The failed infinity bun the other day kept annoying me.
I get it: You always get a different result when you have completely different amounts of hair (Both thickness and length) from the person demonstrating an updo.
But still... Felt like I was missing something to compensate for my extra length.
So I tried something today...
I love it!
Such a "clean" and pretty infinity shape!
I didn't know I would have loved the result this much, otherwise I would have taken pictures of the process. So here is a paint-explanation...
Here's what I did
First step: Put hair in a ponytail and poke a fork through vertically.
Form the first loop around the fork (red)
Form the second loop around the fork (green)
Pull the ponytail through the middle of the infinity shape (blue)
Pull the ponytail through and behind the first loop (yellow) so the ponytail is squeezed in between the hair fork and the first loop
Tighten the infinity shape a bit, then twist and continue wrapping the tail around in the opposite direction (pink)
My instinct the first time I did the bun was to keep wrapping in the same direction I came from, but this was what caused the lopsidedness. You need to change directions to even out the shape from your natural taper.
Continue wrapping and tuck the ends under the bun (white)