View Full Version : Good 'dos for a "massive fork"?

January 2nd, 2011, 02:02 PM
(eta: I should add...I don't actually HAVE a massive fork, but I would like to get one! I'll need a 'do for it! :D )

I got inspired by a post from Darkwaves (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showpost.php?p=1339352&postcount=8) back in November, where she posted "a massive fork" for sale. I just LOVE the do she has in the pics in her thread, but just can't master this one. DWs has sent me instructions (thanks, DWs!!), but I'm just not able to do it.

I would like to be able to do some dos :) that use larger forks. Right now I use Ficcares and single sticks (or occasionally a 2-3 prong fork just to be different). I do cinnamon buns and French twists with the Ficcares because I can't get a stick or fork to hold either of these. Actually I can now get a fork to *just* work on a cinnabun, but it's not securely enough to wear outside the house (I avoid pins when possible). Any cinnabun I do is the proverbial "tight, mean lady bun" because a loose one won't hold -- they have to be twisted tight and coiled tight...and as such a fork with anything but thin prongs won't get through.

Can anyone suggest do ("big" do's preferred) that could be done with a giant fork?

January 2nd, 2011, 02:30 PM
Nautilus bun

January 2nd, 2011, 02:38 PM
Artemis bun and log roll work quite well for me when I am using a 6" fork.

January 2nd, 2011, 02:50 PM
Ah, yes, the nautilus. It's not one I've worn before, so I forgot about it. I've just tried it with the biggest fork I have at the moment, and I see potential! Thanks, Spidey!

Artemis bun and log roll work quite well for me when I am using a 6" fork.

Even though I have TB length hair, when I try to do a log roll, it might as well be shoulder! It's so tiny that it doesn't work out.

Not familiar with the Artemis...off to look that up! :)

January 2nd, 2011, 04:20 PM
I should have said baggy log roll...

Artemis Bun


The second log roll has a really big loop at the top. My hair is very low iii; some days it measures as ii, and I'm at TB. Well worth experiemnting if it means you get to buy a massive fork to use!
Obviously it depends on the fork, but I find the security of a big fork allows the styles to be made looser but still stay.

January 2nd, 2011, 07:29 PM
I second the Nautilus. I actually do one, then rotate it about 90 degress before I insert the fork. I find it holds much better.