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Finoriel
January 2nd, 2011, 07:19 AM
Knot away! :wink:

JuneBride
January 2nd, 2011, 08:20 AM
I wonder if I can do this at my length? Any tutorials, suggestions, pictures???

Ishje
January 2nd, 2011, 08:46 AM
yes, tutorials would be most welcome to me too! I have done some searching about this bun, but I have not found a good tutorial yet.

Speckla
January 2nd, 2011, 09:40 AM
http://images112.fotki.com/v494/photos/7/1199357/9348314/000_0005-vi.jpg


http://images43.fotki.com/v504/photos/7/1199357/9348314/000_0006-vi.jpg

Finoriel
January 2nd, 2011, 12:28 PM
I think there's no tutorials about it, because it really just is a knot :wink:
Like, do a ponytail (with or without elastic at the base), make a knot into the length near your head and pin it with whatever works for your hair (sticks, u-pins, screws, scrunchies, hairfork/comb etc.).
If there's excess length you can wrap it around the bun or do the other version of this bun, which is sometimes referred to as "comet-knot", but it's basically a knot-bun with unpinned length.
The length is just left hanging down, instead of wrapped around the bun. A great style to "shorten" the length of a ponytail which distributes the weight of it better and makes an ordinary ponytail look a bit more fancy.
Sorry for the ancient pictures of me :o, I'm not wearing this style often nowadays because unfortunately it tends to give me headaches ):, but I hope you get the idea.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=33915&albumid=2628&dl=1236806539&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=2628&pictureid=33915)
both clickable thumbs
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=33916&albumid=2628&dl=1236806539&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=2628&pictureid=33916)

JuneBride
January 2nd, 2011, 12:30 PM
I think there's no tutorials about it, because it really just is a knot :wink:
Like, do a ponytail (with or without elastic at the base), make a knot into the length near your head and pin it with whatever works for your hair (sticks, u-pins, screws, scrunchies, hairfork/comb etc.).
If there's excess length you can wrap it around the bun or do the other version of this bun, which is sometimes referred to as "comet-knot", but it's basically a knot-bun with unpinned length.
The length is just left hanging down, instead of wrapped around the bun. A great style to "shorten" the length of a ponytail which distributes the weight of it better and makes an ordinary ponytail look a bit more fancy.
Sorry for the ancient pictures of me :o, I'm not wearing this style often nowadays because unfortunately it tends to give me headaches ):, but I hope you get the idea.

Your's looks beautiful!
My hair is too short :(

Neoma
January 2nd, 2011, 12:31 PM
I think there's no tutorials about it, because it really just is a knot :wink:
Like, do a ponytail (with or without elastic at the base), make a knot into the length near your head and pin it with whatever works for your hair (sticks, u-pins, screws, scrunchies, hairfork/comb etc.).
If there's excess length you can wrap it around the bun or do the other version of this bun, which is sometimes referred to as "comet-knot", but it's basically a knot-bun with unpinned length.
The length is just left hanging down, instead of wrapped around the bun. A great style to "shorten" the length of a ponytail which distributes the weight of it better and makes an ordinary ponytail look a bit more fancy.
Sorry for the ancient pictures of me :o, I'm not wearing this style often nowadays because unfortunately it tends to give me headaches ):, but I hope you get the idea.


Ohhhh! I love the pony idea. I'm going to try this. Thank you! :flower:

Finoriel
January 2nd, 2011, 12:52 PM
Aww thank you, JuneBride. You could try to do a half-up/half down or part your hair like you would do for pig-tails and do two of them.
In general the smaller the diameter of the ponytail is, the less length you need. :)
I needed to wait for hiplength to successfully do this bun with all of my hair :scared:

You're welcome Neoma :wink: and don't forget to take a picture.

LisaMonster
January 2nd, 2011, 12:59 PM
lol, my hair is juuuuuust barely long enough.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj296/MonaLisaMonster/226_2187.jpg?t=1293998346

luxepiggy
January 2nd, 2011, 01:47 PM
My hair is thin enough to make two knots at hip length (^(oo)^)v

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6020&pictureid=92191

Yeesha
January 2nd, 2011, 01:54 PM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6605&pictureid=89812

:)
Picture from November. I really like this updo, I think I should do it more often. :)

Gabriel
January 2nd, 2011, 02:22 PM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5464&pictureid=92192

I just figured out how to wear this recently and it's nice for eating up a lot of length with a ponytail look.

cataphract
January 2nd, 2011, 02:36 PM
lol I just spent a good few minutes trying to knot my hair. At BSL I have WAY too much hair to do this. I tried half up, still unable. But I can just barely get it if I use 1/4 of my hair and leave the bangs out... hehe

Teazel
January 2nd, 2011, 02:59 PM
Here's mine: sorry the pics are a couple of years old now. But I do wear this style quite often, and my DH sometimes requests it because he gets to see my hair sort-of down. :)

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=583&pictureid=28749

serious
January 2nd, 2011, 05:02 PM
Here's mine:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=2446&pictureid=92220

Miasen
January 2nd, 2011, 05:11 PM
I've actually done this at one point. Think I need to try it out again, see if it is something I could wear more often.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4369&pictureid=56270

Emerald88
January 2nd, 2011, 05:44 PM
I love knot buns. There are so many variations & it is probably my favorite. The first pic is how I wore my hair on Christmas ( a knot with curls left out on top) The last one is a knot bun with a braided base wrapped around.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=91911&albumid=6446&dl=1293737945&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=6446&pictureid=91911)http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=85604&albumid=6446&dl=1292876088&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=6446&pictureid=85604)http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=85600&albumid=6446&dl=1292876088&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=6446&pictureid=85600)http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=85587&albumid=6446&dl=1292876088&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=6446&pictureid=85587)

Renbirde
January 2nd, 2011, 06:11 PM
There is this (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=27247)thread on the new boards, and this (http://archive.longhaircommunity.com/archive/index.php/t-23534.html)thread in the archived ones.

Pull your hair back into a pony, at the height you want the top of the knot to be. Put a hand underneath, knuckles against your scalp, thumb over the base of the pony. Wrap the tail around your fingers (down across your palm, then up between your fingers and the back of your head) then down between your wrist and your head. Grab the tail with the hand that's against your head and pull it through.

Mine ends up looking something like this:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=3262&pictureid=63204
(I haven't got a photo of this month's yet. I'll sub it in when I take it.)

prosperina
January 2nd, 2011, 08:44 PM
lol I just spent a good few minutes trying to knot my hair. At BSL I have WAY too much hair to do this. I tried half up, still unable. But I can just barely get it if I use 1/4 of my hair and leave the bangs out... hehe

Yup. Me too. I can do a little baby one with just the sides by my ears. It's cute and might make a fun bun if I wrapped the remaining tail.

calicokatt
January 2nd, 2011, 08:56 PM
I wear a Knot bun nearly every day, its easy and requires no hardware, just tie the knot and go... My hair is starting to get just a little too long to have this one be practical though, and isn't quite long enough to have a ponytail out of the knot.

LovelyL
January 2nd, 2011, 11:58 PM
its easy and requires no hardware, just tie the knot and go...

I just tried this knot bun and on my hair it literally slips down within seconds (especially my first couple of attempts). lol I'm somewhere between disbelief and envy. Updos generally must be so easy for you calicokatt!

I do rather like it once it's properly secured, it reminds me of way back when, when I had shoulder length hair and pony tails rather than buns were my go-to hairstyle.

Once I find my camera charger I'll see if I can take a picture :)

redcelticcurls
January 3rd, 2011, 02:12 AM
Speckla, did you do this on your default curl pattern, or was it pulled out a bit? How did you get it to work?

I tried this, but the curls got far too tangled and I had to spend 10 minutes undoing it.

Ishje
January 3rd, 2011, 06:35 AM
I have tried and this is what I came up with.
hopefully I did it right XD

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a90/ishjeheiden/kapsels/knotbun.jpg

Madora
January 3rd, 2011, 12:31 PM
Here's my attempt (first ever):

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w225/07Erzbet/1211Knotbun.jpg

calicokatt
January 3rd, 2011, 12:51 PM
Oh, That's pretty!! And for the record, if my hair were healthier, it probably wouldn't stay in the knot without hardware, but the spiral curls at the end are easily tangled and seem to hold well. <shrug>

luxepiggy
January 3rd, 2011, 02:03 PM
I just tried this knot bun and on my hair it literally slips down within seconds (especially my first couple of attempts). lol I'm somewhere between disbelief and envy. Updos generally must be so easy for you calicokatt!

I do rather like it once it's properly secured, it reminds me of way back when, when I had shoulder length hair and pony tails rather than buns were my go-to hairstyle.

Once I find my camera charger I'll see if I can take a picture :)

This happened to me as well - I'd love to know how some of you get such a nice, taut-looking knot! For some reason mine keeps loosening up, even if I pull it tight and try to secure it with spin pins. I can't seem to get the "comet" version to stay at all, and it's so cute! No matter how I secure it, after a few minutes it just pops out into a regular ponytail (>(oo)<)`

bluesnowflake
January 3rd, 2011, 04:02 PM
Everyone else has so much longer tails than me! My hair's at waist and yet the tail is only about 4 inches long- maybe because it's so thick?

Gumball
January 3rd, 2011, 10:03 PM
Here's mine!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=3176&pictureid=92326

Speckla
January 3rd, 2011, 10:50 PM
Speckla, did you do this on your default curl pattern, or was it pulled out a bit? How did you get it to work?

I tried this, but the curls got far too tangled and I had to spend 10 minutes undoing it.


My curls were pulled out a bit. I always keep my hair in a braid or up in a bun. I took it down from its usually bun to do this. I wouldn't be able to do this is my hair was down and in its usual spirally state. I pulled my hair on top of my head like I was going to do a ponytail but I twirled it instead and wrapped it around and around and pulled.

redcelticcurls
January 3rd, 2011, 10:54 PM
My curls were pulled out a bit. I always keep my hair in a braid or up in a bun. I took it down from its usually bun to do this. I wouldn't be able to do this is my hair was down and in its usual spirally state. I pulled my hair on top of my head like I was going to do a ponytail but I twirled it instead and wrapped it around and around and pulled.

Thanks! I might be able to do this from a wet or damp state. If there is a tail, I could just let it dry curly and see what it does.

I surely can't do this with my hair in its natural state though. It's interesting how some updos just look better or work better on one curl type, but not another. I guess that's why most of my updos are bun variations - but non knotted ones, lol.

skaempfer
January 4th, 2011, 12:50 AM
Here's the best I can do; it's kind of cute, in a pathetic, weenie sort of way :D

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6931&pictureid=92353

Braidy
January 4th, 2011, 01:08 AM
I saw some people would like a tutorial for the knot bun and I found this one a few days ago. It actually is on how to use ketylo hairsticks (http://www.thehairstickstore.com/id68.html) but one of the videos shows how to do a knot bun with it. Should give you some ideas.
Happy "knotting" :D

milagro
January 4th, 2011, 01:46 AM
Wow, all these buns are very very elegant! :flower:
I wonder if it is possible to do with layers...

LovelyL
January 4th, 2011, 07:21 AM
my knot bun :D

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6972&pictureid=92372



I wonder if it is possible to do with layers...
layers do make it harder, at least that's what I'm telling myself as to why redoing the knot bun for a picture took me about 10 attempts :p

isbmlamloi
January 4th, 2011, 11:11 AM
Mine!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5042/5324527966_7459024a24.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/isbmlamloi/5324527966/)

bunzfan
January 4th, 2011, 01:16 PM
Well i had a go

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h400/emmerline1/P110104017.jpg

Will try and get a better photo. This is my first attempt.

xoxophelia
January 4th, 2011, 01:45 PM
I don't know why but with 31" of hair I can't do this. I hardly have any tail to speak of and it springs loose in less than a second no matter how much I try to tighten it :/

I tried to follow the directions but perhaps I am doing something wrong? ... Or maybe I should remeasure my thickness XD

torrilin
January 4th, 2011, 02:24 PM
This happened to me as well - I'd love to know how some of you get such a nice, taut-looking knot! For some reason mine keeps loosening up, even if I pull it tight and try to secure it with spin pins. I can't seem to get the "comet" version to stay at all, and it's so cute! No matter how I secure it, after a few minutes it just pops out into a regular ponytail (>(oo)<)`

Don't try! I can feel if I try to tighten the knot up that my hair is catching on itself. Live with the spiky and loose nature.

It does make a really pretty loose (and messy) bun for me, and it seems to be holding ok with two spin pins. Pretty good given that it's such an untwisted bun and so unnaturally huge. I'm doing mine without elastic bands... from experience they're even less likely to hold if I do a "real" ponytail. It's also a real length eater of a bun for me. I can just barely knot my hair and get it to hold, at BSL. I can usually do a regular cinnabun well before APL. I'd need to be well past hip to get the ponytail version to hold.

tanya222
January 4th, 2011, 03:02 PM
I've tried this about 5x and I just can't get it to hold :confused::(

Although I've found that flipping up the ends that are left over produces a nice twisted look underneath, I still can't get that to stay either.

eezepeeze
January 4th, 2011, 06:26 PM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=92400&albumid=6050&dl=1294190655&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=6050&pictureid=92400)

This is my attempt. It doesn't look quite like the pretty knotted ponies, but it's staying! With three hairpins that is :cheese:

Olyve
January 4th, 2011, 07:00 PM
First attempt with hair that is about 21-22 inches long. :o
http://i54.tinypic.com/28wgp5x.jpg

LovelyL
January 4th, 2011, 07:12 PM
another update from me:
I slept with my knot bun in by accident (bed time reading was too exciting :P) and I think it's the first bun ever on me that still looked alright in the morning.

So - tricky to do, because it does keep slipping, but once in place, incredibly secure. Also I agree with torrilin, that it probably isn't very good for hair, I'm pretty sure my hair was catching on itself too. In fact maybe that's why it's so secure? :confused:

waist2011
January 4th, 2011, 07:21 PM
tried this today and I love it. My hair is just past BSL and layered.

luxepiggy
January 5th, 2011, 12:50 AM
I think I'm getting better at the comet version (^(oo)^)

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

Nobody
January 5th, 2011, 02:31 AM
Pigtail half-updo knotted buns. There are more pictures of both hairstyles in my album here: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=6725

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6725&pictureid=92426http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6725&pictureid=92421


Braided knotted bun half-updo with the length in braids (required for work).
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6725&pictureid=92418

Also, I didn't dye my hair...It's just the lighting. My hair turns really red in the sun (the curtains were open in that room) but is very dark in other lighting. I'm considering henna just so I can have that reddish color consistently.

Gabriel
January 5th, 2011, 04:58 AM
I figured I'd add this tutorial because it's the only way I get the knot part to stay. I put a hair band after the knot like she instructs.

Do-It-Yourself Odango (http://www.saveoursailors.org/odango/odango.html)

To make it tighter I also twist the hair as I'm knotting it gently and slowly. Then I make sure it's turned so the ponytail part is how I want it and anchor it with about four spin pins.

This never ever works for me on just washed hair. Usually second day hair that's been slightly oiled will hold better for me.

Fairlight63
January 5th, 2011, 10:30 AM
Thank you everyone for posting tutorials on how to do a knot bun. Once you see how to do it it is really an easy bun to do. I can finally use my hair fork in this bun.

I would post pictures but my camera is not working.

Nobody
January 5th, 2011, 11:27 AM
I figured I'd add this tutorial because it's the only way I get the knot part to stay. I put a hair band after the knot like she instructs.

Do-It-Yourself Odango (http://www.saveoursailors.org/odango/odango.html)

To make it tighter I also twist the hair as I'm knotting it gently and slowly. Then I make sure it's turned so the ponytail part is how I want it and anchor it with about four spin pins.

This never ever works for me on just washed hair. Usually second day hair that's been slightly oiled will hold better for me.

Yay, someone else who calls them "odangos." I learned this years ago from a friend who is really big into anime. I wasn't sure if "odango" was correct or just her word for it. =)

milagro
January 6th, 2011, 05:46 AM
I tried hard, it's impossible :( The shorter hair slides off the loop and so the "tail" is just a few strands.
Pity 'cause I like this do so much, it looks amazing in all your pictures.

Nobody, those pigtails are so cool! :flower:

little_acorn
January 6th, 2011, 11:50 PM
This was hard to do but just about possible with grahtoe swords to anchor the knot

http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af129/little_acorn/IMG_1326.jpg

AprilElf
January 7th, 2011, 04:42 AM
I had BSL hair for a day! ;)
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5510&pictureid=92679

freckles
January 7th, 2011, 05:39 AM
I did this yesterday and it was ADORABLE. I've tried in the past, but my hair was too short, it looked unbalanced, the tail wasn't really a tail, just a sticky-out-bit. My hair seems a good length for it now, though, from the front it looked like a cute ponytail like I had at ~APL. I couldn't get a good photo of it though :( I suck at taking photos of the back of my head in the mirror! :(

saskia_madding
January 7th, 2011, 10:19 AM
I love doing variations on this bun. Here are two examples.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6342&pictureid=92703

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6342&pictureid=89959

Lostsoule77
January 7th, 2011, 01:51 PM
This is the version I've been doing as my regular old bun for years. It'll stay on it's own sometimes (usually a few days before wash day), other times it needs hair sticks, and sometimes even that doesn't help. :) Sorry for the bad pic, but I'm not used to taking pics of the back of my head and noone else is around.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b255/lostsoule/Knotbun.jpg

Lilacs
January 7th, 2011, 06:43 PM
A bit wonky and off to the left... :)

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k146/FairyDustPrincess/Hair&#37;20Pictures/Knotbun3-1.jpg
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k146/FairyDustPrincess/Hair%20Pictures/Knotbun1-1.jpg
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k146/FairyDustPrincess/Hair%20Pictures/Knotbun2-1.jpg

saskia_madding
January 7th, 2011, 07:39 PM
Pigtail versions of knot buns are how I do my Sailor Moon hair. :D

Kristin
January 8th, 2011, 05:14 PM
I can't really do this one, yet. Tried it the other day and have a teensy Cindy Lou Who- style tail sticking out the top. I needed two sticks to get it to hold, too. I think I need a few more inches to make it work.

longlockenvy
January 8th, 2011, 10:25 PM
it's BARELY long enough to do this.. but here it is..

http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l552/srose815/0108112357.jpg

lajsa
January 9th, 2011, 12:58 AM
Here's my knot.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6577&pictureid=92887

It looks so... stupid :lol: With that silly little tail sticking out there and all :D I need more hair. Or a thinner ponytail so that the knot will be smaller and give me a longer tail... no, scratch that. More hair, please. :p

eresh
January 9th, 2011, 03:18 PM
Regular knot-ponytail (with flexi M)
http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/650/mknoopstaart3.jpg

Immera
January 9th, 2011, 07:11 PM
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=92926&albumid=6347&dl=1294625249&thumb=1

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=92931&albumid=6347&dl=1294625294&thumb=1

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=92928&albumid=6347&dl=1294625249&thumb=1

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=92927&albumid=6347&dl=1294625249&thumb=1

meishkamooshka
January 12th, 2011, 03:25 AM
I figured I'd add this tutorial because it's the only way I get the knot part to stay. I put a hair band after the knot like she instructs.

Do-It-Yourself Odango (http://www.saveoursailors.org/odango/odango.html)


Thanks for the link to the tutorial! My hairstyle is based on it, with an added twist (OF CURLS, wow, my play on words is lame)! Utilized four headbands as was suggested and two hairpins in each bun. Woohoo! Went picture crazy!

:cheese:

http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/9611/img20110112002554.th.jpg (http://img829.imageshack.us/i/img20110112002554.jpg/)http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/4244/photoon20110112at00292.th.jpg (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/photoon20110112at00292.jpg/)http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/6457/photoon20110112at0030.th.jpg (http://img140.imageshack.us/i/photoon20110112at0030.jpg/)
http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/5769/img20110112002326.th.jpg (http://img840.imageshack.us/i/img20110112002326.jpg/)http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/5968/img20110112002657.th.jpg (http://img577.imageshack.us/i/img20110112002657.jpg/)

http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/738/photoon20110112at01213.th.jpg (http://img841.imageshack.us/i/photoon20110112at01213.jpg/)http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/3609/img20110112011317.th.jpg (http://img196.imageshack.us/i/img20110112011317.jpg/)http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/5212/img20110112011845.th.jpg (http://img833.imageshack.us/i/img20110112011845.jpg/)http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/9932/photoon20110112at0121.th.jpg (http://img132.imageshack.us/i/photoon20110112at0121.jpg/)

Meridon
January 14th, 2011, 07:08 AM
Yours looks adorable Mishakamoosha!

I really struggled trying this out, and there is no way it will hold in my hair. It's either my layers interfering or because my hair is thick. However I tried many times and this was the best I got.

How do you all take such clear pictures? My arms wouldn't go far enough so these are baaaad pics hehe.

I've no idea how to insert the pics, so finger's crossed this works

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7065&pictureid=93417

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7065&pictureid=93418

Darkhorse1
January 14th, 2011, 01:02 PM
Question--can you secure this style low and with a hair scrunchie/tie? I'm looking for a style to ride in and I can't use anything like a stick/flexi (nothing hard). I did a version of this today with a braid and knotted it and the terry tie I secured the braid in held for my lesson, but I'd like to have some variation/other styles to try. Would a terry tie secure a knot bun?

Thanks! :)

chopandchange
January 14th, 2011, 02:11 PM
How do you all take such clear pictures? My arms wouldn't go far enough so these are baaaad pics hehe.


Have you got a camera with a timer on it? If so, you can use a tripod (or just stand it on a flat surface) and then it will take a picture for you.

If your camera keeps falling over and you haven't got a tripod, Blu-Tac works well!

Gabriel
January 14th, 2011, 03:14 PM
Question--can you secure this style low and with a hair scrunchie/tie? I'm looking for a style to ride in and I can't use anything like a stick/flexi (nothing hard). I did a version of this today with a braid and knotted it and the terry tie I secured the braid in held for my lesson, but I'd like to have some variation/other styles to try. Would a terry tie secure a knot bun?

Thanks! :)

A terry tie wouldn't hold my hair. They never work for my hair anyway. In fact, unless I secure it with some scroos or mini clips, even with the hair tie at the knot, it would eventually slide out.

Those non slip type of hair bands will hold it longer than regular ones but I wouldn't use them very often since they can be too grippy sometimes.

Try it out for a few hours some evening at the end of your day when it doesn't matter if it falls out.

cariboo
January 14th, 2011, 05:04 PM
boo, my hair is too short for this one :mad: patience, patience....

sibiryachka
January 14th, 2011, 05:33 PM
I spotted a knot bun in the wild today! It was fat, and the tail reached to APL. I couldn't see what, if anything, was holding it; with that long tail, it might well have been unanchored.
It inspired me to try it when I got home, but alas, even with 3 Good Hair Days pins - which will anchor anything that's anchorable on me - it slipped right out. It looked like a capital Q with its wimpy little tail.

impaciente1981
January 15th, 2011, 01:48 AM
Oh my god, that awkward I am, I do not know make a simple knot. I need to start practising just now

Angela_Rose
January 15th, 2011, 09:17 AM
This was taken in July of '09, so my hair's a fair bit longer now, but...
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=735&pictureid=43956

Darkhorse1
January 15th, 2011, 10:09 AM
gabriel---I use terry ties all the time--much gentler on my hair than coated elastics. Scrunchies are too big for me to use for this style and wouldn't hold, but my mind is swimming with a new idea about a scrunchie with ribbons tied to make a style that holds whilst riding....

Lil Red Vampire
January 15th, 2011, 06:47 PM
I am so jealous of you all and your knotted buns! My hair is much too thick to do this....and just not quite long enough. The long layers don't help either...

squintinschool
January 15th, 2011, 07:14 PM
I am so jealous of you all and your knotted buns! My hair is much too thick to do this....and just not quite long enough. The long layers don't help either...
I'm in the same boat. Loving all the gorgeous knotted buns, but with no hope of doing one of my own just yet.

Torrin Paige
January 16th, 2011, 09:20 AM
Late to the party, as per the usual. :) My submissions include two techniques that I know. In the first one I went ahead and wrapped the remaining pony around the bun to make it a "real" bun. In the second, I just let the pony hang. Oh and try not to be jealous of my righteous polar bear fleece jammies. :eyebrows:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5170/5360004111_b9c99cb563.jpghttp://farm6.static.flickr.com/5209/5360618364_39ba15cfa0.jpg

katha
January 16th, 2011, 12:15 PM
I tried this last summer. I liked it and repeated it. The "tail" would be longer now, I guess.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4307&pictureid=75403

Artsy
January 16th, 2011, 11:36 PM
It used to be my to-go style when I had the length. This time the know is short, which is sad. However, it is too slippery to hold on to itself, that's good news:)
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6273&pictureid=93648

Alvrodul
January 17th, 2011, 05:53 AM
Here are a couple of pictures with knot buns. My hair tends to slide right out of the knot unless securely fastened with hairpins - a small downside to using henna, I think.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7013&pictureid=93786

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7013&pictureid=93787

Sagi1982
January 17th, 2011, 11:07 AM
WAAAAH, Torrin! Awesome!!

Some knots I did yesterday because I was bored:
http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/6861/zweiberhandknoten.th.jpg (http://img40.imageshack.us/i/zweiberhandknoten.jpg/)
Two simple knots like those you make in ropes, pinned up

http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/3561/schieferkelte.th.jpg (http://img833.imageshack.us/i/schieferkelte.jpg/)
Ugly Celtic knot.

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/5738/keltischermutant.th.jpg (http://img203.imageshack.us/i/keltischermutant.jpg/)
Celtic mutant ;-)

http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/6417/croissantwaseseigentlic.th.jpg (http://img262.imageshack.us/i/croissantwaseseigentlic.jpg/)
Croissant-like knotted thingy

http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/4769/doubleloopedknotwarange.th.jpg (http://img39.imageshack.us/i/doubleloopedknotwarange.jpg/)
Double-looped failure

Torrin Paige
January 17th, 2011, 05:25 PM
Sagi, I really dig the double knots. Also? Your Celtic isn't ugly, it's just ever so slightly bagel like. Since I love bagels, I don't consider that a bad thing at all. :)

Sagi1982
January 17th, 2011, 05:30 PM
Thank you, Torrin - I thought it looks like dog p**...;) but a bagel-like knot is much nicer!

Greenhousegirl
January 17th, 2011, 05:57 PM
Oh, I like this idea! I do this when i dont have a scrunchy handy.
is this hair safe though? I started avoiding it because i was afraid to ruin/break my hair...

frost pattern
January 20th, 2011, 11:29 AM
Recently I was so happy I reached APL, and yesterday I realised I can do this bun indeed :cheese:! I need to tuck the ends and fix it with sticks or something, otherwise it will fall apart instantly. Hair pins wil do as well, but scrunchies and rubber bands don't because of my awful layers.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7130&pictureid=94042

Firegarnet
January 21st, 2011, 09:10 AM
Here's mine:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=4712&pictureid=93049
The tail ends somewhere around BSL.

Sagi1982
January 21st, 2011, 10:19 AM
Sagi, I really dig the double knots. Also? Your Celtic isn't ugly, it's just ever so slightly bagel like. Since I love bagels, I don't consider that a bad thing at all. :)
Torrin, which one did you mean?
This double-looped thingy
http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/4769/doubleloopedknotwarange.th.jpg (http://img39.imageshack.us/i/doubleloopedknotwarange.jpg/)

or this (macramee for beginners)?
http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/6861/zweiberhandknoten.th.jpg (http://img40.imageshack.us/i/zweiberhandknoten.jpg/)
Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

Torrin Paige
January 21st, 2011, 02:56 PM
Sagi, I rather liked your macrame' for beginners. In fact, I actually wore my version of it out to the mall today. (Macy's was having a sale, otherwise, I avoid the mall like the plague...lol) Incidentally, I got quite a few compliments on it, too.

Sagi1982
January 21st, 2011, 03:26 PM
Its simply two knots, I can make a video tutorial if you want :-) . I highly recommend scroos for fixing!:D

meishkamooshka
January 21st, 2011, 03:35 PM
My best attempt at a full on bun...http://i53.tinypic.com/2efp5w4.jpg

Not the greatest, but hey! There it is!:D

joyful373
January 22nd, 2011, 07:46 PM
Nice style! My length for the comet bun/pony is pathetic, so I think I will tuck it under for now. Thanks for the description and suggestion! :)

julliams
January 24th, 2011, 01:18 AM
Here's mine. Not very fancy but good enough for face washing.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5290/5350911324_89861a9012_m.jpghttp://farm6.static.flickr.com/5163/5350911438_4f881913ea_m.jpg

A bit of a short tail considering my hair is almost waist length.

Hiriel
January 30th, 2011, 03:31 AM
A bit late to the game, but it's still January!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=94720&albumid=3722&dl=1296383199&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=3722&pictureid=94720) http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=94721&albumid=3722&dl=1296383199&thumb=1 (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=3722&pictureid=94721)

I like this, it makes a cute and much shorter ponytail.
And my hair looks lighter in this picture than it is. I blame the winter light.

Yosha
January 30th, 2011, 04:25 AM
I enjoy seeing all these different versions very much!:D Here's mine, I used selfmade pins made from double pointed knitting needles, unfortunately my hair spits them out:rolleyes::
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5179/5400241713_f3cbde3420.jpg
and a celtic knot:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4126/5001005990_3285f31207.jpg

Juanita
January 30th, 2011, 07:07 AM
Still Januaryhttp://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d21/peachymango2002/DSC03439.jpg

ETA: Can't figure photobucket out anymore

ETA2:

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d21/peachymango2002/DSC03439.jpg

BunnyBee
January 30th, 2011, 09:10 AM
Yeah.. I tried this yesterday and it just won't stay up. New condish made my hair "too" slippery. lol Bring on something I can DO for February!

RedheadMistress
January 31st, 2011, 10:30 PM
- I had never tried this before that I know of, my hair is kind of cool because it kept it in the knot without use of bobbypins !

I still secured it with 2, just in case . .

Pics;
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5171/5406917102_8a3a21bfcb.jpg

Not a big fan of buns, but for some reason I didn't think I look too bad with this one . :/

Reinhilda
February 1st, 2011, 09:43 PM
Pigtail half-updo knotted buns. There are more pictures of both hairstyles in my album here: http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/album.php?albumid=6725

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6725&pictureid=92426[/IMG][IMG]http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6725&pictureid=92421


Braided knotted bun half-updo with the length in braids (required for work).

I actually saw this style in a Japanese show I watched when I was younger. I always thought it was totally cute. They did all the hair up, not just half up, though. It held pretty well, it seemed.

UP Lisa
February 4th, 2011, 11:38 AM
I'm scared that if I put any knots in my hair I will never get them out.

Cirafly24
February 6th, 2011, 03:43 PM
Better late than never!!

Knot bun with a tail

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/DragonflyWings/0206110115.jpg

Celtic knot

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v238/DragonflyWings/0206110112.jpg