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St.Germain
July 1st, 2009, 05:08 PM
Yesterday I threw my hair into a twisty bun thing with this figure-eight clip. I just meant for it to be out of my way, but it looked so pretty I wanted to share it.

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/2317/curlybunwith8clip.jpg
Another picture: http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/8014/curlybun2.jpg

I feel I need to justify why I'm sharing this, but I have no reason other than I was proud of myself.:o

zen_oven
July 1st, 2009, 05:09 PM
Just lovely!

redneckprincess
July 1st, 2009, 05:33 PM
I know what you mean..looks cool ♥ dont you just hate to take those kinds of things out at the end of the day...expecally if you dont go anywhere to show it off, lol

Jessikinz
July 1st, 2009, 05:51 PM
That looks very pretty!

Lexibeth
July 1st, 2009, 05:54 PM
Wow. That looks amazing :) I wish mine would turn out that beautiful.

Ryanne
July 1st, 2009, 05:57 PM
It looks very lovely.

Bunnyhare
July 1st, 2009, 06:01 PM
beautiful! It always seems like i can get it mine up quick and it looks great until i TRY to do it then it won't ,funny how that works! I love the flexi too!

coolbreeze212
July 1st, 2009, 06:01 PM
Well, hello there....welcome to LHC!

That's so beautiful!!

Kanntara
July 1st, 2009, 06:44 PM
Ohhh very pretty! And I love the hairtoy too :blossom:

Longlocks3
July 1st, 2009, 08:09 PM
And now I must know how you did that! It looks really pretty!

Woven Darkness
July 1st, 2009, 08:18 PM
Very Cool! Now the trick is to duplicate it!!

wd

LadyLongLocks
July 2nd, 2009, 01:48 PM
Very pretty. Now to do it again! Glad you took photos :)

Kiraela
July 2nd, 2009, 02:42 PM
That is very pretty! I have often done some quick, thrown together updo and thought, 'hey, that is awesome looking!' So I know how that can be. :)

St.Germain
July 2nd, 2009, 04:21 PM
And now I must know how you did that! It looks really pretty!

I think I will put up some instructions sometime soon. I need to take some in process pictures.

I will, however, try to to give a quick-and-dirty written explanation.

1. Brush hair back, make it smootish on top, etc.
2. Take hold of hair at base of neck and start twisting it. It doesn't matter which direction. Do what feels natural.
3. Keep moving your hands down the hair, twisting it as you go. I find this to be the easiest way. Go until you have about a foot and a half of hair twisted. It should be slightly overtwisted so that it keeps trying to double back on itself. This will be important.
4. Pull the twisted hair up across the back of your head, and then fold it in half, and let that part twist back on itself. All the while holding on to the remainder of hair so it doesn't untwist.
5. The twisted up part will more or less stay in place by itself. Continue twisting the rest of the hair and wrap it around the outside of the already twisted part.
6. Do this until you run out of hair, and tuck the ends under the mass of hair somewhere.
7. Use some kind of big clip to hold it in place. I like the flexi-8. No pins necessary.

I'm going to try to do a diagram in paint.

St.Germain
July 2nd, 2009, 04:31 PM
No, I guess my Paint skills are not what I thought. Well, I should have some pictures by next week.

Vainjane
July 2nd, 2009, 05:21 PM
How cool, and by accident at that. so elegant.

Cloverleaf
July 2nd, 2009, 08:59 PM
It looks very nice, and thank you for sharing your directions!

psvzum
July 2nd, 2009, 11:17 PM
That IS soooooo pretty!

embee
July 4th, 2009, 10:26 PM
Thank you for the directions, I tried this and it was fab! It stayed up all day at work on Friday and I knew it looked good. My hair isn't as *big* as yours, but it did make a very nice intricate twisty bun and my slide held it beautifully. :) I will for sure use this again.

And welcome to LHC. :)

wintersun99
July 4th, 2009, 10:53 PM
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St.Germain
July 6th, 2009, 06:09 PM
Thank you for the directions, I tried this and it was fab! It stayed up all day at work on Friday and I knew it looked good. My hair isn't as *big* as yours, but it did make a very nice intricate twisty bun and my slide held it beautifully. :) I will for sure use this again.

And welcome to LHC. :)

I'm glad it worked for you. :)

embee
July 6th, 2009, 06:09 PM
Hee! And I tried it *again* today, and it worked, stayed in all day, just the slide holding it, and it felt fine, looked good. This is a keeper for me. :)

Nyghtingale
July 6th, 2009, 09:04 PM
It is so elegant looking.

St.Germain
July 7th, 2009, 05:36 PM
Ok, time for some how-to pictures, in case anyone would like them. This one didn't turn out quite as nice, since I had to keep stopping to take pictures.

First, start the twisting.
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/5987/howto1.jpg

Next, pull it up.
http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/9702/howto2.jpg

Then, let it twist back on itself.
http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/3274/howto4.jpg (http://img406.imageshack.us/i/howto4.jpg/)

Next, start twisting and wrapping the rest around it.
http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/4083/howto5w.jpg
http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/2684/howto6.jpg

And tuck in the end.
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/9906/howto8.jpg

Then add your clip.
http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/808/howtofinishedupclose.jpg

Sorry this post is so horribly long. I hope it was useful. If I'm ever prolific enough to be able to add articles, I may move the instructions over there. Or someone could do it for me, if they wanted.

embee
July 7th, 2009, 06:34 PM
Maybe some day my DS will come home when I'm awake and have my hair fixed in this bun. Perhaps I can bribe him to take a picture of how mine worked up. :)

curls2grow
July 7th, 2009, 08:00 PM
I love those pics! Very helpful! A few more inches and I may be able to do a shorter compacted version of it.

Arctic_Mama
July 7th, 2009, 08:07 PM
That looks phenomenal!

keight425
July 7th, 2009, 09:52 PM
This looks awesome!!! And I really love the hair toy too. Hair sticks haven't grown on me yet (haha grown...:laugh:) but this looks really neat and something I'll have to look out for.

JamieLeigh
July 8th, 2009, 10:06 AM
Very pretty, thanks for sharing the photo! :flower:

...and you don't have to justify sharing anything - we all love to look at hair photos. ;) And it's great to see that you're happy with your hair and still experimenting with it at longer lengths. Lots of people lose interest in creating new updos long before they reach 44". :)