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Monkey962
March 2nd, 2009, 09:23 PM
Recently, after looking through several different bun styles that I could perhaps learn, I came across the orchid bun. I like it very much because it looks very simple and elegant, is supposedly very secure, and my mother keeps many orchids herself. How uncanny. :)

However, the tutorial here: http://archive.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=40856
is kinda baffling to me. I don't really get what's going on. Is there any chance someone could direct me to a more in-depth tutorial?

Lady Jo
March 2nd, 2009, 09:34 PM
The way she does it seem so easy, maybe you could ask her more about it. :)

SpecialKitty
March 2nd, 2009, 10:01 PM
I think you make one bun coil, an upside down "U" - then you take one side and move it over to the other side (right to left, not up and down) - then you continue to coil your hair around. I think the reason it is so secure is that in flipping the first coil, you are stabilizing the bun somewhat.

mira-chan
March 2nd, 2009, 10:35 PM
This is one of my favorite styles.
To do it I start as if doing a french twist or log roll. then bring the twisted length down parallel to the french twist (FT) like base. Flip the FT part over the twisted length. Then wrap the length that's hanging down in circles around the FT base, tuck in ends and secure.

To secure I usually put the fork in at the FT part side and the ends of the fork poke out and hold down the wrapped part. That way it's super stable.

intothemist1999
September 2nd, 2010, 09:36 PM
However, the tutorial here: http://archive.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=40856
is kinda baffling to me. I don't really get what's going on. Is there any chance someone could direct me to a more in-depth tutorial?


Try as I might, I COULD NOT get this to hold. I was following the instructions as they are in the video.

However, when I flipped the U the *opposite* direction it worked MUCH better.

Sadly, not very well, though, it either keeps unravelling, or is just not secure (tried both a stick, and fork).

curlsgalore
September 2nd, 2010, 09:43 PM
I'm gonna have to try this again, it is so elegant....just realized I was flipping the coil the wrong way, no wonder it didn't look right! :o

Sagi1982
September 3rd, 2010, 12:56 PM
Uh... I'll make up a tuto for this, if you want...

ETA:

It a simpe style, but hard too explain (<- my opinion).

clichepithet
September 3rd, 2010, 01:09 PM
iTube, sheTube, we all do the YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcoXIZ_yLWQ)!!!

If you don't want to hear her chat, I think it's more toward the 5min mark. And I can't get this to stay either. I'll try again when I have another couple of inches...

ETA: Holy cow, I just realized how late I am into this thread... :o

LeaM07
September 3rd, 2010, 01:14 PM
Here's how I do it (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/blog.php?b=6494). I haven't done this one in a while... I need to try it again. Maybe it will help mitigate my tendency to make my buns too far to the left. :)

Sagi1982
September 3rd, 2010, 01:15 PM
Ah, no need for another vid... :D

Gumball
September 3rd, 2010, 01:15 PM
iTube, sheTube, we all do the YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcoXIZ_yLWQ)!!!

If you don't want to hear her chat, I think it's more toward the 5min mark. And I can't get this to stay either. I'll try again when I have another couple of inches...

ETA: Holy cow, I just realized how late I am into this thread... :o

That's a good video. It's a little different in the video compared to the orchid bun in the archive given how in the video it's flipped directly before she begins the wrapping. In the video she brings the twisted length back over to the right side of the twisted fold, but in the orchid bun the fold is flipped over to the left in order to cover the twisted length before the wrapping begins.

ETA: And LeaM07 has it! Hooray!

clichepithet
September 3rd, 2010, 01:42 PM
That's a good video. It's a little different in the video compared to the orchid bun in the archive given how in the video it's flipped directly before she begins the wrapping. In the video she brings the twisted length back over to the right side of the twisted fold, but in the orchid bun the fold is flipped over to the left in order to cover the twisted length before the wrapping begins.

ETA: And LeaM07 has it! Hooray!

Ah, :hmm: I never noticed this... but you may be right. ;) I will have to look more closely. Perhaps this is why I have issues, myself (with the bun, not in general). I'm getting them all mixed up by the written and the visual. LeaM07's looks like it'd be a little easier for me to follow. I'll have to try later when the kiddies are in bed.

intothemist1999
September 3rd, 2010, 05:42 PM
Here's how I do it (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/blog.php?b=6494). I haven't done this one in a while... I need to try it again. Maybe it will help mitigate my tendency to make my buns too far to the left. :)


I guess since I can't get a cinnabun to stay with a stick, it shouldn't surprise me this wouldn't stay. I tried the Orchid again and no matter what I do, it let's loose.

Usually I use a Fic. Maximas to clamp a cinn. bun, but I tried to pierce it this through with an Innovation. Funny thing is, the Innovation creeps it's way out of the bun over a little while.

It's like my hair is at it's slippery-est with this style! lol

ETA:


iTube, sheTube, we all do the YouTube!!!

Ok, this is what I did...I think...oh a whim, mentioned in my earlier post...flipping it the *opposite* way compared to the original video, and continuing the wrap *clockwise*. It's weird...as far as I can tell they both start the initial twist of the length, in the same direction...

ETA2:
Neither works well. I hate bobby pins so I judge a bun by how few I'd have to use. I'd have too many floppy bits to wear this without alot of pins.

For the moment I've tried it again and it's holding alright with the large Innovation clip. I find it hard to do *and* keep my pulled back hair looking smooth while I do it. What I DO like is that it's larger than my cinnabuns, and it looks more like a conch, which is pretty cool!

embee
September 3rd, 2010, 08:07 PM
Some years back ajr posted instructions for an Orchid Bun and it's similar to this, but made *with the hairstick* and holds very well. It is my go-to bun. :)

I quote:

| Note... at the beginning, the stick is NOT through any hair, it is just held above the pony.
|
| 1. Hold hair in unsecured pony with left hand.
| Right hand hold a hairstick horizontally above the pony (pointing at 9 o'clock).
| 2. Flip the pony up over the stick, then down on the left side of the head.
| (The tail is now hanging behind the stick on the left side.
| 3. Rotate the stick CW. I usually rotate until it points at 1-2 o'clock position.
| Don't hold the tail firmly when you do this, let it loosen if it wants
| (as long as it's still wrapped around the stick), otherwise it will be too tight.
| 4. Wrap tail loosely in the CCW direction around the whole thing,
| behind the stick. Tuck ends under.
| 5. Pick up the scalp hair and invert the stick like normal
| (From 1-2 o'clock to 7-8 o'clock position). Come up over the loop(s) you made in step 4.
| The stick will keep the loop(s) in place. You may have to loosen these loops
| (that you made in step 4) a bit if it feels too tight.
|

clichepithet
September 3rd, 2010, 10:04 PM
Bah! All I get when I try (any method other than embee's and I'll get to that in a minute) is what looks like a messy figure-8 that falls out if I do more than blink. I've got to be doing something wrong somewhere. However, embee - thank you. This (your method) I was able to accomplish on the first try. It took some wiggling because like you said, it got a bit tight there, but I like it. Will practice it more, I like the look and it's kind of a big bun...

Anyway, I'd post a picture for proof if the albums were working...
:whistle: teehehee

Faolan
September 3rd, 2010, 11:30 PM
I did it using the tutorial in the op. The instructions seemed easy enough, but mine looks kind of wonky and isn't really that sturdy. I could post pics if people want to see my misshapen hair.

embee
September 5th, 2010, 03:38 PM
However, embee - thank you. This (your method) I was able to accomplish on the first try. It took some wiggling because like you said, it got a bit tight there, but I like it. Will practice it more, I like the look and it's kind of a big bun...

Anyway, I'd post a picture for proof if the albums were working...
:whistle: teehehee


You're very welcome. It's so easy, especially with a bit of practice. :) I'd love to see a pic, if you can get the albums to work.

intothemist1999
September 5th, 2010, 07:04 PM
Em-beeee....I loooove you.... :crush:

This is the ONLY bun I've ever had feel secure with a single stick and without an elastic!

I've had good luck with the lazy wrap, but for instance would NEVER wear it to work without an elastic...and prefer a fork for safety. This one, I DEFINITELY would!

Yaaaay! I can get back into sticks!! :happydance: Swap board, HERE I COME!!

Wildcat Diva
September 30th, 2013, 10:40 PM
I love the orchid bun now! http://imageshack.us/a/img809/9307/r7eu.jpg

Cherry*Tree
September 30th, 2013, 10:45 PM
That is really pretty! :D

Cherry*Tree
September 30th, 2013, 10:46 PM
Your hair sticks/forks/go easy on me I'm bad at this are amazing.

Wildcat Diva
September 30th, 2013, 10:52 PM
Thank you! Hah, no worries. They are a set of two prong forks by Elymwold in Silky Oak and ebony. He does amazing work.

jacqueline101
October 1st, 2013, 03:31 AM
I love the orchid bun now! http://imageshack.us/a/img809/9307/r7eu.jpg
I love that bun. I wouldn't mind trying that when my hair gets longer and I get more advanced in hair styling. Sigh and dream of lovely hair dos in my world. I also love your forks they are pretty too.

melusine963
October 1st, 2013, 09:35 AM
What a lovely bun, Wildcat Diva! I love those forks.

oatmealpie
October 1st, 2013, 12:28 PM
I do this with my slightly-past-shoulder hair. I don't have excess to coil around, but I can hold it with a singe bobby pin or clip.

Scarlet_Heart
May 9th, 2014, 07:50 AM
I need help! I've always struggled with this bun and I figured out why.

Every tutorial I have found for this bun, the person in the video twists with their left hand and I absolutely cannot do that. I tried just doing what's being done in the video in reverse, but I get too confused. I don't know what I'm expecting here, but can anyone help me out?

Thanks in advance! :toast:

Wildcat Diva
May 9th, 2014, 07:59 AM
Me! I can help! I'm skilled at this bun. How should we do this, do you need me to describe what to do? Also I am a lefty, not sure if I need to backwards everything.

Scarlet_Heart
May 9th, 2014, 08:08 AM
Thank you WD! Well... I found this (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/blog.php?b=6494) tutorial that uses words and pictures. So the fact that it was a little more vague actually helped.

So I think I got it basically right.... ??? But it's all pokey. I know it's a long shot, but can you tell where I might be messing up? Maybe it's just not meant to be.

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h114/eelaynuh/Hair/DSC09629_zps5a09e4a8.jpg (http://s62.photobucket.com/user/eelaynuh/media/Hair/DSC09629_zps5a09e4a8.jpg.html)

Wildcat Diva
May 9th, 2014, 08:17 AM
I take my ponytail, I can use both hands to start twisting hair up and towards my right ear. I go up with my hair. I can use both hands to slowly twist it up, over my head even (almost waist length hair, so, not long). When the length is twisted, I put my right hand thumb above the base of the twist. Loop the tail over thumb, tail goes behind and down to the left. Use your right hand to turn the twist of hair over it towards your left ear to make a loop of hair. Tail is trapped against your head now maybe at 8:00 on your bun? Tail goes around the bun counter clockwise to get tucked under the loop at around 1:00 on your bun

I just caught and corrected a mistake, loop goes towards your LEFT ear

No, you got it. It's not messed up at all. Sometimes I take that center puffy part and flatten it to the left and secure it down with some tines of a fork or a second stick. But your way looks really good.

If you have thicker hair than me, it's gonna be a bear with hair as short as waist.

I do think you may have tucked your tail too early. I usually continue around a bit longer and tuck it at 1:00 or 12:00 to make a rounder bun.
I also like to have the loop slanting a bit to the left, so my fork insertion can be on an angle.
http://imageshack.us/a/img845/4683/rlvmt.jpg

Also, I apologize to those who I have influenced to contort their right hand towards their left ear. There may be a less awkward way to do this. I'm left handed, naturally awkward, and have long monkey arms.

schnibbles
May 10th, 2014, 09:19 AM
Just tried this, I thought I had done orchid buns before, but what I think I was doing were actually Pha buns, totally different. :hmm: I dunno.

Is this right? (Sorry my neck looks scary)

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee165/Buttercup_9/orchidbun_zpsbc552990.jpg (http://s234.photobucket.com/user/Buttercup_9/media/orchidbun_zpsbc552990.jpg.html)

I see my pokey bangs sticking out right at the top. Grrr.

eadwine
May 10th, 2014, 10:53 AM
What exactly is making the neck look scary? You have an elegant neck if you ask me :)

Gotta love those pokeys.. another person here who hates ends sticking out hahaha

schnibbles
May 11th, 2014, 07:26 AM
Thanks eadwine ... the pokey bangs drive me absolutely nuts. I was so happy when my bangs got long enough to stay in my buns, but now they stick straight out lol. :roll:

eadwine
May 11th, 2014, 07:38 AM
Oh dearo.. I am thinking of partially growing them out so... going to have the same thing going then in about .. oh.. 6-8 months? lol!!

Wildcat Diva
May 21st, 2014, 06:57 AM
I can't tell for sure, but it doesn't look right. I'm trying to look at it and backwards engineer it with my mind, and I cannot see the distinctiveness I am looking for to mark it an orchid. That doesn't mean anything much though. Everyone's hair may look a little different when bunned especially accounting for variations in technique.

Kherome
May 21st, 2014, 10:36 AM
I tried it and ended up with this:

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj135/iwasbornonahorse/10178119_10152423791119726_1584741455543038335_n_z psb79f7c99.jpg (http://s271.photobucket.com/user/iwasbornonahorse/media/10178119_10152423791119726_1584741455543038335_n_z psb79f7c99.jpg.html)

Does it look even a little bit right? A bit fuzzy, I know...but can you tell it's supposed to be an Orchid bun? TIA!

MismaMuerte
May 21st, 2014, 11:16 AM
I tried it and ended up with this:

Does it look even a little bit right? A bit fuzzy, I know...but can you tell it's supposed to be an Orchid bun? TIA!
Beautiful, Kherome! I can definitely see the orchid blooming. Myself, I've always used a stick which gives difficulties sometimes, so I'll opt for a hair fork instead (as soon as I buy one!).

Wildcat Diva
May 21st, 2014, 11:17 AM
You guys and your thick lustrous hair! I think it's easier to tell what's going on on less massive manes! It looks 8ish, but it's kinda supposed to! Another vote for not sure based on the result. What about the implementation, are you following a tutorial?

But forgot to say on both of these last pics... Whatever it is, it's beautiful!

TrapperCreekD
May 21st, 2014, 04:09 PM
Messy Orchid bun today... It never consistently looks the same. Did I get it?

http://i.imgur.com/IYgv0if.png

ETA: This shows the shape better, but is blurry. :rolleyes:

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

LauraLongLocks
May 21st, 2014, 07:46 PM
Here's my tutorial for it. I flip it the opposite direction, which is not how the original tutorial shows, but it's secure. VERY secure.
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CC4QtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DEz2 luyA-eD8&ei=nlZ9U-aMIsffoAS9voHgCA&usg=AFQjCNEaYgnBTWibMj_XAEGZgu642M8mYA&sig2=DFGPgQlVca9cixW5vEAQBQ&bvm=bv.67720277,d.cGU

schnibbles
May 22nd, 2014, 09:48 AM
I can't tell for sure, but it doesn't look right. I'm trying to look at it and backwards engineer it with my mind, and I cannot see the distinctiveness I am looking for to mark it an orchid. That doesn't mean anything much though. Everyone's hair may look a little different when bunned especially accounting for variations in technique.
Hi, sorry, I just saw your response Wildcat... I used LeaM07's tute. (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/blog.php?b=6494) It's the only Orchid one I have ever been able to understand. :confused:
I will keep practicing. The thickness of my hair often gives me problems with twisting certain buns correctly. Maybe I still need more length?
And often looks more lumpy than I would like, too...

Trapper - looks right to me. And I admit, I love a messy bun.

Wildcat Diva
May 29th, 2014, 01:27 PM
Trapper, I think you did what I have seen called a lazy 8, sure looks beautiful gosh!
I don't know... I'm thinking that the loop gets flipped the other way for the orchid? Why is this stupid bun so complicated?
Anyway, I tried the version that works for me braided. Turns out it's very secure. http://imageshack.us/a/img837/7148/iapv.jpg

Man, my nape hairs look angry.
ETA:
Yeah, I just watched Laura's tutorial, good job Laura! But, the loop on that does go a different way from what I know. Is that version the same result as a twisted Lazy 8?

LauraLongLocks
May 29th, 2014, 01:49 PM
Trapper, I think you did what I have seen called a lazy 8, sure looks beautiful gosh!
I don't know... I'm thinking that the loop gets flipped the other way for the orchid? Why is this stupid bun so complicated?
Anyway, I tried the version that works for me braided. Turns out it's very secure. http://imageshack.us/a/img837/7148/iapv.jpg

Man, my nape hairs look angry.
ETA:
Yeah, I just watched Laura's tutorial, good job Laura! But, the loop on that does go a different way from what I know. Is that version the same result as a twisted Lazy 8?

I don't know. I just found it wasn't secure with the original instructions for the bun. So I did it my way.

Wildcat Diva
May 29th, 2014, 01:57 PM
Yeah that makes sense. Anyway these type buns are all versions on the 8 theme.

schnibbles
May 30th, 2014, 02:14 PM
Ok.
:taz:

I'm obsessed with figuring this bun out. By the time I make the loop and flip it (possibly the wrong way, lol) I only have enough length to wrap it one and a half times around.

ugh.

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee165/Buttercup_9/wlxp_zpsf8df8389.jpg (http://s234.photobucket.com/user/Buttercup_9/media/wlxp_zpsf8df8389.jpg.html)

Naphthylamine
May 30th, 2014, 03:37 PM
I swear by this bun! It is my "to go" hair style and it doesn't need any fixing or re doing for me. By looking at the pictures, I realized that I put the stick through different loops of hair but it is sooo secure :) My avatar is a picture of my orchid bun back when my hair was shorter.

Wildcat Diva
May 30th, 2014, 05:15 PM
Schnibbles! Love your bun. I vote that you nailed it. My leftover length, it only goes from like 9:00 counter clockwise to 1:00 before it gets tucked under.

Theobroma
May 31st, 2014, 03:48 AM
Oh, I'm so glad I spotted this thread, because I'd almost forgotten about this bun. The last time I tried it it just looked sad and wimpy (blame the CO shed). Now it turns out that I can finally do this bun and have it both look decent and stay! :joy:

This may become a new favourite.

embee
May 31st, 2014, 04:23 AM
A slightly different bun called Orchid Bun is my go-to bun. I got the instructions on the old board many years ago. ajr posted them... before youtube! :) I reposted them on page 2 of this thread. Very quick, very simple, very secure.

I never could figure out the OP's instructions, the bun never held for me.

bunzfan
May 31st, 2014, 06:24 AM
Orchid bun (http://youtu.be/MQQviVjb-PA) I do mine this way


http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h400/emmerline1/rsz_orchid_bun_zps7f081d29.jpg (http://s1107.photobucket.com/user/emmerline1/media/rsz_orchid_bun_zps7f081d29.jpg.html)

schnibbles
May 31st, 2014, 06:39 AM
Schnibbles! Love your bun. I vote that you nailed it. My leftover length, it only goes from like 9:00 counter clockwise to 1:00 before it gets tucked under.

:o Thanks. I don't know if I'm doing it exactly right, but I'm just gonna go with it, lol.

Bunzfan, very pretty!

curlylocks85
September 15th, 2014, 05:28 AM
What is the difference between this and a cinnamon bun?

Theobroma
September 15th, 2014, 05:53 AM
The main difference is that once you've made the first coil you flip it over.

curlylocks85
September 15th, 2014, 06:08 AM
Oh I see, thanks. :)

Wildcat Diva
November 25th, 2014, 07:49 PM
http://imageshack.us/a/img537/6831/2CZYas.jpg
Here's one that turned out pretty good.

Stellaaa
November 26th, 2014, 11:45 AM
"Pretty good?"

You mean super pretty and really good, right? Notorious buns strikes again:)

(I tried this bun again today, but it fell down :( )

SwordWomanRiona
November 29th, 2014, 12:57 PM
I've only tried this bun a couple of times, this was how it turned out. I need to practise it more :) (http://rionashairblog.blogspot.com.es/2014/03/the-orchid-bun.html)

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nKtcSGIHxOc/UytqcP9xftI/AAAAAAAAAe8/AQjAA9d7LyU/s1600/Diapositiva1.JPG

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dHepo6onafM/UytqcX_7LaI/AAAAAAAAAfA/XsfHlNhbbb0/s1600/Diapositiva2.JPG

Wildcat Diva
June 13th, 2015, 08:48 PM
"Pretty good?"

You mean super pretty and really good, right? Notorious buns strikes again:)

(I tried this bun again today, but it fell down :( )

You are very kind!

Oh, and I made a video.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=D5quFAfIAb8

Sorry the video ends abruptly. My kid videographer thought I was finished but I was still blabbering.

Remi
June 15th, 2015, 10:49 AM
I liked that video, Wildcat Diva. It was very helpful. Please do more styles!
You are very kind!

Oh, and I made a video.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=D5quFAfIAb8

Sorry the video ends abruptly. My kid videographer thought I was finished but I was still blabbering.

Wildcat Diva
June 15th, 2015, 11:32 AM
You are sweet! Thank you so much. I don't know of many more styles I'm good at. I will think on it.

meteor
June 15th, 2015, 12:02 PM
^ Wildcat Diva, such an excellent video! :applause Thanks so much for sharing! Crystal clear explanations, and your curls are gorgeous! :D

And everybody's orchid bun pictures here are just beautiful!

This is one of those styles that I love but can't seem to be able to do on my hair - pulls on scalp like crazy (from that higher coil) and falls apart right away on me... similar issues to the evasive figure-8/infinity bun. I might be able to achieve this with a mini-bun (half-up bun) though... I need to be patient and keep practicing... :meditate:

bparnell75
July 25th, 2019, 10:55 AM
Some years back ajr posted instructions for an Orchid Bun and it's similar to this, but made *with the hairstick* and holds very well. It is my go-to bun. :)

I quote:

| Note... at the beginning, the stick is NOT through any hair, it is just held above the pony.
|
| 1. Hold hair in unsecured pony with left hand.
| Right hand hold a hairstick horizontally above the pony (pointing at 9 o'clock).
| 2. Flip the pony up over the stick, then down on the left side of the head.
| (The tail is now hanging behind the stick on the left side.
| 3. Rotate the stick CW. I usually rotate until it points at 1-2 o'clock position.
| Don't hold the tail firmly when you do this, let it loosen if it wants
| (as long as it's still wrapped around the stick), otherwise it will be too tight.
| 4. Wrap tail loosely in the CCW direction around the whole thing,
| behind the stick. Tuck ends under.
| 5. Pick up the scalp hair and invert the stick like normal
| (From 1-2 o'clock to 7-8 o'clock position). Come up over the loop(s) you made in step 4.
| The stick will keep the loop(s) in place. You may have to loosen these loops
| (that you made in step 4) a bit if it feels too tight.
|

can you make a video tutorial? My try immediately fell apart.

Elodea
July 25th, 2019, 11:47 AM
The video tutorial here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQQviVjb-PA) was pretty easy to follow for me. I'm not sure if it results in the exact same bun as those written instructions do since the video shows the hair stick put in at the end.

embee
July 25th, 2019, 04:00 PM
can you make a video tutorial? My try immediately fell apart.

No - sadly I cannot. I can't even take a photograph. :( But if you look back in that old thread there may be some pics and vids that would help?

Wildcat Diva
July 25th, 2019, 05:21 PM
https://youtu.be/D5quFAfIAb8

Sarahlabyrinth
July 26th, 2019, 04:56 AM
I also have a tutorial if it would help anyone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rlmZi4IQ1Y

CherryFrizz
July 26th, 2019, 02:47 PM
I'm not sure if mine really looks like an orchid, but this bun is very comfy and attractive!

Special thanks to ajr and embee for the text instructions!

CherryFrizz
July 30th, 2019, 03:30 PM
I found a way to make this bun a bit more reliable for me.

When I wrap the hair around the stick, I hold one finger along the stick. That means that the hair goes around the stick and my finger. This gives enough looseness to allow the stick to be twisted and woven into the bun.

CherryFrizz
August 2nd, 2019, 12:34 PM
Still playing with this bun. I've found that, if you start with the stick on the side of the ponytail, instead of above it, the stick ends up horizontal, which I rather like.

I may be obsessed with this bun... ��

embee
August 2nd, 2019, 04:47 PM
Still playing with this bun. I've found that, if you start with the stick on the side of the ponytail, instead of above it, the stick ends up horizontal, which I rather like.

I may be obsessed with this bun... ��

I'm glad you're enjoying the bun. I find it quite comfy and easy. But I don't think it looks like an orchid either... ;)