View Full Version : April 2010: The Cinnamon Bun

April 16th, 2010, 09:21 AM
Let the posting begin! :face:

April 16th, 2010, 11:04 AM
I'm down. I can french braid others just fine, but can't for the life of me. When I've had someone else to help french braid my hair, I still didn't want to go around for the rest of the day with the length dangling down (fuzz city!). I took the length and cinnamon bunned it, spearing a stick through it to secure it.

If, in the future, I have a bad string of luck and can't get a stick to work I either supplement it with a bobby pin or two, or I put some claw clips around it.


I haven't uploaded a recent picture of a regular ol' braided cinnamon bun, nor an unbraided cinnamon bun, so if I happen to do that in the future I may have to remember to come back here.

ETA: Actually I do have an image in my gallery of the braided cinnamon bun held with a flexi-8, but it's not quite my clearest shot!

April 16th, 2010, 11:37 AM
This is pretty much the only bun I can do. /talent :D As long as I remember to weave the stick/fork in and out to catch the coil and the scalp hair, it'll stay all day.


April 16th, 2010, 12:09 PM
Oh, cool a new section of the board! :D
I don't usually wear cinnabuns, because somehow they always pull at my scalp hair if I use a hairstick, but if I use one of my favorite (discontinued, sadly) claw clips, it doesn't pull, and it stays until I take it down.

April 16th, 2010, 12:28 PM
Here's my contribution, held with a metal fork.

April 16th, 2010, 01:08 PM
Yay, a hairstyle of the month section! :cheer: Thank you so much, lovely mods! And the cinnamon bun, my go-to hairstyle for every day! :cheer:

Now for a picture or three...

This is a cinnamon bun held with a couple of Quattro StarLites:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=12462&albumid=996&dl=1211056100&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=996&pictureid=12462)

A cinnamon bun held with a medium Lotus Ficcare in matte gold:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=14239&albumid=996&dl=1212931410&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=996&pictureid=14239)

And finally a three-strand cinnamon bun, similar to a braided beehive. Please excuse the greasies, it was done during the early stages of WO. And please excuse the messiness and the elastic showing, it was the first time I did that style:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=53656&albumid=996&dl=1256573600&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=996&pictureid=53656)

(All pics clickable thumbnails.)

The way I do this style: I start by gathering all my hair in a ponytail, but do not secure it with an elastic. I twist the ponytail clockwise until it starts to coil around itself. I try to keep the style flat with one hand and lead the coil to go around the inner parts rather than on top of it (if the latter happens it is called a bee-butt bun). When I run out of hair I tuck the ends under and secure the ´do with a hairtool of choice - usually a Ficcare or a pair of sticks, sometimes a fork or even three Amish pins. I love this style and do it almost every day!

For the three-strand cinnabun I gather all my hair in a ponytail and secure it with an elastic. I separate the ponytail into three equal sections, as if I was about to braid it. I take one section and coil and wrap it around the elastic like a regular cinnabun. When I´m out of hair I secure it with a pin. Then I take the second strand of hair and do the same, going around the first coil. Finally I do the same with the third strand of hair. I learned it from this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRhVn1n8gpM) YouTube video. I wish my hair was as lovely as that of the lady in the video! :crush:

A quick question to the mods: What are the privacy settings for this new subforum? Can it be seen by the whole world wide web, or just by registered members? The sticky written by Flaxen did not enlighten me on this question. Thanks! ETA: Scratch that, I found it.

April 16th, 2010, 03:47 PM
What a brilliant new thread!

I have problems with securing a cinnabun. My hair is very thick, coarse, and has layers. I know just about everyone here raves about hairsticks, but hairsticks are no use in my hair. They just don't hold the weight, and come right out. I think I am doing it right. I have read numerous articles and watched numerous videos on ways to "weave" them through my hair, but they just don't work for me. :(

I bent some DPN knitting needles. On clean dry hair, I can't get them to stay. They slip out, too. If my hair is wet or has conditioner in it, they do stay, but they hurt my head after just a few minutes and I have to keep on readjusting them.

I have not yet tried multiple small claw clips round the outside of the cinnabun. I need to get some of those and give it a try. I think that might work better because the weightbearing sensation would be distributed amongst several small points, rather than one large one (ouch). Other than that, does anyone have any tips?

I love all your photos! :)

April 16th, 2010, 06:54 PM
If you make several strands, I've done up to four, you can make a cinnabun that covers your head. This is a very easy style to do, and looks very classy.

April 16th, 2010, 07:47 PM
I don't have a picture to post yet, but I have question, I think the rules said asking questions is OK. Whenever I try to do a cinnamon bun it wraps too tightly, so all the twists go on top of one another next to the scalp. So it looks like a giant knot with the first twist sticking out behind my head and all the others wrapping around the base. I don't know how to get it to lay flat and show the "swirls." What am I doing wrong, maybe twisting too tightly? Any advice is appreciated, thanks. MODS: if this type of post is not allowed, please remove, thanks.

April 16th, 2010, 07:56 PM
first picture post test
it was too big
lets try again
or just paste the link

April 16th, 2010, 08:07 PM
TheKnight'sLady- Lets see if I can explain this right...

When I do a cinnamon bun I will twist with my right hand while keeping my left one flat against my head on top of the forming bun. I find it helps me hold the thing in place without wrapping it so tight.

I also try and concentrate on not wrapping the bun around so tight but instead I twist the hair tight. Did that make any sense at all? My hair is very fine so I HAVE to make a tight bun so it will stay more then an hour.

I have also noticed that the longer my hair gets the more I have trouble keeping the middle of the bun against my head. It likes to pop out. I think I'm going to have to start pining the bun as I wrap it vs. wrapping it and then just pinning the outside/sticking a fork in it.


April 16th, 2010, 08:12 PM
My favorite way to fasten a cinnamon bun is with claw clips.


April 16th, 2010, 08:21 PM
Jeni- thanks for the instructions. I haven't ever tried to keep the bun flat with the other hand. I will try your suggestions, thanks again. :)

April 16th, 2010, 08:53 PM
I have also noticed that the longer my hair gets the more I have trouble keeping the middle of the bun against my head. It likes to pop out. I think I'm going to have to start pining the bun as I wrap it vs. wrapping it and then just pinning the outside/sticking a fork in it.

This is exactly what happens to me. I have to pin the cinnamon bun as I go, otherwise it spontaneous becomes a beebutt bun. :p

I haven't worn a cinnabun in awhile...*motivation*.

April 16th, 2010, 09:10 PM
My attempt, pinning as I went with loads of hairs coming out of my last twirl

April 16th, 2010, 11:20 PM
Here's mine! I did a two-strand instead of just one, because I like the look of it better.

I actually couldn't do Cinnamon Buns until pretty recently, when I purchased my first set of Amish pins. I think that once you have a certain amount of hair, trying to use sticks and forks in a CB makes it pull and tug in all the wrong places.

While making this I discovered that you don't need to use an elastic for the base of a multi-strand CB, which I'd always done before. Yay for not using elastics!

The (massively off-center) bun:

April 17th, 2010, 12:21 AM
At the risk of sounding very dumb - how do you do a cinnamon bun? :o Do you just wrap and twist the hair around?

April 17th, 2010, 04:21 AM
Yes, you just gather your hair as if you were going to do a ponytail, and then twist it until it starts naturally coiling in on itself a bit. Follow the direction it naturally wants to coil in, and arrange it in a spiral, working from the inside towards the outside.

You can also start your hair from an actual ponytail, which might make it feel more secure.

Make sure that, as you are coiling the hair, each new loop fits around the edge of the last one, and not on top. If you do it too tightly, and the coils end up on top of one another, that's a whole different bun, that's called the "bee butt" bun. It sticks out and is more narrow, as opposed to being flatter and wider like the cinnabun is supposed to be.

ETA: look at me, telling someone how to do a cinnabun when I can't even get mine to hold. LOL

April 17th, 2010, 08:08 AM
Quixii, I posted instructons in my picture post upthread. I always think it´s a good idea to post instructions in a style tread, because people do the simplest styles in astonishingly different ways.

April 17th, 2010, 09:26 AM
I find that I make the best cinnabuns when I make the first twist very tight and then the subsequent rolls need to be made looser to avoid it turning into a bee butt bun. I prefer this bun flat. Ficcares are the easier thing to put the cinnabun up with but forks are a close second!


ETA: Here is a better explanation of how 'flat' I like mine!


April 17th, 2010, 10:00 AM
My hair is at lower BSL I can now manage to do a cinnamon bun and it will hold in place all day. I usually hold it with a hairstick or bun pins. I find this a very comfortable hairstyle :)

I bring my hair to the side and twist tight and then I slowly place each roll outside the other. I start from the inside and work my way outwards. I find lightly oiling my hair helps the rolls stay in place better.

(please excuse the messy hair, it was abit windy outside )

April 17th, 2010, 12:14 PM
This thread has inspired me to do cinnabuns again.

How do you do a two or three-strand cinnabun?

April 17th, 2010, 12:19 PM
Neoma, I posted instructions in my picture post, and also posted the link to an instructional video made by someone else.

April 17th, 2010, 01:11 PM
I always thought I was making cinnabuns most of the time. But according to the information here I have been doing bee butt buns. I do know now that I do both now. So I'll will join with pictures too. Because finally there is a style I can do.

A question though. I see many holding their buns with Ficcares, how do you do it? Mine slip right out of the bun in 30 seconds. What could I be doing wrong?

April 17th, 2010, 01:14 PM
I see many holding their buns with Ficcares, how do you do it? Mine slip right out of the bun in 30 seconds. What could I be doing wrong?
What kind of a Ficcare do you use? If you use a Maximas (like I did in my pic) you open it as wide as you can, slip the lower part under the bun - through the scalp hair - and the upper part on top of the bun. If you use a beak clip you only open it a tiny bit and slip both parts into the bun. If you try to put the beak clip over your bun instead of into it you´ll fail.

April 17th, 2010, 02:27 PM
My hip-length hair, held with roller pins. I usually use chopsticks for buns, but I have trouble getting them to hold a real cinnamon bun with all the coils showing.

April 17th, 2010, 02:32 PM
Here is one captured in a buncage.

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u21/katkero/hair/th_Cinnabun27maart2010002.jpg (http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u21/katkero/hair/Cinnabun27maart2010002.jpg)

April 17th, 2010, 02:54 PM
Neoma, I posted instructions in my picture post, and also posted the link to an instructional video made by someone else.
Thank you, Calista! :flower: Somehow I missed that.

The video is really clear. I need to try that style. Perhaps it will make my bun look bigger. :D

April 17th, 2010, 02:57 PM
Here's one from my album.


My cinnabuns are highly variable in their appearance. So much depends on what day post-washing it is, how humid it is, how I wore my hair the day before, etc. The one pictured about is about as smooth as I can get them; often, there are a lot of flyaways and it's not nearly that balanced.

Also, they tend to slip out a little bit for me. The bun itself stays mostly put, but the front of my hair gets wonky, kind of pulled at the top and slouchy above my ears. (Why yes, it is as unattractive as it sounds!) I tend to wear them higher on my head for this reason, so when it begins to loosen up, it gets a kind of romantic poof in the back and on the sides rather than something...else.

April 17th, 2010, 03:08 PM
Shiny new thread!


Half up:

April 17th, 2010, 07:00 PM
1) In 2004 at ~45", fairytale ends.


2) A 3-part cinnabun in 2005 at ~48", fairytale ends.


3) A 2-part cinnabun in 2007 at ~52", not as fairytale ends.


April 17th, 2010, 07:17 PM
Ohhh cool I will post mine :D


April 17th, 2010, 11:38 PM
Here is mine. At almost BSL it's not particularly cinnabunish but there you have it. Held together with U shape pins because I have so many layers and endy bits.


April 18th, 2010, 12:27 AM
Hairstyle of the month! Yay! :happydance:

Here's mine, secured with Amish pins (http://plainlydressed.com/veils-accessories.html):


April 18th, 2010, 06:54 AM
Great new thread!

Half up cinnamon bun :)

April 18th, 2010, 07:18 AM
The 1/2 Cinnamon Bun in shoulder-length hair. :D

Sorry about the layers sticking out all over the place. This was actually two strands.


I did daily hairstick bee butt buns when I had longer hair. I was going for Cinnamon bun could never figure out how to get the coils to lay against my head.

April 18th, 2010, 07:36 AM
Cool! :D

Two hairscroos.

April 18th, 2010, 09:02 AM
Held with size L Ficcare maxima. I still haven't got the hang of cinnabuns 100%, but on a good day, I can get it to stay :)

April 18th, 2010, 11:03 AM
I'm glad for this thread. I had the bee butt and cinnabun confused.

And please forgive the stuipd question, but what are amish pins?

April 18th, 2010, 12:24 PM
tigr, they are a kind of hair pin made by the Amish people in Eastern USA. This (http://plainlydressed.com/images/amishhairpins.jpg) is what they look like. They are very sturdy and hairfriendly. You can get them at plainlydressed.com (www.plainlydressed.com).

April 18th, 2010, 02:48 PM
What a great thread. I hope to learn as much as I can. Everyone has great pictures!

Here is my contribution:

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t66/longhairbeauty/Styles/th_DSC01684.jpg (http://s157.photobucket.com/albums/t66/longhairbeauty/Styles/?action=view&current=DSC01684.jpg)
Clickable Picture

I gathered my hair up as if I was going to do a ponytail and wrapped it around and into a coil around my head in a bun. Does that make sense? I used one strand. I secured it with a two-prong fork. My hair was slightly damp and oiled to get it to stay. I have thick hair so I need the extra hold.

April 18th, 2010, 05:46 PM

this is before I cut a few inches off to even out my hemline. Held with a fork

April 18th, 2010, 06:42 PM
Here's mine. I wear it at some point every day .... the hair sticks, I made myself, from kitchen skewers and beads!


April 18th, 2010, 09:16 PM
I have not yet tried multiple small claw clips round the outside of the cinnabun. I need to get some of those and give it a try. I think that might work better because the weightbearing sensation would be distributed amongst several small points, rather than one large one (ouch). Other than that, does anyone have any tips?

If you have any Good Hair Days hair pins, they might do the trick. They are the best Cinnabun accessory I've found to date--hold all day without tugging.


[ETA: a more specific link] http://www.gehmanscountryfabrics.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=1139

I found this type ^ at a local Ricky's (~= Sally's)

April 19th, 2010, 02:18 AM
Here's my contribution, and I think this is a great idea! :)


April 19th, 2010, 02:29 AM
Thank you Calista. I do use a maximas, and I tried doing it the way you describe but id does not work. Maybe my buns are not done right. I just have to keep trying.

GuinevereMay, that is a lovely bun with the flowers, I just love flowers in the hair.

April 19th, 2010, 08:09 AM
My attempt of a lose cinnamon with a stick: Lose cinnamon (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=4798&pictureid=69807)

And a close-up (sorry my arms were a bit short there): Cinnamon (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=4798&pictureid=69808)

April 19th, 2010, 10:12 AM
VERY messy cinnabun with huge chopsticks. I don't have any more photos of this style in my albums, although I've become much better at it in the past year or so. Much less bee-butt and more cinnabun. :D

April 19th, 2010, 11:23 AM
Here is a picture of a half-up cinnamon bun. Cinnamon buns look very messy with all my shoulder-length hair. I hope you all don't mind my baby bun!


April 19th, 2010, 12:03 PM
Here is mine. I like to wrap the front hair around the bun to make it slightly different. (Sorry about the flash, the room is too dark.)


April 19th, 2010, 01:11 PM
How do you do double or triple strand buns? While I get the idea with a single strand, I am not sure what to do with multiples. Where/how do you start wrapping the other strands?

April 19th, 2010, 01:35 PM
Cinnabun with flexi M

(tighter) Cinnabun with flexi XXL

One with a ficcarissimo L

And one with a 60th street fork camo :-)

And YAY!!! Hairstyleforum!!

April 19th, 2010, 01:41 PM
How do you do double or triple strand buns? While I get the idea with a single strand, I am not sure what to do with multiples. Where/how do you start wrapping the other strands?

It's also called a Vortex bun or Lollipopbun :)
For a 2strand you divide a ponytail in 2 strands,
twist a bit of the first strand, coil and pin, on to the second strand and pin, (half circle)
further with the first strand and pin, further with the second strand and pin (completing the circle)
Repeat....untill you run out of hair.

This is one I tried with 4 strands
(but I never wear it otherwise, it looks a bit weird I think LOL)

Here's a video tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSf1vv8oB6g

April 19th, 2010, 01:54 PM
How do you do double or triple strand buns? While I get the idea with a single strand, I am not sure what to do with multiples. Where/how do you start wrapping the other strands?
I posted an instructional video in my picture post.

April 19th, 2010, 05:19 PM

My small cinnabun... I don't wear this style often.

April 19th, 2010, 06:04 PM
Yay Hairstyle of the Month! :hollie:

Here's my mid-thigh-length hair in a cinnnamon bun, using Good Hair Day pins (thank you, AprilElf! :) ).


April 19th, 2010, 06:22 PM
Here's mine. I wear a cinnabun 80% of the time including today so I just took this picture!

My hair is currently 57" long.


For those having trouble with the center popping out, you need to pin the coils as you go. I demonstrate that in my cinnabun video on You Tube.


ETA: This is secured with 12 3" Amish hair pins. When my hair is damp from washing, like today, Amish pins work great. If it's dry they like to back out of my hair so I use 3" long bobby pins from the local dance studio.

April 19th, 2010, 06:41 PM
Um so I don't really want to follow the last 2 people because, I'm mean, DAMN! But yea so here is my much small and less impressive cinnamon bun..

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/176/img2759y.th.jpg (http://img196.imageshack.us/i/img2759y.jpg/) clickable

This is how I wear my hair pretty much always. I can't wait until the red grows out so people will stop asking if the bun is "real".

April 19th, 2010, 07:22 PM
Thanks to this thread, I am now in love with securing cinnabuns with a Ficcare Maximas or Ficcarissimo. It's so darn easy and it holds so securely. Thank you for starting this thread, Flaxen!

April 19th, 2010, 07:46 PM
Held with a Quattro Flex Stix.
My hair is waist length.

Cinnamon Hair
April 19th, 2010, 10:45 PM
:thud: <--that is me fainting in shock that the Hairstyle board has returned.

Thank you for the new board!!

Here is my contribution:
Mei Fa long sticks called Flora with gold/purple/red beads in a cinnamon bun.

April 20th, 2010, 01:14 AM
Wow Cinnamon Hair I feel a like mine's a bit tiny compared to yours - I have bun envy :eyebrows:


Held with a large Nighblooming ficcare and my hair is about an inch shy of waist

April 20th, 2010, 01:24 AM
Putting my own little spin on this with showing the development of my cinnamon buns over the year from “puny” to “where did my head go?” :p








April 20th, 2010, 06:10 AM
Igor I'm in awe that you manage to keep your bun up with two hair sticks. I CAN NOT master using hair sticks as bun support by themselves. They only work as decoration for me unless it's a figure-8 or nautilus bun.

April 20th, 2010, 07:40 AM
Typical - I'm right after Igor, making mine look miniscule :p

Here's my cinnamon bun

And it gets even smaller with a converted rope braid cinnamon bun!

April 20th, 2010, 08:26 AM
This is me in my cinnamon bun, held with my ketylos.

Not the most impressive on here, but I'm pretty proud of it as I never do a cinnabun (do a lot of beebutts, though - fits in my hat at work) AND I managed to get the stick going in from the left to be secure.

April 20th, 2010, 08:54 AM
Nice idea for a thread! Looking forward to upcoming months and styles.

@ Teazel, I love how elegant your bun looks.

My contribution:


April 20th, 2010, 10:08 AM
Lovely photos in this thread! :grin: (And some of you have HUGE buns! :bigeyes:)

I rarely wear a Cinnamon Bun. :o Here are a few pics, though. (They will look familiar to some of you. ;)) All images are clickable.

Held with a large Ficcare Super Clip:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/Tresses/Daily%20Updos/th_032210CinnamonBun2-27a.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v331/Tresses/Daily%20Updos/?action=view&current=032210CinnamonBun2-27a.jpg)

Held with a medium Flexi-8:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/Tresses/Daily%20Updos/th_121709CinnamonBun1a.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v331/Tresses/Daily%20Updos/?action=view&current=121709CinnamonBun1a.jpg)

Held with a large Ficcarissimo:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/Tresses/Daily%20Updos/th_111709CinnamonBun2a.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v331/Tresses/Daily%20Updos/?action=view&current=111709CinnamonBun2a.jpg)

3 Strand Vortex, held with Amish pins:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/Tresses/Daily%20Updos/th_102709DoubleCoilBun2a.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v331/Tresses/Daily%20Updos/?action=view&current=102709DoubleCoilBun2a.jpg)

April 20th, 2010, 10:16 AM
How do you do double or triple strand buns? While I get the idea with a single strand, I am not sure what to do with multiples. Where/how do you start wrapping the other strands?

I did my two and three strand cinnabuns differently than eresh. I simply took one strand and did a cinnabun, pinning along the way. Then I took then next strand and wrapped that around (and around) the first cinnabun. This way seems much easier than trying to keep track of multiple strands and bunning them at the same time.

April 20th, 2010, 10:20 AM

Whee, I can't believe I get to play already! The cinnamon bun was the only one I ever knew how to do, before finding LHC; it's still my most common. Here's one held with a swap-board fork (yeah, I cheated, this pic was already in my album).

April 20th, 2010, 11:27 AM
I'm grateful to this thread for getting me to try the cinnabun again. I tried it when my hair was shorter and it looked terrible and I couldn't get it to stay in well.

But I had to give it another go for this thread and now my hair is long enough. It's been in all day :cheese:.

Here it is. Held with a golden jade maximas.


With a bit of testing, I've found that I can even hold it with just one haistick, if I keep it flat enough by not overtwisting it.

April 20th, 2010, 01:48 PM
Does this count? It's really hard for me to do with such short hair and layers that stick out everywhere, but I'll keep trying!


April 20th, 2010, 06:11 PM
Can I play? This hair style is my go to style; I wear it about 75% of the time. Here are some of my favorites:

I call this the Cinna Clippy bun. It is secured with 3 medium/small octi clips.


Again, Cinna Clippy bun w/the octi clips, but this one I added some sparkle with pearl and crystal hair pins.

This on is held up with a maple fork


I could not get my pictures to post, so I linked from my album :o Sorry :(

April 21st, 2010, 01:44 AM

Here's mine! This is one of my most frequently worn styles. It's pretty small because my hair is so thin, and looks sorta dumb, but it holds very well!

ETA: This picture doesn't show the color of my hair very accurately! I had to darken the picture because there was a huge glare. My cellphone's camera pretty much stinks!

April 21st, 2010, 09:50 AM
First post ever, because so far I've been lurking, but I have to speak out in favour of my favourite ever hairstyle, which I wear whenever my hair is not in a braid!

When I'm in a hurry, I do it with just one big coil and hold it with one or two small claw clips, but it's getting to the point when it's just too big to let me rest my head comfortably against my office chair, so I'm trying out the three-strand bun, which I can do much more spread out and has the additional advantage of staying put with only three pins.



Oh noes, my pic isn't showing up in my previous post... let's try again!


Yay! :cheese:

April 21st, 2010, 03:46 PM
Oooh, shiny new forum! :cheese:
This is my go-to style for work, so easy to put up after a spritz from Mr. Bottle! :D

ETA: Gah, can't get the pics to show up... links!



April 21st, 2010, 04:33 PM
I love this new sub-forum idea! I'm really looking forward to learning some new hairstyles. I see am going to have to work on this one. Not sure how so many of you are holding these with your Ficcares as if they were delicately floating over your buns (it looks like I stabbed my hair with mine) So anyway, all of your gorgeous cinnamon buns put mine to shame. But I am going to be brave and post my attempt (held with a large jewel II turquoise Ficcare ):

April 21st, 2010, 06:00 PM
So many bodacious buns in this thread! :D I feel a bit inadequate now, but it does give me hope that with a little more length my compact little bun will start to grow. :cheese:

This is my go-to hairstyle. Most of the time I just wind it up and it will stay without any pins, especially if I put it up wet. I wind around once and then tuck a fold inside the first loop. Not all the way through, just enough to "stick" and then wind the rest around the underside. That's why it looks like a smaller loop inside the larger one.

This one is up with my favorite hair pin. It is sterling silver and pearls from the Sundance jewelry catalog/website (from a few years ago).

April 21st, 2010, 07:46 PM
No matter how hard I try, I can't seem to get my cinnabuns centered on my head. I definitely favor the right side, and I'm right handed, but even when I think I over compensate, it's usually still a bit off.

So how do you get them perfectly centered?

Wait, does this bother anybody else? Maybe I'm all alone out there in my OCDness... :o

April 21st, 2010, 08:01 PM
No matter how hard I try, I can't seem to get my cinnabuns centered on my head. I definitely favor the right side, and I'm right handed, but even when I think I over compensate, it's usually still a bit off.

So how do you get them perfectly centered?

Wait, does this bother anybody else? Maybe I'm all alone out there in my OCDness... :o

I was off centre yesterday with my orchid bun and yes it bugged me all day but I redid it 4 times before I gave up on it!

April 21st, 2010, 10:49 PM
Ok, my bun looks anorexic compared to everyone here :)

I have yet to figure this bun out because I don't own amish pins and hair sticks and I have a love/hate relationship. Every time I try this style, it ends up more of a projected bun--I can't get the swirl right ;)

But, I love the photos! Such inspiration :D

April 22nd, 2010, 12:08 AM
I did a second cinnabun today - this time I tried out the variation with the front twists that someone earlier on in the thread did (sorry I don't remember who:flower:)


April 22nd, 2010, 02:22 AM
No matter how hard I try, I can't seem to get my cinnabuns centered on my head. I definitely favor the right side, and I'm right handed, but even when I think I over compensate, it's usually still a bit off.

So how do you get them perfectly centered?

Wait, does this bother anybody else? Maybe I'm all alone out there in my OCDness... :o

I start slightly to the left to compensate :p

April 22nd, 2010, 11:48 AM
OK here is my attempt.

I like to secure it with jaw claws among other things.


The hair color is not very true though.

oh that did not show up, here is another attempt


April 22nd, 2010, 09:56 PM
Here is the first cinnamon bun I ever wore...when I first got my grahtoestudios fork. I was very proud of it :)


April 23rd, 2010, 12:31 AM

Held by bun pins (but whatever I hold it with, I can't keep a cinnabun up for any significant period of time, the outer coil unravels).

April 23rd, 2010, 02:54 AM
which was for one of my threads when i was building up the henna colour.

I love using this flexi 8 but can be a little fiddly to get it to fit right symmetrically :o

which looks rather dark due to being a bit greesy

April 23rd, 2010, 07:24 AM
How did I miss this thread until today?:confused: :doh:

From my album with new ketylos I got from the swap board. Kinda messy and just before a wash day.


My cinnabuns were beebutts until I read someone's instructions about holding them flat while coiling. I think it's wonderful when links and instructions are included with updos.

And everyone's cinnabuns look lovely! :D

April 23rd, 2010, 09:43 AM
This is close to my natural hair color.

April 24th, 2010, 08:33 AM
I have trouble with cinnamon buns for some reason. But when I use my metal fork with several tines it seems to work the best for me. This photo was taken just after a wash.


April 24th, 2010, 11:46 AM
Wow amazing pictures! Does anyone have tips for keeping the bun from pulling on pieces of hair?

April 24th, 2010, 01:19 PM
What a great idea. And something I'm actually capable of doing :D
Also I get to show off my new hairsticks that I bought yesterday, and really don't like :P

Back and sideview for good measure :P

(mods: feel free to resize)

April 24th, 2010, 01:33 PM

This is sooooo pretty on you! I love the idea of tucking a fold under the first loop. I had to read that about three times before I understood what to do! lol I'll have to try that.

LOVE your earrings and your hair fork. I would sooooo love to have a hair fork just like it!

April 25th, 2010, 12:04 AM


Quattro Starlight fork used :)

April 25th, 2010, 07:26 AM
No picture, camera died a year ago or more. :(

This thread, with all the helpful hints from all the different makers, actually made it possible for me to create a cinnamon bun for the first time ever. I do not care for it on me, it's too flat and just does nothing for me - perhaps because my hair is quite thin and fine? There's no "body" to the bun. Also no ficcare to hold it with, and no plans to buy one - though it's plain they work very well for this style.

So thanks, all you folks, for the guidance and the encouragement. :) It was a real moment of success, to look in the mirror and see that yes, that's a cinnamon bun!

This is a great idea, updo of the month. Thanks!

April 25th, 2010, 08:41 AM
Here's mine. I'm at 42"-ish, and it's held with 5 amish pins. I also use a jumbo hair clippie to hold it since I can't get it to hold very well with anything else, esp my fake Ficcare.


April 25th, 2010, 09:11 AM
Here's mine, scooting in on the last few days of April:


For bobby pins, I use giant roller pins that I get at Sally's Beauty Supply. Alas, I've had little luck holding a bun with hairtoys...:rolleyes:

April 25th, 2010, 12:19 PM
Hooray Cinnamon Bun! I learned last night that a braided cinnamon bun was the only thing that would still hold after swing dancing all night long. (I tried multiple kinds of buns and all fell out in the middle of the dance except this one) This bun wins awards!

April 25th, 2010, 07:02 PM
My turn! Amadlife and Quattro hairsticks:

April 26th, 2010, 03:29 AM
Here is one of mine. This one is made by first doing a half-up cinnamon bun, and then wrapping the length around it in the same way. This makes it a bit flatter and reduces the size of the first coil from tree trunk to manageable to hold with a Ficcare (although some days I need to add some pins as well).


April 27th, 2010, 07:13 AM
Wow amazing pictures! Does anyone have tips for keeping the bun from pulling on pieces of hair?

I do this:

You need

One wide toothed comb (Red)
One fine toothed comb (Green)
Two different sets of elastics (I use 2 elastics in each set because one elastic alone can’t carry my hair without slipping or pulling)

Start off my putting your hair up in a ponytail using the wide toothed comb to put it in place
Secure with the first set of elastics (Blue)

Now use the fine toothed comb to “rake” your scalp hair back so everything is smooth (Red) It will leave some “bumpy” hair at the base of the ponytail (Yellow)

Take the wide toothed comb again and use it to pull out the “bumpy” hair and the first elastic down to the tail (Green) Do not start pulling the first elastic out!

Hold the now-smooth hair in place at the base of the ponytail and use the second set of elastics to secure the ponytail (purple)

Now you may remove the first set of elastics and detangle the tail. Then you can continue the updo you had planned. If you make a stick or fork updo, you get unrivalled stability if you can get one stick through the load-carrying elastic

April 28th, 2010, 05:20 PM

Please pardon the frizzies.

Aeon F.
April 28th, 2010, 09:39 PM
Man... everyone has such huge buns!! The cinnamon bun is my "go-to-bun" (because I'm pretty much styling-impaired with every other updo- Ha!) My hair is only starting to get past BSL, so a lot of updos, I just don't have enough hair to do and/or enough hair make them look nice- but I can do a cinnamon bun, no problem!!

bun with a ravenslair's hair shelot & stick. I think the shelots fit the nicest over cinnamon buns too. (I kinda squished the bun a bit though when I inserted my stick while holding the shelot with my other hand.. so it's a wee bit of a sideways cinnamon bun) :oops:

and just a plain, unadorned cinnamon bun held up with a single goody spin pin (hair scroo)- which are fantastically comfy by the way! LOVE the spin pins..


Awww, my bun is so puny compared to everyone else! Dang my layers and taper!!! grrrr...

April 29th, 2010, 06:40 AM
Here's a messy cinnamon bun held with a Quattro Cocobolo fork. Cinnamon buns are probably my least favorite bun, as I prefer buns that lie flat without extra help (such as pins), that can be held with a single hair stick or fork, do not require an elastic, and that are very secure. I've never been able to capture these qualities with cinnamon buns. This one does not use an elastic or pins, and it's holding okay (for now, at least). Still, it's not my favorite.


April 29th, 2010, 11:10 AM
I've never been able to do a cinnabun, until I saw this thread: I've spent all month trying and following various tips.

Finally, two days ago I was (close to) successful. This is my first cinnamon bun that doesn't turn into a bee-but bun or into a mess few seconds away from securing. It's not perfect, and kind of ugly, but I feel proud:

No elastic, held with my two chopstick hairsticks. It also looks bigger than I thought it would be.

(excuse the uncropped and not so clear photo)

April 29th, 2010, 11:29 AM
That&#180;s mine. Held with my NightBlooming hairfork.

April 30th, 2010, 10:16 AM
Here's mine, with a Senza Limiti buncage:


My hair needs at least 20 cm so that the cinnamon looks good, as the first turn is quite thick, but the rest looks just too thin.

April 30th, 2010, 11:01 AM
Today I did a recreation of this, with less frizz (since I just washed today):


It's a cinnabun with a half up braid threaded through it.

Jean Stuart
April 30th, 2010, 07:58 PM
I just can not get it to stay

May 3rd, 2010, 01:30 PM
:D Picture dump, all clickable.

Regular version of cinnamon bun - used: about 10 wiggly leg u-pins
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=70830&albumid=5414&dl=1272706693&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=5414&pictureid=70830)

Braided cinnamon versions with:
English braid (old picture, I think it was from ´07) - used: hair tie, u-pins and two sticks for decoration
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=70831&albumid=5414&dl=1272707466&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=5414&pictureid=70831)

Rope braid - used: hair tie, 2 beaded wavelength pins and 2 u-pins
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=70837&albumid=5414&dl=1272707604&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=5414&pictureid=70837)

English braid with a scarf as a third strand - used: hair tie, scarf and u-pins
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=70838&albumid=5414&dl=1272707604&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=5414&pictureid=70838)

Golden Mermaid
May 4th, 2010, 09:07 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v33/Alicia_Kendra/th_SANY0038.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v33/Alicia_Kendra/?action=view&current=SANY0038.jpg)

Clickable (:

Pardon the orange tint - this was the best of many. My hair is ~22.5" which I think is like 2.5" above BSL or something? It's been a long time since I measured and one day soon I'll have my SO measure for real.

Crazy Diamond
May 6th, 2010, 02:52 AM
does a 3-stranded-cinnamon count?

http://www9.picfront.org/picture/zBw5bITXd/thb/threestrandedbun.jpg (http://picfront.de/d/7zKz)

May 6th, 2010, 08:11 AM
Here is my input, slightly late but never mind!!
Link to my album: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=5441&pictureid=71266

May 6th, 2010, 08:31 AM
does a 3-stranded-cinnamon count?

My opinion is not official. But I think a cinnamon bun is a cinnamon bun, no matter how many strands it has.

May 17th, 2010, 08:41 AM
I just now found this thread. I was going to post a "What am I doing wrong?" thread, but this answers my questions. I think I need to invest in Ficcares, instead of using a scrunchie to hold the bun. I'm glad for the pictures, and the tutorials.

Great idea, mods, to choose on hairstyle a month to focus on!

May 17th, 2010, 06:34 PM
I've been wearing a cinnabun almost exclusively for several months now (just had to stop because the Ficcare was rubbing my scalp in the same place or I was reacting to the constant contact with the metal and it was becoming a bit sensitive).

The only thing that can hold my cinnabuns without having to add pins (don't like 'em) are a large Maximas or a large Ficcarissimo (haven't tried anything larger). I like these because I don't need to reinforce with pins at all. My only gripe about a Fic. on my cinnabuns is that because of the spring I can't make it sit perfectly symmetrically on the bun...it's always off a bit (and sometimes quite a bit). However, for holding power, it's GREAT!

I can't find any pictures of a straigh CB, but here's a picture of a two-strand braided. In my case, I parted hair horizontally across the back, and made each section a braided ponytail. I started with the lower one, and when it was done, continued wrapping with the upper one. I used lots of pins for it, and the sticks helped, but were more for accent. Of the styles I've tried, this might be my favourite, but it takes more time than I have in the mornings.


My profile photo is a single strand braided cinnabun:


May 22nd, 2010, 11:53 AM
I wear a cinnamon bun often. I can't post a picture, because I haven't levelled up yet. I usually secure the bun with either an elastic around the thing a couple times or with two chopsticks. The elastic seems to work better though.

May 24th, 2010, 01:29 PM
Yes, it's a button.

May 29th, 2010, 07:24 PM
Everyone has wonderful buns. :lol:

Here's mine:


moderator edit: Changed image to link, because of the 600x600 pixel maximum for pictures in this section. Please read the sticky (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=46462) for more information. Thanks.

June 1st, 2010, 01:38 PM
I forgot that I had a pic to go in this thread. Since my hair isn't long enough to do much with (bun wise) I'll post this simple Cinna-Swirly-do I made a while back:


June 2nd, 2010, 07:13 PM
Regular just made cinnamon bun

Cinnablob - Any cinnamon bun I make after about a half hour. It kind of expands and eats the back of my head.


June 3rd, 2010, 11:27 AM
I am late as always. But finally I have stable cinnamon buns with sticks.


Bad quality, I know.
And my wrapped ends are visible but I have got still to short hair to make it all better.

June 7th, 2010, 10:09 AM
My hair is finally long enough to do a descent cinnabun, so here is my contribution.

June 24th, 2010, 07:11 AM
Here is mine. "Comfy Cinnamon Bun" I have a youtube tutorial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OZEDOMF5ek)on this one. One of my favorite buns:D

August 17th, 2010, 09:50 AM
I think this is the only bun I have managed & I wear it all the time!
Apparently, it's too big for my Airforce hat to sit atop though, so I'm looking for a way to modify it so that it's small enough in diameter to hold all my hair while sitting below the hat brim (they're really strict on how the hat sits!).. without falling out because it sits longer out of my head than its diameter. Suggestions ladies?

August 21st, 2010, 02:03 PM

Cinnamon bun held by hair pins in layered APL hair.

April 1st, 2012, 02:13 PM
Cinnabun held in place by a sparkly Fakkare:


April 4th, 2012, 08:39 AM
Wow, these are all so pretty! Kind of like hair porn?!

What do you think the minimum length is to do one of these?

I probably have at least two years to go before my hair is long enough, but one can dream.

April 4th, 2012, 08:53 AM
It depends on your thickness, which you can actually see pretty well in the pictures. Lize's looks about like my shortest possible cinnabun. Some of the i thickness members have even smaller first cinnabuns tho, and they can do a cinnabun at an even shorter length. And some people with iii thickness hair have even bigger cinnamon buns than Mira-chan does in her pictures, and it takes a lot more length to get their hair into a single bun.

There are a lot of other buns tho, and depending on your hair's thickness and texture, you may be able to start stuffing it into buns at just touching shoulder length.