View Full Version : Updos lay flat?

March 8th, 2010, 03:04 PM
I've been playing with a few different updo's... I'm sick of always wearing either a braid or a ponytail. I'm finding that most of my bun's tend to form more of a column sticking out from the back of my head, than to lay flat and spread out side to side. Does anyone have any tricks to lay it flat?

I forgot to add that I think it's because my hair is very fine, so my volume appears fairly thin. I've noticed people with thicker hair seem to not have this problem as much. :shrug:

March 8th, 2010, 03:18 PM
I have very thin and relatively fine hair, so I have experienced this, too. I pin my buns as I create them - for instance, I pin the inside ring of a cinnabun, then wrap around another swirl and pin it on the opposite side, and so on. The lay much flatter, then. I don't much care for the look of a bee butt bun, myself, the flatter ones look better on me, and are more professional looking for work. I do the same when I do a Chinese or braided bun, too.

March 8th, 2010, 03:44 PM
Thank you, Heidihug, that sounds like what I'll need to do... which leads to my next issue... lol, all my hairpins appear to have walked away. :sigh: :toddles off to wally-world for more hairpins:

March 8th, 2010, 03:58 PM
Pixna recently had a whole thread about flat buns, and another for lefty buns and another for one stick buns. Check them out for some great suggestions. :D