View Full Version : Orchid Bun - instructions?

April 1st, 2008, 01:07 PM
I've on a big updo flow here! :D I'm having a lot of fun trying out new updos, but I can not remember how to do the orchid bun!

Can somebody help me??

April 1st, 2008, 01:50 PM
Here's (http://archive.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=40856) the archived link for you. Now, remember to post a picture.

April 1st, 2008, 01:58 PM
Oooh I just did it and it's way more comfortable than a regular cinnamon bun. Some one else had recommended it to me but I didn't understand it before. Thanks for the link Raederle! It looks like a crooked figure 8 on me, but actually is staying. You have no idea how happy this makes me.


April 1st, 2008, 02:07 PM
Thank you for sharing the link Raederle and thanks to Hypnotica for asking the question! I've been really wondering about this bun and couldn't find instructions anywhere.

April 1st, 2008, 08:15 PM
There's also what we agreed was the "Orchid wrap" on TBB a few months ago. Link to the thread. (http://chatter.thebeautybottle.com/showthread.php?t=1325)

April 2nd, 2008, 02:24 PM
Thanks for posting the link - my BSL curls aren't long enough for the infinity or a figure 8, but they're just barely perfect for an orchid bun!

April 2nd, 2008, 02:31 PM
Oh so that's called an orchid bun? I've been doing that for ages and called it a shortcut figure-8, because you don't need to twist as much and don't need as much length to make this bun. :D I like to put a Ficcare over it.

April 5th, 2008, 04:09 AM
Its really pretty. I've got another updo in my list.

April 5th, 2008, 09:01 AM
Well, I'm glad the link was helpful. This is one style that looks different every time I try it.

April 5th, 2008, 02:10 PM
Oooh, a new bun to try!!!

(does a happy dance)

April 7th, 2008, 10:35 PM
wow! mine didnt turn out right at all! lol

but it was comfy and it held ALL DAY!


April 8th, 2008, 02:17 AM
That looks great joyinc!

I do a version of the orchid wrap (http://pics.livejournal.com/nulomiel/pic/000sb0w6/g33), but I actually don't know what it, or an orchid bun, are supposed to look like!
There seem to be so many different results. :D

August 17th, 2008, 11:36 AM
Okay, I'm resurrecting this thread cause I just went and did a search for it, and have just attained my first-ever orchid bun -- wheee! :cheese:

I thought I'd add a little tip for us slightly shorter-haired gals: I'm just past BSL (25"), and when I tried to pierce the outer coil of the bun on "hairstick exit," the whole thing fell apart -- too much taper (my outer coil is always sort of more like an "outer bump" :rolleyes:). But if you pierce the inner coil again, and kind of spread it a bit as with a Gibraltar bun, it holds the outer coil in place and then you can tuck any strays under.

I love this bun! :grin: