View Full Version : Curly ends after Chinese bun, is that damaging?

May 24th, 2011, 07:16 PM
My favorite bun is a braided Chinese bun. I do not use bobby pins, I wrap the braids around whatever hairstick I am using that day, the ends I collect in a small elastic and wrap them up in in and put the little lump of elastic bound ends under my bun, I find it practical to do it like that.

When I take the bun out at night the ends are always very curly from having been wrapped in elastic. They get straight again rather quickly and I can not see any split ends or damage but I am starting to worry if the wrapping of the ends in the elastic might be damaging as they are so curly when I take them out. So is this safe to do or should I switch to bobby pins to keep my Chinese buns in place?

May 24th, 2011, 07:51 PM
I find both elastics and bobby pins to be damaging (admittedly, my hair is rather fragile). I would recommend using hairpins instead if you are concerned about damage.

May 24th, 2011, 08:46 PM
Ok thank you for the advice, but would not the metal in the pins be more damaging then the fabric of the elastic?