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LaceyNg
August 8th, 2012, 09:38 PM
i dont want to do a sock bun-- i'd rather do buns with a stick or 2 instead. my go-to bun lately has been the lazy wrap, but i'm looking for a change. my job at a restaurant requires my hair to be up, and i spend 1/2 of my time facing away from customers, so i want something pretty :)

as of now i alternate between a lazy wrap and a french braid with the braid rolled into a bun and stick-ed.

what would you guys suggest? my hair is currently right at waist length.

thanks in advance! and i apologize if theres already a thread on this elsewhere! if so, please point me in the right direction!

vanillabones
August 8th, 2012, 11:05 PM
This would be nice to know :) though I don't have a lot of hair.

Natalia
August 9th, 2012, 12:45 AM
a cowrey is a nice variation of a lay wrap its difficult to explain but i'll try. make the top wrap of the bun a little loose and when the bun is done push and spread the loop over the rest of then bun and it will look like a sea shell :). a rose bun would be a bit different than your regular bunned french. to make the crown more interesting braid the top like a french or another style before doing the bun base. adding some twists to the sides is pretty too. hope that helps!

LaceyNg
August 9th, 2012, 12:01 PM
a cowrey is a nice variation of a lay wrap its difficult to explain but i'll try. make the top wrap of the bun a little loose and when the bun is done push and spread the loop over the rest of then bun and it will look like a sea shell :). a rose bun would be a bit different than your regular bunned french. to make the crown more interesting braid the top like a french or another style before doing the bun base. adding some twists to the sides is pretty too. hope that helps!

thanks, Natalia! i'm going to try those right away! :)

Madora
August 9th, 2012, 12:53 PM
i dont want to do a sock bun-- i'd rather do buns with a stick or 2 instead. my go-to bun lately has been the lazy wrap, but i'm looking for a change. my job at a restaurant requires my hair to be up, and i spend 1/2 of my time facing away from customers, so i want something pretty :)

as of now i alternate between a lazy wrap and a french braid with the braid rolled into a bun and stick-ed.

what would you guys suggest? my hair is currently right at waist length.

thanks in advance! and i apologize if theres already a thread on this elsewhere! if so, please point me in the right direction!

I'm not a hairstick fan but you might try the braided Chinese bun.

When using sticks, be sure you vary the places where you insert them. Just like ponytails, you do not want to place the stick in the same spot all the time, as that can lead to thinning and breakage.

pepperminttea
August 9th, 2012, 01:23 PM
Try using a hair fork instead of sticks, it makes for a bigger bun going by this thread (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=97156). :)

As for actual buns, the nautilus (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b86ZH0J7xtE) is easily my favourite, and its braided companion (http://igorsbelltower.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/braided-nautilus-tutorial.html). If you need a bit more length for those, check out the cheater's nautilus (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn4RvwI4J3U). :D

Natalia
August 9th, 2012, 09:08 PM
thanks, Natalia! i'm going to try those right away! :)
Welcome i hope you find a few that work :)


I'm not a hairstick fan but you might try the braided Chinese bun.

When using sticks, be sure you vary the places where you insert them. Just like ponytails, you do not want to place the stick in the same spot all the time, as that can lead to thinning and breakage.

oh yeah i forgot that one. never could make chinese buns look nice or neat on me so it escaped my radar.

LaceyNg
August 9th, 2012, 09:48 PM
I'm not a hairstick fan but you might try the braided Chinese bun.

When using sticks, be sure you vary the places where you insert them. Just like ponytails, you do not want to place the stick in the same spot all the time, as that can lead to thinning and breakage.

i hadn't thought about that! thanks for mentioning it!!!
i cant ever get my chinese buns to look nice though :(


Try using a hair fork instead of sticks, it makes for a bigger bun going by this thread (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=97156). :)

As for actual buns, the nautilus (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b86ZH0J7xtE) is easily my favourite, and its braided companion (http://igorsbelltower.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/braided-nautilus-tutorial.html). If you need a bit more length for those, check out the cheater's nautilus (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cn4RvwI4J3U). :D

thank you, i'll check those out! and i appreciate the links! i'll for sure look into using some forks. where do you guys buy yours?

Natalia
August 9th, 2012, 09:54 PM
hank you, i'll check those out! and i appreciate the links! i'll for sure look into using some forks. where do you guys buy yours?

if you want to give it a test run try bending a cheap aluminum double pointed knitting needle into a u shape. my most used hairtoay ever! i wear it everyday even if my hair starts out in something else by end of day its always back to my u pin.

Madora
August 10th, 2012, 06:38 AM
[quote=LaceyNg;2254927]i hadn't thought about that! thanks for mentioning it!!!
i cant ever get my chinese buns to look nice though :(
quote]

Keep practicing! The braided Chinese bun is easier to do (and stays neater) than the regular Chinese bun (at least for me).

I prefer the double braid version.

Theobroma
August 10th, 2012, 07:02 AM
Try using a hair fork instead of sticks, it makes for a bigger bun going by this thread (http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=97156). :)

I second that. With forks you can make looser (i.e. larger-looking) buns and still have them hold securely. The more prongs the better for this purpose!