_4.jpg

lapushka
March 28th, 2015, 04:15 PM
I used to love putting my hair up in a ponytail every day, especially when I got hot at work, but stopped after joining LHC and hearing how bad elastics can be for your hair. I have fine, thin hair (2.0" pony), and was able to do this style today using one of my new Nightblooming sticks. Love it!!

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff396/DKSABS/Mobile%20Uploads/image_3.jpg

http://i1233.photobucket.com/albums/ff396/DKSABS/Mobile%20Uploads/image_4.jpg

Very pretty! :)

DKSABS
March 28th, 2015, 04:29 PM
Thank you!!

picklepie
April 1st, 2015, 08:36 AM
Sarahlabrynth, you are a genius! There has been no real hair-friendly ponytail option thus far, at least not one that left the length intact (which is why ponytails are nice in the first place!) and you invented one! And they say there is nothing new under the sun. :) Thank you so much!

Sarahlabyrinth
April 1st, 2015, 01:30 PM
Sarahlabrynth, you are a genius! There has been no real hair-friendly ponytail option thus far, at least not one that left the length intact (which is why ponytails are nice in the first place!) and you invented one! And they say there is nothing new under the sun. :) Thank you so much!

Thanks picklepie! I have no idea how my brain thought that one up:)

DKSABS and RavennaNight, lovely LWP's!

Kate_1221
April 6th, 2015, 06:42 AM
I'm late to the party, but ... I really love the idea of this ponytail, it's very clever! It'll be nice to have a ponytail style without a hair tie, good idea. :)

I gave this a go, and I like the way it looks, despite the fact that I haven't managed to get it to sit very securely yet.

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc107/KateTheSuperKat/20150406_143443_zpsu8a2uazd.jpg

Sarahlabyrinth
April 6th, 2015, 02:05 PM
I'm late to the party, but ... I really love the idea of this ponytail, it's very clever! It'll be nice to have a ponytail style without a hair tie, good idea. :)

I gave this a go, and I like the way it looks, despite the fact that I haven't managed to get it to sit very securely yet.

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc107/KateTheSuperKat/20150406_143443_zpsu8a2uazd.jpg

Wow, that looks amazing, Kate_1221! Maybe if you use a 3 or 4 pronged fork it will hold more firmly for you?

Kate_1221
April 7th, 2015, 04:44 AM
Thank you! And yes, that's a good idea! :) Unfortunately I only have a few two pronged forks right now, for some reason hair forks aren't very popular around here and I tend to end up ordering them from abroad. It's something I'll keep in mind when I make my next order, though, because it's always good to have more options! In the mean time, I think I'll give it a shot with a flexi-8 as well.

mtzw
June 4th, 2015, 05:11 AM
First post! Sarahlabyrinth, you truly are a genius! I always dreamt there was a way for a ponytail without elastics and damage and you just invented it in the best way possible! I don't have thick hair but it works for me. I take a somewhat thin strand to work around the other hair and as me hair tends to be wavy, the rest of the ponytail doesn't look strange. I will post photos once I have my camera. I send you many many many many thanks!! :cheese:

Crystawni
June 4th, 2015, 06:18 AM
I wasn't able to be online when this was posted in February, but I've gotta say this has been one of my go-to styles since I came back! Love it (so much it's in my siggy... :lol:)! It's also given my shorter hairtoys a new lease on life (5" Ead tapered on the right), and is great for showing off Timberstone pretties (left)! :happydance:

http://i.imgur.com/9mKR1EW.jpg

velvet orchid
February 25th, 2016, 01:56 PM
Crystawni that TT stick is so beautiful, I can't wait till my hair is long enough for this style :D

Sarahlabyrinth
February 25th, 2016, 02:11 PM
Crystawni, that style looks so lovely on you - as does that TT stick, just yummy! So simple, yet elegant and all those gleaming, swirling hair colours! ;)

vampyyri
August 27th, 2016, 01:06 PM
http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac27/Nyssa_Gomez/LWB_Pony_zpscvw6treo.jpg

As requested by PixieP, I figured this guy out! It looks so cool!!

-Fern
September 1st, 2016, 10:09 PM
Eeee! Not only do I get to use my shorty, but for some reason it makes my hair look & feel extra long. :D
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=24451&d=1472789283

hayheadsbird
September 15th, 2016, 01:25 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y216/hayheadsbird/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvyc7ja7c.jpeg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/hayheadsbird/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvyc7ja7c.jpeg.html)

I LOVE THIS!

It's quick, it's easy and it works in my hair!

Bit messy as not actually combed yet, but I love it. You are actually a genius Sarahlabyrinth 😍

Sarahlabyrinth
September 15th, 2016, 01:31 PM
Haha, thank you Hayheadsbird :) I love seeing all the lovely pics on this thread! Funnily enough I don't ever wear it myself as I don't wear styles involving any "loose" hair.... I should make an exception and wear one, as yours always look so wonderful!

Mamabearme
September 17th, 2016, 11:33 AM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y216/hayheadsbird/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvyc7ja7c.jpeg (http://s6.photobucket.com/user/hayheadsbird/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsvyc7ja7c.jpeg.html)

I LOVE THIS!

It's quick, it's easy and it works in my hair!

Bit messy as not actually combed yet, but I love it. You are actually a genius Sarahlabyrinth ��

I love that hair stick! Very pretty in your hair.

-Fern
October 2nd, 2016, 08:58 AM
Okay... I struggle with this 'do. It looks fantastic on me and then falls apart minutes later. Any hints or tips on getting the tension right? Or just better done with a fork than a stick?

Groovy Granny
October 2nd, 2016, 01:25 PM
I use 2 fingers ...Sometimes it is index/thumb (looser)...other times just index/middle (snug).....with the hair wrapped snuggly as well.
A stick holds fine and is more secure on me.
My silver is so fine, I don't have enough hair for a fork in this style:lol:

Sarahlabyrinth
October 2nd, 2016, 04:19 PM
A fork holds the best for me. Just experiment with the size of the bun and the tension on the wrapped part, I'm sure you will get it, -Fern.

Crystawni
October 2nd, 2016, 04:41 PM
If my hair is being a slipmonster and this droops quickly, I have to use a spin pin or two to secure the wrapped tail before inserting a small 2 prong fork (I find my acrylic ones work best) or stick. Sometimes two sticks work better, too--squared ones at that.

-Fern
October 3rd, 2016, 06:46 PM
Thanks for the advice, all! :heart:

hayheadsbird
October 8th, 2016, 04:06 PM
Any joy with it yet -Fern?

Gragraeos
October 10th, 2016, 12:09 PM
Only discovered this Sub-Forum Yesterday and I'm glad I did.
I love to have my hair in a ponytail, but as of late, it pulls on my hair too much and leaves my scalp screaming.
So I had to try this out today and I gotta say for a first try, it held amazingly well all day long. No scalp pain to speak of either, just wonderful.

Thanks @Sarahlabyrinth


http://nsm08.casimages.com/img/2016/10/10//mini_1610100811028597814549210.jpg (http://www.casimages.com/img.php?i=1610100811028597814549210.jpg)

Sarahlabyrinth
October 10th, 2016, 02:32 PM
Only discovered this Sub-Forum Yesterday and I'm glad I did.
I love to have my hair in a ponytail, but as of late, it pulls on my hair too much and leaves my scalp screaming.
So I had to try this out today and I gotta say for a first try, it held amazingly well all day long. No scalp pain to speak of either, just wonderful.

Thanks @Sarahlabyrinth


http://nsm08.casimages.com/img/2016/10/10//mini_1610100811028597814549210.jpg (http://www.casimages.com/img.php?i=1610100811028597814549210.jpg)

You're welcome! Glad it works for you and it looks great too :)

Gragraeos
October 10th, 2016, 06:31 PM
@Sarahlabyrinth Thanks, gonna be using it a lot now. :happydance: