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neko_kawaii
June 5th, 2015, 08:34 AM
This has been my go to bun for the past year or so. I tend to wear it low at nape (frequently with a hat), but I also wear it higher, or even vertical.

Here is Hypnotica's tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoBA2OhZrcU), very short and provides some text descriptions but a little dark.

Here is Linguaphilia's tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA2zRuY3oMY), a little longer, well lit.

ashke50
June 5th, 2015, 03:34 PM
I haven't tried the Spidermom bun before, and I'm not sure I got it quite right, but here you go!
Sorry if the picture is huge - uploading from my phone so I can't tell.

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k156/ashke50/587C0747-0167-4815-8BA4-68E248372C57_zpsw8fd4kbf.jpg (http://s87.photobucket.com/user/ashke50/media/587C0747-0167-4815-8BA4-68E248372C57_zpsw8fd4kbf.jpg.html)

PS - it's very comfortable!

Sarahlabyrinth
June 5th, 2015, 05:16 PM
Ooh, that's lovely! Makes me want to try it....

omega
June 5th, 2015, 11:01 PM
Thanks for the link. I really like the Spidermom Bun. Mine looks a bit different than the one pictured by ashke50. So simple to make, and so pretty, either way!

Linguaphilia
June 6th, 2015, 03:35 AM
When I do this bun, I usually have to pull the right loop of hair a bit more towards the nape of my neck, over the base of the bun, so I get that beautiful stylish look that I lacked in the beginning of my tutorial, where I didn't do that. You'll see what I mean if you compare the beginning with the end.

rusika1
June 7th, 2015, 07:43 AM
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d43/erikau/3973811a-20fe-4261-a282-cb35ea668f03_zpsvc9vbdwp.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/erikau/media/3973811a-20fe-4261-a282-cb35ea668f03_zpsvc9vbdwp.jpg.html)

I think I did this correctly, but I'm hairstyle impaired.

Linguaphilia
June 7th, 2015, 08:29 AM
That looks very good, rusika1!

spidermom
June 7th, 2015, 08:50 AM
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c79/spidermom/hairpin.jpg (http://s25.photobucket.com/user/spidermom/media/hairpin.jpg.html)

Not the neatest; thrown up on Christmas morning more than 5 years ago. I'm modeling a new hair fork gift. Thanks for the reminder; this style had fallen off my radar.

Panth
June 7th, 2015, 11:27 AM
Wow! I think this is going to be my new go-to style. It holds much better than my usual no-braid bun (nautilus) and also doesn't seem to have the tangle risk that that has either. Thanks, whoever decided to choose this one (and thanks Spidermom for inventing it).

spidermom
June 7th, 2015, 11:44 AM
After I discovered it, I found out that Neoma discovered it, too.
(great minds think alike, right?)

Linguaphilia
June 7th, 2015, 12:46 PM
Wow! I think this is going to be my new go-to style. It holds much better than my usual no-braid bun (nautilus) and also doesn't seem to have the tangle risk that that has either. Thanks, whoever decided to choose this one (and thanks Spidermom for inventing it).

That is exactly what I thought when I tried this bun. I had been wearing a cinnabun with spin pins forever, for lack of any other reliable, quick and comfortable bun. Now it's been weeks since I used my spin pins :O

TrapperCreekD
June 9th, 2015, 11:16 AM
Why didn't I ever learn this bun before?? For some reason I was doing with three fingers but it kept turning out huge and lopsided because all the thickness was in the first loop - much better wrapping around only two fingers!


http://i.imgur.com/nM9RWR0.png

spidermom
June 9th, 2015, 01:32 PM
Wow TrapperCreekD; that is really gorgeous with your hair.

Auni
June 9th, 2015, 03:19 PM
My hair isn't long enough to do it:(.

Charybdis
June 9th, 2015, 03:39 PM
Spidermom, how long did you find your hair had to be to do this bun successfully? Since you're a iii, I figure the amount of length you needed will be a good guide for me. My length is currently brushing TBL when dry, and I still couldn't make this style work after several tries -- I'm trying to figure out if I don't have enough length given my thickness, or if I'm just doing it wrong! :p

Auni
June 9th, 2015, 04:08 PM
Spidermom, how long did you find your hair had to be to do this bun successfully? Since you're a iii, I figure the amount of length you needed will be a good guide for me. My length is currently brushing TBL when dry, and I still couldn't make this style work after several tries -- I'm trying to figure out if I don't have enough length given my thickness, or if I'm just doing it wrong! :p

OK, I got it to work. What I did that made it for me: After wrapping around my fingers twice, I brought the ends up over the top of the base, then around and down. Before I brought the ends down, like I would continue the looping, but wrapped starting at the bottom. HTH.:blossom:

Sarahlabyrinth
June 10th, 2015, 01:31 AM
Well I tried it and don't know quite what I did, but got this result:

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/DSCF2242.jpg

Which I thought was really pretty but not what it was supposed to look like.
So I tried again and got this:

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/DSCF2320.jpg

Which seems to be more like it, as far as I can tell. It holds very well and seems like a rounder version of an infinity bun.

Charybdis
June 10th, 2015, 02:16 AM
Thanks, Auni! I finally did get it to work this morning, but the only way I could do so was by wrapping the loops around a single finger -- otherwise I don't have enough length in the ends to wrap far enough around the base to hold the whole thing together. By making the loops a tiny bit smaller, I could eke out enough length at the ends wrap them far enough around, and am using a TT to secure. The shape of the end result looks a lot like Sarahlabyrinth's second picture, except not as neat. Thick hair just gobbles length when you make any kind of loop or braid!

Sarahlabyrinth, is your length still about 39" as mentioned in your signature? I believe that's about where mine is too (long torso), although I need to remeasure. Your thickness looks similar to mine, which is why I'm wondering how much length you have making up the bun. Also, I like your first "mistake" bun! :flower:

Sarahlabyrinth
June 10th, 2015, 05:11 AM
Charybdis, yes, I would certainly be within a half inch of 39" at any rate. I won't measure again until the end of the month. Thick hair does indeed eat up the length when making buns. I find myself wishing for another two feet of hair so I could do more interesting buns with it!

I must see if I can do my mistake bun again - it is pretty!

Edit: I have managed to do a video on how to do my mistake bun but the lighting is poor so I will re do it tomorrow and put it here:)

Charybdis
June 10th, 2015, 06:19 AM
Thanks for the info, Sarahlabyrinth! My bun from this morning is still up, with a few hairpins added to keep the ends tucked in, so it seems to have staying power! I will have to try the loop-around-one-finger method again and see if I can make it work again, or if this is a fluke. (My bunning skills are far from stellar.)

Robot Ninja
June 10th, 2015, 07:36 AM
Did I get it right?

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

Two fingers was too tight, three fingers was a bit loose so I had to use an oversize stick.

Sarahlabyrinth
June 10th, 2015, 10:08 PM
So here is a tutorial on how to do my accidental bun. Does anyone have a name for it, or is it a new bun?

https://youtu.be/WZ_x55KjS-k

neko_kawaii
June 10th, 2015, 10:28 PM
Glad others are discovering this handy bun! Here is mine.
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg632/neko_kawaii_hair/_DSC1967_zpswdxhvdd4.jpg

One of the tricks to making this bun sleek is after you have secured it with a stick, to take the section that is on top crossing from one loop to the other and sort of spreading it across the whole bun. But whatever it looks like, the things I love about this bun are how sturdy this construction is and how quick it goes up.

Sarahlabyrinth, when you did the first loop and then wrapped around again I thought "Link Bun" but the final product was quite different so I had to go watch the Link Bun tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kjaIZBQ-Zc) again to see what the construction difference is. Your bun doesn't look like anything I'm familiar with. I'll have to give it a try!

Charybdis
June 11th, 2015, 02:36 AM
Sarahlabyrinth, for me your discovery will always stick in my head as "The Accidental Bun"! It's lovely, I will have to give it a try later today and see if I can get my hair to cooperate. :)

Linguaphilia
June 11th, 2015, 04:35 AM
[...] One of the tricks to making this bun sleek is after you have secured it with a stick, to take the section that is on top crossing from one loop to the other and sort of spreading it across the whole bun. [...]

I was trying to explain this as well! You can get quite a different look if you don't "spread" that section if it isn't nicely spread over the whole bun already.

spidermom
June 11th, 2015, 06:12 AM
Charybdis, I first did this bun at about hip length.

Charybdis
June 11th, 2015, 09:08 AM
Thanks, Spidermom! I did finally get it to work by making the loops as small as I could. It was very comfortable and stayed put all day!

teal
June 11th, 2015, 10:19 AM
This is pretty much the only bun I wear and have been wearing for the past couple of years. I can practically do it in my sleep. Of course, today would be that once-in-a-while post-henna day and I've just put it up with spin pins because brushing isn't an option. :lol:

My hair is thin and long, so I find I have quite a bit of length to wrap. One thing I do is to put three of my (skinny) fingers in, and use a wide fork. Another is to braid before bunning, which eats up some of the length and delineates the bun lines a bit more. A third trick I've just recently been doing is to put a third loop over the first loop before wrapping around the base, and then if I use a fork with a more ostentatious top on the single-loop side then it sort of "balances" and I don't have to wrap the ends so many times around the base.

I probably need to take pictures. :lol:

TrapperCreekD
June 11th, 2015, 11:10 AM
Thanks, spidermom! Sarahlabyrinth's accidental bun is so cute, though looking at it makes me wonder if I wrapped the first loop the wrong way because it doesn't quite look like what everyone else is posting, but I can't remember what I did. :doh:

spidermom
June 11th, 2015, 11:37 AM
Thanks, spidermom! Sarahlabyrinth's accidental bun is so cute, though looking at it makes me wonder if I wrapped the first loop the wrong way because it doesn't quite look like what everyone else is posting, but I can't remember what I did. :doh:

Whatever you did - it works beautifully.

bonbon58
June 14th, 2015, 10:16 AM
i tried wrapping with 2 fingers, and it didn't work. but somehow i managed with 1 finger and it's staying :o

Kendrix
June 16th, 2015, 08:18 AM
http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah39/knm37504/Mobile%20Uploads/20150610_103449_zpsacvudjre.jpg (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/knm37504/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150610_103449_zpsacvudjre.jpg.html)

This one never looks right when I do it lol. I have tried it so many times. Most recent attempt right there.

Dragon Faery
June 17th, 2015, 12:39 AM
Ooh I like this bun! I had a hard time keeping the loops separate at first because my hair is grabby, so this was my first attempt. With bonus cat. Because cats. Pardon the bad angle. Dark hair is hard to photograph in the dark.
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5507/18259636004_e51a3ecb9d_n.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tPxpCq)

My second try looked better. This is how it looks when the loops end up sitting just above the bun base instead of even with it:
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5327/18261531943_2248dbc766_n.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/tPH8e2)

And my third try came out almost perfect. I ended up looping the first loop around my index and middle fingers and the second loop around my middle and ring fingers because I couldn't keep them separate enough from each other otherwise. I love the versatility of this bun. :)
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5452/18696016409_75df4ca12f_n.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/uu6Yjv)

Dragon Faery
June 17th, 2015, 12:42 AM
This one never looks right when I do it lol. I have tried it so many times. Most recent attempt right there.

Kendrix, I think yours looks amazing! And you did it right; that's just how it comes out when the loops are even with the base of the bun instead of slightly above or below them. I think it looks super elegant that way. :)

Panth
June 17th, 2015, 02:23 AM
Ooh I like this bun! I had a hard time keeping the loops separate at first because my hair is grabby, so this was my first attempt. With bonus cat. Because cats. Pardon the bad angle. Dark hair is hard to photograph in the dark.
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My second try looked better. This is how it looks when the loops end up sitting just above the bun base instead of even with it:
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And my third try came out almost perfect. I ended up looping the first loop around my index and middle fingers and the second loop around my middle and ring fingers because I couldn't keep them separate enough from each other otherwise. I love the versatility of this bun. :)
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I, too, have trouble keeping the loops separate. I find it helps if, once you've done the first loop, you curve your thumb over that loop so that your thumb-tip touches the underneath of your first/second fingers (on me at the middle knuckle of those fingers, but this will vary depending on how big your loop is). Your thumb then ends up between the two loops, which helps distinguish which bits of hair belong to which.

teal
June 17th, 2015, 09:40 AM
For those who are having trouble keeping the loops separated, try twisting your hair, or twisting it more than you already are. When I do this bun it looks like a figure-8 and the hair looks rope-like, not just... flat.

meteor
June 17th, 2015, 11:52 AM
I love this style and wear it often (always braided) because it spreads the weight quite a bit, compared to a single-loop wrap bun.

For those who have trouble separating the loops there are a few options:

- doing this bun from a braid (or rope twist), because it contains the length a bit, making it easier to work with;

- wrapping over different combination of fingers (e.g. index+middle & middle+ring+little) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On1hc9AGq04 (from 1:17);

- doing "mirrored" Spidermom's (double-loop LWB) bun: http://longviews-langhaarreise.blogspot.ca/2014/12/gespiegelter-spidermoms-bun.html I think it's the same as L-infinity bun: here's a great tutorial by WaitingSoLong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fzn4gNWIVQ

Kendrix
June 17th, 2015, 03:08 PM
Hmmm. Interesting idea. Will try it with a rope braid.

Back. Tried it. This way holds better for me, but meh.
http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah39/knm37504/20150617_173503_zpsmsp65jmh_edit_1434577100019_zps 0yfmhx9s.jpg (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/knm37504/media/20150617_173503_zpsmsp65jmh_edit_1434577100019_zps 0yfmhx9s.jpg.html)

Dragon Faery
June 17th, 2015, 04:15 PM
For those who are having trouble keeping the loops separated, try twisting your hair, or twisting it more than you already are. When I do this bun it looks like a figure-8 and the hair looks rope-like, not just... flat.
I tried that once, but I like the flat look better. :) Just my preference.



For those who have trouble separating the loops there are a few options:
...
- wrapping over different combination of fingers (e.g. index+middle & middle+ring+little)
snip!

I ended up doing it this way, and that solved it for me. Thanks! :)

Ava Ruu
June 18th, 2015, 07:53 AM
Thank you for the link to the L-infinity bun, meteor! I've been having problems with buns lately but this one seems to be both stable and comfortable.

meteor
June 18th, 2015, 09:33 AM
Hmmm. Interesting idea. Will try it with a rope braid.

Back. Tried it. This way holds better for me, but meh.

I think it looks great! But yeah, I'm so impressed at how incredibly different this bun looks on everyone, with every little twist and change. :thud:



I ended up doing it this way, and that solved it for me. Thanks! :)
Glad it works! :D I still get a hair or two pulled this way sometimes, but much better than using the same finger combination for both loops.


Thank you for the link to the L-infinity bun, meteor! I've been having problems with buns lately but this one seems to be both stable and comfortable.
Yay! So happy it works for you! I wear this style braided all the time, and it looks like a braided infinity bun. And I get no issues with tangles/snapped hairs this way because the direction between the 2 loops changes.
Oh and by the way, I highly recommend the whole of WatingSoLong's YouTube channel - her hair tutorials are crystal-clear! :D

TrapperCreekD
June 18th, 2015, 02:04 PM
Tried it the right way before bed last night - yeah, that's not what happened. I can't believe I watched both videos several times and still did it wrong.

Finally got it!

http://i.imgur.com/wU86GuW.png

Duchess Fuzzy Buns
June 18th, 2015, 08:59 PM
I tried this today and it actually worked! :joy: I twisted it, so it looked more like an infinity than the smoothed out version. This makes me really happy because I can do an infinity bun, but it bugs me to no end that the sides never look even. This one looks and feels more balanced, and it is also easier for me to get the tension right on spidermom's bun for whatever reason.
Also, thanks meteor for mentioning WaitingSoLong's channel. I hadn't seen it before, but she has tutorials for several buns I haven't even heard of, so yay new buns to practice!

Beborani
June 19th, 2015, 05:06 PM
When I do a nautilus I usually twist the loop into a 8 for tighter fit and it turns out the construct is same as this bun. That may help those who cant separate loops (I can't).

cascadinggems
June 21st, 2015, 07:30 PM
Very nice! Can't wait to try this one!

Kendrix
June 22nd, 2015, 10:01 AM
Is this also it? I tried wrapping around my whole fist instead of just a few fingers.
http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah39/knm37504/20150622_113555_zpsnk0sz40i_edit_1434988680516_zps 1coeep1w.jpg (http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/knm37504/media/20150622_113555_zpsnk0sz40i_edit_1434988680516_zps 1coeep1w.jpg.html)

Betazed
June 22nd, 2015, 01:28 PM
Thanks for all the advice on keeping the loops seperated. I tried to make this bun over and over again before giving up and doing a LWB. No matter what I tried, I just couldn't fit 2 loops onto my fingers without them sticking together. Now that I've learned some new tricks on keeping the loops apart, I'm going to have to try this again. Wish me luck! I'll post pics if I'm successful.

neko_kawaii
June 24th, 2015, 04:57 PM
The topic of hats and buns came up recently and I pulled up an old blog post I keep track of hat friendly buns on and was surprised this bun wasn't already on there, so I had to do something about that.

http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg632/neko_kawaii_hair/_DSC2145_zpsrvc6bnpv.jpg
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg632/neko_kawaii_hair/_DSC2146_zpsmwsbyof6.jpg
http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg632/neko_kawaii_hair/_DSC2149_zpsgn0e62qf.jpg

This particular hat is very grabby, hence the bandana.

Peggy E.
July 6th, 2015, 01:59 PM
I just could never get this to work. My hands don't work that well, I guess, and having that many loops going is too difficult for me to keep track of. Yeah, I know there are two.... :o(

It looks so great and it bums me out that I can't make it.

Panth
July 8th, 2015, 02:38 AM
I just could never get this to work. My hands don't work that well, I guess, and having that many loops going is too difficult for me to keep track of. Yeah, I know there are two.... :o(

It looks so great and it bums me out that I can't make it.

Could you do it this way?
- start as if to make a nautilus with an extra-big starting loop but don't pull the centre through the loop
- put a twist in the starting loop to turn it into a figure-of-eight
- lay it over the centre of the bun and pin down (doesn't matter if it's through the hair making the figure-of-eight rather than neatly through the holes of the 8 )

Cap93WL
November 7th, 2015, 07:55 AM
I need to try this! Will post pictures later!

bparnell75
March 24th, 2017, 05:21 PM
Well I tried it and don't know quite what I did, but got this result:

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/DSCF2242.jpg

Which I thought was really pretty but not what it was supposed to look like.
So I tried again and got this:

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/DSCF2320.jpg

Which seems to be more like it, as far as I can tell. It holds very well and seems like a rounder version of an infinity bun.

This is one of the loveliest buns I have seen in your hair. Elegant.

Chiquita Banana
October 16th, 2017, 05:23 PM
I like this one! I'm going to wear it to work tomorrow.