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neko_kawaii
August 1st, 2018, 02:39 PM
Ok gang, you have homework for this one!

You probably know what a Gibson Tuck is, but I don't have a video link for this one. There are probably good videos out there, but I'm pressed for time. So, go hunting and share what you find.

This style also needs a simple text description for those who follow text better.

Go!

HaMalka
August 1st, 2018, 03:45 PM
Torrinpaige's tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u4neDtqsDk

lithostoic
August 1st, 2018, 04:14 PM
Hmm, don't think I can do this one! Hair pins work themselves out of my hair in mere minutes.

ravenskey
August 3rd, 2018, 05:54 AM
Text tutorial:
Put your hair into a ponytail.
Make a topsy tail.
Keep making topsy tails until all your hair has been used up.
Pin in place.

Ylva
August 3rd, 2018, 07:32 AM
Text tutorial:
Put your hair into a ponytail.
Make a topsy tail.
Keep making topsy tails until all your hair has been used up.
Pin in place.

Text tutorial for how to make topsy tails? Haha.

Of course one could google, but it would defeat the purpose of this one I guess. I, for one, am a hair idiot and don’t know these terms at all.

ravenskey
August 3rd, 2018, 09:01 AM
Text tutorial for how to make topsy tails? Haha.

Of course one could google, but it would defeat the purpose of this one I guess. I, for one, am a hair idiot and don’t know these terms at all.

A topsy tail: make a ponytail, pull hair tie down a bit, stick fingers up though the hair behind the tie, pull the rest of the hair though.

Not a great explanation but the best I can do :lol:

hobbitlocks
August 3rd, 2018, 05:56 PM
Hmm, don't think I can do this one! Hair pins work themselves out of my hair in mere minutes.

Try spin pins! I always think this hairstyle looks really great but it never works for me because my hair doesn't like hair pins either. I was playing around this afternoon and tried using two spin pins and it worked really well. I put them in horizontally behind the roll. It's very comfortable - and it's really classing up my yoga pants and tshirt this afternoon ;)

From the back...
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1812/42927217255_eddaedf8b5_m_d.jpg
(if I were leaving my house I'd fix that little hair sticking out, but oh well)

From the side with a cute clip:
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/858/43114057374_27fdae3c78_m_d.jpg

lithostoic
August 3rd, 2018, 06:09 PM
Interesting! I've never used spin pins as I'm scared they'd get stuck in my hair.

AmaryllisRed
August 4th, 2018, 09:44 PM
I'm a t-shirt and jeans kinda gal and I always feel silly wearing this sort of style. I guess I could wear it to church tomorrow.

ravenskey
August 5th, 2018, 08:43 AM
For some reason my hair does not like having more than one topsy turvy done but I managed a very messy, frizzy Gibson tuck after 4 tries and almost an hours hard work - I am so lucky I'm on holidays or I would not have time for this stuff.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=32934&d=1533476438

hobbitlocks
August 7th, 2018, 06:58 PM
Have you ever tried one of the topsy tail tools? My hair is fine/slippery enough that I can just grab and pull, but TorrinPaige always seems to use one when she does something like that on her hair. I think they're generally pretty cheap.

ravenskey
August 8th, 2018, 03:30 AM
Have you ever tried one of the topsy tail tools? My hair is fine/slippery enough that I can just grab and pull, but TorrinPaige always seems to use one when she does something like that on her hair. I think they're generally pretty cheap.

I would love to try one but where I live the range of hair stuff is *very* limited and I haven't seen one yet but I am keeping an eye out.

eresh
August 8th, 2018, 07:21 AM
You can also do a braided version :-)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR42vX_P_k8

bparnell75
August 8th, 2018, 06:49 PM
So I tried this without the topsy tail. I thought it looked pretty nice in the mirror, but the camera shows how sloppy it really was. I held it with a three prong fork. I felt pretty
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/848/43030973945_a7833f1f74.jpg
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1835/43217217274_b9c3254f68.jpg

hobbitlocks
August 8th, 2018, 07:41 PM
I like the way it looks with the fork, bparnell!

bparnell75
August 9th, 2018, 12:29 PM
I like the way it looks with the fork, bparnell!

Thanks, I appreciate it. Practice might make it neater.

AmaryllisRed
August 10th, 2018, 10:56 AM
Yes! Great idea, bparnell! I'll be trying this with a fork soon.

pathetic
August 12th, 2018, 12:06 PM
You can also do a braided version :-)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR42vX_P_k8

Oooh, that's so gorgeous! I wonder how heavy it must be on the back of her neck..... :hmm:

Natalia_A00
August 20th, 2018, 08:29 PM
Hmmm... Seems easy to me
https://image.shutterstock.com/image-illustration/gibson-tuck-hair-tutorial-260nw-355245170.jpg

Lady Stardust
August 22nd, 2018, 12:12 PM
Well my hair compacts down a lot and is only collarbone length so the roll is lacking oomph...but thatís what flowers are for!

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

lemonlife
August 24th, 2018, 02:36 PM
I can get the topsy tail done. But, my hair isn't long enough to flip over & not spring back out despite pins. This time next year, right?

hobbitlocks
August 24th, 2018, 03:21 PM
I love it with the flowers, Lady Stardust!

Lady Stardust
August 24th, 2018, 04:45 PM
I love it with the flowers, Lady Stardust!

Thank you :)

psyc2321
August 31st, 2018, 06:00 AM
I can get the topsy tail done. But, my hair isn't long enough to flip over & not spring back out despite pins. This time next year, right?

That's the spirit! :flower:

If it helps you now, though: when my hair was shorter (all the way to APL even), I would just loosen the ponytail, make a hollow behind it, and just tuck my hair into it (so don't go all the way through like a topsy tail, if that makes sense?). You can encourage it to stay by wrapping it around a roller before tucking, or veeeery gently back combing - and then just clip or pin the filled hair-pouch against the back of your head to hide the hair elastic.

windflowers_mel
September 1st, 2018, 12:06 AM
Ooh I love how you got the front to swoop like that.

Kat
September 1st, 2018, 10:12 AM
I love this style, but my hair is too long for it... by the time I run out of hair to flip through, I have this weird log-roll at the back of my head, not a Gibson tuck. (The log roll doesn't necessarily look bad-- I call it the "log bun" lol-- it's just not a Gibson tuck.) Or, some people flip through a couple times then just tuck the rest in, but I have too much to tuck in as well and at best I've made it look like this weird wad at the back of my head, and at worst it's popping out and through and under. I watched TorrinPaige's because her hair is similar to mine in length and volume, to see how she managed it. To me it doesn't look like a Gibson tuck... just a sort of roll at the back of the head; I think she also has too much hair. It seems the Gibson tuck only works if you don't have to pull the hair through more than two or maybe three times, and if it's not too thick.

I like to also roll the sides back sometimes when I do a style like this (start at front hairline, start twisting toward the inside until I get to nape of neck) as it continues that visual "twist" that you get from topsy-tailing your hair, but I'm also roll-challenged and whenever I do nifty side-rolls, they always unroll themselves no matter how tightly I do them initially.

I've seen tutorials for this style also done where on the first time, you topsy it through in the middle, then for the next two times, you do it to either side of the original. Either way, it helps to spread the hair out a bit width-wise so you don't have just this narrow knot that continues to build up (that's partly how I end up with the log roll).

The braided version someone posted is lovely, though I have a feeling that on me it would look more like a messy wad of braided hair than a polished, classy little bunch like hers...


Have you ever tried one of the topsy tail tools? My hair is fine/slippery enough that I can just grab and pull, but TorrinPaige always seems to use one when she does something like that on her hair. I think they're generally pretty cheap.

I've bought the cheap version before, and the first time I used it, I tugged on it to get my hair through and the loop broke. Maybe the actual Topsy Tail brand tool is more durable...

neko_kawaii
September 2nd, 2018, 09:40 AM
I did the braided version.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1849/44426506571_ebac9ee690_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aFPsBe)_DSC6884 (https://flic.kr/p/2aFPsBe)

Kat
September 2nd, 2018, 10:41 AM
I tried the braided version yesterday (only two loops for braids, not three). Every time I tilted my head back, the braids bumped up against my shoulders. Not that comfortable.

Later I tried modifying it, pulling the braid loops tighter (much as neko_kawaii did above), and that was annoying, too... now the braids were against my head and neck, and all the little fuzzy bits sticking out itched like crazy. I couldn't wait to take it down!

Maybe start higher on the head next time...