Teach Me: Double Rope Buns

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A few posts back, I was rocking a hairstyle that can best be described as “two cinnamon rolls stuck to the back of my head.”  I’ve since refined it and given it a little extra oomph by coiling some thick rope braids.  There’s something about it that seems more fall than summer, so I have a feeling I’ll be doing my hair like this a lot more often when it comes time to wind some woolly scarves around my neck!

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First, split your hair into two ponytails.  I’d suggest using small hair ties, because that’ll make it easier to pin the braids later on.

Now for a little transfiguration: you’re gonna turn those ponies into ropes!  To make a rope braid, split each ponytail in half.  Twist both strands in the same direction until you get to the bottom.  Then twist them together in the opposite direction.  Secure with another small elastic.

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Take each rope and coil it around itself.  Tuck the ends underneath and pin in place.  I like to use about four or six pins to make sure it really stays.  And I’d suggest you use U-shaped pins instead of Bobby pins for better hold.

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And that’s it!  I love making the rope braids first–the buns come out looking so thick.  I would imagine you could try this style with regular braids as well.  In fact, I might go and do that next!

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4 thoughts on “Teach Me: Double Rope Buns

  1. I love this! A friend’s dissertation is in a couple of weeks, I might try this for that. I never know what to do with my hair, but you always have such nice tutorials! Thanks for this!
    You and your hair are lovely!
    Have a nice weekend.
    Much love,
    Mona

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