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    Default January 2015: Helix Bun

    The Helix Bun is one we haven't done before. Apologies to the shorter or thicker haired who can't do this one. Is a half-up possible? Can you find a way of modifying it?

    Discussion and tutorials can be found here.

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    Default Re: January 2015: Helix Bun

    Hmm, I said.
    I bet with some sectioning, I could make something that is a bit like that, I said.


    Whatever that thing is, it's actually really comfortable and holds like a rock!

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    Default Re: January 2015: Helix Bun

    I am sure I tried this previously and couldn't do it at all, but I tried last night and it worked (on the third attempt)! I'm wearing my hair in a Helix bun today, and I'll put up a picture tonight when I get home.

    The video I watched, by Gossamer, said that her hair (at ankle) was too long for it to work properly, but I have to say I found my (much thinner) hair is a bit too long at just past classic, so it does seem to be one that depends a lot on thickness as well as length how easy it is to do.

    two_wheels, my first attempt looked much worse, and I wasn't trying anything clever with sectioning. Glad it was comfy and secure anyway

    Sarahlabyrinth, yours looks a bit different to the versions I've seen, but very pretty!
    Last edited by ashke50; January 5th, 2015 at 07:43 AM.

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    Default Re: January 2015: Helix Bun

    I tried this and my hair at hip is WAY too short. I'm going to need 6-8 inches more hair.
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    Default Re: January 2015: Helix Bun

    Quote Originally Posted by ashke50 View Post
    I am sure I tried this previously and couldn't do it at all, but I tried last night and it worked (on the third attempt)! I'm wearing my hair in a Helix bun today, and I'll put up a picture tonight when I get home.

    The video I watched, by Gossamer, said that her hair (at ankle) was too long for it to work properly, but I have to say I found my (much thinner) hair is a bit too long at just past classic, so it does seem to be one that depends a lot on thickness as well as length how easy it is to do.

    two_wheels, my first attempt looked much worse, and I wasn't trying anything clever with sectioning. Glad it was comfy and secure anyway

    Sarahlabyrinth, yours looks a bit different to the versions I've seen, but very pretty!
    That is the reverse side of it - the other side looks like the "normal" helix. Yes, I love the helix bun.
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    Default Re: January 2015: Helix Bun

    Here's a picture of mine, taken at the end of the day so it is rather fluffy. You can see the tail, which I've wrapped round a couple of times, but it held all day and was really comfy!



    ETA - my first attempt is decorating the Hairstyles Gone Rogue thread!
    Last edited by ashke50; January 5th, 2015 at 05:16 PM.

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    Default Re: January 2015: Helix Bun

    Wow, so pretty everyone! Ashke - that is thudworthy!

    I think my official hair goal is probably going to be "long enough to achieve a beautiful helix bun".
    I'm not sure I can manage even twin helix buns, but I may give sectioning a go. In the meantime, I hope there will be more beautiful Helix Buns popping up!
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    Default Re: January 2015: Helix Bun

    DreamSheep, that is my official hair goal. It's just too long to put in the little space provided. My best guess is it will take TMI length, so that's my goal.
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    Default Re: January 2015: Helix Bun

    Yeah, HOTM is back!

    Double yay, it's a style I can do!
    My hair's a bit long to look great with this, but most often I just care that whatever style holds it up comfortably, which it does, so meh.
    I'll do it and get a pick at some point this month.
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