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hair buns

MixBotMixBot Posts: 8,656 Automated Account
how do people doooo it?!

for my new job, my hair has got to be in a bun at all times (as if the uniform isn't going to make me look bad enough, haha). it can't be in a pony tail because no hair can touch my collar.

everytime i try to put it up in a bun though, it just falls out! im getting incredibly frustrated now.

my hair is below shoulder length. its not that thick though so its not like its heavy or anything.
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Try to make it as high as possible, like a high ponytail, as your hair is so short it will be less likely to fall out.

    Just take it into a high ponytail (dont put a hairband in), keep twisting and twisting it round until it goes onto itself to make a bun. Tuck the end of your hair underneath and then tie a hair band or two round it.

    The way i do it come more out like this...

    http://titianknitter.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/chinese-bun.jpg

    than this...

    http://i.ehow.com/images/GlobalPhoto/Articles/2101568/bun-main_Full.jpg

    but it works for me.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Do you put a lot of conditioner in your hair or is it really soft? Because that often makes the hair slide loose.

    One option would be a bun net thing, but personally I think they are horrible.

    What I would do is just tie it in a ponytail, then on the last time pulling the hair through, just go through half way, so the hair is tucked underneath.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    anna342 wrote: »
    Do you put a lot of conditioner in your hair or is it really soft? Because that often makes the hair slide loose.

    One option would be a bun net thing, but personally I think they are horrible.

    What I would do is just tie it in a ponytail, then on the last time pulling the hair through, just go through half way, so the hair is tucked underneath.


    I was going to say, does it have to be an actual bun, otherwise go for this suggestion.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    my hair is quite soft. i use conditioner everyday. my hair is a complete nightmare otherwise!

    i guess i could just have my hair tucked underneath...i think they want you to have it in a proper bun though.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    How about a million bobby pins?... ah crap I think they are a different name but I cannot think of what... these things. http://carys.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/ist2_47660_bobby_pins.jpg I've seen people use those to keep all the hair up that the band won't keep.

    Or you could try a dance store and get a bun net http://www.dancewell.com/shop/images/medium/crochbun_m.jpg Of course there are ones that aren't that obvious http://www.oregonballetacademy.com/images/8.jpg I just couldn't find a product-only picture.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Get a hair donut. They sell them in Boots for about £4.
    how do you use those? :blush:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I had to have my hair in a bun once for work experience, it takes a donut band thing, and a hole lot of hairspray, worked for me :) and some bobby pins to help keep it in place :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Or, until you get used to it, a pony tail, put the band in, then spiral it around and around then put another band round the spiral to hold it in place.

    A packet of kirbi grips in your pocket is probably a good idea to begin with, that way whenever you feel anything straying you can just clip that loose bit up.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    how do you use those? :blush:
    Have a look here
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    if you plait the length too it stays in tidier (if you have enough to plait)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Also don't wash your hair every day as that makes it more likely to stay up - if your worried about it looking greasy you can always just wash the front.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Dry shampoo is good if you want to keep the front clean but the rest dirty-ish for it to stay up.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Or, until you get used to it, a pony tail, put the band in, then spiral it around and around then put another band round the spiral to hold it in place.
    - that's what I do. I also tend to put my hair up when it's wet as it seems to hold better that way, whether it's actually washed or not. I also use quite thick hairbands (not scrunchies though) as they seem to hold more hair in place. I also agree that kirby grips are your friend! Always good to have a couple in your pocket for emergencies.
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