Natural Do 2 & Donut Making

I decided to do a variation on the up do I did here. Instead of crisscrossing my whole head I only did the sections of the front that were 2 strand flat twisted. To be honest the original style normally has me in tears by 3pm. Those bobby pins really, really hurt. I need to figure out a way to pin it with out stabbing my scalp in the process. So I did a pin/bun combo.

Flat twist/ 2 strand flat twist/ braid the front any way you like. I'm still trying to figure out a new style for my 2 strand flat twists so I just went with my old faithful.

I'll only be crisscrossing the 2 strand flat twisted parts.

Step 1: Start with whichever side you want, cross it over then pin it.
Step 2:  Repeat with the other side 
Step 3: Continue until you're done crisscrossing   
Step 4:  Put your hair in a ponytail 
Step 5: Take hair donut (more on this later) and pull pony tail through
Step 6: Spread hair around the donut and take an ouchless ponytail holder and wrap it around the donut
This is what you should end up with 
Adjust the hair to cover any gaps then tuck the hair around the donut 
Scuse the laundry in the background... 

You can buy the donut at the beauty supply store or your local drugstore. I made my original donut years ago. It was old and too big so I checked my CVS for one and had no luck so I decided to make another one.

Step 1:  Get a  sock, a knee high and scissors. When choosing a knee high I say go with one closest to your hair color is you can.  Since my hair stays some variation of black I went with the black knee high that way if I miss a gap you can't tell since the donut blends in with my hair.

I was trying to figure out which sock I was going to use. I ended up using the one on the left.

Step 2:  Cut the ends of the sock, and knee high

Step 3:  Start rolling the sock into a donut shape


You should end up with this:

Step  4:  Put the donut into the knee high

Step 5:  Pull the knee high through the donut center

Fold the knee high over the donut and continue pulling through the donut hole. Continue until your donut is completely covered

You should end up with:

This works great for relaxed and natural hair.  If I wash my hair on a weekday I wear a bun the next day so my hair can finish drying.  You can make your donut as large or as small as you like depending on the size of the sock you use, just make sure that your hair is long enough to wrap around the donut in order to cover any gaps.
I hope this was clear if not email me and I'll  be happy to clarify anything!

pony tail holder pic courtesy of scunci


Seymone said...

U have skills sis.. Thanks for the tut on the donut bun

October 20, 2008 at 1:15 AM
Amina said...

wow! Thank you so much for the tutorial! Your hair is simply gorgeous!!

October 20, 2008 at 6:41 AM
B said...

Ohmigoodness, you hair is beauuuutiful. You are soooo making me miss my longer hair. LOL!

October 21, 2008 at 8:39 PM
Anonymous said...

Very cute!!!

October 23, 2008 at 7:01 PM
Lovely Lady Luxe said...

Korto, the season 5 Project Runway finalist, had her models rocking some of these donut holes in their hair. It was so pretty!

October 24, 2008 at 5:26 PM
Raspberry D'Lite said...

Your twists are gorgeous! Your hair looks incredibly healthy... some women are buying hair in the store to get those twists and it still doesn't look as nice lol.

October 26, 2008 at 8:11 PM
Product Junkie Diva said...

Your hair looks beautiful.
Thanks for this post.

October 28, 2008 at 10:50 AM
SuzieC said...

@ seymone - Thanks

@ amina - Thanks!

@ b - thanks! Yours will be long in no time!

@ juvenescent - Thanks!

@ lovely lady luxe - I saw that, I also saw a girl yesterday who had that style, it was very cuteon her!

@ raspberry d'lite - Thanks!

@ product junkie diva - Thanks and you're welcome!

October 29, 2008 at 2:13 PM

franklin home accessories said...

splendid! ur so beautiful with this!

November 4, 2008 at 3:33 AM
SuzieC said...

@ franklin home accessories - Thanks!

November 4, 2008 at 10:35 PM

Anonymous said...

Wait you wash your hair during the week? Basically you do not blowdry your hair once you have washed it?

January 22, 2009 at 5:04 PM
SuzieC said...

@ Anonymous - It depends on how I feel. There are some times when I wash during the week and blow it out because don’t feel like waiting for it to dry so I can twist it. If I don’t feel like blowing it out I’ll band it during the night and bun it up the next day.

January 30, 2009 at 5:30 PM

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