Saturday, 15 October 2016

Tutorial request

Per request from the other day: An unnamed bun.

Any name suggestions for this thing?

I played around with it a bit and found that this was the best way to create it:

1. Start off with your hair split horizontally in two braids.
(I did two 5-stranded just for fun, but effed the 5-strand up a bit at the beginning. Why do you only ever spot that once youre done??)

2. Pin a clip through the beginning of the top braid.

3. Wrap the bottom braid up around the base of the top braid and tuck it under the clip ends.

4. Finish wrapping the bottom braid around the base and above the top braid, and tuck the end under.

5. Wrap the top braid around the bun.

6. Tuck ends under, adjust for lopsidedness and "smooth" the entire bun.

7. Done!

It's quite pretty!

It has a lot of the qualities I like in a bun: Good stability, packed flatly to my head, a structure that stands out from any other buns I could have made instead, and it looks like it took a lot longer to create than it did.

Fixing and structuring flyaways are optional!

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Wanna see something gross?

Why is it that shed hair is kind of gross?
No matter what, it seems no one has any positive feelings towards it. Everyone has a vague kind of dislike for shed hairs.

Anyways, the reason I bring it up is, that a friend of mine who has dreadlocks, asked me for some of my shed hairs to extend some of her dreads that lost some length.
I've been gathering up shed hairs for some months now and have a pretty good portion of it.

Even for me, handling my own shed hairs I have a vague feeling of "ick". So weird.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Today's hair

I had quite a bit of flyaways, so I gathered them up with some leave in conditioner to give them structure and look like I had done it on purpose.

Hair today is the opposite from yesterday: Top braid is in a Nautilus bun with the bottom braid wrapped up and around it. Funny how big a difference it makes! It looks like two completely different styles, not just the same mirror shot flipped upside down.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Today's hair

Same braids as yesterday. Bottom braid is in a nautilus, top braid is wrapped around and almost seems to describe a fibonacci spiral?

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Today's hair

Monday is my killer day. First I have work and then I have to kill some time at work or finding something else to do before going to Korean. It just doesn't pay off to go home in the meantime between work and class. Class is further into the Copenhagen area, so I have some annoying transportation to get home.
Usually I'm home around midnight.
So Mondays are annoying days where I can't really get to do anything other than work and Korean.
And Tuesdays I'm usually pretty beat. I'm getting too old for days like that...

So, I've been experimenting with braids that can "last" two days or more and be used for different styles.

Sundays hair is two braided Nautilus buns.

This updo also made me appreciate my new lack of length: Usually trying to stuff my hair into two Flexies like this results in lots of anger and curse words. This time it was a lot easier and I didn't have to redo the initial braids to be more accurate with the amount of hair in each.