I've been thinking of making a paranda after Ohtawen commented on the Hair inspiration post.
I can see why that style inspired you - it's really beautiful. Unfortunately I don't have enough hair for an additional bun, so I won't be attempting this one. I sometimes do just a coronet braid, but I have trouble with the taper... I dislike asymmetry probably as much as you :)
That's why I usually cheat and do a Dutch braid at the nape of my neck - just several passes, from one ear to the other. Then I braid as usual and wind the braid around my head, tucking the thinnest ends in the braided base and thus making the braid more uniform.But I like your idea of a scarf to even out the thickness of the braid. It's totally worth a shot. Maybe even a paranda could help?
I'd like my "extensions" to offer some gradual bulk and maybe even taper down again in a more natural-looking way. You know what I mean?
Like, more of a fun little detail instead of taking over the entire braid.