Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Today's hair

Okay, so I did not like the two double buns from yesterday. 
So for today, I tried a braided Chinese bun out of the four braids. I like this one! It got pretty flat and nicely packed on my head and the five strand-base adds a little something that you can't immediately pinpoint.

It did give me an idea though: Would a horizontally split, double braid base work for a braided Nautilus bun?

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Today's hair

Okay, this did not work out like I thought it would.
The buns did not end up as flat as I thought they would, and got that "cannonball" effect instead.
Hmm. Are pins/forks the way to go instead of Flexies?

Monday, 21 August 2017

Today's braid for tomorrows bun

Continuing my ideas from the weekend...
What I liked about the base braids was that they helped give the buns some "lift" instead of pointing the bun bases down around the neck. When splitting the hair horizontally at ear-height, the bun base ends up there instead and lifts the buns up higher.
Also, having several braids instead of a few seemed to help keep the buns flatter.

Let's see how this works tomorrow...

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Today's hair

Still having the 8 little braids in, and thought I would give it a try with Flexies instead.

Not entirely pleased with this either: When using a Flexi instead of a fork, you have to use the Nautilus bun type instead of just wrapping it around like a cinnamon bun style.
This means you get a lot of "inside" on the bun instead and then you get that cannonball effect instead of a nice, flat bun.

I think maybe I could get the effect I want with 4 little braids instead?