Roll and Twist Bun


So, here is another quick, easy, low manipulation, protective style tutorial with lots of pics=). I did this tonight just for you guys! As par for the course, this style was done on stretched hair (a 5 day old twist out that I’d worn in a high bun for the last two days). I made attempts at two Lilith Moon styles first, but they just weren’t working for me today … partially because I really can’t figure out how to do a decent two strand flat twist! Anyway, decided to do this one instead.  It’s similar to the Chinese Bun, but done with twists and on my own hair.  So, here goes!!

  1. Part hair to the side (or center if you like).
  2. Flat twist/roll one side back until about an inch past the ear. Secure roll with a bobby pin or two.
  3. Repeat on other side.
  4. Split hair evenly down the back to create two sections.
  5. Loosely twist one section (moisturize and seal ends, if necessary; I sealed mine with JBCO).
  6. Repeat on second section.
  7. Thread hair stick horizontally through the base of the twists.
  8. Wrap twists around the hair stick. Wrap the right twist under, up and around hair stick towards the left. Wrap the left twist under, up and around hair stick towards the right. Keep wrapping the twists until you get to the ends and tuck them, forming a bun around the hair stick
  9. Secure ends with bobby or hair pins.
  10. Optional: Thread a second hair stick through bun at the angle of your choosing. I usually create a 45 degree angle from the first stick, either above or below it.
  11. Admire your handiwork!

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Additional notes:

If your edges are fuzzy, you can smooth with a pomade/edge slicker of your choice. I didn’t use any here, but will surely have to apply something tomorrow morning. Most likely, I will use a finger full of Carol’s Daughter Healthy Hair Butter mixed with the same amount of Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel.

Then, I’ll tie my hair back down with a scarf until I get to work so that it dries and sets.For bed time, remove hair sticks and release bun. Secure twists with a Goody Comfort Flex barrette, satin scrunchie or something else to that effect. Tie the perimeter of the hair down with a satin/silk scarf or wear a satin bonnet. Hit the sack and re-set bun in the morning (with the steps above, if necessary).


11 responses »

  1. The style I did that the doctor didn’t like (see my most recent post) was similar to this, except not as neat and my bun was different. I have to work on it again.

    Your hair looks really full here. I guess that’s from the 5 day old TnC?


  2. Hey Shell, I saw your Curly Nikki post. I have a problem with it and I hope you don’t mind me pointing out but why is your entire post on the site with no attribution as to who you are or even your site??? I noticed someone commented and asked who you were and if you had a YT channel. I couldn’t help it so I posted your website and first name.

    Don’t get me wrong. I love Curly Nikki’s site but some of her posts look like she’s writing from her perspective when it’s actually someone else’s. At the least, there could have been a little intro as to who the girl in the photo is (you) and a link back to your site or at least your KCHGC blog page.

    Posting the exact same content from one site to another is also duplicating content and not smiled upon by the search engines. I’m not saying you write for the search engines but it would be nice to see your information pop up in the searches for the many women like myself that really would like to read it. That’s not to say it won’t but duplicate content is often penalized.

    OK rant over. Sorry


  3. Michelle, thanks for looking out for me. But, my name and the link to my site are provided. They are right under the first picture and it indicates, “by Shelli of Hairscapades” with a hyperlink. That’s how Nikki always does it. As to the reposts, I’m not really concerned about that at this point. Maybe when I actually have a site with ads and stuff. I’m still learning so much. But thanks again for having my back=).


    • LOL ok rant unwarranted but I didn’t see it at all and neither did the other lady that posted wanting to know who you were.

      I’ve read other posts where I don’t see the link or bio of the other person either and even when looking at some of the comments, I’m not the only one.

      You’re getting raving fans! You need to be “visible” 🙂


  4. I saw your spotlight too! Good stuff! =)
    I absolutely loovvveee that style. Finally got my banana clip to work for me last night, so I had a variation of that style today.


  5. I saw your post on CurlNikki. I was admiring your style. So i check out your blog. I love all your style especially with the flowers. Now your are my new hair idol. 🙂


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