LongLocks HairSticks Boutique

  Welcome, Guest. Please Login
 
  HomeHelpSearchLogin  
 

LongLocks Boutique
Home
Hair Jewelry Catalog
How to Use Hair Sticks
Susan's Closet
LongLocks Collectors Club
Index of Hair Care Articles
Testimonials
Free Newsletter


L'Etoile Perdue by William Bouguereau







Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
your perfect bun with hair sticks (Read 6082 times)
styg
Diamond
*****
Offline


~¤ she shines in a world
full of ugliness ¤~

Posts: 711
France
Gender: female
your perfect bun with hair sticks
Nov 24th, 2004 at 3:21pm
 
my hair is not only rather fine and very smooth (makes everything so more complicated!) it also has still layers in the last 4 to 5 inches which cause hairs to escape from under the bun near the ends grrrrr.

i tried aloe vera, doesn't work, so the only other thing i could try is an (invisible) bun net .

anyway, here's how i do my bun:

i don't put paonytail holder cuze i think it feels damn awful combined with hairsticks.
i coil (no kidding) and will not just tuck under the ends but put coil them really under the big coils while trying to keep the bigger ones as flat as possible.
then, i insert a sticks in the outer coil, pointing outwards, and flip the hairstick immediately while going under the hairs at the base of the bun. i don't sew the stick through the inner coils cuze i find it always traps hairs so i just go under the hair at the base and go again through the outer coil (can be done in one motion too ... soo lazy!).
this feels pretty comfy but the inner coil gets bulgy. i solved this by putting a few bobby pins at the base of the inner coil during the coiling. this makes it feel even more comfy and doesn't take additional time.

i've read about ways of putting the hair stick first through the middle of the bun ... i tried it but don't really get how one can change the direction of the stick  Shocked
Back to top
 

styg. (1 b/c F/M ii)&&32"/ 36"/ 38-40"
 
IP Logged
 
maggie
Diamond
*****
Offline



Posts: 799
Gender: female
Re: your perfect bun with hair sticks
Reply #1 - Dec 1st, 2004 at 3:16pm
 

you wrote:
*i've read about ways of putting the hair stick first through the middle of the bun ... i tried it but don't really get how one can change the direction of the stick *

This is one of the ways I wear my sticks, let me see if I can explain it w/out confusing any further!  You first want to twist your hair into a low bun at the base of your head (not using a hair tie, just twist and hold it), don't make it super tight or overly loose, just a little looser than normal.  Now, I think that this is the part you're not understanding, take a stick and you are going to come up with the pointed end thru the center of the bun, or just thru the bun somewhere basically.  So, you are actually going in the underside, the backside of the bun, the side that is closest to your neck, and the pointy end will be sticking out thru the front of the bun, it should be pointing up to the ceiling.  Now you swing the bottom of the stick so that IT is now pointing up to the ceiling (where the pointy end just was), and the pointy part is going to get pushed back down through your hair.  What this does is it flips the bun upside down and against your head, and if done right it holds very securely, I only need one stick to hold this for me.  And like you, I also have layers in the bottom part of my hair, so I think that this should work very well for you, You'll probably just need to practice with the tension so that it's not too tight against your head.  Hope this helps you!  Wink
Back to top
 

&&&&
 
IP Logged
 
styg
Diamond
*****
Offline


~¤ she shines in a world
full of ugliness ¤~

Posts: 711
France
Gender: female
Re: your perfect bun with hair sticks
Reply #2 - Dec 1st, 2004 at 7:33pm
 
ah thanks, finally someone who replies  Cheesy

i think i'll reread your instructions ten times when i have less a hangover cuze right now it like totally escapes me  Embarrassed
Back to top
 

styg. (1 b/c F/M ii)&&32"/ 36"/ 38-40"
 
IP Logged
 
styg
Diamond
*****
Offline


~¤ she shines in a world
full of ugliness ¤~

Posts: 711
France
Gender: female
Re: your perfect bun with hair sticks
Reply #3 - Dec 1st, 2004 at 7:40pm
 
what i still don't get ... if you stick the stick from behind though the middle ... i dunno, the bulge in the centre seems to make it impossible to invert the direction of the stick then. how far does the point come through when you change direction?
Back to top
 

styg. (1 b/c F/M ii)&&32"/ 36"/ 38-40"
 
IP Logged
 
Spaceybabe
Amethyst
*
Offline


Curls are not for cowards!

Posts: 22
Johannesburg, South Africa
Gender: female
Re: your perfect bun with hair sticks
Reply #4 - Jan 6th, 2005 at 4:28pm
 
Quote:

 What this does is it flips the bun upside down and against your head, and if done right it holds very securely, I only need one stick to hold this for me.  And like you, I also have layers in the bottom part of my hair, so I think that this should work very well for you, You'll probably just need to practice with the tension so that it's not too tight against your head.  Hope this helps you!  Wink


Now why can't all the books explain it so clearly? Smiley
Thanks so much, I've never understood how to use hairsticks before. All I've ever done is make a bun with an elastic and bobby-pins and then used the sticks as decoration. I'm gonna try your instructions tomorrow morning!
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
eKatherine
Emerald
****
Offline



Posts: 426
Maine
Gender: female
Re: your perfect bun with hair sticks
Reply #5 - Jan 6th, 2005 at 8:07pm
 
If you set your bun, then you flip it over, don't you have ends going every which way?
Back to top
 

...
 
IP Logged
 
BrunnetteTexan
Ruby
**
Offline


I love YaBB 1G - SP1!

Posts: 50
Austin TX
Gender: female
Re: your perfect bun with hair sticks
Reply #6 - Jan 7th, 2005 at 2:16am
 
Works pretty well with a ball point pen, too (he he).  Grin  Just practicing while reading your instructions but was too lazy to walk to the other end of the house and get my hair sticks.
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
nightowl
Sapphire
***
Offline


sleepwalker by day

Posts: 112
Central California Coast
Gender: female
Re: your perfect bun with hair sticks
Reply #7 - Jan 7th, 2005 at 3:43pm
 
Too funny, Brunette Texan..... !!!!!!

nightowl
Back to top
 
 
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print