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eadwine
April 25th, 2008, 12:43 PM
I got tired of trying that scare crow thing, it didn't want to be consistent in looks. I hate that sort of thing, since I need to know things will work, and not just 10% of the time.

Twice in a row now I made a rope braid bun, and the results were similar the second time.

Here it is.. disregard the frizz, been messing about with my hair all afternoon!


http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/3534/ropebraidbuniu5.th.jpg (http://img187.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ropebraidbuniu5.jpg)


video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94eruaEMzVM)

I'll see if I can make a video out of it, if I manage, I will edit and put in the link to it :)

yogachic
April 25th, 2008, 12:48 PM
Looks Great! Can't wait until mines long enough.

eadwine
April 25th, 2008, 12:59 PM
Thanks! I had a good chuckle when making the video (uploading now) and being stuck and all in my hair and twisting ways :lol:

KajiKodomo
April 25th, 2008, 01:00 PM
Oooh, pretty! It looks like a flower, or if you turn your head slightly to the left, like a five-point star with rounded edges! I like it!

I don't know if that would work on my hair or not, it's about the same length as yours. Hmmmm.

eadwine
April 25th, 2008, 01:03 PM
Thanks!

You can always try.. if you can make a regular braid and coil it around one complete turn and a bit, then you are good to go, I think.

Carina
April 25th, 2008, 01:29 PM
I like your rope braid bun so much.Good work:thumbsup:

eadwine
April 25th, 2008, 01:38 PM
Thank you Carina! :D

FB
April 25th, 2008, 01:43 PM
WOW can you come over to my house and teach me. :) KIDDING!!!! I am an up-do idioit. It looks so neat I can not wait to see if you get a video.

eadwine
April 25th, 2008, 01:46 PM
The video is up in the first post! :D DO read the text I wrote with it :lol:

Isilya
April 25th, 2008, 01:48 PM
You have a real talent at making pretty updos, Eadwine! And your buns always turn out nice and big :) Keep up the good work :flowers:

ETA: your hair looks so much longer in the video!

granitbaby
April 25th, 2008, 01:49 PM
Very nice bun!
I have never mastered the rope braid so I'm very impressed:cheer:

Peggy E.
April 25th, 2008, 01:51 PM
I got tired of trying that scare crow thing, it didn't want to be consistent in looks. I hate that sort of thing, since I need to know things will work, and not just 10% of the time.
<snip>


Dumb question: "scare crow thing" - What??! This rope braid is lovely on you. I can do the rope braid, but never get the bun to look anything like this.

It always looks like an "ordinary" bun, for some reason the intricate "oping" disappears.... :o(

I'm going to watch your video and maybe it will help me do my own correctly. Thanks for posting!

eadwine
April 25th, 2008, 01:58 PM
:lol: Scare crow thing.. umm.. where is it.. *searches*

scare crow thread (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=3704)
correct updo of this thing thread (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=3711)

Tip for the intricate: roll the braid the other way in the end ;)



Thanks you all!

Yeah it does seem longer, doesn't it? I am not measuring or taking another length picture till we hit mid June though ;)

AprilElf
April 25th, 2008, 08:33 PM
Great result eadwine! It looks so pretty. :)

Druid of Alba
April 25th, 2008, 08:52 PM
Wow! That looks amazing! I love it!

When I first saw the picture, I thought "how does she do that, it must take a long time". Then I watched your video, and saw that it only takes a few minutes to achieve such a beautiful style.

Thank you for sharing this, I will try this when my hair grows :mad:.

Gumball
April 25th, 2008, 11:55 PM
Your rope bun looks awesome, eadwine! Fantastic job. I love the shine.

AlleyKitten
April 26th, 2008, 01:55 AM
Gorgeous! Mine always winds up looking less like a flower and more like a square, with hair going this way and that in some sort of pattern I can never really understand. But yours is so shiny and rounded, I love it!

eadwine
April 26th, 2008, 03:55 AM
Thanks all!


And Gumball.. yours is also VERY pretty!


I hope I can duplicate how this one in particular came out though :)

sahiba
April 26th, 2008, 04:35 AM
I love your rope braid. You dont feel scared that your hair might slip while you're reaching the end?It always happens with me. But yours looks very pretty and secure. Even the bun is cute.

Nat242
April 26th, 2008, 04:37 AM
Your bun is lovely, and thanks for the video! You've inspired me to try this one myself.

Your hair is looking much longer than your siggy pic suggests! :flower:

-- Natalie

eadwine
April 26th, 2008, 05:04 AM
I love your rope braid. You dont feel scared that your hair might slip while you're reaching the end?It always happens with me. But yours looks very pretty and secure. Even the bun is cute.
As you can see on the video, I slow down a little and twist one by one instead of both when I reach the end bits. It is quite secure and not tight, unless I put a scroo in it for extra sturdiness, then it is tight again. :)




Your bun is lovely, and thanks for the video! You've inspired me to try this one myself.

Your hair is looking much longer than your siggy pic suggests! :flower:

-- Natalie
Do show off your own attempts! :) And yeah, I have noticed that about the length too.. I find it intriguing.

Nat242
April 26th, 2008, 05:39 AM
Mine is not nearly as nice as yours! It's a bit challenged, I'm afraid.

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee68/trippywallpaper/DSCN2119.jpg

Sorry it's so dark.

I had to secure it with a hair-tie at the base; otherwise it wound up looking like a mutated figure eight, somehow. Weird.


-- Natalie

Saranne772
April 26th, 2008, 05:41 AM
That is beautiful :D I will have to give that one a try :D

eadwine
April 26th, 2008, 07:10 AM
Mine is not nearly as nice as yours! It's a bit challenged, I'm afraid.

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee68/trippywallpaper/DSCN2119.jpg

Sorry it's so dark.

I had to secure it with a hair-tie at the base; otherwise it wound up looking like a mutated figure eight, somehow. Weird.


-- Natalie
Pretty though!!
What happens if you roll it up to a bun in the other direction? Might look better that way, who knows :)


Saranne772 , can't wait to see yours!

Xandergrammy
April 26th, 2008, 07:14 AM
I think this bun looks beautiful. I'm very envious!

eadwine
April 26th, 2008, 07:20 AM
Aww.. thank you!

Lixie
April 26th, 2008, 07:43 AM
Great bun, eadwine. It's so pretty.

eadwine
April 26th, 2008, 08:46 AM
Thanks Lixie!

Gumball
April 27th, 2008, 05:15 PM
Thanks all!


And Gumball.. yours is also VERY pretty!


I hope I can duplicate how this one in particular came out though :)

Thank you so much, eadwine! I'm sure without a doubt you'll be able to do it again. Once you start riding that bike it's hard to entirely forget how. ;)

eadwine
April 27th, 2008, 05:17 PM
Hihi thanks Gumball! I indeed managed :)

Neoma
April 27th, 2008, 08:37 PM
eadwine, this braid looks fabulous! You really do have a knack for updos. :flower:

eadwine
April 28th, 2008, 01:17 AM
Aww thank you! I practice a lot though :) I just managed to make it into a bun with a fork:

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/955/ropebraidforkrf0.th.jpg (http://img213.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ropebraidforkrf0.jpg)

Gumball
April 28th, 2008, 01:28 AM
That looks great! The fork really does add a whole new dimension to it. :)

Neoma
April 28th, 2008, 05:58 PM
I've watched your video, as well as a video by another longhair, and I can't figure out how to make a rope braid. I made one once upon a time, but now they just unravel before I even secure them. And you can't make a rope braid bun without a rope braid!

What am I doing wrong?

eadwine
April 29th, 2008, 12:05 PM
You are twisting the two sections around each other in the wrong direction. Try doing it the other way and see what happens :)

MissHair
April 29th, 2008, 12:16 PM
I love it!!!! You're so good at this. At first it went a little fast but the result is beautiful. Thanks for showing us.

eadwine
April 29th, 2008, 12:25 PM
You are most welcome. I should redo that one video though, with me twisting correctly and crossing the base first and all that :lol: