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    Default Best bun style that works braided?

    As always, Iíll preface this by saying I did search, but I didnít find a thread exactly like this question. If I missed it, please point me!

    Iíve worn a LWB regularly since WL, but now I often have my hair in a single English braid and need it to be in a bun in a momentís notice. Iíve been doing a LWB with the braid, and itís fine, but is there something better?

    Whatís your favorite bun that gets your braid up off your back the quickest? Held with a stick/fork as a bonus, but Iíll take pinned styles as well. TIA!
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    I find a nautilus works well on a braid, is super fast, and stays put! Plus you can use a stick or fork

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    I’ve never had great luck with a nautilus, but maybe it will hold better braided, I’ll definitely try it! Thanks.
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    I wear my hair in a braided cinnamon bun all the time - usually, I use two claw clips but it holds well with a fork or a stick as well. Stable, looks nice, comfortable, flexible.
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    Pinless braided bun. I usually put a second stick through the ends for security.
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    Nautilus is my at-a-moment's-notice braided bun, but I find that a pinless braided bun also holds pretty securely (esp. if it starts from a French braid).

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    I have tried a pinless braided bun a few times and it never felt secure and the stick would go all wonky. I’ll have to work on it though, I see it in pics on here often and it always looks so pretty and symmetrical.

    I’ve never used two sticks for a bun though. Do you put the second one in front of or behind the first?
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    Another vote for nautilus. It's hit-and-miss unbraided, for me (more miss than hit, really ) but braided is great. Holds solid with just one stick, which is a real rarity for me.
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    I love the chameleon bun for either loose or braided hair. Very solid with one stick as long as you size the initial loops correctly.

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    Default Re: Best bun style that works braided?

    Quote Originally Posted by baanoo View Post
    I wear my hair in a braided cinnamon bun all the time - usually, I use two claw clips but it holds well with a fork or a stick as well. Stable, looks nice, comfortable, flexible.
    Same. This is my go-to style, and I sleep in this. It also works with both a stick or fork (I prefer forks for stability). The braid also retains my whurl pattern so my hair is nice when I take it out. People sometimes say it looks classy. It's super quick to put up once my hair is in a braid. It's the perfect style for me!

    An older picture to demonstrate:

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