July Style of the Month: The Braided Bun

July Style of the Month: The Braided Bun

Joined: March 1st, 2003, 11:27 am

June 29th, 2004, 9:41 pm #1



I have modified this style for my hair.

1. I began by making a pony tail in the middle of the back of my head and using a safe elastic.
2. I seperated 2 sections from my pony to make 2 seperate pony tails, one Left and one Right.
3. I braied each tail and then secured with a clear safe elastic (not good for all my length but works for smaller ponys)
4. I wraped on clockwise and the other counter clockwise (your pony will direct you on what direction it wants to go naturally).
5. I secured each on underneath my bun with a Good Day Pin

I am very shocked at how secure this style is. I hardly notice I am wearing it all.

Not bad for my very first attempt.

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="3">Angel Hugs & Love</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">Betty
March 2001 - Present
Pale Blonde
2abM/Ciii
Medium to Coarse, Thick, Very Long Layers

20 1/2 - July 1st 25 3/4 BSL - 30
2nd Short Term Goal: Past BSL
27" by Fall</font>

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">My Journal</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">The Seasons, 1897
Alphonse Mucha</font>
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MrsEl
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June 29th, 2004, 11:37 pm #2

I want to play, lol! I never would have thought of doing it that way. That turned out really well.

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

June 30th, 2004, 2:07 am #3



I have modified this style for my hair.

1. I began by making a pony tail in the middle of the back of my head and using a safe elastic.
2. I seperated 2 sections from my pony to make 2 seperate pony tails, one Left and one Right.
3. I braied each tail and then secured with a clear safe elastic (not good for all my length but works for smaller ponys)
4. I wraped on clockwise and the other counter clockwise (your pony will direct you on what direction it wants to go naturally).
5. I secured each on underneath my bun with a Good Day Pin

I am very shocked at how secure this style is. I hardly notice I am wearing it all.

Not bad for my very first attempt.

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="3">Angel Hugs & Love</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">Betty
March 2001 - Present
Pale Blonde
2abM/Ciii
Medium to Coarse, Thick, Very Long Layers

20 1/2 - July 1st 25 3/4 BSL - 30
2nd Short Term Goal: Past BSL
27" by Fall</font>

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">My Journal</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">The Seasons, 1897
Alphonse Mucha</font>
And good idea to post this in the SS! You've all already seen mine, but I'm just putting it here so Fox can have them all in one thread .





31.6"

Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/31.6/35?
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by September
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

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Last Updated: June 29, 2004
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Fox
Joined: January 13th, 2003, 7:14 am

June 30th, 2004, 7:33 am #4



I have modified this style for my hair.

1. I began by making a pony tail in the middle of the back of my head and using a safe elastic.
2. I seperated 2 sections from my pony to make 2 seperate pony tails, one Left and one Right.
3. I braied each tail and then secured with a clear safe elastic (not good for all my length but works for smaller ponys)
4. I wraped on clockwise and the other counter clockwise (your pony will direct you on what direction it wants to go naturally).
5. I secured each on underneath my bun with a Good Day Pin

I am very shocked at how secure this style is. I hardly notice I am wearing it all.

Not bad for my very first attempt.

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="3">Angel Hugs & Love</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">Betty
March 2001 - Present
Pale Blonde
2abM/Ciii
Medium to Coarse, Thick, Very Long Layers

20 1/2 - July 1st 25 3/4 BSL - 30
2nd Short Term Goal: Past BSL
27" by Fall</font>

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">My Journal</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">The Seasons, 1897
Alphonse Mucha</font>
You did a great job Betty! If I have time, I may even try to take step by steps to go with your directions! Thanks for posting!

-Fox
<img src="http://network54.com/Realm/picsforLoom/buncurls.jpg ">
17/33.12/35+ Type 2CMii (3B underneath layer) Somewhat fine, slightly wavy (with curls on the underneath layer), Hennaed Auburn. To see more pictures, click on the gallery collection link found here:
<a href=http://www.geocities.com/ifoxbox/ForeverFox.html> Forever Fox </a>


"Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Choose your words, for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, they will become your character. Develop your character for it becomes your destiny." -John MacArthur

Products Used:
Aubrey Organics S&C
Nature's Gate Conditioners (As well as Forest Pure, another brand made by the makers of Nature's Gate)
Vinegar/herbal rinses

Oils: Jojoba, Sweet Almond, Virgin Oil de Coco Creme, Monoi, Castor, Meadowfoam Seed & essential oils

Shea Butter (from which I make my own leave-in)
MP Popular Mix Brush
Wood and Horn combs
Vitamins/Minerals/Herbal supplements
-Fox
Starting my growing journey all over again after health issues took a major toll on my hair.
17/25.5/35+ - Type 2C-3bMii Somewhat fine, wavy (with corkscrew curls on the underneath layer), natural color is light brown with gold and red highlights. Previously used henna for years, but had it highlighted out over a couple of years. Currently trying to decide what to do as far as continuing with that to keep up the roots or doing something different.

Products Used:
Aubrey Organics S&C - my most favorite, but currently using Neways Second Chance Shampoo, SheaMoisture's High Porosity Moisture-Seal Masque,
Sally Beauty Generic Value Product's version of Matrix Biolage conditioner (as a leave in, not rinsed out)
Aubrey Organics Chia Gel
Vinegar/herbal rinses
Oils: Jojoba, Castor, Coconut & essential oils
MP Popular Mix Brush
MP & Madora wide tooth combs
Vitamins/Minerals/Herbal supplements

"Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Choose your words, for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, they will become your character. Develop your character for it becomes your destiny."
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Joined: April 21st, 2004, 9:24 am

June 30th, 2004, 9:52 am #5



I have modified this style for my hair.

1. I began by making a pony tail in the middle of the back of my head and using a safe elastic.
2. I seperated 2 sections from my pony to make 2 seperate pony tails, one Left and one Right.
3. I braied each tail and then secured with a clear safe elastic (not good for all my length but works for smaller ponys)
4. I wraped on clockwise and the other counter clockwise (your pony will direct you on what direction it wants to go naturally).
5. I secured each on underneath my bun with a Good Day Pin

I am very shocked at how secure this style is. I hardly notice I am wearing it all.

Not bad for my very first attempt.

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="3">Angel Hugs & Love</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">Betty
March 2001 - Present
Pale Blonde
2abM/Ciii
Medium to Coarse, Thick, Very Long Layers

20 1/2 - July 1st 25 3/4 BSL - 30
2nd Short Term Goal: Past BSL
27" by Fall</font>

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">My Journal</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">The Seasons, 1897
Alphonse Mucha</font>
Looks so lush! I gotta try this, maybe my bun won't be so wimpy.

WildCatDancer


My overnight miracle, thanks TLHL!
WildCatDancers Mane-My journal http://www.network54.com/Forum/293257
My bottle babies-- http://img51.photobucket.com/albums/v157/WildCatDancer/?

Original style very, very short, been growing out for 12 years off and on.
Original color, auburn, now multicolored grey, auburn & white. Dyed auburn
1b to 1c with a curl around hairline underneath. Fii
Length 27" now trimmed to 24.5 April 24th
May 1st 25"!!!!!
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Joined: March 1st, 2003, 11:27 am

June 30th, 2004, 6:05 pm #6

You know.... I tend to just try these styles out of the blue and take a pic. It's not very neat but it held very tight. I worked out with that bun and it didn't move.

I tried wrapping one braid around but my braid is so thick it was hard to handle and wouldn't lay right against my head. My buns tend to lift anyway and this was a good way to control that.

I also figured out how to load the pics to my computer so I actually took that and posted it the same day. So I will be able to contribute more

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<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">Betty
March 2001 - Present
Pale Blonde
2abM/Ciii
Medium to Coarse, Thick, Very Long Layers

20 1/2 - July 1st 25 3/4 BSL - 30
2nd Short Term Goal: Past BSL
27" by Fall</font>

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">My Journal</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">The Seasons, 1897
Alphonse Mucha</font>
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Fox
Joined: January 13th, 2003, 7:14 am

July 1st, 2004, 7:01 am #7



-Fox
<img src="http://network54.com/Realm/picsforLoom/buncurls.jpg ">
17/33.12/35+ Type 2CMii (3B underneath layer) Somewhat fine, slightly wavy (with curls on the underneath layer), Hennaed Auburn. To see more pictures, click on the gallery collection link found here:
<a href=http://www.geocities.com/ifoxbox/ForeverFox.html> Forever Fox </a>


"Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Choose your words, for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, they will become your character. Develop your character for it becomes your destiny." -John MacArthur

Products Used:
Aubrey Organics S&C
Nature's Gate Conditioners (As well as Forest Pure, another brand made by the makers of Nature's Gate)
Vinegar/herbal rinses

Oils: Jojoba, Sweet Almond, Virgin Oil de Coco Creme, Monoi, Castor, Meadowfoam Seed & essential oils

Shea Butter (from which I make my own leave-in)
MP Popular Mix Brush
Wood and Horn combs
Vitamins/Minerals/Herbal supplements
-Fox
Starting my growing journey all over again after health issues took a major toll on my hair.
17/25.5/35+ - Type 2C-3bMii Somewhat fine, wavy (with corkscrew curls on the underneath layer), natural color is light brown with gold and red highlights. Previously used henna for years, but had it highlighted out over a couple of years. Currently trying to decide what to do as far as continuing with that to keep up the roots or doing something different.

Products Used:
Aubrey Organics S&C - my most favorite, but currently using Neways Second Chance Shampoo, SheaMoisture's High Porosity Moisture-Seal Masque,
Sally Beauty Generic Value Product's version of Matrix Biolage conditioner (as a leave in, not rinsed out)
Aubrey Organics Chia Gel
Vinegar/herbal rinses
Oils: Jojoba, Castor, Coconut & essential oils
MP Popular Mix Brush
MP & Madora wide tooth combs
Vitamins/Minerals/Herbal supplements

"Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Choose your words, for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, they will become your character. Develop your character for it becomes your destiny."
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Joined: June 25th, 2003, 1:59 pm

July 2nd, 2004, 2:03 am #8



I have modified this style for my hair.

1. I began by making a pony tail in the middle of the back of my head and using a safe elastic.
2. I seperated 2 sections from my pony to make 2 seperate pony tails, one Left and one Right.
3. I braied each tail and then secured with a clear safe elastic (not good for all my length but works for smaller ponys)
4. I wraped on clockwise and the other counter clockwise (your pony will direct you on what direction it wants to go naturally).
5. I secured each on underneath my bun with a Good Day Pin

I am very shocked at how secure this style is. I hardly notice I am wearing it all.

Not bad for my very first attempt.

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="3">Angel Hugs & Love</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">Betty
March 2001 - Present
Pale Blonde
2abM/Ciii
Medium to Coarse, Thick, Very Long Layers

20 1/2 - July 1st 25 3/4 BSL - 30
2nd Short Term Goal: Past BSL
27" by Fall</font>

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">My Journal</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">The Seasons, 1897
Alphonse Mucha</font>
Erin's braided bun: http://www.network54.com/Forum/thread?f ... 1088715195

Thea's braided bun: http://www.network54.com/Forum/thread?f ... 1088679905

Love,
~*Leia*~



2bNiii
18/31.6/35?
First goal: 30" in March <-- goal reached
Second goal: Tailbone (33"?) by September
Final goal: 35" in February 2005
Growing since January 2003, found TLHL end of June 2003 and was at 25"

Leia's Hair Journal

Last Updated: July 1, 2004
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Joined: April 24th, 2004, 7:30 am

July 2nd, 2004, 2:14 am #9



I have modified this style for my hair.

1. I began by making a pony tail in the middle of the back of my head and using a safe elastic.
2. I seperated 2 sections from my pony to make 2 seperate pony tails, one Left and one Right.
3. I braied each tail and then secured with a clear safe elastic (not good for all my length but works for smaller ponys)
4. I wraped on clockwise and the other counter clockwise (your pony will direct you on what direction it wants to go naturally).
5. I secured each on underneath my bun with a Good Day Pin

I am very shocked at how secure this style is. I hardly notice I am wearing it all.

Not bad for my very first attempt.

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="3">Angel Hugs & Love</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">Betty
March 2001 - Present
Pale Blonde
2abM/Ciii
Medium to Coarse, Thick, Very Long Layers

20 1/2 - July 1st 25 3/4 BSL - 30
2nd Short Term Goal: Past BSL
27" by Fall</font>

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">My Journal</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">The Seasons, 1897
Alphonse Mucha</font>
Here it is so that it is&nbsp;all in the same thread...

<IMG alt=braidbun001.jpg src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/ca_cowgi ... jpg">&nbsp;

<IMG alt=braidbun2001.jpg src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/ca_cowgi ... jpg">&nbsp;

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Joined: March 23rd, 2004, 8:03 am

July 2nd, 2004, 6:33 am #10



I have modified this style for my hair.

1. I began by making a pony tail in the middle of the back of my head and using a safe elastic.
2. I seperated 2 sections from my pony to make 2 seperate pony tails, one Left and one Right.
3. I braied each tail and then secured with a clear safe elastic (not good for all my length but works for smaller ponys)
4. I wraped on clockwise and the other counter clockwise (your pony will direct you on what direction it wants to go naturally).
5. I secured each on underneath my bun with a Good Day Pin

I am very shocked at how secure this style is. I hardly notice I am wearing it all.

Not bad for my very first attempt.

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="3">Angel Hugs & Love</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">Betty
March 2001 - Present
Pale Blonde
2abM/Ciii
Medium to Coarse, Thick, Very Long Layers

20 1/2 - July 1st 25 3/4 BSL - 30
2nd Short Term Goal: Past BSL
27" by Fall</font>

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">My Journal</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">The Seasons, 1897
Alphonse Mucha</font>
Here's the picture of my braided bun (taken last monday after a day of work) at about 26,5" length. It is held by 5 U-shape bronze-colored hairpins (I don't know what they are called in english...) at the seam of the braid. And I was happy I didn't need a hair-net for it. My hair is just long enough to hold on its own.




And here is the big picture for Fox (or anyone else who likes to have a look):

h**p://www.doso.de/thea/bilder/haare/buns/gefl ... -gross.jpg

replace the http and it should work.



And later on: How I do it (no pictures yet...)

I don't have any secrets that I know of... and no pictures to illustrate (yet), but:

- I braid a classic braid (unsecured) at the place I want the center of the bun to be
- I braid as far as the braid will go and close it off with a small elastic
- Then I hold the base of the braid and lay the braid without twisting on the head, around the base, as flat as it may go. The braid will go up slightly at the center.
- I tuck the end of the braid under the beginning (this does just work at my length (26,5"))
- I use 5 U-pins to fix the outer edge of the braid to scalp and middle. This is almost always sufficient to fix the braid.

Bun is ready.

And the shine: I usually call pictures like that "over-flashed." There is too much flashlight for proper balance. I admit, I took it in a hurry.

When I have some pictures, I post them at the styling station.




1bFii
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Joined: September 11th, 2003, 2:13 pm

July 2nd, 2004, 8:27 am #11



I have modified this style for my hair.

1. I began by making a pony tail in the middle of the back of my head and using a safe elastic.
2. I seperated 2 sections from my pony to make 2 seperate pony tails, one Left and one Right.
3. I braied each tail and then secured with a clear safe elastic (not good for all my length but works for smaller ponys)
4. I wraped on clockwise and the other counter clockwise (your pony will direct you on what direction it wants to go naturally).
5. I secured each on underneath my bun with a Good Day Pin

I am very shocked at how secure this style is. I hardly notice I am wearing it all.

Not bad for my very first attempt.

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="3">Angel Hugs & Love</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">Betty
March 2001 - Present
Pale Blonde
2abM/Ciii
Medium to Coarse, Thick, Very Long Layers

20 1/2 - July 1st 25 3/4 BSL - 30
2nd Short Term Goal: Past BSL
27" by Fall</font>

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">My Journal</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">The Seasons, 1897
Alphonse Mucha</font>
My braided bun at 37 - 37 1/2 inches.



I will NOT be using those flower pins again. They look nice but they are really bad for my hair. They were so hard to get out that I was really tempted to just yank them out, breaking much hair, but I didn't. I have some little fake flowers with wire that I could just insert into the bun quite easily, so I will use those next time and secure the bun with something a little more hair friendly than those pins.

Also, I thought I had managed to conceal the band used to secure the end of the braid, but it seems I didn't. :\

I've never really done this style before but I like it. It keeps hair protected (unless I use those pins) and out of the way, but looks interesting.

~Siren
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Fox
Joined: January 13th, 2003, 7:14 am

July 2nd, 2004, 8:58 am #12

I bet I can fix your band from showing... a little picture magic before it goes in the gallery! I think it turned out lovely, and those pins did look beautiful! So sorry they were a pain to get out! You can make your own decorative pins by sliding some beads on the U shaped pins. Or you can sew fancy buttons on the Good Hair Days pins.

-Fox
<img src="http://network54.com/Realm/picsforLoom/buncurls.jpg ">
17/33.12/35+ Type 2CMii (3B underneath layer) Somewhat fine, slightly wavy (with curls on the underneath layer), Hennaed Auburn. To see more pictures, click on the gallery collection link found here:
<a href=http://www.geocities.com/ifoxbox/ForeverFox.html> Forever Fox </a>


"Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Choose your words, for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, they will become your character. Develop your character for it becomes your destiny." -John MacArthur

Products Used:
Aubrey Organics S&C
Nature's Gate Conditioners (As well as Forest Pure, another brand made by the makers of Nature's Gate)
Vinegar/herbal rinses

Oils: Jojoba, Sweet Almond, Virgin Oil de Coco Creme, Monoi, Castor, Meadowfoam Seed & essential oils

Shea Butter (from which I make my own leave-in)
MP Popular Mix Brush
Wood and Horn combs
Vitamins/Minerals/Herbal supplements
-Fox
Starting my growing journey all over again after health issues took a major toll on my hair.
17/25.5/35+ - Type 2C-3bMii Somewhat fine, wavy (with corkscrew curls on the underneath layer), natural color is light brown with gold and red highlights. Previously used henna for years, but had it highlighted out over a couple of years. Currently trying to decide what to do as far as continuing with that to keep up the roots or doing something different.

Products Used:
Aubrey Organics S&C - my most favorite, but currently using Neways Second Chance Shampoo, SheaMoisture's High Porosity Moisture-Seal Masque,
Sally Beauty Generic Value Product's version of Matrix Biolage conditioner (as a leave in, not rinsed out)
Aubrey Organics Chia Gel
Vinegar/herbal rinses
Oils: Jojoba, Castor, Coconut & essential oils
MP Popular Mix Brush
MP & Madora wide tooth combs
Vitamins/Minerals/Herbal supplements

"Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Choose your words, for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, they will become your character. Develop your character for it becomes your destiny."
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July 2nd, 2004, 9:36 am #13



I have modified this style for my hair.

1. I began by making a pony tail in the middle of the back of my head and using a safe elastic.
2. I seperated 2 sections from my pony to make 2 seperate pony tails, one Left and one Right.
3. I braied each tail and then secured with a clear safe elastic (not good for all my length but works for smaller ponys)
4. I wraped on clockwise and the other counter clockwise (your pony will direct you on what direction it wants to go naturally).
5. I secured each on underneath my bun with a Good Day Pin

I am very shocked at how secure this style is. I hardly notice I am wearing it all.

Not bad for my very first attempt.

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="3">Angel Hugs & Love</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">Betty
March 2001 - Present
Pale Blonde
2abM/Ciii
Medium to Coarse, Thick, Very Long Layers

20 1/2 - July 1st 25 3/4 BSL - 30
2nd Short Term Goal: Past BSL
27" by Fall</font>

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">My Journal</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">The Seasons, 1897
Alphonse Mucha</font>
Everyone's braids are beautiful... So many differences on the same styles and all so pretty!
~Erin
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July 2nd, 2004, 5:18 pm #14

Very nice diversity of buns I think too.

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<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">Betty
March 2001 - Present
Pale Blonde
2abM/Ciii
Medium to Coarse, Thick, Very Long Layers

20 1/2 - July 1st 25 3/4 BSL - 30
2nd Short Term Goal: Past BSL
27" by Fall</font>

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">My Journal</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">The Seasons, 1897
Alphonse Mucha</font>
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Joined: March 1st, 2003, 11:27 am

July 2nd, 2004, 5:20 pm #15

My braided bun at 37 - 37 1/2 inches.



I will NOT be using those flower pins again. They look nice but they are really bad for my hair. They were so hard to get out that I was really tempted to just yank them out, breaking much hair, but I didn't. I have some little fake flowers with wire that I could just insert into the bun quite easily, so I will use those next time and secure the bun with something a little more hair friendly than those pins.

Also, I thought I had managed to conceal the band used to secure the end of the braid, but it seems I didn't. :\

I've never really done this style before but I like it. It keeps hair protected (unless I use those pins) and out of the way, but looks interesting.

~Siren
The color of the pins looks so beautiful with the color of your hair.
But dont sacrifice your hair either. Too bad someone cant make little dainty pins that dont yank hair out

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="3">Angel Hugs & Love</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">Betty
March 2001 - Present
Pale Blonde
2abM/Ciii
Medium to Coarse, Thick, Very Long Layers

20 1/2 - July 1st 25 3/4 BSL - 30
2nd Short Term Goal: Past BSL
27" by Fall</font>

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">My Journal</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">The Seasons, 1897
Alphonse Mucha</font>
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MrsEl

July 3rd, 2004, 2:18 am #16



I have modified this style for my hair.

1. I began by making a pony tail in the middle of the back of my head and using a safe elastic.
2. I seperated 2 sections from my pony to make 2 seperate pony tails, one Left and one Right.
3. I braied each tail and then secured with a clear safe elastic (not good for all my length but works for smaller ponys)
4. I wraped on clockwise and the other counter clockwise (your pony will direct you on what direction it wants to go naturally).
5. I secured each on underneath my bun with a Good Day Pin

I am very shocked at how secure this style is. I hardly notice I am wearing it all.

Not bad for my very first attempt.

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="3">Angel Hugs & Love</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">Betty
March 2001 - Present
Pale Blonde
2abM/Ciii
Medium to Coarse, Thick, Very Long Layers

20 1/2 - July 1st 25 3/4 BSL - 30
2nd Short Term Goal: Past BSL
27" by Fall</font>

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">My Journal</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">The Seasons, 1897
Alphonse Mucha</font>
Long story, but I accidentally corrupted my camera card somehow, so the computer didn't recognize it anymore. I had to reformat it to make it work and lost all the pictures on it. Doh! I'll have to get another braided bun picture.

Irritated,
MrsEl
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July 3rd, 2004, 7:41 am #17

My braided bun at 37 - 37 1/2 inches.



I will NOT be using those flower pins again. They look nice but they are really bad for my hair. They were so hard to get out that I was really tempted to just yank them out, breaking much hair, but I didn't. I have some little fake flowers with wire that I could just insert into the bun quite easily, so I will use those next time and secure the bun with something a little more hair friendly than those pins.

Also, I thought I had managed to conceal the band used to secure the end of the braid, but it seems I didn't. :\

I've never really done this style before but I like it. It keeps hair protected (unless I use those pins) and out of the way, but looks interesting.

~Siren
I don't think any one is going to notice that band with your beautiful hair to look at! Too bad about the darling little pins. I love little thing like that, and most of the ones I had are getting tossed for the same reason.

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My bottle babies-- http://img51.photobucket.com/albums/v157/WildCatDancer/?
My own furkids--
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Original style very, very short, been growing out for 12 years off and on.
Original color, auburn, now multicolored grey, auburn & white. Dyed auburn
1b to 1c with a curl around hairline underneath. Fii
Length 27" now trimmed to 24.5 April 24th
May 1st 25"!!!!!
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July 3rd, 2004, 7:51 am #18

Long story, but I accidentally corrupted my camera card somehow, so the computer didn't recognize it anymore. I had to reformat it to make it work and lost all the pictures on it. Doh! I'll have to get another braided bun picture.

Irritated,
MrsEl
how frustrating. I think he then popped over here and ate a story I posted on another board, nasty little gremlin! But that's ok, he'll never leave here. If he's tiny, my lizards or sugars will get him, bigger, one of the cats. If he's vegetable based, he'd better watch out for the wallabies, hee hee. And if he did escape, I have another cat and a coatie waiting for him outside. Plus that horse, he'll eat anything! Everything is part of a food chain around here! I'm look forward to seeing your bun.

Looks like it may be a soggy 4th up here. I'll light a sparkler for you in Oregon.


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My overnight miracle, thanks TLHL!
WildCatDancers Mane-My journal http://www.network54.com/Forum/293257
My bottle babies-- http://img51.photobucket.com/albums/v157/WildCatDancer/?
My own furkids--
http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/wizweb ... bc&.src=ph
WildCatDancer's Mane (journal) http://www.network54.com/Forum/293257

Original style very, very short, been growing out for 12 years off and on.
Original color, auburn, now multicolored grey, auburn & white. Dyed auburn
1b to 1c with a curl around hairline underneath. Fii
Length 27" now trimmed to 24.5 April 24th
May 1st 25"!!!!!
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July 3rd, 2004, 7:55 am #19



I have modified this style for my hair.

1. I began by making a pony tail in the middle of the back of my head and using a safe elastic.
2. I seperated 2 sections from my pony to make 2 seperate pony tails, one Left and one Right.
3. I braied each tail and then secured with a clear safe elastic (not good for all my length but works for smaller ponys)
4. I wraped on clockwise and the other counter clockwise (your pony will direct you on what direction it wants to go naturally).
5. I secured each on underneath my bun with a Good Day Pin

I am very shocked at how secure this style is. I hardly notice I am wearing it all.

Not bad for my very first attempt.

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<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">Betty
March 2001 - Present
Pale Blonde
2abM/Ciii
Medium to Coarse, Thick, Very Long Layers

20 1/2 - July 1st 25 3/4 BSL - 30
2nd Short Term Goal: Past BSL
27" by Fall</font>

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<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">The Seasons, 1897
Alphonse Mucha</font>
OK, I know it's pathetic, but maybe next year I can look back at this and smile. Anyway, you all gave great ideas on how to time the monster, so maybe I'll get a better picture to replace this one.

I think Ariel's wiskers are longer than my hair, LOL

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My overnight miracle, thanks TLHL!
WildCatDancers Mane-My journal http://www.network54.com/Forum/293257
My bottle babies-- http://img51.photobucket.com/albums/v157/WildCatDancer/?
My own furkids--
http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/wizweb ... bc&.src=ph
WildCatDancer's Mane (journal) http://www.network54.com/Forum/293257

Original style very, very short, been growing out for 12 years off and on.
Original color, auburn, now multicolored grey, auburn & white. Dyed auburn
1b to 1c with a curl around hairline underneath. Fii
Length 27" now trimmed to 24.5 April 24th
May 1st 25"!!!!!
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July 3rd, 2004, 3:45 pm #20

I think you did an awesome job WCD!

Very pretty

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Pale Blonde
2abM/Ciii
Medium to Coarse, Thick, Very Long Layers

20 1/2 - July 1st 25 3/4 BSL - 30
2nd Short Term Goal: Past BSL
27" by Fall</font>

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Alphonse Mucha</font>
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July 3rd, 2004, 6:17 pm #21

OK, I know it's pathetic, but maybe next year I can look back at this and smile. Anyway, you all gave great ideas on how to time the monster, so maybe I'll get a better picture to replace this one.

I think Ariel's wiskers are longer than my hair, LOL

<IMG alt=messybraidedbun.jpg src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/tmp/1088 ... JPG">&nbsp;


WildCatDancer


My overnight miracle, thanks TLHL!
WildCatDancers Mane-My journal http://www.network54.com/Forum/293257
My bottle babies-- http://img51.photobucket.com/albums/v157/WildCatDancer/?
My own furkids--
http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/wizweb ... bc&.src=ph
WildCatDancer's Mane (journal) http://www.network54.com/Forum/293257

Original style very, very short, been growing out for 12 years off and on.
Original color, auburn, now multicolored grey, auburn & white. Dyed auburn
1b to 1c with a curl around hairline underneath. Fii
Length 27" now trimmed to 24.5 April 24th
May 1st 25"!!!!!
Don't be so hard on yourself, that bun is nothing to be ashamed of. It's quite elegant and romantic looking.
:)MrsEl
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July 4th, 2004, 5:55 am #22



I have modified this style for my hair.

1. I began by making a pony tail in the middle of the back of my head and using a safe elastic.
2. I seperated 2 sections from my pony to make 2 seperate pony tails, one Left and one Right.
3. I braied each tail and then secured with a clear safe elastic (not good for all my length but works for smaller ponys)
4. I wraped on clockwise and the other counter clockwise (your pony will direct you on what direction it wants to go naturally).
5. I secured each on underneath my bun with a Good Day Pin

I am very shocked at how secure this style is. I hardly notice I am wearing it all.

Not bad for my very first attempt.

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="3">Angel Hugs & Love</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">Betty
March 2001 - Present
Pale Blonde
2abM/Ciii
Medium to Coarse, Thick, Very Long Layers

20 1/2 - July 1st 25 3/4 BSL - 30
2nd Short Term Goal: Past BSL
27" by Fall</font>

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<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">The Seasons, 1897
Alphonse Mucha</font>
Here's my braided bun at hair length 39.5 inches. Secured top and bottom with clear elastics and held in place with a pair of beautiful hairsticks by Fox.






April 2004

Countrymouse
1aFii
currently - 38"
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July 4th, 2004, 11:17 pm #23



I have modified this style for my hair.

1. I began by making a pony tail in the middle of the back of my head and using a safe elastic.
2. I seperated 2 sections from my pony to make 2 seperate pony tails, one Left and one Right.
3. I braied each tail and then secured with a clear safe elastic (not good for all my length but works for smaller ponys)
4. I wraped on clockwise and the other counter clockwise (your pony will direct you on what direction it wants to go naturally).
5. I secured each on underneath my bun with a Good Day Pin

I am very shocked at how secure this style is. I hardly notice I am wearing it all.

Not bad for my very first attempt.

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="3">Angel Hugs & Love</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">Betty
March 2001 - Present
Pale Blonde
2abM/Ciii
Medium to Coarse, Thick, Very Long Layers

20 1/2 - July 1st 25 3/4 BSL - 30
2nd Short Term Goal: Past BSL
27" by Fall</font>

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<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">The Seasons, 1897
Alphonse Mucha</font>
I started with a french braid, unsecured but braided way to the tips - it did work better, I think, with the french braid than my first attempt which was a braided ponytail, I think. I like how this style makes my bun look bigger, since my hair is so thin!

I don't have any hair pins or hair sticks or anything else small so I used a little paintbrush! LOL!

Maybe I should get some nice hair things

Anyway, here it is:



Kim in MI
24.25/24.8/26
would like eventually to have waist-length, but not sure it will get that long!
playing with jojoba oils, henna, and just starting my journey. Curls are all natural. 3CNi/ii
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July 4th, 2004, 11:24 pm #24



I have modified this style for my hair.

1. I began by making a pony tail in the middle of the back of my head and using a safe elastic.
2. I seperated 2 sections from my pony to make 2 seperate pony tails, one Left and one Right.
3. I braied each tail and then secured with a clear safe elastic (not good for all my length but works for smaller ponys)
4. I wraped on clockwise and the other counter clockwise (your pony will direct you on what direction it wants to go naturally).
5. I secured each on underneath my bun with a Good Day Pin

I am very shocked at how secure this style is. I hardly notice I am wearing it all.

Not bad for my very first attempt.

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="3">Angel Hugs & Love</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">Betty
March 2001 - Present
Pale Blonde
2abM/Ciii
Medium to Coarse, Thick, Very Long Layers

20 1/2 - July 1st 25 3/4 BSL - 30
2nd Short Term Goal: Past BSL
27" by Fall</font>

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<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">The Seasons, 1897
Alphonse Mucha</font>
That's really neat. I have to try that now.

-Tammers

"You're gonna be popular! I'll teach you the proper ploys when you talk to boys, little ways to flirt and flounce. I'll show you what shoes to wear, how to fix your hair, everything that really counts to be popular!" - Wicked the musical

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24.5"
First Goal: 27" by October (??)
Final Goal: Tailbone/Butt (37") by December 2005?
Growing since January 2004 after car accident

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July 5th, 2004, 4:51 pm #25



I have modified this style for my hair.

1. I began by making a pony tail in the middle of the back of my head and using a safe elastic.
2. I seperated 2 sections from my pony to make 2 seperate pony tails, one Left and one Right.
3. I braied each tail and then secured with a clear safe elastic (not good for all my length but works for smaller ponys)
4. I wraped on clockwise and the other counter clockwise (your pony will direct you on what direction it wants to go naturally).
5. I secured each on underneath my bun with a Good Day Pin

I am very shocked at how secure this style is. I hardly notice I am wearing it all.

Not bad for my very first attempt.

<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="3">Angel Hugs & Love</font>


<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">Betty
March 2001 - Present
Pale Blonde
2abM/Ciii
Medium to Coarse, Thick, Very Long Layers

20 1/2 - July 1st 25 3/4 BSL - 30
2nd Short Term Goal: Past BSL
27" by Fall</font>

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<font face="Garamond" color="660033" size="2">The Seasons, 1897
Alphonse Mucha</font>
This is my first attempt at any kind of bun. I didn't think I could do one neatly but after seeing all y'alls nice pics I thought I would give it a try this morning.







Becky in GA
29/29/waist - 1BCiii
1st henna (with paprika) application on hair 7/2/04
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July 5th, 2004, 8:41 pm #26

A fabulous first attempt!


April 2004

Countrymouse
1aFii
currently - 38"
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July 6th, 2004, 8:36 am #27

This is my first attempt at any kind of bun. I didn't think I could do one neatly but after seeing all y'alls nice pics I thought I would give it a try this morning.







Becky in GA
29/29/waist - 1BCiii
1st henna (with paprika) application on hair 7/2/04
Especially for a first try! You've done wonderfully!

-Fox
-Fox
Starting my growing journey all over again after health issues took a major toll on my hair.
17/25.5/35+ - Type 2C-3bMii Somewhat fine, wavy (with corkscrew curls on the underneath layer), natural color is light brown with gold and red highlights. Previously used henna for years, but had it highlighted out over a couple of years. Currently trying to decide what to do as far as continuing with that to keep up the roots or doing something different.

Products Used:
Aubrey Organics S&C - my most favorite, but currently using Neways Second Chance Shampoo, SheaMoisture's High Porosity Moisture-Seal Masque,
Sally Beauty Generic Value Product's version of Matrix Biolage conditioner (as a leave in, not rinsed out)
Aubrey Organics Chia Gel
Vinegar/herbal rinses
Oils: Jojoba, Castor, Coconut & essential oils
MP Popular Mix Brush
MP & Madora wide tooth combs
Vitamins/Minerals/Herbal supplements

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July 6th, 2004, 8:38 am #28

Here's my braided bun at hair length 39.5 inches. Secured top and bottom with clear elastics and held in place with a pair of beautiful hairsticks by Fox.






April 2004

Countrymouse
1aFii
currently - 38"
I love seeing how the sticks look in everyone's hair! Thanks for using those to secure your bun! It looks beautiful (your bun that is!)

-Fox
-Fox
Starting my growing journey all over again after health issues took a major toll on my hair.
17/25.5/35+ - Type 2C-3bMii Somewhat fine, wavy (with corkscrew curls on the underneath layer), natural color is light brown with gold and red highlights. Previously used henna for years, but had it highlighted out over a couple of years. Currently trying to decide what to do as far as continuing with that to keep up the roots or doing something different.

Products Used:
Aubrey Organics S&C - my most favorite, but currently using Neways Second Chance Shampoo, SheaMoisture's High Porosity Moisture-Seal Masque,
Sally Beauty Generic Value Product's version of Matrix Biolage conditioner (as a leave in, not rinsed out)
Aubrey Organics Chia Gel
Vinegar/herbal rinses
Oils: Jojoba, Castor, Coconut & essential oils
MP Popular Mix Brush
MP & Madora wide tooth combs
Vitamins/Minerals/Herbal supplements

"Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Choose your words, for they become actions. Understand your actions, for they become habits. Study your habits, they will become your character. Develop your character for it becomes your destiny."
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July 6th, 2004, 1:52 pm #29

This is my first attempt at any kind of bun. I didn't think I could do one neatly but after seeing all y'alls nice pics I thought I would give it a try this morning.







Becky in GA
29/29/waist - 1BCiii
1st henna (with paprika) application on hair 7/2/04
I like it, Becky! Good job!

Kim

Kim in MI
24.25/24.8/26
would like eventually to have waist-length, but not sure it will get that long!
playing with jojoba oils, henna, and just starting my journey. Curls are all natural. 3CNi/ii
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July 7th, 2004, 8:09 pm #30

This is my first attempt at any kind of bun. I didn't think I could do one neatly but after seeing all y'alls nice pics I thought I would give it a try this morning.







Becky in GA
29/29/waist - 1BCiii
1st henna (with paprika) application on hair 7/2/04
You did a great job!

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March 2001 - Present
Pale Blonde
2abM/Ciii
Medium to Coarse, Thick, Very Long Layers

20 1/2 - July 1st 25 3/4 BSL - 30
2nd Short Term Goal: Past BSL
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