Bun advice

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by wannabeplebe, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. wannabeplebe

    wannabeplebe Member

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    Females -

    For making a donut bun, have you found that cutting/rolling a sock or the "professional" bun donuts found in stores work better?
     
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    k2rider 5-Year Member

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  3. wannabeplebe

    wannabeplebe Member

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  4. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    You have to test it out on your hair texture and length. Similar hair items have been around for years, variations on bendy-thing-you-pull-hair-through-and-twist. If your hair is very thick or very fine, there is difficulty in either rolling it all the way up tight to head (too much bulk) or it’s too loose (not enough hair). If hair is layered, that’s a challenge for any bun style. If hair is too long, that can be a bulk/rolling up challenge.
    Just keep trying different approaches. I just twisted mine out to the ends, wrapped it around in a bun, tucked the ends, used Capizio Bunhead large bun puns, about 8.

    It truly does differ with your hair’s traits.
     
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  5. Hurricane12

    Hurricane12 USNA 2012 5-Year Member

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    I've always had an intense hatred for the sock bun and it's variants. I have very thick/bushy hair (think "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" era Hermione) and just throw it into a ponytail then wrap it around itself/wrangle into position with another hair tie with heavy persuasion from some gel. Some caveats are that I have to regularly take my hair out of the bun at work and can't use bobby pins.

    If you must sock bun, using just a normal sock is fine. Try out different sizes as well so you don't end up some comically large disc on the back of your head. As the ever-wise @Capt MJ alluded to, try out different stuff and figure out what works for you.
     
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  6. THParent

    THParent Member

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    Schlotzsky's has a black rye bun, that is great with a Reuben. :)
     
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  8. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    USNA Uni and Grooming Regs will no doubt be updated to mirror the new Navy.

    I am open to the change. I admit, “bun headache” being a thing of the past is nice to contemplate.

    I’ll just have to adjust my eyes and expectations when I start seeing it!
     
  9. eljay60

    eljay60 AFROTC parent, former ANC in USAR

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    So I wonder if they'll let guys have a small ponytail? Historical precedent says yes....
     
  10. k2rider

    k2rider 5-Year Member

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    So based on this new change, what is a "lock"? OK, I looked it up and it appears to be short for dreadlocks. I can't say I'm on board with the change.
     
  11. redwhitebluemom

    redwhitebluemom Member

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    I always French braided my hair (while wet) when I was enlisted and tucked the end up under the braid, secured w/ Bobby pins. If you do it while wet, it holds better, especially for layered hair. Watch some YouTube videos.

    I had no idea how to french braid my hair until a drill sergeant threatened to cut it off if I could not figure out how to keep it up. Some girls in my barracks took pity on me and taught me. (Back before YouTube was even a concept!)
     
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  12. eljay60

    eljay60 AFROTC parent, former ANC in USAR

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    I think they are using the wikipedia definition: "A lock of hair is a piece or pieces of hair that has been cut from, or remains singly on, a human head, most commonly bunched or tied together in some way. " So it is just regulations regarding braids and ponytails. For thick, straight hair, a short braid (the end 3 inches below the collar) is very do-able and would look tidier than trying to keep it up with pins or in a bun. I don't think dreads would qualify under any circumstances. If I were still in the service, I'd cut mine, though.