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gossamer
February 20th, 2012, 05:14 PM
This morning, I tried to do an infinity bun without ever having read the directions. You know, like you do.

Is there a name for this twisted spiral thing I created?

I put it up like this at 9am and it's still going strong at 5pm - AND I took a 2 hour nap with it in.

From the back:
http://x91.xanga.com/761e0231c1c32280925019/m223793948.jpg
Back (http://x91.xanga.com/761e0231c1c32280925019/m223793948.jpg)

From the right:
http://x75.xanga.com/33df9a3615730280925023/s223793951.jpg
Right (http://x75.xanga.com/33df9a3615730280925023/s223793951.jpg)

I haven't washed my hair since last Tuesday night - I guess it's starting to show in the clumping at the temples and scalp showing through. Bah.

From the left:
http://xf1.xanga.com/daef933115430280925021/s223793950.jpg
Left (http://xf1.xanga.com/daef933115430280925021/s223793950.jpg)

From the left, it looks ridiculous! :p

Amber_Maiden
February 20th, 2012, 05:15 PM
:thud: OH MY! Your hair is gorgeous... Just WOW!

Is that your natural colour?? It's amazing!!!

Oh, and that bun is epic!

spidermom
February 20th, 2012, 05:17 PM
It's like a double helix DNA thingy.

Amber_Maiden
February 20th, 2012, 05:19 PM
It's like a double helix DNA thingy.

haha!!! That's exactly what it looks like!:D

PrairieRose
February 20th, 2012, 05:19 PM
WOW!:agape:
I think it should be called the Gossamer Bun!! Love it!

Shebelina
February 20th, 2012, 05:21 PM
It does very much resemble a double helix. Perhaps you could post a tutorial so that we can have a go too. It's gorgeous!

StellaKatherine
February 20th, 2012, 05:22 PM
What ever it is, it looks stunning ! wow!

jacqueline101
February 20th, 2012, 05:23 PM
Its beautiful and I like it.

gossamer
February 20th, 2012, 05:24 PM
:thud: OH MY! Your hair is gorgeous... Just WOW!

Is that your natural colour?? It's amazing!!!

Oh, and that bun is epic!


It's my natural color helped out by the flash of the camera! I have, well, variegated hair. :p The Boy tells me there's some underlying red to it, but mostly I just see light brown with shinier highlights. Sometimes I contemplate dyeing to get a little more red, but quite honestly I'm too lazy for the whole dyeing process!

heidi w.
February 20th, 2012, 05:24 PM
Gossamer, I only see red x' where your pictures belong. hmmmm?
heidi w.

gossamer
February 20th, 2012, 05:25 PM
It does very much resemble a double helix. Perhaps you could post a tutorial so that we can have a go too. It's gorgeous!

I think I will try to - and post an article - when I figure out how to take pictures of the whole process. Anyone who's done tutorials before is welcome to chime in with advice for me!

Carolyn
February 20th, 2012, 05:25 PM
Wow! That is one cool looking bun! It looks to me like when you lifted the coil and maybe flipped it the opposite way. I often get a thing shaped like a "6" when I'm doing a Figure 8 bun and I know i'm doing a weird twist when I lift that coil up.

lapushka
February 20th, 2012, 05:26 PM
It's like a double helix DNA thingy.

I thought of double infinity, but this describes it much much better! :D

gossamer
February 20th, 2012, 05:27 PM
Gossamer, I only see red x' where your pictures belong. hmmmm?
heidi w.

That is odd - they seem to be coming through for other people. I will add links to the pictures underneath in case others have that problem.

gossamer
February 20th, 2012, 05:29 PM
Wow! That is one cool looking bun! It looks to me like when you lifted the coil and maybe flipped it the opposite way. I often get a thing shaped like a "6" when I'm doing a Figure 8 bun and I know i'm doing a weird twist when I lift that coil up.

Yes, I flipped it at the start because I couldn't figure out how to get a figure 8 otherwise. Then I made a bottom coil, wrapped the remaining length around the base, stuck the stick through and checked in the mirror to find not-an-infinity bun!

Amber_Maiden
February 20th, 2012, 05:31 PM
It's my natural color helped out by the flash of the camera! I have, well, variegated hair. :p The Boy tells me there's some underlying red to it, but mostly I just see light brown with shinier highlights. Sometimes I contemplate dyeing to get a little more red, but quite honestly I'm too lazy for the whole dyeing process!

I definitely see the red in it! It's gorgeous! Don't touch it with dye!

blondie9912
February 20th, 2012, 05:32 PM
WOW, I'm with Amber Maiden, that's beautiful! I have no idea what to call it, because my hair isn't nearly long enough to attempt it, but it's definitely beautiful :)

gossamer
February 20th, 2012, 05:34 PM
I definitely see the red in it! It's gorgeous! Don't touch it with dye!

I have two cousins with brilliantly red hair - I've always envied those boys. Guess I got a little of it, at least.

Btw, this is one of my "new" chopstick hair sticks, but you can't see it because the bun ate it!

Amber_Maiden
February 20th, 2012, 05:35 PM
I have two cousins with brilliantly red hair - I've always envied those boys. Guess I got a little of it, at least.

Btw, this is one of my "new" chopstick hair sticks, but you can't see it because the bun ate it!

No way! I like the top! :p

You got one stick to hold all your hair?! HOW?!

gossamer
February 20th, 2012, 05:37 PM
No way! I like the top! :p

You got one stick to hold all your hair?! HOW?!

Lady, you have iii hair, while I have ii hair! And it's nearly a week out from being washed, so I think it's extra cooperative. :D

Maybe I'll start a thread asking for updos that show off hair sticks. The only one I can think of to do is a nautilus bun.

Amber_Maiden
February 20th, 2012, 07:02 PM
Lady, you have iii hair, while I have ii hair! And it's nearly a week out from being washed, so I think it's extra cooperative. :D

Maybe I'll start a thread asking for updos that show off hair sticks. The only one I can think of to do is a nautilus bun.

TRUE! Agh! iii hair is no fun! :(

And yes, please do- and share the thread link with me! :)

Bunnysaur
February 20th, 2012, 07:07 PM
That looks amazing! It'd be really cool if you'd post your how-to, I'd like to be able to do that when my hair is long enough.

curlsgalore
February 20th, 2012, 07:07 PM
Wow!! That is stunning!

NotInPortland
February 20th, 2012, 07:30 PM
It looks pretty cool! :) I can't believe your hair looks like that having not washed it since last tuesday, my hair looks far greasier than that not even 2 days after I've washed it!!

NormaJean
February 20th, 2012, 07:41 PM
I am in the camp of naming it the double helix braid or the DNA braid.

ETA: bun, not braid. Derp.

FrozenBritannia
February 20th, 2012, 07:52 PM
That looks SO cool Gossamer!!! I agree, like a double helix. :)

allmixedup88
February 20th, 2012, 07:58 PM
That is freaking cool!!!! How did you make that bun?

silverjen
February 20th, 2012, 08:14 PM
Yes, please post a tutorial! That is neato!

Hollyfire3
February 20th, 2012, 08:15 PM
Lady, you have iii hair, while I have ii hair! And it's nearly a week out from being washed, so I think it's extra cooperative. :D

Maybe I'll start a thread asking for updos that show off hair sticks. The only one I can think of to do is a nautilus bun.


Lol laughed at this! Lady! Love this and the bun is beautiful!:)

excentricat
February 20th, 2012, 08:18 PM
That is a beautiful bun!

Tia2010
February 20th, 2012, 08:28 PM
That.is.awesome! :thudpile:

Sillage
February 20th, 2012, 08:54 PM
WOW that bun is magnificent! It looks so majestic :toast:

maborosi
February 20th, 2012, 09:02 PM
That bun is awesome! I love it! :D

~maborosi~

Toiréasa
February 20th, 2012, 09:04 PM
Totally awesome I can't wait to be able to do something this cool what ever it may be call.

gossamer
February 20th, 2012, 09:21 PM
It looks pretty cool! :) I can't believe your hair looks like that having not washed it since last tuesday, my hair looks far greasier than that not even 2 days after I've washed it!!
Haha, yeah only on LHC would I admit to something like that!



Lol laughed at this! Lady! Love this and the bun is beautiful!:)
:D Glad to make you laugh. I find humor in a lot of hair stuff.

I like the name Helix Bun. I think I may go with that when I write this up.

gossamer
February 20th, 2012, 09:22 PM
Uh oh ladies and gentlemen. I just took it down and tried it again and I seem to have added another twist.

http://xf5.xanga.com/e09e063102135280926783/m223795407.jpg

Inception Bun? :p

Amber_Maiden
February 20th, 2012, 09:24 PM
Uh oh ladies and gentlemen. I just took it down and tried it again and I seem to have added another twist.

http://xf5.xanga.com/e09e063102135280926783/m223795407.jpg

Inception Bun? :p

INCEPTION bun! Good name!

Keller1128
February 20th, 2012, 09:26 PM
BEAUTIFUL hair! I would call it a spiral bun if that doesn't already exist. It also reminds me of the ambulance symbol.

NormaJean
February 20th, 2012, 09:28 PM
BEAUTIFUL hair! I would call it a spiral bun if that doesn't already exist. It also reminds me of the ambulance symbol.


It does look a bit like the rod of Aesculapius with the single hairstick in it.

gossamer
February 20th, 2012, 09:28 PM
BEAUTIFUL hair! I would call it a spiral bun if that doesn't already exist. It also reminds me of the ambulance symbol.

Ahaha, this symbol?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5b/Star_of_life2.svg
Rod of Asclepius (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_of_Asclepius)

I love it!

Rosethorn
February 20th, 2012, 09:28 PM
I have noooooo idea what that is. But I want one! So pretty and shiney.

gossamer
February 20th, 2012, 09:29 PM
It does look a bit like the rod of Aesculapius with the single hairstick in it.

You beat me to it!

gossamer
February 20th, 2012, 09:30 PM
INCEPTION bun! Good name!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v607/sheneedstherapy/WE-NEED-TO-GO-DEEPER.jpg

Emmental
February 20th, 2012, 09:30 PM
I love it; it looks very modern, which I like. :)

princessp
February 20th, 2012, 09:34 PM
Wow your hair is absolutely gorgeous! I'd insert a thud pile right here ----->[thudpile] but I'm writing this on my iPhone :) (<-----this is the only emoticon I have memorized).

gossamer
February 20th, 2012, 09:44 PM
Wow your hair is absolutely gorgeous! I'd insert a thud pile right here ----->[thudpile] but I'm writing this on my iPhone :) (<-----this is the only emoticon I have memorized).

D'awwww, thanks!

PrairieRose
February 20th, 2012, 09:49 PM
It really does look like the Rod of Asclepius!

holomi
February 20th, 2012, 10:38 PM
Such a pretty bun. Mine are so small compared to my length. I like big buns and I cannot lie! :)

Angel_099
February 20th, 2012, 10:39 PM
I agree! Whatever you name it--it's a stunning bun!!

kidari
February 21st, 2012, 12:23 AM
Oh WOW I love it! Your hair is too long for it I think.

Mommyof4
February 21st, 2012, 12:27 AM
Pretty! And I'm jealous of your getting a 2 hour nap! I had to have major surgery to get a nap again ;) lol

gossamer
February 21st, 2012, 12:55 AM
Oh WOW I love it! Your hair is too long for it I think.

I'm not sure what you mean. Should my hair be shorter for this bun that I just made up?

gossamer
February 21st, 2012, 01:03 AM
Pretty! And I'm jealous of your getting a 2 hour nap! I had to have major surgery to get a nap again ;) lol

Haha, yeah but I nap because I'm in grad school and have writer's block. :rolleyes:

white.chocolate
February 21st, 2012, 02:59 AM
Wow! Very nice invention! :D I'm looking forward to a tutorial if you plan to do one. :)

hellucy
February 21st, 2012, 03:37 AM
Wow...I like it your hair must be so long & thick to make an amazing bun like that!:bowtome:

Night_Kitten
February 21st, 2012, 04:28 AM
Beautiful bun, it looks so good on you! I'd also love instructions when you have the time / when your'e in the mood :D



I'm not sure what you mean. Should my hair be shorter for this bun that I just made up?
I think she ment that your hair is too long for the regular infinity bun / figure 8 bun, that is probably what makes the extra coils :)

Paranda Belle
February 21st, 2012, 04:51 AM
Both versions look amazing!

Henrietta
February 21st, 2012, 05:14 AM
:thud: OH MY! Your hair is gorgeous... Just WOW!

Is that your natural colour?? It's amazing!!!

Oh, and that bun is epic!

I like the colour too. And it's so shiny! :)


It's like a double helix DNA thingy.

Maybe this should be the official name of this bun? :D

maria_asa
February 21st, 2012, 05:25 AM
Wow, add me to the thudpile :thudpile:


I'm also anxiously awaiting instructions if you feel like it (no preassure)

terpentyna
February 21st, 2012, 05:58 AM
Maybe this should be the official name of this bun? :D

This!

And yes, lovely bun, awesome hair.

Alvrodul
February 21st, 2012, 06:02 AM
:thudpile:
What a cool bun - you must really come up eith a turorial for it - I really want to try it out for myself!
And "the DNA bun" would be a good name for it! :gabigrin:

julliams
February 21st, 2012, 07:16 AM
Totally different hair length (only about APL here) but I ended up with something like that once, only missing one whole coil. I've never been able to get it quite like this again. Nowhere near as impressive as yours of course, but a similar thing going on.

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4037/4226639327_479f66d041.jpg

gossamer
February 21st, 2012, 07:29 AM
Beautiful bun, it looks so good on you! I'd also love instructions when you have the time / when your'e in the mood :D


I think she ment that your hair is too long for the regular infinity bun / figure 8 bun, that is probably what makes the extra coils :)

Aha! That makes sense now. Clearly, I should have gone to sleep hours before that instead of reading LHC and misunderstanding things!

PixxieStix
February 21st, 2012, 07:29 AM
So cool! What a nifty looking bun, I'd totally go for either the helix or inception bun. :D Thanks for sharing with us!

gossamer
February 21st, 2012, 07:30 AM
Totally different hair length (only about APL here) but I ended up with something like that once, only missing one whole coil. I've never been able to get it quite like this again. Nowhere near as impressive as yours of course, but a similar thing going on.

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4037/4226639327_479f66d041.jpg

Very interesting, that does look a bit like my bun. I seriously love your hair color - it's gorgeous!

sugarpixie10988
February 21st, 2012, 09:54 AM
Awesome bun! Your hair is gorgeous too, such a pretty color.

Anje
February 21st, 2012, 11:35 AM
Ahaha, this symbol?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5b/Star_of_life2.svg
Rod of Asclepius (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_of_Asclepius)

I love it!
Ooh, a Caduceus bun, I like that!
I think I've ended up making a similar bun horizontally, failing to do an infinity bun. But yours is much more impressive, gossamer!

SwordWomanRiona
February 21st, 2012, 11:44 AM
Wow, I love that updo!! It should definitely be called the DNA bun! Do post a tutorial! :D
And I absolutely love your hair-colour, it's so beautiful!!

NormaJean
February 21st, 2012, 12:02 PM
BEAUTIFUL hair! I would call it a spiral bun if that doesn't already exist. It also reminds me of the ambulance symbol.


Ooh, a Caduceus bun, I like that!
I think I've ended up making a similar bun horizontally, failing to do an infinity bun. But yours is much more impressive, gossamer!

Sorry to nitpick, but the caduceus is actually a different symbol with two snakes instead of one. Interestingly enough, the caduceus was traditionally associated with thieves!

/end EMT quibbling. :-P

Lize
February 21st, 2012, 12:11 PM
Love the bun! And the hair of course. :D

Anje
February 21st, 2012, 12:26 PM
Sorry to nitpick, but the caduceus is actually a different symbol with two snakes instead of one. Interestingly enough, the caduceus was traditionally associated with thieves!

/end EMT quibbling. :-P
Fair enough, though I think this one does look more like two snakes wrapping around each other. Then again, I didn't take the hairstick into account....

gossamer
February 21st, 2012, 12:33 PM
Fair enough, though I think this one does look more like two snakes wrapping around each other. Then again, I didn't take the hairstick into account....

And now I feel like a balding Medusa. "Does her hair have one snake or two?" :p

NormaJean
February 21st, 2012, 12:40 PM
Ha! There's an image....

jeanniet
February 21st, 2012, 01:22 PM
That is one smokin' bun! I've done a twisted hairstick bun that looks a little similar by twisting my hair before doing the stick twisting thing, but yours is so elaborate and beautiful. I would love to see the tutorial on this one.

QueenMadge
February 21st, 2012, 02:43 PM
Really lovely bun and hair, whatever the bun is eventually called. Add me to the :thudpile:

EmilyOtter
March 24th, 2012, 03:26 PM
Ooo so pretty! I'd love to see how this is done! :D

ladonna
March 24th, 2012, 03:46 PM
Wow prettiest bun I've ever seen!!

gossamer
March 25th, 2012, 08:12 AM
Ooo so pretty! I'd love to see how this is done! :D

You're in luck, I made a thread after this with a video: Helix Bun (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=88760)

Thanks!

Viola88
March 25th, 2012, 08:41 AM
Haha, yeah but I nap because I'm in grad school and have writer's block. :rolleyes:I have this hanging above my computer at work when I feel a block coming on :D http://www.37days.com/shop/plumbers

Your bun is fantastic!

eresh
March 25th, 2012, 11:23 AM
I'm going to have to try this :-)
It looks like a logroll on a bender ;-)

gazelle
March 25th, 2012, 02:17 PM
It looks beautiful, gossamer..

nobeltonya
March 25th, 2012, 03:33 PM
Yeah, that's pretty awesome. :) I love your hair color also.

exclusively di
March 25th, 2012, 05:46 PM
Great bun, it even looks cool in my skinny hair!! Thanks. Yours is SO gorgeous!! Add me to the thud pile!!:thudpile:

gossamer
March 25th, 2012, 05:57 PM
Thanks again, everyone! :D

Perelka74
March 25th, 2012, 06:06 PM
I like it , I love the colour of your hair as well .

gossamer
March 25th, 2012, 06:35 PM
I like it , I love the colour of your hair as well .

Thanks! Getting compliments on my hair color is always funny to me, I just think of it as being hair-colored, nothing special! :p

Terra
March 26th, 2012, 05:39 AM
Just incredible!!!!!!!!!!! :thud: :thudpile:
I love it! :heartbeat :heartbeat :heartbeat

weddy
March 27th, 2012, 03:24 PM
Very regal looking, especially since it was fairly quick to do.