Bun ideas or other protective styles?

My hair is long enough to do basically any style. I wear it down pretty much always. Except when I'm at home sitting around. I wanna find some cute dos and stuff to start wearing it up and protect it more. I'm doing all the other steps to protect it, i need to be aware of environmental damage or it rubbing on my clothes as well. Any pics or ideas? :)

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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Registered Users Posts: 836
    Anybody please? Especially since my "conditioner only" isn't giving me the best results lately. I need to do some updos with it..

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  • DelmaDelma Registered Users Posts: 1,121
    Naptural85 has some cute hairstyle tutorials on YouTube

  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Registered Users Posts: 836
    Thank you! Unfortunately my hair won't hold many of her styles, but some are worth a try. :)

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  • Jas76Jas76 Registered Users Posts: 2,283 Curl Neophyte
    I do a "topsy tail" bun. It's a low pony, that you sort of loop the pony back through.... (you part your pony BEHIND the hair tie, and stick the pony through that.)

    Then I roll the ponytail up into a bun and secure with spin pins or bobby pins.

    The other thing I'll do is twist my hair up into a twist and the clamp it in place. I'll either leave my hair hanging down or I'll twist it into a bun and pin in place.

    I have a couple others, but that's the main two.

    Oh! I do sometimes braid it, too.
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  • SaraNoHSaraNoH Registered Users Posts: 827
    Have you heard of twist/spin pins? They make a really cute messy bun with no bands or anything showing through and they're super strong.

    Really I just like messy buns in all forms. High, low, lopsided... They're great and can be easily accessorized with headbands, pins and clips.
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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Registered Users Posts: 836
    SaraNoH wrote: »
    Have you heard of twist/spin pins? They make a really cute messy bun with no bands or anything showing through and they're super strong.

    Really I just like messy buns in all forms. High, low, lopsided... They're great and can be easily accessorized with headbands, pins and clips.

    Yesss, i got them for my mom for her 3a hair. I tried one in mine to do a messy top knot and it got stuck. Wasn't very pleasant..

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  • Knotty_MaddyKnotty_Maddy Registered Users Posts: 518
    I have sticky hair, like velcro, it tangles easily so it is hard to style - so far I find that the best style is to take my front/side hair and roll it back to behind my head, then slide a hair comb in to hold it there, on either side. I also wear it in a pineapple, and also i have a bun starter that I bought from a hair extension place. Basically it is a donut shaped mesh "o" but it has a snap that opens, so it is one long coiled tube. I roll my hair ends around it and spread the hair along the length of the tube, then roll my hair into a bun with it. Then I snap the two ends together and hey presto, perfect bun. It does tend to stretch my curls out though!

    Other option is a loose, messy braid...have you checked out waterlily716's youtube videos? She has a ton of vids on curly hair, tips and styling :)
    Finer, mixed with coarser strands, low-porosity, wavy curly whirly hair...3A, 2C hair. Medium thickness, medium elasticity.
    S-shaped hair with corkscrew ends. My hair is even more confused than me ;p
    My hair officially hates protein ;) Once a month is enough!
    Currently a fan of TiGi products, (rock on, TiGi Curlesque styling creme!) but that will soon change - I am a self-avowed product junkie! Yay! :D
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  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Registered Users Posts: 836
    I have sticky hair, like velcro, it tangles easily so it is hard to style - so far I find that the best style is to take my front/side hair and roll it back to behind my head, then slide a hair comb in to hold it there, on either side. I also wear it in a pineapple, and also i have a bun starter that I bought from a hair extension place. Basically it is a donut shaped mesh "o" but it has a snap that opens, so it is one long coiled tube. I roll my hair ends around it and spread the hair along the length of the tube, then roll my hair into a bun with it. Then I snap the two ends together and hey presto, perfect bun. It does tend to stretch my curls out though!

    Other option is a loose, messy braid...have you checked out waterlily716's youtube videos? She has a ton of vids on curly hair, tips and styling :)

    A bun maker! Never thought of that. Or seen one. Yes, but my hair is so layered that a braid...doesn't look like a braid. I take such good care of my hair but i feel it's just damaged and crazy, cause it won't do anything.

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  • Knotty_MaddyKnotty_Maddy Registered Users Posts: 518
    I have sticky hair, like velcro, it tangles easily so it is hard to style - so far I find that the best style is to take my front/side hair and roll it back to behind my head, then slide a hair comb in to hold it there, on either side. I also wear it in a pineapple, and also i have a bun starter that I bought from a hair extension place. Basically it is a donut shaped mesh "o" but it has a snap that opens, so it is one long coiled tube. I roll my hair ends around it and spread the hair along the length of the tube, then roll my hair into a bun with it. Then I snap the two ends together and hey presto, perfect bun. It does tend to stretch my curls out though!

    Other option is a loose, messy braid...have you checked out waterlily716's youtube videos? She has a ton of vids on curly hair, tips and styling :)

    A bun maker! Never thought of that. Or seen one. Yes, but my hair is so layered that a braid...doesn't look like a braid. I take such good care of my hair but i feel it's just damaged and crazy, cause it won't do anything.

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    I think Sally's Beauty has bun makers - you can also check your local drugstore for them...the thing I love about mine is that it opens, this makes it super easy to use and doesn't yank on or break my hair. I think you can make them out of socks, too - you can go on youtube and type in bun sock and it should give you hits on how to make your own :) with the solid "o" shape, the one that doesn't open, you twirl your ends in and then kinda push/roll your hair into it.

    I think there is another type too, it is a long strip of flexible material and it has a slot in the middle - you put your ends in the slot and then roll the hair up to make the bun, then twist the two ends together. good luck! Hth!:queen:

    ETA by the way, your hair looks lovely :) just thought I would tell ya!
    Finer, mixed with coarser strands, low-porosity, wavy curly whirly hair...3A, 2C hair. Medium thickness, medium elasticity.
    S-shaped hair with corkscrew ends. My hair is even more confused than me ;p
    My hair officially hates protein ;) Once a month is enough!
    Currently a fan of TiGi products, (rock on, TiGi Curlesque styling creme!) but that will soon change - I am a self-avowed product junkie! Yay! :D
    BIG fan of supersoaker method - thanks Rudeechick!
  • CurlsnswirlsCurlsnswirls Registered Users Posts: 865 Curl Neophyte
    Simple low side bun held with chopsticks, pins or hair fork..sometimes with a flower or pretty accessory. Very simple and quick.
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Registered Users Posts: 1,354 Curl Neophyte
    i really love these ideas! ive been looking for nice ideas for protective styling due to the colder weather. normaly i play around with a bun, ill change the position on my head, (high bun, low bun, side, etc) ive also been braiding it a bit and doing different things with the braid.

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
    :hello1:
  • DepressedCurlsDepressedCurls Registered Users Posts: 836
    Thank you. <3:)
    But you guys have great ideas, wow.
    I'm gonna make a sock bun and tomorrow I'll be buying accessories to help make the bun more cute. And I'm gonna practice my braiding, lol sad i can't, i know. So i can spice them up even more. Love my curlies here, so helpful. :)

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  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Registered Users Posts: 1,354 Curl Neophyte
    im on sick leave right now, and cause i hate being home with out my bf i think i might try same new things with my hair. make same new styles up or do a DT ive got nothing better to do right now

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
    :hello1:

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