French Braided Bun

French Braided Bun

Joined: June 25th, 2003, 1:59 pm

August 25th, 2003, 11:45 am #1

I was wearing a pretty salwar kameez and decided to do this to complete the "image." It's a very simple style to do, as long as you can French braid!

All you have to do is make two French braids on both sides of your head (like pigtails), starting wherever you want. I started just behind the hairline. Then tie off the ends of your braids. Start wrapping one into a bun (and you will probably need something to hold the bun to keep it in a round shape), and then wrap the other braid around the first bun. I secured with mini claw clips because I find they hold better than bobby pins... and this is my bun about 8 hours after I made it!



And here it is from the side:



Sorry for the funny angles, I took the pics myself! If you need clarification, I can do it again and get someone else to take the pics .

Love,
~*Leia*

2bNiii
18/26.1/35? (tailbone)
First goal: Waist length by December 2003 (around 28" on me)
Second goal: Tailbone by June 2004
Bangs at 11 inches

Only a few layers left!

CWC Method, sometimes with a pre-wash oiling of Extra Virgin Olive Oil or heated Coconut Oil

Only using a comb as a detangler, and a Mason Pearson BBB to stimulate the scalp.

Edited to fix picture links
Last edited by Leia9 on November 10th, 2004, 1:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Fox
Joined: January 13th, 2003, 7:14 am

August 26th, 2003, 7:36 am #2

I love how you see the french braid on the sides and then the bun in back... with your thick hair is just looks great!

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Starting my growing journey all over again after health issues took a major toll on my hair.
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Joined: June 25th, 2003, 1:59 pm

August 26th, 2003, 12:45 pm #3

I'm sure it would look great with your hair too! You should try it sometime!

Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/26.1/35? (tailbone)
First goal: Waist length by December 2003 (around 28" on me)
Second goal: Tailbone by June 2004
Bangs at 11 inches

Only a few layers left!

CWC Method, sometimes with a pre-wash oiling of Extra Virgin Olive Oil or heated Coconut Oil

Only using a comb as a detangler, and a Mason Pearson BBB to stimulate the scalp.
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Joined: June 12th, 2003, 3:17 pm

August 26th, 2003, 7:35 pm #4

I was wearing a pretty salwar kameez and decided to do this to complete the "image." It's a very simple style to do, as long as you can French braid!

All you have to do is make two French braids on both sides of your head (like pigtails), starting wherever you want. I started just behind the hairline. Then tie off the ends of your braids. Start wrapping one into a bun (and you will probably need something to hold the bun to keep it in a round shape), and then wrap the other braid around the first bun. I secured with mini claw clips because I find they hold better than bobby pins... and this is my bun about 8 hours after I made it!



And here it is from the side:



Sorry for the funny angles, I took the pics myself! If you need clarification, I can do it again and get someone else to take the pics .

Love,
~*Leia*

2bNiii
18/26.1/35? (tailbone)
First goal: Waist length by December 2003 (around 28" on me)
Second goal: Tailbone by June 2004
Bangs at 11 inches

Only a few layers left!

CWC Method, sometimes with a pre-wash oiling of Extra Virgin Olive Oil or heated Coconut Oil

Only using a comb as a detangler, and a Mason Pearson BBB to stimulate the scalp.

Edited to fix picture links
That looks so beautiful with your thick dark hair! Thanks for sharing that!

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Joined: June 25th, 2003, 1:59 pm

August 27th, 2003, 12:51 pm #5

I only wish my hair *wasn't* so dark, because 'dos tend to show up better in lighter hair! Oh, well, the grass is always greener, right?

Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/26.1/35? (tailbone)
First goal: Waist length by December 2003 (around 28" on me)
Second goal: Tailbone by June 2004
Bangs at 11 inches

Only a few layers left!

CWC Method, sometimes with a pre-wash oiling of Extra Virgin Olive Oil or heated Coconut Oil

Only using a comb as a detangler, and a Mason Pearson BBB to stimulate the scalp.
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Joined: May 20th, 2003, 12:26 am

August 28th, 2003, 10:13 pm #6

i'm still learning to do a single french braid someday i'll master and then i can dream of more updos

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February 13th, 2004, 12:41 pm #7

I was wearing a pretty salwar kameez and decided to do this to complete the "image." It's a very simple style to do, as long as you can French braid!

All you have to do is make two French braids on both sides of your head (like pigtails), starting wherever you want. I started just behind the hairline. Then tie off the ends of your braids. Start wrapping one into a bun (and you will probably need something to hold the bun to keep it in a round shape), and then wrap the other braid around the first bun. I secured with mini claw clips because I find they hold better than bobby pins... and this is my bun about 8 hours after I made it!



And here it is from the side:



Sorry for the funny angles, I took the pics myself! If you need clarification, I can do it again and get someone else to take the pics .

Love,
~*Leia*

2bNiii
18/26.1/35? (tailbone)
First goal: Waist length by December 2003 (around 28" on me)
Second goal: Tailbone by June 2004
Bangs at 11 inches

Only a few layers left!

CWC Method, sometimes with a pre-wash oiling of Extra Virgin Olive Oil or heated Coconut Oil

Only using a comb as a detangler, and a Mason Pearson BBB to stimulate the scalp.

Edited to fix picture links
Makes me wish I could french braid....

And of course I love salwar kameez too
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