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bparnell75
April 2nd, 2018, 01:37 PM
My two favorite buns are Spock and Nessa. I wear these almost all the time.

The Reason I like a Spock bun is it makes my buns look larger, I can make it without worrying about hair catching on my wedding ring. It anchors at an angle so the toys do not rotate so much. with a Nautilus or LWB the horizontal stick rotates and often falls out.It works great with two and three prong forks which are my favorite tools/toys. I started making this one about waist length.

The Reason I like the Nessa bun is because it works well with slightly shorter sticks and they are inserted vertically which means they will not rotate and fall out. Even heavier toys work in this bun. This bun can be made anywhere on the head. I have worn it wet and used a slim two prong metal fork.

Now tell me your favorite bun and why it works for you. Please............

Aredhel
April 2nd, 2018, 01:58 PM
I almost exclusively wear a log roll... when I don't, it's a flipped bun. Log roll is great because I can wear it comfortable at every length, the weight of my hair is very well distributed through the length of the roll, and it holds almost all of my hairtoys (except for the large "statement" pieces;)) very firmly and comfortably. I like flipped buns because they hold like a rock - more so than a log roll - but they're not quite as comfortable as a log roll, for me. :)

Groovy Granny
April 2nd, 2018, 03:10 PM
My favorite bun is the LWB; I can secure it with any stick, fork, or clip in my collection.
It is the easiest for me to adjust the tension depending on the slip or curl volume that changes with the seasons/weather.

My second choice is the cinnamon bun; I love my using my fancier alligator clips or ficcares, bead topped spin pins, or small jeweled claw clips.

leayellena
April 3rd, 2018, 03:04 AM
I like flat buns, no matter if braided or not. I can tuck them in a beanie and it still looks pretty after I take off my beanie.
for summer I like fluffy buns too, like the nautilus, the lazy wrap bun or the cinnabun.

anine
April 3rd, 2018, 04:25 AM
My two favorite buns are Spock and Nessa. I wear these almost all the time.

The Reason I like a Spock bun is it makes my buns look larger, I can make it without worrying about hair catching on my wedding ring. It anchors at an angle so the toys do not rotate so much. with a Nautilus or LWB the horizontal stick rotates and often falls out.It works great with two and three prong forks which are my favorite tools/toys. I started making this one about waist length.

The Reason I like the Nessa bun is because it works well with slightly shorter sticks and they are inserted vertically which means they will not rotate and fall out. Even heavier toys work in this bun. This bun can be made anywhere on the head. I have worn it wet and used a slim two prong metal fork.

Now tell me your favorite bun and why it works for you. Please............

I just googled spock and nessa buns, and oh my they are beautiful :D Unfortunately my hair is very far from long enough to even dream of making those kind of buns, but do you know if there are a website with lots of tutorials to make beautiful buns? Just to get me inspired :o

bparnell75
April 3rd, 2018, 10:12 AM
I just googled spock and nessa buns, and oh my they are beautiful :D Unfortunately my hair is very far from long enough to even dream of making those kind of buns, but do you know if there are a website with lots of tutorials to make beautiful buns? Just to get me inspired :o

There are a few web sites but you will do better going to YouTube and finding a tutorial you like and then visiting that persons personal page, like this one:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM1QoYYnH_XwQCeWUQthsVA

but for shorter hair try Just looking for short hair updos on YouTube

AutobotsAttack
April 3rd, 2018, 10:58 AM
Nautilus Bun, or a braided LWB. Those two buns always stay put, and they’re the ones I first learned so I’ve gotten very used to them.

bparnell75
April 3rd, 2018, 11:39 AM
My favorite bun is the LWB; I can secure it with any stick, fork, or clip in my collection.
It is the easiest for me to adjust the tension depending on the slip or curl volume that changes with the seasons/weather.

My second choice is the cinnamon bun; I love my using my fancier alligator clips or ficcares, bead topped spin pins, or small jeweled claw clips.

I can do those too but for some reason I have an aversion to a round bun????? But you are right they will take any toy in any collection.

bparnell75
April 3rd, 2018, 11:40 AM
I almost exclusively wear a log roll... when I don't, it's a flipped bun. Log roll is great because I can wear it comfortable at every length, the weight of my hair is very well distributed through the length of the roll, and it holds almost all of my hairtoys (except for the large "statement" pieces;)) very firmly and comfortably. I like flipped buns because they hold like a rock - more so than a log roll - but they're not quite as comfortable as a log roll, for me. :)

I have a question. How do you secure a log roll with sticks? Would love to see a pic.

anine
April 3rd, 2018, 02:59 PM
There are a few web sites but you will do better going to YouTube and finding a tutorial you like and then visiting that persons personal page, like this one:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM1QoYYnH_XwQCeWUQthsVA

but for shorter hair try Just looking for short hair updos on YouTube

Thanks �� I Will try youtube -haden't realy thought og that ��

bparnell75
April 4th, 2018, 01:24 PM
Come on folks each of you must have a favorite bun...Tell us and tell why. Pretty please..

Aredhel
April 4th, 2018, 01:46 PM
I have a question. How do you secure a log roll with sticks? Would love to see a pic.

I shove the stick right through the top loop (the part that isn't wrapped). I'm actually wearing it this way right now, I will try and remember to take a picture tonight for ya. :)

prairie lark
April 4th, 2018, 06:16 PM
my spockbun, bparnell75 :heartbeat :o
I say "my" because so far it's different every time, but so solid and comfortable!

Today, with my first ever helix fork -- an olivewood Furnival I bought from Nightshade (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=145679&p=3532048&viewfull=1#post3532048)

spidermom
April 4th, 2018, 06:29 PM
I used to love the Gibralter and the Spidermom bun that stays. Now I love any bun that doesn't fall out. Most do at this short length.

bparnell75
April 4th, 2018, 06:46 PM
I used to love the Gibralter and the Spidermom bun that stays. Now I love any bun that doesn't fall out. Most do at this short length.

The Spidermom's bun is a classic now and it holds so well. Have you tried a disc bun for your length?

Corvana
April 4th, 2018, 06:52 PM
Uuuuuuuuuuh I can only do a disc bun, so I can't really answer! I like it well enough, but I prefer the nautilus when I do halfups because it's easier, but I haven't tried that with all of my hair.

bparnell75
April 4th, 2018, 06:52 PM
my spockbun, bparnell75 :heartbeat :o
I say "my" because so far it's different every time, but so solid and comfortable!

Today, with my first ever helix fork -- an olivewood Furnival I bought from Nightshade (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=145679&p=3532048&viewfull=1#post3532048)

Looks like you have a winner. Right bun and cool tool.

bparnell75
April 4th, 2018, 06:54 PM
Uuuuuuuuuuh I can only do a disc bun, so I can't really answer! I like it well enough, but I prefer the nautilus when I do halfups because it's easier, but I haven't tried that with all of my hair.

With more length you will be able to do lots more buns. Yeah for the disc bun that seems to save many.

spidermom
April 4th, 2018, 07:35 PM
The Spidermom's bun is a classic now and it holds so well. Have you tried a disc bun for your length?

No I have not.

Krissycats
April 4th, 2018, 08:28 PM
A LWB with a stick holds my hair all day long.

Ligeia Noire
April 4th, 2018, 08:36 PM
Definitely the Chinese braided bun, I wear it every single day and it is the only one that causes less damage and stays put for my hair. I can secure it with sticks or claws and it gives me the less tangles on the take down. I love it.

samanthaa
April 5th, 2018, 11:11 AM
Come on folks each of you must have a favorite bun...Tell us and tell why. Pretty please..

Is there a reason this is in the "New? Start Here" forum? That might be why there's not a lot of responses? I know I only stumbled on this accidentally!

Recently I've really been liking the double-wrapped LWB, because it and the stick/fork sit flatter against/closer to the head in profile. It doesn't have that weird slump thing going on that LWBs/Nautiluses get.

I will always love the seashell bun, except I do a variation where I wrap the very ends around the base. It holds better for me. If I'm feeling fancy, I like an accent dutch braid pinned around the bun. The whole thing also looks good braided.

I've always fallen into the laziness trap that is the cinnabun, because it's so dang easy and quick. I secure it with a tiny tiny claw clip. I do a braided cinna for running.

bparnell75
April 5th, 2018, 11:14 AM
Is there a reason this is in the "New? Start Here" forum? That might be why there's not a lot of responses? I know I only stumbled on this accidentally!

Recently I've really been liking the double-wrapped LWB, because it and the stick/fork sit flatter against/closer to the head in profile. It doesn't have that weird slump thing going on that LWBs/Nautiluses get.

I will always love the seashell bun, except I do a variation where I wrap the very ends around the base. It holds better for me. If I'm feeling fancy, I like an accent dutch braid pinned around the bun. The whole thing also looks good braided.

I've always fallen into the laziness trap that is the cinnabun, because it's so dang easy and quick. I secure it with a tiny tiny claw clip. I do a braided cinna for running.

Maybe your know a better way to start a thread. That was the only way I knew to do it. Help Please if there is a better way.

neko_kawaii
April 5th, 2018, 11:25 AM
Maybe your know a better way to start a thread. That was the only way I knew to do it. Help Please if there is a better way.

It was not a question of HOW to start a thread, but WHERE to start a thread. The New forum does not count toward post counts, and I know as a new user who was trying to reach the different posting milestones to gain access to blogs and what not, I avoided all sub forums that did not contribute to post count.

If you want this thread moved to Mane, let me know.

bparnell75
April 19th, 2018, 05:16 PM
I almost exclusively wear a log roll... when I don't, it's a flipped bun. Log roll is great because I can wear it comfortable at every length, the weight of my hair is very well distributed through the length of the roll, and it holds almost all of my hairtoys (except for the large "statement" pieces;)) very firmly and comfortably. I like flipped buns because they hold like a rock - more so than a log roll - but they're not quite as comfortable as a log roll, for me. :)

So Aredhel. I am on the search for flipped buns that are not cinna buns. Can you help me?

bparnell75
April 19th, 2018, 05:17 PM
It was not a question of HOW to start a thread, but WHERE to start a thread. The New forum does not count toward post counts, and I know as a new user who was trying to reach the different posting milestones to gain access to blogs and what not, I avoided all sub forums that did not contribute to post count.

If you want this thread moved to Mane, let me know.

Yes please

MoonRabbit
April 19th, 2018, 07:51 PM
I usually wear the spock bun on the regular. If I want a bun that sits higher on my head to show off a toy, I will do a knot bun. For the past week I have been playing with the brioche bun, I tweaked it ever so slightly and I'm really enjoying it.

Sarahlabyrinth
April 19th, 2018, 11:09 PM
At the moment, it's the Celtic Knot Bun - because

https://i.imgur.com/C8daOHN.jpg

What's not to like about it? I love the way it holds well with a single stick and yet displays all my differing hair colours.

pailin
April 19th, 2018, 11:43 PM
For me lwb and more recently, nautilus are what work reliably for me and are my go-tos. I couldn't make a nautilus work until maybe 6 months ago, when it suddenly became easier than my trusty lwb. I think this was because of how I hold my hand, and three fingers for the first loop was getting a little small. With a nautilus it works now because now I can wrap it around my whole hand.
I'm also starting to really like Spidermom's bun, since my hair is getting long enough that double loop buns start to work well. It's also nice for using my larger toys without getting propeller-head.

leayellena
April 20th, 2018, 12:34 AM
yesterday Iīve made a nautilus with beak clip in 20 seconds. then I cooked dinner :P
my man canīt love me more for proving that I donīt spend too much time on my hair. he just heard women needing 2 hours to do their bra strap long hair

lapushka
April 20th, 2018, 07:21 AM
I keep doing a LWB (lazy wrap bun), because it is the only bun I can manage well at this length, with this thickness. I can't do a Nautilus at classic (which I'm nearing). So we'll see when I can do it. :)

A cinnabun is fine too, but it kind of is more "slippery" in my hair; while a LWB stays put all day, everyday.

MusicalSpoons
April 20th, 2018, 08:47 AM
An interesting topic! I have a few different favourites for different purposes:

Everyday buns:
2-cycle LWB because it's stable (the centre is less likely to fall out!) and it works with the majority of my hairtoys.
Neoma knot because it is the most stable style my hair has ever experienced! I can do it with as much or little tension on the scalp hair as I like, and it will stay - to the point where I can loosen it enough to wash the front half of my scalp. It's not so aesthetically pleasing though, so I prefer the 2-cycle LWB if I want to look a bit more polished.

For 4-pronged forks, LWB or Nautilus because they're simple and I like how they look.

For a bigger-looking bun:
Spock bun (though I'm still working on it - only had success once so far!)
L-wrapped-infinity (like an L-infinity, but wrapped rather than twisted)

For a small, contained bun (e.g. for wearing under a winter hat), a celtic knot secured with a flexi-8 on the side

And for the rare occasion I want something a bit fancier than any other style I wear, a braided cinnabun.

Alex Lou
April 20th, 2018, 09:54 AM
Gibraltar. I like that it's easy and does most of the staying on it's own. One spin pin and it's secure. No spin pin and it will stay for a few hours. As a bonus, it always looks elegant.

bparnell75
April 20th, 2018, 12:01 PM
I usually wear the spock bun on the regular. If I want a bun that sits higher on my head to show off a toy, I will do a knot bun. For the past week I have been playing with the brioche bun, I tweaked it ever so slightly and I'm really enjoying it.

I am going to have to revisit that one. This week I am into flip buns because they flatter my face and require no extra fixing. One curved fork and one spin pin!

bparnell75
April 20th, 2018, 12:04 PM
Musical spoons, is there a tutorial for a Neoma knot?

Frankenstein
April 20th, 2018, 12:08 PM
Probably LWB because itís easiest, although it hasnít been holding as well as it used to.

littlestarface
April 20th, 2018, 12:16 PM
Nautilus its my favorite cuz its easy and it holds really well with a stick and stays all day.

Reyn127
April 20th, 2018, 12:18 PM
I have a few go-to favorites.

I like the Gibraltar bun because it's very fasy, easy, looks pretty interesting in my hair, and will hold comfortably all day long.

I also really like the L-infinity bun. Another fast, easy, and fairly interesting one. I also like how easy it is to change the rotation as I make it, so I can anchor it either horizontally or vertically.

I also do the Nautilus quite a lot because it's super fast, and my hair will hold itself very solidly in it with no stick or anything. But I don't really like the way it looks on me, it just looks very basic.

MusicalSpoons
April 20th, 2018, 05:12 PM
Musical spoons, is there a tutorial for a Neoma knot?

I'm not sure; when I first learned it (before joining here) I had to search pretty hard to find the sole tutorial (annotated pictures) that was originally posted before this incarnation of the LHC. I'll try to have a look tomorrow to see if it is still out there!

ETA: a quick Google showed up this video (https://youtu.be/Y9W-qAKY_1I) by neko_kawaii, I don't know how I didn't find that before! A lot easier than the pictorial instructions I used.

The first paragraph of this post (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=44088&p=1007149&viewfull=1#post1007149) explains it quite well too.

Another reason I love it is that it can be in any orientation at all, so for scalp washing I'll do it horizontally at the nape of my neck, for everyday wear it's usually diagonal, and if I need a nap and I'm without my sleep cap, I'll do it vertically as I'm a side sleeper :o Or even horizontally in the middle of my head if I need a lie down but need to use my bun as a pillow! :grin:

lithostoic
April 20th, 2018, 05:26 PM
LWB, tight enough to be secure but not painful.

Tried a cinnabun today and heard the hairs snapping. Oops. Nautilus is getting too tight using 3 fingers, but 4 is not yet an option.

I haven't tried many buns. When I first joined I chopped to CBL and then a year later I injured my back. Very little experimenting for me!

PixieP
April 21st, 2018, 05:34 AM
For forks, spock bun is my fav! Looks elegant and makes my hair look fuller.
For sticks, disc bun, on my length now I get a nice big shape.
For a messy look, puffed not-ilus.
For everyday wear around the house, lwb or cinnabun.

Lots of styles I want to check out in this thread!

poli
April 21st, 2018, 12:40 PM
I prefer wrapped bunes so I like LWB, Spock bun, also fanned out roll bun that Nightshade was so kind too share here (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=121960&page=2&p=2693528&viewfull=1#post2693528) and for braided bun Elling women bun (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=14032).

Edit: I like Elling women because it is sectioned and spreads weight well but easy to do at the same time.

Nightshade
April 22nd, 2018, 08:45 PM
I prefer wrapped bunes so I like LWB, Spock bun, also fanned out roll bun that Nightshade was so kind too share here (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=121960&page=2&p=2693528&viewfull=1#post2693528) and for braided bun Elling women bun (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=14032).

Edit: I like Elling women because it is sectioned and spreads weight well but easy to do at the same time.

Hey! I've been looking for that post for ages with the tutorial! Thank you for posting it. Lately I've been doing it with a shorter fan that I don't pin down, but same steps :)

bparnell75
May 8th, 2018, 06:10 PM
My new favorite bun is the Pansy bun with the tutorial that Wildcat Diva made.

It has no butt sticking out, is more spread around the head than some buns. I can use my new me made ovals 5 inches total length.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW5TyU7F_-s

PixieP
May 8th, 2018, 06:19 PM
My new favorite bun is the Pansy bun with the tutorial that Wildcat Diva made.

It has no butt sticking out, is more spread around the head than some buns. I can use my new me made ovals 5 inches total length.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW5TyU7F_-s

I might need to watch it with sound as I don't quite see what she's doing that is different from an LWB/Nautilus, but I need to figure it out! Because I really don't like the "butt" as you so aptly named it XD This looks really soft and pretty!

Dark40
May 9th, 2018, 06:29 PM
My favorite buns are the, "chignon," and the bun where you put your hair in a ponytail, plait it, and then twist it around. What do you call that type of bun?

Zesty
May 9th, 2018, 07:35 PM
My favorite buns are the, "chignon," and the bun where you put your hair in a ponytail, plait it, and then twist it around. What do you call that type of bun?

It sounds like what I'd just call a braided bun? I don't start mine in a ponytail though.


My favorite bun for ease is the LWB, it's my choice for around the house and when I have limited time to get ready.

My favorite bun in terms of looks is a French braided side bun secured with spin pins. It's still easy and I know I can get it right on the first try, but I think it's a prettier/more flattering.

And my recent bun crush is double cinnamon buns/space buns, as I've said ad nauseam elsewhere. :o Because I just find them adorable.

Dark40
May 9th, 2018, 08:31 PM
It sounds like what I'd just call a braided bun? I don't start mine in a ponytail though.


My favorite bun for ease is the LWB, it's my choice for around the house and when I have limited time to get ready.

My favorite bun in terms of looks is a French braided side bun secured with spin pins. It's still easy and I know I can get it right on the first try, but I think it's a prettier/more flattering.

And my recent bun crush is double cinnamon buns/space buns, as I've said ad nauseam elsewhere. :o Because I just find them adorable.

Yes, I think that's what it is called. You don't start yours with a ponytail? Oh, ok. You really don't have to start it with a ponytail. You can just plait it, twist it around, and secure it with pins.

Oh yeah, I have heard a lot about the LWB. What does that stand for? I also love tghe cinnamon buns/space buns too. Oh yeah, I'm sure you have said it elsewhere on here.

Chiquita Banana
May 9th, 2018, 09:00 PM
My favorite bun of all is the LWB (lazy wrap bun). I can wear it with a fork or a stick and it holds like a rock. My other favorites are the spock bun (with a fork) and the disc bun (with a stick).

Glitch
May 9th, 2018, 09:10 PM
My favorite, though I can't do it yet, is the rope braid bun (https://i.ytimg.com/vi/4ThmFZ_pN5Q/maxresdefault.jpg). It looks so delicate and lovely - like a subtle rose :) Would love to master it!

On myself, I do LWBs all the time for short periods since they take me seconds to do. It's just really convenient so it's why it's a preference. Once I can do more complex ones, I think I'd be inclined to go the fancier route :laugh:

RedStripe
May 10th, 2018, 12:29 PM
Cinnabun is my most frequent go-to, and sometimes braided bun. But I also really like the Chinese bun.

WyntreBlossom
May 11th, 2018, 10:23 AM
Whats a good bun for semi-shorties?

cjk
May 11th, 2018, 01:35 PM
What sorts of buns can you manage? Start with that very basic question. Length provides options, but you have to be able to achieve the styles, too.

I prefer a French twist but a wrapped/cinnamon bun is just now possible for me. And securing with a stick provides me a very finished look.

prairie lark
May 11th, 2018, 02:37 PM
Whats a good bun for semi-shorties?

Autumn Elve's videos (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheAutumnElve/videos) were the first updos for shorter hair that clicked for me.

Guitargod
May 11th, 2018, 03:17 PM
The Nautilus has been my go to bun since I started using a hair stick.
Just learned the LWB after seeing a thread here today - it might become a new favorite.

Simsy
May 11th, 2018, 06:54 PM
Iím a fan of the nautilus, mainly because it will still hold with one stick for me; but I can also do it without checking now.

Sarahlabyrinth
May 11th, 2018, 06:58 PM
The Nautilus is my go-to bun when I just want my hair up and out of my mind. For fancier, I usually either do a double or triple wrapped Nautilus or a Celtic Knot bun. Sometimes a Spock bun.

bparnell75
June 2nd, 2018, 09:58 AM
I have been doing a lot with the Nessa bun....variations on where I put that last big loop before anchoring....to the side, on top or bottom.

bparnell75
January 1st, 2019, 06:46 PM
Whats a good bun for semi-shorties?

a disc bun

Stray_mind
January 2nd, 2019, 06:47 AM
LWB and Nautilus are my favorites.

ETA: They are easy to make and look big enough to create an ilusion of thick and fluffy hair :)

HaMalka
January 2nd, 2019, 07:30 AM
Braided LWB and braided cinnamon bun are my favorite buns.

AmaryllisRed
January 2nd, 2019, 11:15 AM
Elling woman or Chinese braided bun.
Unbraided buns don't always hold well in my super slippy hair.

Cg
January 2nd, 2019, 11:49 AM
I love the elegant French twist and true coronet braid. Both are eternal fails for me, so I applaud those whose hair will comply.

yahirwaO.o
January 2nd, 2019, 03:29 PM
I love french twists, nice sleek, timeless so easy for day old natural straight hair.

But my actual "favorite buns" (cause I really dislike my hair) would two middle parted twisted cinnamon buns low postion 90's style, mid position princess lea, higher position pucca style xD, they look young instead of mean bald librarian severe person(slicked back buns look awful on me), they distribute and leave a nice voluminous wave when you take it down and still look like i have actual long hair.

Also a low middle parted bun is nice, it was my first updo i mastered as a guy and still like it!!!! :D

Cinnamonagouti
January 2nd, 2019, 04:52 PM
Not that I know that many buns, but I actually have to say the LWB - I like the looks of it, plus it's very easy and comfy AND is one of the few buns that doesn't compact my hair but instead make the bun look large and fluffy. I also am very fond of the nautilus since it holds so well. Otherwise I love all kind of braided buns and updos.

Edit: almost forgot the celtic knot bun! Really like that one too.

Doreen
January 2nd, 2019, 05:13 PM
I like the look of a cinnabun the best on my hair, but I don't wear it as often because I can't get it to hold very well. The bun I do the most often is nautilus because it has decent hold and is very quick... I'm in a rut with it, to be honest. :-/ but I'm going to keep an eye on this thread and try out some of your favorite buns! I definitely want to expand my bun horizons for 2019.

clandestine
January 2nd, 2019, 09:09 PM
LWB right now it's the only "fancy" bun I can do and it works so well I haven't been too motivated to branch out.

languagenut
January 2nd, 2019, 10:55 PM
Lazy Wrap Bun, because I'm lazy :p. I twist the hair before wrapping it around; I don't even remember if that's normal or not but it makes it fairly compact, it's quick to do, and it stays put (usually).

I also like the Figure-8 bun, but it doesn't stay in place as well. There are some other buns I've done and liked the look of, but don't remember how to do them, so I just keep making LWBs. And occasionally Disk Buns if I need it to really really stay put, but those seem to be rougher on my ends for some reason.

Missymo
January 3rd, 2019, 12:48 AM
Lazy Bun Wrap at the moment. I've only just learnt how to do it but it only takes a couple of minutes create and secure with with chopstick and it seems to stay secure pretty well. So overall is perfect for wearing for the really hot days that are happening where I live.

SwanFeathers
January 3rd, 2019, 09:25 AM
Disk Bun: because it is stable and does not pull at my scalp. Also at waist i dont have the length to do many buns yet.

Sora Rose
January 3rd, 2019, 09:29 AM
Celtic knot bun is my go to. Looks nice and holds my hair better than any other bun I've tried (admittedly not many).

sophia_
January 3rd, 2019, 03:21 PM
I'm team nautilus, especially since I figured out how to get it to self-hold. It takes two seconds and can stay for hours with a stick/fork, and can stay for a little while when self-held.

Viola_sororia
January 14th, 2019, 04:22 PM
Cinnabun and orchid bun. Cinnabun because it's easy to do for every day and I can consistently get it to look good and get it to stay put all day. Orchid bun takes a little longer for me to get, but I've never had it slip out, and it looks liek a complicated knot.

Sarahlabyrinth
January 15th, 2019, 08:19 AM
At the moment it's a pretzel bun. It holds well, looks complicated but is very easy to do, and looks good every time.

lithostoic
January 15th, 2019, 05:11 PM
The only buns I can do on myself are the lwb, nautilus, and a random bun I made up. Nothing else holds or it is too tight. On other people I absolutely love knot buns, both regular and celtic variety! Also a big fan of the pansy bun.

Ophidian
January 15th, 2019, 10:18 PM
Team disc bun here, it really is a great one for shorter and/or thicker hair.

I like to lightly twist mine because it keeps the layers contained and looks nice and smooth. It holds great with a single stick, but my favorite is a disc held with my Over the Hawaiian Moon three-prong. With this combo, I can literally put it in one morning, sleep on it that night, and wear it all the next day without worrying about it if I’m feeling lazy.

Crystawni
January 15th, 2019, 11:25 PM
Celtic Knot. Balanced, comfortable containment and effortless hold of loads of lengthy, fine, slipmonstery hair.

Nineteenbirds
January 15th, 2019, 11:51 PM
My hair's just approaching bsl and it's pretty thick. My go-to right now is a disc bun - goes up easily, is very comfortable, and stays all day. I can't do most of these others, yet, but I have a lot of them bookmarked for the future. I'm thinking a figure eight is about 6 weeks away.

Astrid Carlisle
January 17th, 2019, 06:13 AM
i JUST tried the Disc bun for the first time! WOW, it's amazing!! Think it will be my go-to for the next few weeks. Holds so well and nice

Simsy
January 18th, 2019, 12:03 AM
Nautalis bun; I can throw it up in about 2.5 seconds, it will work on loose or braided; and it fits under a hat if I do it high enough. I also donít get the large dreadlocs that I get from cinnibuns.

Olga-Freya
January 22nd, 2019, 09:39 PM
Braided pinless bun when I want to look neat, and braided nautilus when I need to get my braid out of my way quickly and dont care if it would looks nice or would it have tail sticking out of the middle of the bun (which tend to happen pretty often)