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Finoriel
September 2nd, 2010, 12:28 AM
Chinese bun anyone? :wink:






(The "Japanese bun"-variation will get an own thread at some point of time :wink: just saying.)

ETA: Here is a nice hack on this style to avoid the use of a hair tie: Braid the first couple inches, insert a hair stick and then lift the braid over the center of the stick and start wrapping as usual behind the stick.

Evie
September 2nd, 2010, 04:30 AM
hey, perhaps even a shortie like me can play here too!

I have done a chinese bun by wrapping my too short hair in a silk scarf and using that, it is pretty comfy and seems to hold well...hope this counts?

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u63/evie_066/SDC11404.jpg

Rennire
September 2nd, 2010, 10:04 AM
I always forget about this bun!
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5402&pictureid=75148

redneckprincess
September 2nd, 2010, 11:17 AM
i would love to know how this is done!!!

Crackaleen
September 2nd, 2010, 11:38 AM
Well what do you know, I just made my first attempt at a braided Chinese bun yesterday. I must be psychic. And I took pics. Just have to wait for the issue with uploading photos to albums to be resolved and then I'll be able to share.

Peggy E.
September 2nd, 2010, 12:56 PM
Will join in - just not today! ;o)

I've got a fabulous Kanzashi and Kogai that looks so pretty - maybe I should save it for the Japanese version, though! (First I need to find out just what that is....!!!)

Finoriel
September 2nd, 2010, 02:21 PM
Short how-to for a Chinese bun is:
1. Make a ponytail and put a hair-stick through the base of it, between the elastic and your scalp.
2. Divide the ponytail into two equal halves (left and right).
3. Put the right halve over the right end of the hair-stick and the left halve over the left hair-stick. Spoiler alert for the Japanese bun > cross strands under the bun and repeat this step.
4. Wrap the remaining length around the base of the bun (between hair-stick and head) simultaneously. One strand clockwise the other one counterclockwise, crossing over each other on top or beneath the base of the bun.

I have a picture-how-to somewhere, but yeah we'll need to wait for the pic-upload problem to be solved first I guess.
So meanwhile some old pics it is for now :wink:

It should end up looking somewhat like those
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=33909&albumid=2628&dl=1236806443&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=2628&pictureid=33909)

Braided versions:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=33908&albumid=2628&dl=1236806378&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=2628&pictureid=33908) box-braided
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=50280&albumid=2628&dl=1252935432&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=2628&pictureid=50280) dutch box-braided
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=50281&albumid=2628&dl=1252935432&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=2628&pictureid=50281) dutch rope-braided
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=50280&albumid=2628&dl=1252935432&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=2628&pictureid=50280) dutch braided

rhosyn_du
September 2nd, 2010, 02:28 PM
This may seem like a silly question, but how do you get this bun to stay? I've tried it several times, and every time it just falls right out.

Finoriel
September 2nd, 2010, 02:34 PM
Fairy tail ends.
I tend to wrap the length loose in the beginning and when I reach the ends I kind of wrap them closer to my head and under the main bulk of the hair near the elastic. They stay put on their own.

Which did not work at all when I still had a blunt hemline.
Then I needed to "pincusion" it with a whole armada of u-pins :wink:

MandyBeth
September 2nd, 2010, 04:18 PM
I think I'm bun stupid. Blah I just get knots.

Carrie Ingalls
September 2nd, 2010, 07:50 PM
Ha! I just tried this for the first time two days ago, and yes, I also took pictures! :D

Here is the link (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=15) to the tutorial in the articles section of this site ( http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=15 )

curlsgalore
September 2nd, 2010, 08:29 PM
Wow, it's been a long time since I did a chinese bun. I like the look of a chinese bun.

MissManda
September 2nd, 2010, 08:54 PM
The last time I tried a Chinese bun, it was an epic fail. My hair is longer now, so I'll give the normal and braided versions a go. I may or may not be successful.

ETA: I just tried again and I can now announce that I can actually do a regular Chinese bun! :cheese: I need bobby pins to keep it together because my hair seems to want to resist being put in the bun, but it looks like how a Chinese bun should! I'm going to go try the braided one, now! :D

Juneii
September 2nd, 2010, 09:59 PM
ahh, I still fail at chinese buns! I don't like starting with the ponytail so I used the chinese bun with a braided start:
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm92/magicalmoonstone/73b8e738.jpg

my thousandth post! yay!:cheese:

wimsey
September 2nd, 2010, 09:59 PM
This was the very first bun I was able to accomplish that actually stayed up. I kept it up using a scrunchie to surround it. That was about BSL.

little_cherry
September 2nd, 2010, 10:03 PM
This seems like a very sturdy bun since it starts off with a hair tie or braid! :thumbsup: I'm definitely going to be giving this one a shot!

luxepiggy
September 3rd, 2010, 12:29 AM
This may seem like a silly question, but how do you get this bun to stay? I've tried it several times, and every time it just falls right out.

try twisting the tail portions as you wrap them - takes a little practice but if you twist them a bit then you should only need to pin the ends, or you can use 2 additional sticks like it's a regular bun

sparkle'n'bling
September 3rd, 2010, 03:37 AM
The Chinese bun is a favourite of mine when I want to do something special with my hair. I was going to try a fishtail braided one this morning, but ran out of time.

Long_hair_guy
September 3rd, 2010, 09:10 AM
I just worked it out but I feel I would need some bobby pins to keep it all in place if I was going out with this. Plus I would need a smaller hair tie

RedStripe
September 3rd, 2010, 10:02 AM
I find the Chinese bun to be pretty easy -- it was the first "specialty bun" that I learned and is still one of my favorites. (OK, maybe I'll get around to taking a picture this month.:o)

For those wondering how to keep the ends in place, I just tuck them in with a coupld of Good Day pins. Lasts all day for me.

Ferine
September 3rd, 2010, 11:22 AM
I have had success popping the ends under the elastic that I use for the ponytail.

Sagi1982
September 3rd, 2010, 01:18 PM
Yay, the Chinese bun!
I made a braided one, secured by two sticks:
http://img823.imageshack.us/i/cimg5713.jpg/

:confused:
no pic...
here it is:
http://img823.imageshack.us/i/cimg5713.jpg/

redkdawg
September 3rd, 2010, 01:39 PM
Did this one today - and put a silk scarf around it. :)

ETA:

I do want to try out the second bun shown in the tutorial - crossing the strands before doing the rest of the bun.

dreamsofnorns
September 3rd, 2010, 09:41 PM
I have only tried this bun a few times and I've always done it braided because my hair would not stay otherwise. I need to start wearing this bun more because it really is very pretty :)

LittleOrca
September 4th, 2010, 12:03 PM
I did a double Chinese bun. Instead of splitting the ponytail in 2 pieces and weaving, I did it in four and weaved the hair both going up over the stick and under the stick. I am calling it the Chinese Butterfly Bun. :)

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff176/Little_Orca/Long%20Hair%20Gallery/Updos/IMG_4997-1.jpg........http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff176/Little_Orca/Long%20Hair%20Gallery/Updos/IMG_4997-1a.jpg

UrbanEast
September 5th, 2010, 02:20 AM
Can you do the braided Chinese bun without a stick? I just moved (left most of my sticks in the old apartment) so don't have one handy.

I love the look of this bun!

eamane
September 5th, 2010, 04:54 AM
LittleOrca: That looks very nice! DD saw it and decided she wanted her hair like this too, although I made a "normal" chinese bun on her, held with small claw clips.
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g299/eamane74/frida/IMG_7819red.jpg
I don't have any pics on my hair in a chinese bun yet, I'll be back for that :)

Stagecoach
September 5th, 2010, 07:00 AM
I did a YouTube tutorial a couple years ago so I'll just post that!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n98D0j8Ypfg

slz
September 5th, 2010, 09:25 AM
..........................

Igor
September 5th, 2010, 12:10 PM
This may seem like a silly question, but how do you get this bun to stay? I've tried it several times, and every time it just falls right out.

I think only time can fix that :wink: you need a certain length to get enough to secure the strands between coils and your head

Tapioca
September 5th, 2010, 01:56 PM
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb235/Tapioca_Rat/Hair/BraidedChinese-1.jpg

Here's mine. A regular chinese bun doesn't stay in for me, but a braided one will.

Katrina
September 5th, 2010, 02:34 PM
Here's my Chinese bun:

http://i452.photobucket.com/albums/qq243/pitkatukka/Valinehaaste/Kuva320.jpg

Igor
September 6th, 2010, 01:59 AM
My first Chinese bun:
http://www.22757575.dk//ida/photo/images/Chinese1.jpg

http://www.22757575.dk//ida/photo/images/Chinese2.jpg

I cant quite decide if I prefer the sticks with a flat X or keeping them parallel in the same direction

http://www.22757575.dk//ida/photo/images/Chinese%204A.jpg

http://www.22757575.dk//ida/photo/images/Chinese%204B.jpg

http://www.22757575.dk//ida/photo/images/Chinese5.jpg

http://www.22757575.dk//ida/photo/images/Chinese3.JPG

eresh
September 6th, 2010, 12:51 PM
Chinese bun with a braided start instead of an elestic+ponytail
http://a.imageshack.us/img201/294/30656336.th.jpg (http://img201.imageshack.us/i/30656336.jpg/)

Tutorialvideo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N54V8o-XGuE

And a normal chinese bun
(LOL never mind the HUGE chopstick)
http://a.imageshack.us/img262/4913/p22.th.jpg (http://img262.imageshack.us/i/p22.jpg/)

eamane
September 6th, 2010, 02:54 PM
I wore a chinese bun to work today, held with a bunch of hair pins. However it did look very messy at the end of the day and I redid it (without pins) for DH to take a pic :)
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g299/eamane74/hair/IMG_7824red.jpg
Then I decided to try a chinese bun with rope braids:
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g299/eamane74/hair/IMG_7830red.jpg

swivelhop
September 6th, 2010, 03:18 PM
This is a joke inspired by the 'hairsticks for men' thread. They are new sticks, not all roughed up.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6179&pictureid=83746

misstwist
September 6th, 2010, 03:29 PM
This may seem like a silly question, but how do you get this bun to stay? I've tried it several times, and every time it just falls right out.

This was one of the first buns I could reliably do that didn't just look like a knot of hair at about shoulder length.

I always secured the ponytail with a scrunchy that I wrapped the hair around like it was a rat, pulled the ends tight to secure on the final wrap to secure, then added another scrunchy around the base as extra security and to make it look bigger.

birthmarkie
September 6th, 2010, 08:13 PM
Great pictures, everyone! I did a chignon version today because it worked better with how my hair was styled. The picture is set as my avatar :)

Phexlyn
September 7th, 2010, 03:08 AM
I really like the look of Chinese buns, but I always have one problem with it: the elastic shows, not matter how thick or thin it is. It shows. How do you hide the elastic from the ponytail?

sibiryachka
September 7th, 2010, 08:54 AM
I really like the look of Chinese buns, but I always have one problem with it: the elastic shows, not matter how thick or thin it is. It shows. How do you hide the elastic from the ponytail?

I've been having the very same issue!

birthmarkie
September 7th, 2010, 09:09 AM
I really like the look of Chinese buns, but I always have one problem with it: the elastic shows, not matter how thick or thin it is. It shows. How do you hide the elastic from the ponytail?

I'm wondering if it might help if you divide the hair into 4 sections and loop the top two over the stick and the bottom two under?

Peggy E.
September 7th, 2010, 09:45 AM
This looks a little ratty on me. I was unable to use the stick that goes with the Kanzashi, so used some of my "Hair Sprays" instead, while still sticking the comb in to help secure the bun.

My hair doesn't do well with this style, for some unknown reason.... :o(


http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/DCElliott/ChineseBun9-10II.jpg


http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj35/DCElliott/019.jpg

Sagi1982
September 7th, 2010, 09:49 AM
I really like the look of Chinese buns, but I always have one problem with it: the elastic shows, not matter how thick or thin it is. It shows. How do you hide the elastic from the ponytail?
I skip the elastic and simply twist the hair two times. And I remember a thread in which someone showed a braided start for the Chinese bun...:D

chopandchange
September 7th, 2010, 09:59 AM
I'm wondering if it might help if you divide the hair into 4 sections and loop the top two over the stick and the bottom two under?

Great minds think alike! Little Orca already did that and posted a pic earlier in this thread! It turned out really nice. She called it the Butterfly Chinese Bun or something like that.

birthmarkie
September 7th, 2010, 10:22 AM
Great minds think alike! Little Orca already did that and posted a pic earlier in this thread! It turned out really nice. She called it the Butterfly Chinese Bun or something like that.

Ah! How did I miss that? I love it!

PeggyE, I think yours has beautiful form and I love the kanzashi :crush:

chopandchange
September 7th, 2010, 02:28 PM
I did one. It doesn't look like everyone else's, because A. it's high up, and B. it's all one strand. At the moment that's what works for my hair.

Edit: my hair was kind of frizzy because I decided to do it after I'd just been out jogging!

http://my.picresize.com/vault/ZANU5DWD7M.jpg

Phexlyn
September 8th, 2010, 04:16 AM
I'm wondering if it might help if you divide the hair into 4 sections and loop the top two over the stick and the bottom two under?
I haven't tried yet, but I've seen LittleOrca's version, and it just looks different (nothing wrong with that, the Chinese butterfly is very pretty, but I want to know about the normal Chinese bun) ;)
Thank you for the suggestion, though, maybe I can still get the "original" look with just a little twist.


I skip the elastic and simply twist the hair two times. And I remember a thread in which someone showed a braided start for the Chinese bun...:D
Thank you, Sagi, I'll try that next time I do one. Is the twisted part visible or do you just use it to anchor the stick? I have tried the braided start before, but it looks different on me as well - maybe I'm doing something wrong, I gotta search for the thread.

Btw, the elastic is usually visible at the bottom, but today I did a rope-braided Chinese bun and suddenly the elastic is visible at the top! Any ideas why this could be? :confused:

eresh
September 8th, 2010, 01:57 PM
I really like the look of Chinese buns, but I always have one problem with it: the elastic shows, not matter how thick or thin it is. It shows. How do you hide the elastic from the ponytail?


Don't use an elastic, just do one or two braidmoves, see my previous post :-)

chopandchange
September 8th, 2010, 02:07 PM
Thank you, Sagi, I'll try that next time I do one. Is the twisted part visible or do you just use it to anchor the stick? :confused:

I did it that way in the one in my picture, too, and it looks fine to me. I don't know what you mean about the twisted part being "visible" or not. Since the entire bun is composed of twisted hair I can't see how a twist wouldn't blend in (assuming you're twisting your hair and not just draping it). I guess you'll just need to try it out and see if you're happy with it. Everyone's hair is different!

Drarra
September 8th, 2010, 05:28 PM
Here is my Chinese bun. :)

http://i518.photobucket.com/albums/u341/drarra/Hair%202010/0908002011b-1.jpg

redneckprincess
September 8th, 2010, 06:32 PM
LITTLEORCA- that is absoutly beautiful, I will have to try that when my hair gets longer!!

SWIVELHOP- my 13 year old son (a drummer) and I had that discussion yesterday about his drumsticks and if I could use them as hair sticks.. We decided I should find someone who coustomizes hair sticks and see if they can make me a set of "smaller" drum/hairsticks :)


I CAN DO THIS!! If I start off by going UNDER the stick insted of OVER, And I should have pics to post tomorrow :) I need to pin the ends, but that's ok they just bairly meet up on the underside so ONE pin will hold it :cheese

redneckprincess
September 9th, 2010, 01:51 PM
I CAN DO THIS!! If I start off by going UNDER the stick insted of OVER, And I should have pics to post tomorrow :) I need to pin the ends, but that's ok they just bairly meet up on the underside so ONE pin will hold it :cheese

PICTURE..had to use a couple pins to hold it underneith, and some spray gel to hold down the layers....but still looks lovely, and wow I cant imagine how big it will be when my hair is at...say mid back length or longer

http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/ab243/happyhippy31/Picture070.jpg

Sagi1982
September 10th, 2010, 02:40 PM
[...]

Thank you, Sagi, I'll try that next time I do one. Is the twisted part visible or do you just use it to anchor the stick? I have tried the braided start before, but it looks different on me as well - maybe I'm doing something wrong, I gotta search for the thread.

[...]
You're welcome! ;) No, its not visible, when you twist only a few times.

dfotw
September 11th, 2010, 09:09 AM
LittleOrca, I love your Chinese Butterfly Bun, I'll have to try it sometime! :)

I love this bun, it's one of the few that will last the whole day without needed to be re-arranged, particularly when braided, and it distributes the weight very well... I use a couple of hair-pins to hold the ends in.

Braided (left: tight English braids; right: loose English braids):

http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/5333/day17sonosteelhairstick.jpg http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/4316/day11claires.jpg


Rope-braided:

http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/6624/day2clearbunholder.jpg

And I really have to do a simple one to add to this thread... :)

Phexlyn
September 11th, 2010, 09:58 AM
Don't use an elastic, just do one or two braidmoves, see my previous post :-)
It works!! Thank you!
I can't believe how stable my bun is just with that braided start, it holds much better now and doesn't sag anymore :D
(Although it does look a little bit different from the usual Chinese bun)


I did it that way in the one in my picture, too, and it looks fine to me. I don't know what you mean about the twisted part being "visible" or not. Since the entire bun is composed of twisted hair I can't see how a twist wouldn't blend in (assuming you're twisting your hair and not just draping it). I guess you'll just need to try it out and see if you're happy with it. Everyone's hair is different!
That's the point, I don't twist my hair for the Chinese bun. I'll give it a try anyway and just see how it works. Thanks for the explanation! :)


You're welcome! ;) No, its not visible, when you twist only a few times.
Thanks for the info :) I'll give it a try and see if I can get it to work that way as well.

julia941
September 11th, 2010, 11:43 PM
I'm so frustrated. I have some gorgeous lacquer chopsticks and I've been working on this all weekend. My hair is straight and thick and it seems to slither out of just about everything - even if I manage to get it up the way I want it it is slipping out before I can properly secure the ends. Grrr - maybe a couple more inches will help....

skaempfer
September 12th, 2010, 03:44 AM
These are all so beautiful. It was a tutorial of someone doing this on youtube that made me decide to grow my hair. I thought "I want to do that too!" So thanks, especially to Evie- since I'm just inching toward APL, that idea with the scarves might just work for me!

Evie
September 12th, 2010, 09:36 AM
So thanks, especially to Evie- since I'm just inching toward APL, that idea with the scarves might just work for me!
Hey, thanks! I felt such a fraud starting this thread with a scarf wrapped chinese bun, but it is really secure, and feels very comfy. Hope it works for you, my hair is just shoulder at the moment. To wrap the ends really protects them, too, and I can oil it, wrap it, and go!

Speckla
September 12th, 2010, 10:37 AM
Can I just put my hair in a regular bun, order out, eat Chinese food with chopsticks and call it done?

SimplyViki
September 13th, 2010, 11:53 AM
Well, this is the first time I've worn a Chinese bun in public. I think it turned out pretty well. Using a velvet scrunchy to secure it made it very comfy.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g314/vharrod/Photo0165.jpg

pinkbunny
September 13th, 2010, 06:43 PM
Well, now I'm confused... I was at an art festival looking at a vendor's hairsticks and she overheard me telling my mother I just learned to do the chinese bun. She said to me "You do know it's done with one strand and not two, don't you?" I told her about this thread, but she insisted that a 'true' chinese bun is with one strand. She was oriental (no idea if she was chinese or something else - I'm totally ignorant when it comes to identifying racial origins) so she seemed to be a reliable source...

birthmarkie
September 13th, 2010, 07:54 PM
SimplyViki, awesome!!! (and may I ask where you got your velvet scrunchie?)

pinkbunny, how do you wrap the single strand?

SimplyViki
September 13th, 2010, 09:41 PM
SimplyViki, awesome!!! (and may I ask where you got your velvet scrunchie?)
Thanks! Hee, I think I got it at the grocery store, actually. I used to wear these things all the time, but haven't very much lately. They are super comfy, though. :D

ErinM
September 14th, 2010, 07:20 AM
Yay! A style I can do (more or less!). I haven't tried a simple, standard chinese bun since I hit hip length, but I can do a pretty good braided one!
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs412.snc4/47494_10150259791515646_816825645_14507337_9662_n. jpg

Maddy25
September 14th, 2010, 07:33 AM
I was feeling left out so I thought I would use this chance to start learning how to do buns, that way when my hair is long enough I will allready know :D

So here is a chinese bun on my mothers hair

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n296/addie2525/buffy1.jpg

It's my first time ever, so it's not perfect, but I was pretty proud :D

Peggy E.
September 14th, 2010, 10:11 AM
Can I just put my hair in a regular bun, order out, eat Chinese food with chopsticks and call it done?

Welllllllll, you CAN and it sounds like an enjoyable experience, and all. However, passing it off as a "Chinese Bun" is a whole nuther kettle of hot & sour soup..... ;o)

Come on - You can do it!

ETA:


I was feeling left out so I thought I would use this chance to start learning how to do buns, that way when my hair is long enough I will allready know :D

So here is a chinese bun on my mothers hair

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n296/addie2525/buffy1.jpg

It's my first time ever, so it's not perfect, but I was pretty proud :D

Wow! Your mom has fantastic hair!!! Wish my chinese bun looked that good - feel like heading south of the border and "practicing your skills for when your hair is longer" on ME?! ;o)

ETA:


Well, now I'm confused... I was at an art festival looking at a vendor's hairsticks and she overheard me telling my mother I just learned to do the chinese bun. She said to me "You do know it's done with one strand and not two, don't you?" I told her about this thread, but she insisted that a 'true' chinese bun is with one strand. She was oriental (no idea if she was chinese or something else - I'm totally ignorant when it comes to identifying racial origins) so she seemed to be a reliable source...


Probably wouldn't make much difference, would it? Put the stick behind the elastic, as usual, then grab a "strand" and weave around the stick.

Take the remaining length and wrap around the outside of the bun - you'll have the two inner wraps and the outside wrap, just a different method.

In fact, this might work a lot better for me. I'm going to try it!

(At first I thought she meant to take the entire length and wrap it on one side of the stick, then cross to the other, then around the outside - using the whole instead of separating into two. Then I realized that "strand" was a smaller section! I'm slow....)

Did she give you a demonstration?!

redneckprincess
September 14th, 2010, 10:34 AM
Can I just put my hair in a regular bun, order out, eat Chinese food with chopsticks and call it done?
thats one way of doing it, LMAO!!! im up for chineese food!!!




I was feeling left out so I thought I would use this chance to start learning how to do buns, that way when my hair is long enough I will allready know :D

So here is a chinese bun on my mothers hair

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n296/addie2525/buffy1.jpg

It's my first time ever, so it's not perfect, but I was pretty proud :D

beautiful!!!

Maddy25
September 14th, 2010, 12:33 PM
haha thank you girls :) And Pegge E I would love more practise :D I wish I had long haired friends near by that would let me :p

redneckprincess
September 14th, 2010, 12:43 PM
Maddy, forgot to mention..great hairstick!!!

Maddy25
September 14th, 2010, 12:45 PM
Maddy, forgot to mention..great hairstick!!!

:o aw thank you!

dfotw
September 15th, 2010, 07:09 AM
Well, I decided to try an unbraided Chinese bun... and decided I prefer the braided ones. They look more tidy in my curly hair.

Still, here it is...

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/4125/day27scimitar.jpg

DarkChocolate
September 15th, 2010, 07:27 AM
Maddy, your mom's hair is beautiful:) It seems like you inherited the wonderful blonde hair:)

ErinM, your bun is so full and I love the braided look.

dfotw, your waves add a nice texture to the bun:)

ErinM
September 16th, 2010, 07:28 AM
Maddy, your mom's hair is beautiful:) It seems like you inherited the wonderful blonde hair:)

ErinM, your bun is so full and I love the braided look.

dfotw, your waves add a nice texture to the bun:)

Thank you! :)
I attempted a standard Chinese bun this morning with my double-ended Timberstone (my favorite Chinese bun stick!) but it didn't come out so great. I'm about 50/50 on whether I'll leave it or switch to a braided Chinese at some point today. With my layers and such, it just doesn't have the same nice, clean effect this way.
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_MzT8SD_arys/TJIYF0hOQzI/AAAAAAAAAH0/rbU8p764eHc/s640/IMG_20100916_061310.jpg

Isa-belle
September 16th, 2010, 11:59 AM
Braided Chinese bun from almost 2 years ago:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/e-zabelle/lhc/08-12-11-braided-chinese.jpg
"Regular" Chinese bun, from today:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/e-zabelle/lhc/10-09-16collage_lhc.jpg
I prefer the braided version as well. More stable and impressive - more comfortable as well, as you don't need a ponytail to start with.

curlsgalore
September 16th, 2010, 02:17 PM
Well, I decided to try an unbraided Chinese bun... and decided I prefer the braided ones. They look more tidy in my curly hair.

Still, here it is...

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/4125/day27scimitar.jpg

I think this looks lovely in your curly hair!!

veggielocks
September 16th, 2010, 03:23 PM
Ha! I just tried this for the first time two days ago, and yes, I also took pictures! :D

Here is the link (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=15) to the tutorial in the articles section of this site ( http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=15 )
Thanks for the tutorial with the step by step pictures. I will have to try that!
I like the variation too.

dfotw
September 17th, 2010, 03:03 AM
dfotw, your waves add a nice texture to the bun:)


I think this looks lovely in your curly hair!!

Thank you, DarkChocolate and curlsgalore! :flower:

Isa-belle, as usual, I am in awe of your updos... :thud:

pinkbunny
September 17th, 2010, 09:47 AM
(At first I thought she meant to take the entire length and wrap it on one side of the stick, then cross to the other, then around the outside - using the whole instead of separating into two. Then I realized that "strand" was a smaller section! I'm slow....)

Did she give you a demonstration?!


SimplyViki, awesome!!! (and may I ask where you got your velvet scrunchie?)

pinkbunny, how do you wrap the single strand?


No demonstration - my hair was braided and hers was very very short :confused: That's why I'm confused... She didn't say if I take a separate strand, or if the one strand is the whole ponytail... *sigh* :rolleyes: I think I'll stick with the split-in-two-strands method lol.

eresh
September 17th, 2010, 01:16 PM
This is an old picture, chinese braided bun

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=38&pictureid=6097

Heidi_234
September 17th, 2010, 02:45 PM
For those of you who dislike the elastic in the bun, many moons ago I made a tutorial about how to do it without one (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=128). :) It may look different from the 'regular' version, depends on how you do it. When I did it with a french braid, I could place the hair stick closer down to the unbraided length and by that avoid the braid bumps to show in the center, which was the part that make it look different.

Immera
September 17th, 2010, 08:12 PM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6347&pictureid=83939



http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6347&pictureid=83934

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6347&pictureid=83935

squiggyflop
September 19th, 2010, 11:46 AM
my braided chinese bun after it got all messed up by my velvet car seat headrest and after it went through a whole day of school and me picking at it
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v512/kidmol/braidedchinesebun.jpg

yup its all kinds of fuzzy but its the picture i have.. i should have taken the pic at the beginning of the day but i didnt

candlesandfish
September 21st, 2010, 02:19 AM
I had this in last Thursday, and again for a Christening on Sunday :)

I'll see if I can get a photo sometime soon. I have to do the braided one, it's the only one that stays in and is comfortable.

eamane
September 21st, 2010, 02:35 AM
I had this in last Thursday, and again for a Christening on Sunday :)

I'll see if I can get a photo sometime soon. I have to do the braided one, it's the only one that stays in and is comfortable.
Looking forward to pics ;) Braided ones stays in better on me as well. For the unbraided ones I need a dozen or so hair pins!

DarkChocolate
September 21st, 2010, 09:36 AM
my braided chinese bun after it got all messed up by my velvet car seat headrest and after it went through a whole day of school and me picking at it
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v512/kidmol/braidedchinesebun.jpg

yup its all kinds of fuzzy but its the picture i have.. i should have taken the pic at the beginning of the day but i didnt


Very nice:) I love your hairstick too:) You also have nice shades of red too.

StephanieB
September 21st, 2010, 10:09 AM
Well, now I'm confused... I was at an art festival looking at a vendor's hairsticks and she overheard me telling my mother I just learned to do the chinese bun. She said to me "You do know it's done with one strand and not two, don't you?" I told her about this thread, but she insisted that a 'true' chinese bun is with one strand. She was oriental (no idea if she was chinese or something else - I'm totally ignorant when it comes to identifying racial origins) so she seemed to be a reliable source...
Chinese women I know all use the single-tail wrap method for a 'real ' Chinese bun... but they have thicker coarser hair than my thin and slippery-silky mess. Also, they all use a laquer-like wax on their hair (it might be beeswax?) that helps their hair with extra holding power. I can't put that stuff in my ahir... my hair is far too oily for that.

They make a ponytail and twist it two or three ties to bunch it into the pony without a ponytail band. Then they insert the hairstick in teh same place awe LHCers do - between the scalp and the twisted start of a ponytail, up above the ponytail. They then twist their tail loosely as they begin their wrap over one side of the stick, then under it, then over the other side of the stick... then the wrap aruond th ebase. Most of them just tuck their end in (the wax usually makes it stick), but a few will use a hair pin or two.

It's really just a figure-8 wrap over the hair stick inserted horizontally. Loop over one side of stick, then down and under, then bring it up and loop over the other side of stick, then back down and under. Then take the remaining tail and wrap it around the base of the bun.


I don't have enough hair length to do it 'the real way' yet... but I can make very tiny Chinese buns the two-tailed way we all do it here.

luxepiggy
September 22nd, 2010, 03:27 AM
Chinese women I know all use the single-tail wrap method for a 'real ' Chinese bun... but they have thicker coarser hair than my thin and slippery-silky mess. Also, they all use a laquer-like wax on their hair (it might be beeswax?) that helps their hair with extra holding power. I can't put that stuff in my ahir... my hair is far too oily for that.

They make a ponytail and twist it two or three ties to bunch it into the pony without a ponytail band. Then they insert the hairstick in teh same place awe LHCers do - between the scalp and the twisted start of a ponytail, up above the ponytail. They then twist their tail loosely as they begin their wrap over one side of the stick, then under it, then over the other side of the stick... then the wrap aruond th ebase. Most of them just tuck their end in (the wax usually makes it stick), but a few will use a hair pin or two.

It's really just a figure-8 wrap over the hair stick inserted horizontally. Loop over one side of stick, then down and under, then bring it up and loop over the other side of stick, then back down and under. Then take the remaining tail and wrap it around the base of the bun.


I don't have enough hair length to do it 'the real way' yet... but I can make very tiny Chinese buns the two-tailed way we all do it here.

Thank you for posting this! I have been struggling with this style all month, trying to get it to look right using the 2 strand method. I just tried the single-tail technique you described and it was so easy! Feels really secure too! Hehe - best to do my Chinese hair the old-school Chinese way, maybe (^(oo)^)v

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff33/shoppingpiglet/chinesebun3wm.jpg

pinkbunny
September 22nd, 2010, 07:57 AM
It's really just a figure-8 wrap over the hair stick inserted horizontally. Loop over one side of stick, then down and under, then bring it up and loop over the other side of stick, then back down and under. Then take the remaining tail and wrap it around the base of the bun.

Ha - I was wondering if it was like a figure 8 or if there was a different wrapping technique... Thanks!

luxepiggy
September 22nd, 2010, 01:13 PM
Yay! High one works too - definitely adding this to the updo repertoire (^(oo)^)

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff33/shoppingpiglet/chinesebun5wm.jpg

eamane
September 22nd, 2010, 02:26 PM
Chinese women I know all use the single-tail wrap method for a 'real ' Chinese bun... but they have thicker coarser hair than my thin and slippery-silky mess. Also, they all use a laquer-like wax on their hair (it might be beeswax?) that helps their hair with extra holding power. I can't put that stuff in my ahir... my hair is far too oily for that.

They make a ponytail and twist it two or three ties to bunch it into the pony without a ponytail band. Then they insert the hairstick in teh same place awe LHCers do - between the scalp and the twisted start of a ponytail, up above the ponytail. They then twist their tail loosely as they begin their wrap over one side of the stick, then under it, then over the other side of the stick... then the wrap aruond th ebase. Most of them just tuck their end in (the wax usually makes it stick), but a few will use a hair pin or two.

It's really just a figure-8 wrap over the hair stick inserted horizontally. Loop over one side of stick, then down and under, then bring it up and loop over the other side of stick, then back down and under. Then take the remaining tail and wrap it around the base of the bun.


I don't have enough hair length to do it 'the real way' yet... but I can make very tiny Chinese buns the two-tailed way we all do it here.
I don't have long enough hair for this way either but I tried another way today. Starting out with a low ponytail, I took a small part off the top part and braided that and then made another larger braid from the rest. Then I took the small braid and wrapped that one figure8 style around the hair stick. After that I took the larger braid and wrapped around the base. It looks quite all right as far as I can see, and it has held all day :)

Cinnamoon
September 22nd, 2010, 07:28 PM
Here's mine!
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4149/5016488854_376a15e908.jpg
I use a ponytail holder around the outside to secure it. Just figured out that I can finally do this bun today!

Siava
September 23rd, 2010, 10:47 AM
I've been wearing this bun a lot this month. It's very comfy. :)

redneckprincess
September 23rd, 2010, 12:01 PM
i tried the bun yesterday with one side over and the other under...looks so much better and sits nicer...no pice yet hoping soon

Maddy25
September 23rd, 2010, 03:49 PM
i tried the bun yesterday with one side over and the other under...looks so much better and sits nicer...no pice yet hoping soon

yay I can't wait to see pics! You're growing so fast!

Jessikinz
September 24th, 2010, 03:21 PM
Love this bun! I'm wearing one right now, with a few pins to hold it. I can't get it to stay without them. This is the only bun I can do with my cheap plastic hair sticks!

yellowchariot
September 24th, 2010, 11:22 PM
I just discovered that I can pull one of these do's off! :D LOL.
I used an ink pen instead of a hairstick, because I don't have any :p.
I also used 2 bobby pins in "X" formation to whole the overall bun design. If my hair were longer, and if it had extra thick texture, I could have did it some justice ;).

I did this right out of the shower tonight:

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc166/pix50/ChineseBun6.jpg?t=1285391534

Here is a side view:

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc166/pix50/ChineseBun5.jpg?t=1285391604


I experimented around by pulling the 2 inner loops, outward a bit, and flaring them out. The result was very interesting none the less. I fanned them out in semi-circles, to see if some of the ladies could get another style out of this 'do. I believe you all can do something more with this look. That is, if someone already hasn't yet.

I call it, The Modified Chinese Bun into a Butterfly Bun:

It looks very 3D

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc166/pix50/ChineseBunmodedtoButterfulyBun3.jpg?t=1285391840

You can almost see an illusion of a butterfly image:

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc166/pix50/ChineseBunmodedtoButterfulyBun1.jpg?t=1285391914

I had seafood a day ago, so I'm kind of seeing a Lobster Bun right now LOL :D

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc166/pix50/ChineseBunmodedtoButterfulyBun7.jpg?t=1285392041


I hope this helps some of you with new and creative ideas!

BTW: For more pics on these do's go to my photobucket account: http://s213.photobucket.com/home/pix50/index

Crackaleen
September 25th, 2010, 01:43 PM
So glad the uploading problem is finally fixed. Here's my first ever attempt:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5809&pictureid=83736

Shellby
September 25th, 2010, 05:35 PM
I did it! My first time was not great, but I found the braided one works really well for me and my fine hair. I have it up right now. Wore it to work today. Everyone thought it looked so nice and kept asking how I did it. :) Thanks for the instructions and inspiration.

pinkbunny
September 25th, 2010, 06:08 PM
Yay! I've been holding onto this pic for a while, since uploading was put on hold...

I made the hairsticks, too! My first pair! I cut two chopsticks to 5", sanded, painted, and the ends are metal buttons... I love 'em!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4191&pictureid=83762

Jezerellica
September 26th, 2010, 02:54 AM
So glad the uploading problem is finally fixed. Here's my first ever attempt:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5809&pictureid=83736
Your first attempt is beautiful!! Your cockatiel approves too, I can tell! Next thing he/she will do is jump on the stick like a perch, right?!! Sooooo cute! :D

AprilElf
September 26th, 2010, 05:25 AM
The braided Chinese bun is my favourite style for when I have to put my hair up when it's still wet. Hair stays nice and neat and dries slowly, which makes my hair softer. So I wear the braided version most often (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=248&pictureid=9287), but here's a regular one that I wore today. First time I've added a ribbon to this style, and I like the effect.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5510&pictureid=83837

Also ... "All Hail Fairytale Ends" for wrapping and tucking in! No pins required in the above bun. :p

candlesandfish
September 26th, 2010, 08:38 AM
I mentioned a couple pages ago that I did Stagecoach's braided bun for last Sunday and the Thursday before, I also did it yesterday and after wearing it for a day including running around after kids and going to a bbq AND taking layers on and off over it it looked like this (only got a chance to take a photo at like, 11pm):

http://inlinethumb04.webshots.com/14339/2173270630100712226S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2173270630100712226bgOidi)

There are fiftythousand bobbypins in it because I knew what was happening that day and paranoid, and even when i took the hairstick out (I actually did before the photo, remembered and put it back in) the hair stayed in place.

This hairstyle is indestructable and gets serious 'whoa how did you DO THAT/who did that for you' comments from everyone :D

Alvrodul
September 26th, 2010, 09:15 AM
Here are by contributions! And :flowers: to whoever fixed the albums!
Ordinary Chinese bun:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5879&pictureid=83875

Braided Chinese bun. The hairtoy is Sword of Rohan from Ravenslair:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5879&pictureid=83874

Chinese bun with rope braids:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5879&pictureid=78875

Alvrodul
September 26th, 2010, 09:47 AM
Your updos look cool Yellowchariot! And as for not having a hairstick - you do have one now, don't you? ;) So what if it started life as a pen...:p

Alvrodul
September 28th, 2010, 09:06 AM
Here it is finally, TT Isis hairstick (which I designed!) in this month's hairstyle! A rather messy version, but it was a rather busy day today!:)
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5879&pictureid=84343

redkdawg
September 29th, 2010, 08:53 AM
I love this style of bun. Today I tried a variation on it. I parted it into 2 sections and pulled it over the stick. I then took each section and braided them. Then I wrapped the hair around the stick. It turned out great!

I took pictures of it but didn't have time to upload them here before I had to go to work. I will post pictures of it tonight.

Jadewtch
September 29th, 2010, 05:48 PM
This is one of my favorite styles because even if it falls out it keeps my hair all together. I always do the braided one but after seeing all your styles, I'm going to have to try some others.

I always use a plain plastic hair comb to hold the ends of mine together. I just wrap the braids around the stick until the ends are next to each other and then slide it in

redkdawg
September 29th, 2010, 08:45 PM
I love this style of bun. Today I tried a variation on it. I parted it into 2 sections and pulled it over the stick. I then took each section and braided them. Then I wrapped the hair around the stick. It turned out great!

I took pictures of it but didn't have time to upload them here before I had to go to work. I will post pictures of it tonight.

EDIT - pictures as promised

http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt9/redkimba_photo/Hairstyles/BraidedChineseBun02.jpg

http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt9/redkimba_photo/Hairstyles/BraidedChinesebun01.jpg

eamane
September 30th, 2010, 02:01 AM
>redkdawg: A bit blurry pics but it looks very nice as far as I can see :)

angelfell
September 30th, 2010, 07:04 AM
I have no hair toys for such a style :). But I will be investing in some come.. tomorrow! Pay day! Woo hoo !

Firegarnet
September 30th, 2010, 09:49 AM
I like this bun, but I dislike elastics so I usually try to french braid, ending with all the hair braided by the lower earlobes, then divide and wrap the unbraided ends (but the ends tend to unwrap). Today I am trying two french braids and wrapping the braids, as I have been totally inspired by seeing all the braided versions!

In the picture (indoors, with flash) I used an elastic. And it stayed much better for me (:rolleyes:).
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4712&pictureid=84526

And *thank you* to the mods for fixing the albums.

And yes, that is a purple chopstick. And I'm wearing it again today. It's my go-to stick.;)

little_acorn
September 30th, 2010, 11:35 PM
I'm just getting in there with my rope braided chinese bun:
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af129/little_acorn/IMG_0922.jpg

Katharina
October 1st, 2010, 06:56 AM
I like these style, although it usually looks a bit messy when I do it.

chopandchange
October 1st, 2010, 08:39 AM
When I start this bun with a ponytail, it annoys me that you can see the scrunchie in the middle. So I came up with an idea: pinning a brooch to the scrunchie (AFTER winding the bun, obviously). It works really well, but there's still a bit of scrunchie showing. :( I need a larger brooch, or one that is more oval-shaped.

Anyway, I just thought I would share this idea, for anyone else who is annoyed by the centre of their bun.

sunrain
October 2nd, 2010, 10:18 PM
Thank you for posting this! I have been struggling with this style all month, trying to get it to look right using the 2 strand method. I just tried the single-tail technique you described and it was so easy! Feels really secure too! Hehe - best to do my Chinese hair the old-school Chinese way, maybe (^(oo)^)v

Loooool, I just tried this on my Chinese hair as well, and it completely worked! I've been having a hard time trying to get the two-stranded version to stay as well. Good to know that the conventional Chinese version works for me, hahahaha. I like the look better, too. :D

Starfilly
October 5th, 2010, 02:39 PM
Very belated, but in my defense, I was out of state for two weeks!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5372&pictureid=85052

Regular Chinese bun, with the sections twisted to stay better.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5372&pictureid=85051

Braided Chinese bun.

Beets
October 6th, 2010, 10:32 AM
Oh, Starfilly. Why did I have to post after you?;) Your updo's are some of my favorites.

Anyway, here's my contribution.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4109/5057018309_288db61def_m.jpg

sibiryachka
October 6th, 2010, 12:55 PM
Oh, Starfilly. Why did I have to post after you?;) Your updo's are some of my favorites.

Anyway, here's my contribution.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4109/5057018309_288db61def_m.jpg

I find it oddly comforting that you, of all people, would envy someone else's updos. I fantasize about having a bun that big! That antler fork(?) looks awesome, too. I just finished *yet another* novel based on the Arthurian legends - Tristan & Isolde, this time - and that bun and ornament look like they could have come right out of it.

Starfilly
October 7th, 2010, 08:13 AM
Your updo's are some of my favorites.


Aww, thanks, Beets! I was actually just about to comment on how awesome *yours* were. That antler stick is incredible!

Not to hijack the thread, but Sibiryachka, I love Arthuriana, and that novel sounds fascinating. What was the title/author?

sibiryachka
October 7th, 2010, 10:41 AM
Aww, thanks, Beets! I was actually just about to comment on how awesome *yours* were. That antler stick is incredible!

Not to hijack the thread, but Sibiryachka, I love Arthuriana, and that novel sounds fascinating. What was the title/author?

/hijack/
"Twilight of Avalon", by Anna Elliott. It's the first book in a planned trilogy.
/end hijack/

picklepie
October 12th, 2010, 08:54 PM
Oh, Starfilly. Why did I have to post after you?;) Your updo's are some of my favorites.

Anyway, here's my contribution.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4109/5057018309_288db61def_m.jpg

Wow, I love the texture of your hair, especially paired with that horn! It's truly timeless.

Magrat
October 14th, 2010, 03:00 AM
I was feeling left out so I thought I would use this chance to start learning how to do buns, that way when my hair is long enough I will allready know :D

So here is a chinese bun on my mothers hair

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n296/addie2525/buffy1.jpg

It's my first time ever, so it's not perfect, but I was pretty proud :D
Beautiful bun.
But please, tell me where, oh where did you get that hair stick? :bigeyes:
Being a Buffy-fanatic, I need one of those!!! :heartbeat

Gabriel
October 27th, 2010, 11:20 AM
Very very late! This is also the one strand version of this style since the two strand isn't a favorite of mine.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5464&pictureid=86823

silkheart
April 17th, 2011, 05:14 PM
I wish I were able to do this..I'm terrible at doing any hairstyle. :(

Mrspuddinhead
May 3rd, 2011, 02:34 PM
All you ladies did a beautiful job!! :D I need to get my self some hair sticks. May I ask where ya'll purchased them??

Mrspuddinhead
May 3rd, 2011, 03:20 PM
Ha! I just tried this for the first time two days ago, and yes, I also took pictures! :D

Here is the link (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=15) to the tutorial in the articles section of this site ( http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=15 )

Carrie thank you so much for posting the link to the tutorial. I'm the kind of person that learns better by visual aid.

I have a question is it ok to do this style while your hair is wet?? I have an easier time gripping my hair and getting it to stay in place. Please excuse how my hair looks. I took a very long bike ride and havn't washed it yet. Thanks!!
http://i56.tinypic.com/1181ttk.jpg

allnight avenue
June 4th, 2011, 11:00 PM
Just got this to work, and with only 4 bobby pins! I love that it doesn't require an elastic at the bottom of my hair :)

Nobody
June 5th, 2011, 12:49 AM
All you ladies did a beautiful job!! :D I need to get my self some hair sticks. May I ask where ya'll purchased them??

I just use cocktail stirrer sticks from Target. $2.50 for a container of a whole bunch in many colors and they are sparkly. Ebay and Amazon have a bunch of neat ones too. Etsy probably does as well.

I wear this bun most of the time when I work and people always comment on how complicated and lovely it looks. Didn't realize it had been Hairstyle of the Month or I'd have gotten pics! =)

gthlvrmx
June 7th, 2011, 08:00 PM
I really like the look of Chinese buns, but I always have one problem with it: the elastic shows, not matter how thick or thin it is. It shows. How do you hide the elastic from the ponytail?
I've actually managed to make a sturdy one without the elastic. It's actually better than my braided chinese buns because i use two halves, not just one long braid

lilasianvixen77
June 27th, 2011, 08:44 PM
I love this! Now I need to buy some hairsticks!

okiku
August 7th, 2011, 05:52 PM
I hope someone makes a youtube video for this style!

Nobody
August 7th, 2011, 07:46 PM
I hope someone makes a youtube video for this style!

There is one here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUT3KJgASac

Madora
August 9th, 2011, 08:05 PM
I hope someone makes a youtube video for this style!

Here's a link to a great tutorial on the Chinese braided bun. Very simply and easy to do:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrJYzX4cbXU&feature=related

Nobody
August 12th, 2011, 01:58 AM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6725&pictureid=109669

Apparently I forgot to post. I use this style almost daily for work and class. Stuns people to see me put it up easily and quickly while walking to class! The one above uses four rope braids. =)

There is a close-up of one side here: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=6725&pictureid=109668 but my head is too big to post.

Vanilla
March 26th, 2012, 04:44 PM
I'm totally late to the party here, but here is my best Chinese braided bun yet!

I'm so proud!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=9450&pictureid=129604

Long_hair_bear
March 29th, 2012, 10:12 AM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=9448&pictureid=129773http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=9448&pictureid=122834

Braided and unbraided Chinese buns.... :cheer:

Nobody
March 29th, 2012, 02:29 PM
Long_hair_bear: Beautiful! Love that hair stick!

Long_hair_bear
March 29th, 2012, 03:12 PM
Long_hair_bear: Beautiful! Love that hair stick!

Thanks! I bought it on hairjems on etsy. :D

christiner
March 29th, 2012, 10:41 PM
ohh i like this. will have to try.

Barefoot
June 30th, 2012, 05:48 PM
I just got my first hairstick and was looking for something to try in my shoulder length hair. Not long enough to go right round, so the ends are pinned at the bottom, but I still love it.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b166/froggy80au/IMAG0247-1.jpg

wilderwein
January 21st, 2015, 07:41 PM
Does anyone knows what's the Japanese variation of the bun???? Please please pleaseeee if anyone knows let me know, the link I found here is not working :'(

Sarahlabyrinth
January 21st, 2015, 11:20 PM
As far as I know it is the same bun and sometimes people just call it the Japanese bun instead of the Chinese bun.

wilderwein
January 22nd, 2015, 05:02 AM
Oh thanks a lot Sarah!!! :D

brickworld13
January 15th, 2016, 12:23 PM
Alright. I tried the single strand version described by Stephanie on page 9. Is this really what it's supposed to look like?

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=20963&d=1452884719

Sarahlabyrinth
February 4th, 2017, 04:39 AM
Just bumping this thread, I love Chinese buns and it must be a couple of years since I did one, so I did this one today, a bit messy but I still like it.

http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/DSCF1637.jpg http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh582/Sarahlabyrinth/DSCF1615.jpg

PixieP
February 4th, 2017, 04:44 AM
That looks beautiful Sarahlabyrint! I think your golden ends against your gray is such a lovely contrast :)

Sarahlabyrinth
February 4th, 2017, 01:24 PM
Thanks, PixieP! Yes, I am enjoying all the colours my hair is giving me these days :)

This morning I figured out how to do a Chinese bun with a twisted base instead of a braided base, or a ponytail, it is so quick and simple, yet still looks good. I love it. It's gentler on the hair than using an elastic, but holds very firmly.

PixieP
February 4th, 2017, 03:05 PM
Or maybe you could do the wrapped hair/spin pin thing that Arctic describes in this months hairstyle! (The heartless curls) that could work too :D

Frankenstein
February 4th, 2017, 03:18 PM
Thanks, PixieP! Yes, I am enjoying all the colours my hair is giving me these days :)

This morning I figured out how to do a Chinese bun with a twisted base instead of a braided base, or a ponytail, it is so quick and simple, yet still looks good. I love it. It's gentler on the hair than using an elastic, but holds very firmly.

Ooooo how do you do this?

Sarahlabyrinth
February 4th, 2017, 03:28 PM
Ooooo how do you do this?

I will see if I can do a tutorial.

bparnell75
February 4th, 2017, 04:22 PM
I will see if I can do a tutorial.

Please do a tutorial for us

Sarahlabyrinth
February 5th, 2017, 03:15 AM
Ok, here it is :D

https://youtu.be/MmRjmDRiEvI

PixieP
February 7th, 2017, 09:49 AM
That way doesn't wanna stay for me :( Which is a shame because it actually ends up looking way nicer than one started with an elastic!

Frankenstein
February 7th, 2017, 12:36 PM
Ok, here it is :D

https://youtu.be/MmRjmDRiEvI

Thanks so much for that. I'll be trying it soon :D