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neko_kawaii
October 1st, 2019, 11:17 AM
This comes from LHC member Spirtlocks back in 2008 (https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/archive/index.php/t-684.html).


1. make a regular braid.
2. insert a stick horizontally through the hair near the base of the braid
3. insert a stick through the hair near the top of your head
4. take the braid and wrap it in a figure eight style around the two sticks.
5. then wrap the remaining hair around the figure 8 and viola there is your bun.


This one seems to have fallen of LHC radar for a while. Lets try it out!

AmaryllisRed
October 1st, 2019, 02:39 PM
Oh, I like this one! Here's my unbraided version from January.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=35171&d=1548348593

ETA: And the regular braided one from December.

https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=34399&d=1544201526

Sarahlabyrinth
October 1st, 2019, 02:59 PM
I've never heard of this one before! Tried it and it's very comfortable - I like it! Hair's a bit frizzy - it's been in its braid all day. I just need a matching pair of unobtrusive hair sticks - any suggestions as to where I might get some?

https://i.imgur.com/5wIR2z7.jpg https://i.imgur.com/l4phusg.jpg

Neoma
October 1st, 2019, 03:26 PM
I don't remember having seen this one before! Sarahlabyrinth, it looks fabulous in your gorgeous tresses!

Thank you for starting this thread, neko_kawaii! :flower:

P.S. It will be a while before I can make this one. My hair is only BSL now.

Sarahlabyrinth
October 1st, 2019, 03:27 PM
I don't remember having seen this one before! Sarahlabyrinth, it looks fabulous in your gorgeous tresses!

Thank you for starting this thread, neko_kawaii! :flower:

Thanks - I'm assuming that's how it's done, I haven't seen any other photos of this bun.

mwallingford
October 2nd, 2019, 10:48 AM
That looks so cool! Does anyone know if there's a video out there, by chance? I think I understand the explanation, but I'm a very visual person. No guarantees I would do it on myself just because my hair is too thin for braids. Maybe someday I'll have a bout of confidence and give it a whirl

Siv
October 2nd, 2019, 12:19 PM
Gods you do need a lot of hair for this one! I managed the eight, just barely!

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

(First I thought I had to make the picture public on Imgur to be able to post it on here, and immediately got 5 downvotes within seconds :rolleyes:... That's why I love LHC, such a kind community!)

(ETA: How do I make it smaller?!)

Sarahlabyrinth
October 2nd, 2019, 01:05 PM
That looks so cool! Does anyone know if there's a video out there, by chance? I think I understand the explanation, but I'm a very visual person. No guarantees I would do it on myself just because my hair is too thin for braids. Maybe someday I'll have a bout of confidence and give it a whirl

I am thinking of making a tutorial, if that would help. :) Also, you could always thicken your braid with a paranda, I always do. Siv, that's so intricate looking on you!

Groovy Granny
October 2nd, 2019, 01:13 PM
Everyone is so pretty in this bun :heart:

Me? With my short/shrinking torso even at hip I only made it 1/2 way around (withe the sticks close together too) :p

AmaryllisRed
October 2nd, 2019, 01:36 PM
I made a video with a French braided spirit bun back in January but it has my real name on it. Anyone know how to change that? I thought I did but it didn't change.

ETA: It DID change! I think.
https://youtu.be/LKYWxuUqbs4

Groovy Granny
October 2nd, 2019, 01:53 PM
Nice job; your hair is so pretty :love:

enting
October 2nd, 2019, 04:04 PM
I found this comment on the original thread:

omg! That's amazing!

For those who don't think they can do this (yet) - I've found that a lot of times you can make it look like more hair if you split it up some... so for the Spirit Bun, do one braid starting at the top and one at the bottom - wrap one braid and then the other so they come out a little more evenly.

I'm SO going to have to try this tonight/tomorrow! I'm seeing some neat variations, like crossing 2 sticks and weaving them in and out (I actually saw this idea somewhere else, but can't remember the name), or using 3 short sticks in a circle...muhahahah

I hope this helps some people who think they don't have enough length to try this.

I remember wanting to try this bun out a while ago and never did. I guess this is my opportunity to actually sit down and try it.
Can I do it with a regular English braid as a base, not a French braid? Will the sticks hold?

Groovy Granny
October 2nd, 2019, 04:30 PM
Great suggestions :thumbsup:

My hair is too fine/wispy to section, and there is not enough for 2 braids :rollin:

AmaryllisRed
October 2nd, 2019, 06:40 PM
Thanks, GG!

I couldn't get the top stick to stay without French braiding but my hair is super slippery.

For the unbraided version, I used a hair tie in a half-up to anchor the top stick and braided just a few stitches to anchor the bottom stick.

I'm mulling over a version with barrettes, too... and wishing I had matching (or at least complimentary) barrettes.

Siv
October 3rd, 2019, 03:30 AM
It really did NOT hold for me when I did a regular English braid, but I do have slippery hair too

Neoma
October 3rd, 2019, 10:29 AM
How about starting off with a faux French braid, which is fast and easy?

My hair isn't long enough, yet, or I would try it. :flower:

enting
October 3rd, 2019, 10:56 AM
I had a suspicion that an english braid wouldn't hold the top stick, so I prodded myself to do a proper french braid before bed. Another time I might try it with an english braid or unbraided. I actually slept with it in the spirit bun (I swapped out the sticks for a couple of bun pins) and it was surprisingly comfortable. I normally do NOT do well with back of the head buns for sleeping.

For some reason it came out a little bit diagonal on me, so I sort of shoved it into a more vertical positioning. Apologies for the awkward mirror photo.
https://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=38737&d=1570121718

Groovy Granny
October 3rd, 2019, 12:10 PM
Very pretty enting :heart:

Kat
October 3rd, 2019, 07:50 PM
I tried it today... I was surprised that it held pretty well without any hair pins. My length worked out so I could make the figure-8 once, and then have enough left over to tuck the end under the center crossed bit. I re-did it once when it started sliding down a bit (I went with just an English braid), and my sticks ended up not straight across (pulled diagonal by the hair) so I need to work on that a bit. Also, I need shorter sticks than my double-pointed knitting needles, because those just looked weird. (I don't have pictures.)

I might try again tomorrow, maybe with a french braid. It would look interesting with a rope braid, I think, but a rope braid for me is shorter than an English braid, and I fear it might not be long enough.

HaMalka
October 3rd, 2019, 08:48 PM
I just tried it and its currently pulling the top hairstick downwards and my ends are coming untucked. I put it up ~1 minute ago. I think my hair is a bit heavy for this bin without additional support whether through a french braid or pins.

enting
October 4th, 2019, 04:46 AM
Very pretty enting :heart:

Thank you :blossom:

mwallingford
October 4th, 2019, 09:27 AM
I am thinking of making a tutorial, if that would help. :) Also, you could always thicken your braid with a paranda, I always do. Siv, that's so intricate looking on you!

Ooooh, thanks for the link AmaryllisRed! Is that your kiddo filming it for you? That's super sweet that you had help. And it looks like you're all clear on the name edited out

Thank you kindly Sarahlabyrinth! I just saw Amarylis' video, but I'm always needing several resources. Only if you would want to do a video though, no pressure from me! I might have to try a paranda, maybe in a subtle color. I never wear braids since my hair compresses so much and it's not thick to begin with, so maybe that will give me a boost.

Sarahlabyrinth
October 4th, 2019, 11:32 AM
Ooooh, thanks for the link AmaryllisRed! Is that your kiddo filming it for you? That's super sweet that you had help. And it looks like you're all clear on the name edited out

Thank you kindly Sarahlabyrinth! I just saw Amarylis' video, but I'm always needing several resources. Only if you would want to do a video though, no pressure from me! I might have to try a paranda, maybe in a subtle color. I never wear braids since my hair compresses so much and it's not thick to begin with, so maybe that will give me a boost.

I'm happy to make one, it might be a couple of weeks away though!

Dixie Derelict
October 5th, 2019, 03:41 AM
I'm having a problem seeing the video... for me, it's just continually buffering... Any suggestions?

AmaryllisRed
October 5th, 2019, 10:56 AM
Ooooh, thanks for the link AmaryllisRed! Is that your kiddo filming it for you? That's super sweet that you had help. And it looks like you're all clear on the name edited out

Thank you kindly Sarahlabyrinth! I just saw Amarylis' video, but I'm always needing several resources. Only if you would want to do a video though, no pressure from me! I might have to try a paranda, maybe in a subtle color. I never wear braids since my hair compresses so much and it's not thick to begin with, so maybe that will give me a boost.

Yep, my oldest. Any excuse to play with my phone. :) And thanks-- I guess the change just took time to take effect.

Strands
October 6th, 2019, 04:16 PM
Another bun I cannot do. sadness... although I can do a cheat one with one stick and two braids? :P

mwallingford
October 7th, 2019, 09:46 AM
No rush on the video Sarahlabyrinth! If and when you feel up to it :)

I know the feeling Amaryllis; I babysit four boys for a person in my church and they often have ulterior motives for good behavior too (always food related though, the little devils :p )

ETA: I'd say go for it! Let us know how it works out :popcorn:

Sarahlabyrinth
October 7th, 2019, 11:31 AM
No rush on the video Sarahlabyrinth! If and when you feel up to it :)

I know the feeling Amaryllis; I babysit four boys for a person in my church and they often have ulterior motives for good behavior too (always food related though, the little devils :p )

ETA: I'd say go for it! Let us know how it works out :popcorn:

I'll let you know when I do one :)

Sarahlabyrinth
October 12th, 2019, 08:20 AM
Spirit bun tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nocULZmi8tM

AmaryllisRed
October 12th, 2019, 09:17 AM
Spirit bun tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nocULZmi8tM

Very nice! I like how you put the top stick in after you start wrapping so it doesn't slide down.

Sarahlabyrinth
October 12th, 2019, 09:31 AM
Very nice! I like how you put the top stick in after you start wrapping so it doesn't slide down.

Thanks - I tried doing it the other way but it was more difficult.

desisparkles
October 13th, 2019, 09:58 AM
Thanks for the vid, Sarah!

I caught your orchid vid last nite and Mom is getting a go at it for church today :pray:

Sarahlabyrinth
October 13th, 2019, 11:55 AM
Thanks for the vid, Sarah!

I caught your orchid vid last nite and Mom is getting a go at it for church today :pray:

Good on her! :D

mwallingford
October 14th, 2019, 09:52 AM
Spirit bun tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nocULZmi8tM

Yay! Thank you :blossom:

renaatijs
October 14th, 2019, 12:33 PM
I'm afraid I do not have enough hair for that

neko_kawaii
October 21st, 2019, 03:44 PM
I did this a few weeks ago but finally got it off the camera.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48938613897_d8f9cb018c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2hyxbV8)

I love wearing these two together, now I have another style they work well in! (Top: BeforeTheEye, Bottom: Furnival)

spidermom
October 21st, 2019, 04:11 PM
Need more length; see you in a year or 2.

TatsuOni
October 23rd, 2019, 07:08 AM
https://cdn2.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/mobiluppladdning_5db02884ddf2b3661986023d.jpg

https://cdn3.cdnme.se/1263465/9-3/mobiluppladdning_5db028aa9606ee5cb0dd2e96.jpg