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.
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 5: Pull the knee high through the donut center
You should end up with:
pony tail holder pic courtesy of scunci