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neko_kawaii
September 1st, 2018, 09:50 AM
Invented by bparnell75 and demonstrated by SarahLabyrinth:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLLdRye9Hz4&feature=youtu.be

lithostoic
September 1st, 2018, 10:00 AM
Haven't tried this one in a while! I'll do it tomorrow :)

Corvana
September 2nd, 2018, 03:08 AM
:laugh: An attempt was made! Definitely way too short still. First I had to modify it into a "peace" bun instead of a Spock bun, and then... it immediately started exploding.

https://i.imgur.com/4iB0Ssd.jpg?1

neko_kawaii
September 2nd, 2018, 09:39 AM
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1843/44426506091_e6565a1cab_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aFPssX)_DSC6887 (https://flic.kr/p/2aFPssX)

littlestarface
September 2nd, 2018, 03:27 PM
Hmm I think i'm putting my stick in wrong.
https://i.imgur.com/OY5HHO3.jpg?1

I think I got it now,
https://i.imgur.com/8aOsjf4.jpg?1

It holds tight this thing aint going anywhere.

Sarahlabyrinth
September 3rd, 2018, 02:34 AM
This morning's Spock bun...

https://i.imgur.com/QiW2yUQ.jpg

AmaryllisRed
September 6th, 2018, 11:41 PM
Wow, so pretty, everyone! I should try this tomorrow. I honestly can't remember if I have before.

psyc2321
September 7th, 2018, 01:03 AM
I canít make this hold with a stick, so I had to (had to!) order longer forks. Love it, will have to try to get a photo for this and the Jeterforks thread.

Narya
September 7th, 2018, 02:33 PM
I hadn't tried this before, but I am very happy to have found it now because it holds like a rock without being too tight!

No photos because I'm victim of a serious case of "can't-photograph-the-back-of-her-head"itis, but it looks very nice and makes my hair look thicker too. It's a win/win situation!

Robot Ninja
September 8th, 2018, 01:48 PM
Bun success, photo of the back of my head fail.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=33266&d=1536432386

It took me an embarrassingly long time to figure out what it had to do with Spock. *slinks away in shame before someone revokes my Trekkie card*

ravenskey
September 9th, 2018, 02:38 PM
Ugh, tried and failed. I need about a foot more length - damn you thickness!(but not really).

ravenskey
September 9th, 2018, 03:17 PM
Okay so no sooner had I posted that I failed than I remembered a trick from torrinpaige on YouTube.

And thus:

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=33281&d=1536524093

It is frizzy and exploding and loopy and I don't care because I held it up using a way too short torch and didn't brush my hair.

Wavelength
September 9th, 2018, 03:27 PM
It took me an embarrassingly long time to figure out what it had to do with Spock. *slinks away in shame before someone revokes my Trekkie card*

Well I still haven't figured it out, so if you want to share the results of your epiphany, it would be appreciated. :wink:

sophia_
September 9th, 2018, 04:40 PM
I quite like how big this bun looks, lol.
https://i.imgur.com/mu3Ry9o.jpg?1

ravenskey
September 9th, 2018, 04:49 PM
Well I still haven't figured it out, so if you want to share the results of your epiphany, it would be appreciated. :wink:

The hand position you use to make the bun is the Vulcan salute.

iforgotmylogin
September 10th, 2018, 10:14 AM
https://s33.postimg.cc/l5xnh85q7/6ee08d45f7a94d4c6fda9ee84833054a687ddf77_1.jpg

Fascinating.

bparnell75
September 10th, 2018, 01:36 PM
Here are a few of my own Spock buns. I invented this bun because my hair is thin and it makes a bigger bun.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4607/39405156105_c2b1a236bc.jpg

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4349/36452010701_f19a8f37c8.jpg
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2856/32775953483_b88a95a067.jpg

MusicalSpoons
September 11th, 2018, 11:16 AM
Cross-posting pic from the Jeter thread:
Spock Bun* using my Camphor Burl 3-prong Jeter fork from Caraid♫ on the swap board:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1890/44619009091_4db3edf489.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aYQ5Uc)Spock Bun, Camphor Burl 3 prongs, with flash (https://flic.kr/p/2aYQ5Uc)


[I noticed a few of you mention about it being tight; I find by the time I've loosened it enough to get the fork through, it's slightly too loose to hold like a rock :hmm: I'll be trying with a thinner-tined fork that's in the post, so I'll see if that makes any difference. Just if I don't loosen it, it messes up the inside of the top loop - a bit like when I do a lazy-wrapped L-infinity, actually, or even a celtic knot. Maybe my technique is wrong!]

*How the heck does my keyboard not recognise 'Spock' when I swipe?! This must be remedied immediately, or no Trekkie card for you, keyboard!

lithostoic
September 11th, 2018, 04:38 PM
Hair isn't long enough. Everyone else's look great!

Ligeia Noire
September 11th, 2018, 07:29 PM
You all look awesome. I tried this morning but it was an epic fail. My fingers are not long enough to hold the hair in place

MusicalSpoons
September 12th, 2018, 06:33 AM
You all look awesome. I tried this morning but it was an epic fail. My fingers are not long enough to hold the hair in place

Aww. That is one of the (few) advantages of having thinner hair! It's not like you iiis need the illusion of bigger buns anyway :p :wink:

Ligeia Noire
September 12th, 2018, 07:25 AM
I would like to do it anyway

MusicalSpoons
September 12th, 2018, 07:33 AM
I would like to do it anyway

I know. Evidently I didn't sufficiently communicate the spirit of jest, sorry :flower:

psyc2321
September 12th, 2018, 08:34 AM
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=33311&d=1536758720

Success at last! Iíve had a lot of trouble with getting the top loop loose enough to get a fork in comfortably without the bottom being so loose that it a) slips out entirely, or b) just lets the whole thing slowly rotate free.

Messing with them before wrapping the tail seems to have been the answer. I like that itís bigger, my hair compacts a lot considering how much of it there is.

Wavelength
September 12th, 2018, 09:46 AM
The hand position you use to make the bun is the Vulcan salute.

Oh jeez, I should've realized that! :doh:

Ligeia Noire
September 12th, 2018, 10:02 AM
Musical spoons i got it. I was just lamenting. ;)

ravenskey
September 12th, 2018, 01:44 PM
Hair isn't long enough. Everyone else's look great!


I would like to do it anyway

My hair is also to short/thick to do this properly but I managed an approximation by using a trick that TorrinPaige has on YouTube.

You basically divide your hair as if you're doing a half up, make what ever bun with the top section, and then wrap the remaining hair up. Depending on what your hair's like and what you're using to hold the bun you may need some pins or something. I don't think Torrin needed any in the video.

Ligeia Noire
September 12th, 2018, 08:59 PM
Well, yeah but then that is not quite a spock bun anymore. I tried again today but with fresh washed wavy hair is even harder, I have small hands with small fingers, it just does not hold all the hair while I am wrapping around,

psyc2321
September 13th, 2018, 07:28 AM
Ligeia Noire, would it be easier to hold if you did it as a braided Spock bun? At least as a way to practice and play with it until you find better handholds for you, without your gorgeous mane just escaping from your grasp?

Just a thought :flowers:

Ligeia Noire
September 13th, 2018, 08:26 AM
That's a great great idea. Will try it today!

Ligeia Noire
September 13th, 2018, 09:21 PM
Here it is my attempt, a braided sock bun, I do not think it quite looks like a sock bun, maybe because of the braid, or maybe because I put the stick on the wrong loop, anyways..... it held very well I did a high braid and after bunning it felt very tight, here, some pics with different angles to spare you the spam, I love to do collages, sorries :p


https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/41708021_1829793090407520_2419179589768052736_n.jp g?_nc_cat=0&oh=ad29e33e20f390ae74113b5950996386&oe=5C1C429C


https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/41695157_1829791993740963_2102034372793204736_n.jp g?_nc_cat=0&oh=1e8a22f20dc4a9c765732bf07862d98f&oe=5C200AD3

psyc2321
September 13th, 2018, 11:12 PM
It looks like the right shape to me, so it might be the braid throwing you off? I canít put a stick through mine horizontally because then the first loop is too tight and the second one is too loose, and obviously yours is head-eating and mine isnít.

Ligeia Noire
September 15th, 2018, 10:36 AM
Yeah I think it might be because it is braided. Well, it was a nice experiment.

MusicalSpoons
September 15th, 2018, 12:17 PM
So pretty Ligeia Noire! It really shows off the colour variation on your hair beautifully.

psyc2321 I had trouble with that for a while - the top loop was too tight for anything other than a stick but the the bottom loop was far too loose so it all fell apart. With experimenting, I found I can kind of gently loosen the top loop with my non-holding hand, which makes the bottom loop sliiiightly tighter so it stays together better. It might also help to use 3 fingers instead of 2 for the top loop, though I haven't actually tried that myself.

Ligeia Noire
September 15th, 2018, 06:12 PM
Thank you. I fiddled with my loops a bit too until it was comfortable enough but still secure.

ravenskey
September 16th, 2018, 08:06 AM
Ligeia Noire :thud: That bun :inlove:

Ligeia Noire
September 16th, 2018, 08:45 AM
Thank you <3

bparnell75
September 16th, 2018, 10:35 AM
Cross-posting pic from the Jeter thread:
Spock Bun* using my Camphor Burl 3-prong Jeter fork from Caraid♫ on the swap board:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1890/44619009091_4db3edf489.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2aYQ5Uc)Spock Bun, Camphor Burl 3 prongs, with flash (https://flic.kr/p/2aYQ5Uc)


[I noticed a few of you mention about it being tight; I find by the time I've loosened it enough to get the fork through, it's slightly too loose to hold like a rock :hmm: I'll be trying with a thinner-tined fork that's in the post, so I'll see if that makes any difference. Just if I don't loosen it, it messes up the inside of the top loop - a bit like when I do a lazy-wrapped L-infinity, actually, or even a celtic knot. Maybe my technique is wrong!]

*How the heck does my keyboard not recognise 'Spock' when I swipe?! This must be remedied immediately, or no Trekkie card for you, keyboard!

Wow that one is gorgeous!!!

bparnell75
September 17th, 2018, 12:11 PM
Here is today'a Spock bun from two angles. It is done up high so that the bun shows from the front to off set my round face.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1888/30872232188_67beedb7ac.jpg
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1897/30872230638_f0112cbaa6.jpg

Ligeia Noire
September 17th, 2018, 09:11 PM
Very pretty and neat as always Bparnell, that is how a spock bun is supposed to look.

bparnell75
September 18th, 2018, 06:24 PM
Very pretty and neat as always Bparnell, that is how a spock bun is supposed to look.

Thank you. but I liked your braided one too.

Ligeia Noire
September 18th, 2018, 09:34 PM
Thank you :)

Milady_DeWinter
September 20th, 2018, 08:22 AM
Here's my attempt... Not a comfortable bun to me, I've got quite thick hair and need more lenght to do it properly :(

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

MusicalSpoons
September 21st, 2018, 10:29 AM
Wow that one is gorgeous!!!

Thank you! :flower:

Your Spock Bun is lovely :love: how do you get your buns to stay fairly high and very neat without losing all volume on the top of your head? I can't work out a way to do that; when I try, the weight of the bun pulls everything flat.

Edit: Oops, overlooked the last page originally :oops: Milady, it still looks beautiful. Hopefully with a bit more length it will be more comfortable for you :)

bparnell75
September 21st, 2018, 11:47 AM
Musical spoons, I sometimes have that problem too. If if the original bun does not feel secure I sometimes reinforce it with spin pins. Three prong forks hold best, of course. If I use sticks I make the flat ones and use two. Occasionally I put a small claw clip at the back if the bun too. Round sticks only seem to work for buns at the back and nape of the neck. The other thing I do is after I secure the bun is pull out some hair to puff up the part around my face. Hope that helps.

MusicalSpoons
September 21st, 2018, 11:49 AM
Thank you, it sounds like I'll have to experiment some more when I feel up to it :)

TarsusIV
September 21st, 2018, 09:53 PM
All of these pictures look so amazing! I don't have the length for this yet but I can't wait to try it when I do.

AmaryllisRed
September 22nd, 2018, 10:47 PM
I did it!
It's holding with a little claw clip because that's all I had. I'll try with a fork later. I looooove how big and floofy it is! It's no secret I like my buns big and floofy.
I almost couldn't do it thanks to my short fingers.
Here's my first attempt:

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

AmaryllisRed
September 22nd, 2018, 11:02 PM
With a stick.
Yeeeeesssss.
I've been in a nautilus rut and this might be the bun that pulls me out of it!

https://i.imgur.com/B8rFnDj.jpg

GrowlingCupcake
September 26th, 2018, 07:44 AM
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=33437&d=1537965327

This was from last week, I believe.

MusicalSpoons
September 26th, 2018, 07:58 AM
Pretty buns!

GrowlingCupcake oh wow, that fork :thud:

Konfitura
September 29th, 2018, 04:21 PM
It's a really great bun for thin hair, I got it at first try and I'm amazed how secure and not so tight it is at the same time.
https://i.imgur.com/8qE4FMQ.jpg

Techmouse
October 13th, 2018, 09:49 PM
Got it on the first try. Talk about a head eating bun though! This thing look huge. I love it. No pics because I can't take pics of the back of my head. Next steps: try this with a flexi and see if amish pins will work, too. I barely had enough length though.

UP Lisa
January 17th, 2019, 12:47 PM
How long does hair need to be for this?

Hailey
February 27th, 2019, 09:15 PM
how long does this hold for ?

UP Lisa
February 28th, 2019, 10:40 AM
:laugh: An attempt was made! Definitely way too short still. First I had to modify it into a "peace" bun instead of a Spock bun, and then... it immediately started exploding.

https://i.imgur.com/4iB0Ssd.jpg?1

How long does hair have to be for this one?

pathetic
February 28th, 2019, 11:22 AM
It depends on the thickness of your hair (and I guess hand/finger size as well) but I can do it easily with waist length hair that’s on the thin side. This bun slips out after a couple of hours for me though. I need to figure out how to get it tighter.

UP Lisa
February 28th, 2019, 12:03 PM
It depends on the thickness of your hair (and I guess hand/finger size as well) but I can do it easily with waist length hair that’s on the thin side. This bun slips out after a couple of hours for me though. I need to figure out how to get it tighter.

Thank you. Maybe I can do it, then. My hair is very slippery, though.