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January 26th, 2010, 12:58 AM
hey! I am so bored of how I've been doing my hair, and I was hoping you guys could help me choose some good hair styles.
I have between bsl and waistlength hair (when curly), with about 3a, I think. I would love to wear updo's every day, as I think they are gorgeous and put together.

however, here's my problem. for religious reasons, I cover my head. I don't cover all my hair, its fine for the length, and the hairline to be showing. I can use lace scarves. Usually I cover minimum a bandana's worth. (I've contemplated covering only a very wide headband's worth if it meant I could do updo's.). A hat, though I don't have one, would work as well.

Right now, the only things I do with my hair really are wear it down at home/out and about, or in a braid at work (I work in a kitchen, so it must be tied in some way like a braid or bun, and have to wear a bandana or scarf there too for dress code as well as my religion.)

I just miss wearing updos, or even a french braid. but what's the point in doing it, just to cover it up, I often feel. I could do something and wear it for my DP, who can see my hair (and I'm ok with other women in intimate gatherings seeing my hair), but by the time I get home from work, I just want to relax, and let my hair down, or I'm too tired to do anything with my hair.

So, can you think of any ways of styling my hair and covering my head that are more interesting? either for work or play is fine. any ways of covering my head while wearing an updo? anything else interesting to do with it?

Thank you so much!!

January 26th, 2010, 02:28 AM
I have a whole list the link is in my signature, I don't know if any of them are what you're looking for. Hope I helped

January 26th, 2010, 02:30 AM
Thanks. I'm too new to read blogs though :(

January 26th, 2010, 02:32 AM
oh I'm sorry
If you want me to I can try to copy and paste my whole list it may take a while but I can do it

January 26th, 2010, 02:33 AM
-lazy wrap bun(done)
-Lazy wrap buns(done)
Starfire pony
2 strand rope(done)
Hawser rope(done)
Cable rope(done)
3 strand rope (done)
4 Strand Rope
French rope
3 strand/English braid (done)
French braid(done)
Dutch braid(done)
4 strand braid
-4 strand twist
-4 strand weave
-4 strand over under
4 strand french
5 strand braid
5 strand french
6 strand braid
6 strand french
7 strand braid
7 strand french
8 strand braid
8 strand french
9 strand braid
9 strand french
(if I'm brave enough when I get there I will go farther)
Double french
-into buns
-into one/combo
-rose stem
Double dutch
-into buns
-into one/combo
-rose stem
Double french rope
-into buns
-into one/combo(if possible)
-rose stem
-French lace
-Dutch lace
-Rope lace
Fishtail/Fishbone/Herringbone braid
3 Strand Fishtail
French Twist
Gibson Tuck
Knot bun
Celtic Knot
Cinnamon bun
Braided Cinnamon
-Rope braided cinnamon(done)
-Hawser braided cinnamon(done)
-cable braided cinnamon(done)
-English braided cinnamon
-4 strand braided cinnamon
*4 strand twist
*4 strand weave
*4 strand over under
-5 strand cinnamon
-6 strand cinnamon
-7 strand cinnamon
-8 strand cinnamon
-9 strand cinnamon
Figure 8 bun
Braided figure 8
-Rope braided figure 8
-Hawser braided figure 8
-cable braided figure 8
-English braided figure 8
-4 strand braided figure 8
*4 strand twist
*4 strand weave
*4 strand over under
-5 strand figure 8
-6 strand figure 8
-7 strand figure 8
-8 strand figure 8
-9 strand figure 8
Infinity bun
Braided infinity
-Rope braided infinity
-Hawser braided infinity
-cable braided infinity
-English braided infinity
-4 strand braided infinity
*4 strand twist infinity
*4 strand weave
*4 strand over under
-5 strand infinity
-6 strand infinity
-7 strand infinity
-8 strand infinity
-9 strand infinity
Sock bun
-Plain wrapped (done)
-Rope braid
-Hawser braid
-cable braid
-English braid
-4 strand braid
*4 strand twist
*4 strand weave
*4 strand over under
-5 strand braid
-6 strand braid
-7 strand braid
-8 strand braid
-9 strand braid
Nautilus bun
(If possible)
-Rope braided Nautilus
-Hawser braid Nautilus
-cable braid Nautilus
-English braid Nautilus
-4 strand Nautilus
*4 strand twist
*4 strand weave
*4 strand over under
-5 strand Nautilus
-6 strand Nautilus
-7 strand Nautilus
-8 strand Nautilus
-9 strand Nautilus
Pretzel bun
(if Possible)
-Rope braided Pretzel
-Hawser braid Pretzel
-cable braid Pretzel
-English braid Pretzel
-4 strand Pretzel
*4 strand twist
*4 strand weave
*4 strand over under
-5 strand Pretzel
-6 strand Pretzel
-7 strand Pretzel
-8 strand Pretzel
-9 strand Pretzel
Chinese bun
Chinese braided bun
-Rope braided Chinese
-Hawser braid Chinese
-cable braid Chinese
-English braid Chinese
-4 strand Chinese
*4 strand twist
*4 strand weave
*4 strand over under
-5 strand Chinese
-6 strand Chinese
-7 strand Chinese
-8 strand Chinese
-9 strand Chinese
Princess Leia buns
Braided Princess Leia buns
-Rope braided Leia buns
-Hawser braid Leia buns
-cable braid Leia buns
-English braid Leia buns
-4 strand Leia buns
*4 strand twist
*4 strand weave
*4 strand over under
-5 strand Leia buns
-6 strand Leia buns
-7 strand Leia buns
-8 strand Leia buns
-9 strand Leia buns
(The following are inspired by http://imaginary-styles.iwarp.com/ )
Star Wars
Leia Ceremonial style
Leia Hoth style
Leia Bespin style
Leia Med-ship style
Leia Jabba's Palace style
Leia Rebel Assault style
Leia Ewok Village style
Leia Battle for Endor style
Padme Tatooine style
Padme Battle bun
Padme Ceremonial style
Padme Piolet style
Padme Picnic style
Padme Fireplace style
Padme Nightgown style
Padme Arrival on Tatooine style
Padme Tatooine style
Padme Geonosis style
Padme Reunion style
Padme 2nd Nightgown style
Padme Burgundy style
Padme Navy style
Padme Landing Pad style
Padme Senate style
Padme Visit from Obi Wan style
Padme Mustafar style
Padme Hospital style
Shmi style
Depa Billaba style
Qui-gon Jinn style
Beru Lars style
Beru Lars 2nd style
Jocasta Nu style
Dorme 1 style
Motee style
Breha Organa style
Lord of the Rings
Arwen Angel style
Arwen Flight to the Lord style
Arwen Bridge in Rivendell style
Arwen Departure from Rivendell style
Arwen Dream style
Arwen Helms Deep style
Arwen Coronation style
Galadriel Lothlorien style
Eowyn Banishment of Eomer style
Eowyn Theodreds Funeral style
Eowyn Leaving Edoras style
Eowyn Helms Deep style
Eowyn Glittering Caves style
Rohan Extra style
Gondor Extra style
Ever After
Basic style
Countess style
Deleted scene style
Ball style
Ending scene style
Marquerite style
Blondie deleted scene style
Blondie Ball style
Dark Kingdom
Brunhild style
Handmaid style
Kriemhild style
Mists of Avalon style
Lions in Winter style
Dorothy braids
(The following are inspired by http://dressytresses.com/ )
Hair roles style
Long clamp bun
French Barrette style
Spanish Lady style
Crown Rolls style
Lady Elaine Haystyle
(the following are inspired by http://www.youtube.com/user/torrinpaige )
Torrin's Victorian up-do (done)
Torrin's super fancy up-do
Torrin's Another Vintage-esque Up-do
Torrin's Vintage y Up-do (done)
Torrin's Easy Summer Hairstyle 1
Torrin's Easy Summer Hairstyle 2
Torrin's Truly Scrumptious style
Torrin's Rita Request
Torrin's FaiziaJ Request
Torrin's Fairytale braid
Torrin's Elizabethan Hair taping (halfway sort of)
Torrin's Pony Braid
Torrin's Another Up-do
Torrin's Up-do Alternative (When my hair gets long enough)
Torrin's lace headband and lace accent braid
Torrin's Messy Bun
Bweeta's buns by Torrin
Torrin's Regency up do
(The following is inspired by http://www.youtube.com/user/aeli92 )
Aeli92's fantasy style
Aeli92's boxer braid
Aeli92's Greek style
Aeli92's Flat 4 strand braid
( the following was inspired by http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=category&categoryid=1)
Pony wrapped stick bun
Log roll
10 second quick bun
Equilibrium bun
Cassie_G's Edwardian hair-do
Predator Braids
KarenLynn Knot
Wrapped Bun
Topsy Bun
Spidermom's Avatar Braid
Easy Hairstick style
Stardust Hairstyle
Braid over Braid
Coronet Bun
Fluffy Folded Braid
Peacock Loop
The Killer Bun
Formal Brookie Updo
Twitch's Double-looped Knot
AprilElf's Braid Flip
Woven Bun
Hair Fold
Manderly Bun/ Gibson Twist
Timeless Hug Bun
Janeway Bun
Little Buns Hairdo
Sideways French Twist
Spidermom's bun
Double Bun Updo
Hair Bow
Just a Little Twisted Style
Figure 8 Double Braided Bun
Off Coiled Bun
Angel Bun
Braided Beehive
Modified Swirly bun
Cowrie Shell Bun
Dementia's Dendrobium bun
Erish's fan bun/rosette bun
Summer Flower Bun
Nowxisxforever "Locked" Bee Butt Bun
Mascarade Updo
4-D Braid 6 Strands
Dreamernz Braided Do
Split Bun
3-d Braid 5 strands
Neoma Knot
(The following are videos or pictures that I could not name so I put the links up)

January 26th, 2010, 02:34 AM
hope that helps

January 26th, 2010, 03:42 AM
Thank you so much for posting that whole list!

I'll definitely try some other braid styles, and research some of those ones I've never heard of.

I think the buns won't work that well, because most of the covering styles I've come across buns either look dorky with (bandana size scarf) or are completely hidden and at that point why do a fancy bun.

I'm hoping perhaps there are a few other folks on this board who cover their hair, and might help me come up with an idea for covering hair/head and having an updo at the same time perhaps.

January 26th, 2010, 10:14 AM
Try this:

January 26th, 2010, 10:19 AM
As you said, you might want to try a wide headband, if you want to have a style that shows. However, then it becomes a question of why you're covering your head at all, if you want to show off your hair. That's something you're going to have to work out yourself.

ETA: For what it's worth, I know Tznius (http://www.tznius.com/cgi-bin/group.pl?id=52) offers some wide headbands for head-covering purposes, as well as a lot of cool scarves.

January 26th, 2010, 10:35 AM
Try this:

I was hoping someone would post that! You can plug in your level of difficulty and length of hair and it spits out style ideas for you :)

January 26th, 2010, 10:48 AM
Try this:

Thank you so much for this! I'm bookmarking this site!

January 26th, 2010, 12:21 PM
It would be fun to make a net of little braids that would hang down you back like lacing on a scarf. I saw this done with just hair bands, not even braids. She just made a bunch of little ponytails and then banded them together every few inches to make it look like a net or a chain link fence. It was really interesting. Your curly hair would probably look better braided but you can try it with ponytails just to experiment with the design.

January 26th, 2010, 01:19 PM
Try this:
What a great link! I always seem to be stuck in a rut. This will help lots! thanks