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Neoma
March 9th, 2008, 11:42 AM
Someone recently told me that her siggy pic isn't a French twist, it's a log roll. She tried to explain how to make it, but I came out with a log blob instead of a log roll.

Does anyone have instructions on how to make a log roll? Pics and/or video would be much appreciated.

I have BSL+ hair. When my hair was APL, I used to make lovely FT's, but I haven't been able to for a long time, now. I think that a log roll would be a suitable substitute.

OhioLisa
March 9th, 2008, 12:59 PM
Perhaps this will help you... ;) (Ignore my weird oily ends)

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k24/ohiolisa06/th_logroll.jpg (http://s84.photobucket.com/albums/k24/ohiolisa06/?action=view&current=logroll.flv)

darkwaves
March 9th, 2008, 01:05 PM
Great video -- I can understand exactly what you're doing... (now, till mine gets longer...)

Shandra
March 9th, 2008, 01:06 PM
That's a fab video! Explains exactly how to do it, thanks for posting it!

OhioLisa
March 9th, 2008, 01:12 PM
You're welcome. I'm glad it was clear. The whole time I am thinking "slow down, Lisa..." :silly: So, I'm glad it wasn't too fast.

Meli
March 9th, 2008, 01:22 PM
Sorry if I'm hijacking the thread now but I can't see the video... I get to photobucket but nothing seems to work. The same thing happened with a couple of photobucket videos I was trying to watch at TBB as well... Anyone else who have problems or could there be some settings I need to change on my computer? I'm a computer moron when it's about things like this...

jojo
March 9th, 2008, 01:42 PM
great video Lisa, you should do some more im more a viual learner and your video was very easy to follow. Thanks for sharing xx

Lady Godiva
March 9th, 2008, 01:46 PM
FWIW, here's my original video. I intend to redo it. OhioLisa, it's fun watching you do it! :grin:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/LadyGodiva1078/LogRoll/th_LogRoll.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y284/LadyGodiva1078/LogRoll/?action=view&current=LogRoll.flv)

coppercurls
March 9th, 2008, 01:48 PM
Great videos Lisa & Lady Godiva, thanks for posting!

KatKeRo
March 9th, 2008, 02:06 PM
When I saw the thread title I had to think immediatly on the video of Lady Godiva. I'm glad she posted it again.
ETA: I learned to do the logroll from this video;

Neoma
March 9th, 2008, 02:39 PM
Thank you, OhioLisa and Lady Godiva! Those videos were exactly what I needed to "get it." By the second time I watched OhioLisa's, I was able to do one, which I secured with a hairstick.

DH walked by as I was watching Lady Godiva's video. I told him that I was having some serious hair envy, because "Her hair is like eight feet long." LOL. I'm not sure it's that long, but it sure makes my just-past-bsl hair a bit green. :)

I'm so happy to have a French-twist-esque do in my repetoire again.

BTW, OhioLisa, I like your tat. I'd kind of like to get one that shows when I put my hair up.

Lady Godiva
March 9th, 2008, 03:00 PM
What I found pleasantly surprising is seeing how OhioLisa twists hers in reverse to how I twist mine. I don't get to watch others do hair stuff around me (besides Hubs when he wears a ponytail), especially putting in Log Rolls.

OhioLisa
March 9th, 2008, 03:08 PM
Thanks for posting your vid too, Lady Godiva. Your hair is so gorgeous. :D I think your video was the way I learned it as well, even though I do mine in the opposite direction.

Neoma, I am so glad it helped you. And thanks for the compliment on the tat. :)

purpleorc
March 9th, 2008, 03:08 PM
Thanks to OhioLisa and Lady Godiva for posting videos on how to do the log roll. After a couple of attempts I was able to do this easily and secure with hairsticks. I have just bought a couple of new hairsticks so this updo hairstyle will be just the thing to show off my new hair toys :)

SaveTheTapirs
March 9th, 2008, 07:24 PM
I can't wait until my hair is long enough to do this style! It's too thick to do it at my current length of about 23 1/2 inches. My hair is essentially short and fat, haha.

DolphinPrincess
March 9th, 2008, 07:50 PM
Oh my goodness, Lady Godiva, you have so much hair! I'm definitely jealous!! My hair is currently only 21" and I can only a peacock twist. I can barely do a cinnamon bun, but can't wait to be able to do more, including this!:p

sapphire-o
March 9th, 2008, 07:59 PM
Wow I just tried log roll and was stunned I could actually do a proper one now. I remember when I first followed Lady Godiva's instruction I could only do the twisting part because I ran out of hair for wrapping. It looked just like a French twist, but now it does look like a log roll. Yay for growth!

I twist my hair in either directions for log roll or other twisty styles. Depends on what hairtoys I'm using and whether I'm feeling right handed or left handed. :)

Curlsgirl
March 9th, 2008, 08:21 PM
Wow, great video! I had been wondering how to do this since my hair is getting longer and now I can! I need a few more inches to make a proper one though. Mine looks more like a um well not sure. But anyway, I will practice this and then when it gets longer I will be able to do it! Thanks SO much OhioLisa and Godiva!

Saoirse
March 9th, 2008, 08:26 PM
What I found pleasantly surprising is seeing how OhioLisa twists hers in reverse to how I twist mine. I don't get to watch others do hair stuff around me (besides Hubs when he wears a ponytail), especially putting in Log Rolls.


I notice the same thing. :) I twist mine the same way you do, JE. I struggled with the log roll for a long time, until you posted that video and photo tutorial in the Articles section last spring/summer...? It was close to the time that I met Denise in New York, and she watched me do it and affirmed that I was making it correctly. Since then, especially as my hair grows into the superlengths, it's become an utter staple of my updo repertoire!

daeana
March 10th, 2008, 02:48 AM
ok, i was playing with the slideshow thingy in photobucket, so let's see how this turns out. this is my upside-down log roll:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v285/daeana/hair/th_snapshot20060330200508.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v285/daeana/hair/?action=view&current=8b0617d1.pbw)

fae
March 10th, 2008, 02:57 AM
What kind of clip do you use to secure it? I have never seen a clip like that.

daeana
March 10th, 2008, 03:09 AM
in the slideshow, mine is secured by a short hairstick.

frizzinator
March 10th, 2008, 11:10 AM
My hair is thin and only 31 inches long. I used to twist my log roll, but have discovered that I don't need to twist. I make a loop and wrap the tail around the base. I prefer using a ficcare to hold it, like both OhioLisa and Lady Godiva. With or without the twisting, I cannot get sticks to hold it.

eresh
March 10th, 2008, 12:25 PM
Thanks for the videos!
I never get it to wrap so smooth and even.

Stagecoach
March 10th, 2008, 02:20 PM
Here's a how-to I did of my version of the Log Roll. I tuck the ends through the loop, and since I dont' have a faccar (sp?) I use a hair stick and a scrunchie. SOrry the quality is so cruddy, but I can never upload nice videos to YouTube... they always end up cruddy. :(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kk9GF6Xbb2M

Lady Godiva
March 10th, 2008, 03:37 PM
Daeana, that was fun to watch! I'm amazed that your single hair fork-stick holds all your hair in place. :bigeyes:

Stagecoach, your video is great, and your hair is so pretty. I'd call your version a tucked Log Roll. :)

Eresh, keep practicing. Some days they're neater than others, like mine today...:ponder:

Frizzinator, just to be clear, I don't actually twist my hair in making the style (not like how a rope braid is twisted). It's just looped once, and then the loop is twisted against itself once.

Saoirse, the first time I saw Denise put in a Log Roll was in Dallas, and it was like watching myself do it, except eight inches lower. ;)

daeana
March 10th, 2008, 06:30 PM
LadyG, i have to say, that amazes me too. :silly:

eresh, just keep in mind we only show the pics of the good ones. :D

Stagecoach
March 10th, 2008, 08:58 PM
Stagecoach, your video is great, and your hair is so pretty. I'd call your version a tucked Log Roll. :)


Oh, thanks for the suggestion! I really wasn't sure what to call it, since it's so similar to yours, and indeed that's where I first learned of the log roll. I just find that my hair wont stay if I don't tuck the ends through the loop.

So, tucked Log Roll it is!

eresh
March 16th, 2008, 07:27 AM
LOL Daeana :-D

I had another go at it, and this time, it was not so bad :-)



http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/8413/rollachterpq6.th.jpg (http://img90.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rollachterpq6.jpg)
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/220/rollzijrg8.th.jpg (http://img155.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rollzijrg8.jpg)

jessie58
March 16th, 2008, 01:44 PM
Very nice demos, Ohio Lisa and Lady Godiva.

In LG's case , a hairdo and a morning workout!

Lady Godiva
March 16th, 2008, 02:53 PM
I had another go at it, and this time, it was not so bad :-)

http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/8413/rollachterpq6.th.jpg (http://img90.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rollachterpq6.jpg)
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/220/rollzijrg8.th.jpg (http://img155.imageshack.us/my.php?image=rollzijrg8.jpg)
Pfftt... "not so bad," she says. I say BEAUTIFUL! :applause

eadwine
March 16th, 2008, 03:25 PM
The eternal perfectionists we are Eresh :lol:

xrosiex
March 16th, 2008, 04:18 PM
Thanks Lisa and Lady Godiva! I wonder if my hair is long enough to do it?

eresh
March 16th, 2008, 05:56 PM
Thanks Lady Godiva :-D

Haha Eadwine, yes, indeed we are...

daeana
March 16th, 2008, 09:25 PM
ooh, very nice eresh. :D

soprano
March 16th, 2008, 10:00 PM
I get it! I finally get it!

Yea for videos!

Schnee
March 27th, 2008, 05:06 PM
Oh... I think I'm log roll impaired.... I just cannot manage to do this style and I just cannot figure out why.. :o

paradoxx
June 13th, 2008, 07:50 PM
I know that this thread is old, but I just had to post and thank all of the wonderful people who posted videos and slideshows! 1 slideshow and three videos later and I think that I might actually be able to do a logroll. Thank you all so much! :flowers:

hurricane_gia
June 13th, 2008, 08:45 PM
I live that idea of tucking the ends through the loop. And, I recognized that scrunchi-slide as a solution I use a lot of times.

I'd love to someone use this technique for a peacock log roll. Hint hint! I'd do it myself but my ends are thin. :(

Dulci
June 17th, 2008, 02:46 PM
Great videos everyone, very helpful to updo impaired persons like myself.

I've been doing this lately using a single braid, and securing it with a leather hair slide or Ficcare.

WritingPrincess
June 17th, 2008, 02:56 PM
Thank you Lady Godiva, Daena, OhioLisa, and Stagecoach for the videos. I think I can finally do a log roll!

Flaxen
June 17th, 2008, 06:03 PM
Thank you for those videos! :grin: I've been doing it wrong! :doh:

Sorry if I'm hijacking the thread now but I can't see the video... I get to photobucket but nothing seems to work. The same thing happened with a couple of photobucket videos I was trying to watch at TBB as well... Anyone else who have problems or could there be some settings I need to change on my computer? I'm a computer moron when it's about things like this...
Meli, you'll need Flash Player (http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=shockwaveFlash) to see these videos. It sounds like you might not have that installed. :flower:

Darkhorse1
June 17th, 2008, 06:38 PM
schnee---I think I'd injure myself if I tried that, and I gallop horses cross country! ;) :)

I've always wanted to try those, but I need a low hair style so I can put a helmet/hat on. :) I'll try that for an evening out though.....which is coming up sooner than I realized :D

Lady Godiva
June 18th, 2008, 08:24 AM
I've been doing this lately using a single braid, and securing it with a leather hair slide or Ficcare.
I do this, too, Dulci, usually when I have a messy Day 3 braid, but am in too much of a time crunch to undo the thing before work. It's super fast.

Darkhorse1
June 18th, 2008, 08:53 AM
Hey gang--where do you get those monster hair clips? I've NEVER seen them in my neck of the woods. I managed to make a decent log roll last night! I was shocked!! Thanks all of you!!!

NorthernDancer
June 18th, 2008, 09:51 AM
I've always wondered how to do the log roll. Now thanks to these videos I think I can try it.

Thanks!

Dulci
June 18th, 2008, 10:41 AM
Hey gang--where do you get those monster hair clips? I've NEVER seen them in my neck of the woods. I managed to make a decent log roll last night! I was shocked!! Thanks all of you!!!

Darkhorse, the monster clips are mostly Ficcares, here's the link (http://www.ficcare.com/Categories.aspx?id=1) to their website, but search on the boards for other places to get them cheaper. Prepare to be assimilated!

wendy645
June 28th, 2008, 06:32 PM
Here's a how-to I did of my version of the Log Roll. I tuck the ends through the loop, and since I dont' have a faccar (sp?) I use a hair stick and a scrunchie. SOrry the quality is so cruddy, but I can never upload nice videos to YouTube... they always end up cruddy. :(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kk9GF6Xbb2M

Your hairtie-plus-hairstick move gave me a major "OMG Why did I not think of that?!" moment! hehe

SparklePi
August 19th, 2008, 11:29 PM
Your hairtie-plus-hairstick move gave me a major "OMG Why did I not think of that?!" moment! hehe

Ditto! I was sitting with mouth hanging open...DUH TO ME!!

Thanks so much for the vids, I had kinda the same Q as the OP!
I miss my old French Twists, but with past waist hair...that's a no-go.
Thank you all!!

FlyBabyTina
September 29th, 2008, 10:45 PM
Lady Godiva, which Ficcare is that you use to secure your log roll? Maximas or Ficcarissimo? I have a knock-off innovation and no matter what style I use it in, it always pulls at my scalp :(

Slug Yoga
September 30th, 2008, 05:54 AM
I'm not sure, but it looked to me like a Maximas, which are sort of curvy and tapered, whereas the Ficarissimo is a bar shape. Thanks for posting the videos, guys, it's such a simple, elegant updo. And I will probably have to wait some time until my hair is long enough :p

Molster
September 30th, 2008, 08:01 AM
Stagecoach in your video and

Wendy645 -
Your hairtie-plus-hairstick move gave me a major "OMG Why did I not think of that?!" moment! hehe

Me too - I've just had exactly the same eureka moment! And then I thought about also putting a twist in it too so it looks like a flexi-8.

How long have I had my flexi-8 and never even thought of doing it myself?
How dim am I? :silly:

Lady Godiva
October 2nd, 2008, 11:25 AM
Lady Godiva, which Ficcare is that you use to secure your log roll? Maximas or Ficcarissimo? I have a knock-off innovation and no matter what style I use it in, it always pulls at my scalp :(
It's a Ficcare Maximas, size large. I own one large Ficcarissimo, but it doesn't really work for this style, as the opened space isn't as big, and the double set of teeth get in the way. Remember that when using a Maximas, it should not close all the way, as the unclosed tension is the secret of the clip's success.

Sherri
September 23rd, 2010, 09:19 AM
I am still practicing this hairstyle but I can't get any of the videos to play except Stagecoaches?

ApatheticFairy
April 23rd, 2012, 12:12 AM
None of these videos or pictures work for me.... can anyone help?