I used to use a large velvet/wire bunmaker (not doughnutty thing), which was ace for my bum-length hair.
Can I find one now? Nope. Theres any number of crap sponge ones but no velvet/wire ones! I hate wearing my hair loose or dangly and really struggle with buns because of my hair's length. Any suggestions about easy ways to put it up? (cutting not an option)
I was just looking for something like this in Claire's yesterday and was sold one of the donut things. I have long hair and two small dcs so wanted something that would be quick and simple to create a neat bun and I fear the donut may be a bit time consuming?
What I am after is something that can be worn high up on the head ( as opposed to ones I saw which fixed low down at the back iyswim) and that is simple to use and stays in place. Any suggestions?
I find the shop bought bun rings make a bun that is far too large and unweildy: have you tried the sock trick? Cut toe off sock, roll up into a ring. Also do you roll hair from tip to root, or put bun at base and wrap around it? The former keeps things much tighter and neater, I use a couple of bobby pins as the cotton sock wont grip in like the bun rings, but i prefer that as they only rip half my hair out and leave it a frizzy mess otherwise!