Ponytail Bun Instructions

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Ponytail Bun Instructions

Ponytail Bun Instructions

The following steps will take you through the process of a Ponytail Bun using Hare Do.

Dominant Hand Instructions

Dominant Hand Instructions

Dominant Hand:

The instructions below are written for a Left Handed person.

Reverse the hands in the following steps below if you are right handed.

Divide the hair in (two sections) straight across the top of both ears.

With both hands form a ponytail and wrap an elastic band around it next to the scalp of your head.

Don't Let Go!

Hold this top section (ponytail) with the left hand.

Right Handed:

Hold the ponytail in the right hand.

Secure Ponytail

Secure Ponytail

Place the ponytail on top of the head and hold it secure with a plastic hair clip.

Mist the Hair with Water

Mist the Hair with Water

Mist the hair with water, apply more to the ends.

Comb the hair smooth.

Slide Fabric to Ends

Slide Fabric to Ends

Extend the Hare Do lengthwise and slide the excess fabric (equally) to both ends forming rosettes.

Slide Underneath Hair

Slide Underneath Hair

Slide one end of the Hare Do underneath the released hair holding the rosette ends in each hand.

Dominant Hand Instructions

Dominant Hand Instructions

Dominant Hand:

The instructions below are written for a left handed person.

Reverse the hands in the following steps below if you are right handed.

The left hand folds the Hare Do in half and lays the two rosettes on top of each other (evenly) at the right side of the head.

As the right hand holds the rosette ends the other hand combs the hair smooth between the two strands.

Tips:

When finished grasp both ends of the Hare Do to begin rolling the hair

Fold the Hair Do in Half

Fold the Hair Do in Half

Hold the two ends as you keep the Hare Do's strands tight against the nape of the neck.

Tips:

Make sure the hair lays smooth between the strands before starting.

Dominant Right Hand:

The folded end is held in the right hand as your other hand holds the rosette ends.

Twist in the Same Direction

Twist in the Same Direction

Both hands twist the folded and rosette ends in the same direction (underhand) 1 time clamping the hair.

Twisting Directions:

Folded End:

Form a loop (hole): The thumb pushes the bottom of the loop as the index finger pulls the top open.

Rosette End:

The thumb pushes the bottom rosette as the index fingertip pulls the top rosette forming a handle to twist.

Tips:

Always grip the Hare Do at these two ends.

Retwist in the Same Direction

Retwist in the Same DirectionS

Retwist the folded and rosette ends in the same direction (underhand) 1 time again.

Retwisting Directions:

Folded End:

The middle fingertip holds and pulls the top of the loop.

Move the thumb pushing the bottom of the loop as the index fingertip pulls the top loop open again.

Rosette End:

The middle fingertip holds and pulls the top rosette.

Move the thumb pushing the bottom rosette as the index fingertip pulls the top rosette again.

Tips:

The two ends make handles to easily twist.

Twisting with three fingers takes practice.

Slide Hare Do Outward

Slide Hare Do Outward

Both hands slide the two ends away from the head (upward).

Hair Length Outward Direction
Short (5" or less) straight down (floor)
Middle of neck down
Lower neck down / back
Shoulder blade back (slight angle down)
Middle of back straight back
Waist or longer straight upward (ceiling)
Layered straight upward (ceiling)

Important:

As you slide, maintain tension on the hair by twisting both ends underhand one-eighth of a turn.

This upward slide will allow the hair to be rolled at the ponytails divide line.

Keep Strething Outward

Keep Strething Outward

Keep sliding both ends away from the head (straight upward).

Important:

As you slide, maintain tension on the hair by twisting both ends underhand one-eighth of a turn.

This upward slide will allow the hair to be rolled at the ponytails divide line.

STOP at Three Quarters of Hair Length

STOP at Three Quarters of Hair Length

Keep sliding and STOP with a quarter of a twist at halfway to three-quarters of the hair length.

Hair Length Outward Direction
Short (5" or less) 2" from end
Middle of neck 2" to 4" from end
Lower neck 1/4 from end
Shoulder blade 1/4 from end
Middle of back 1/2 from end
Waist or longer 1/2 from end
Layered shortest layer

Important:

As you slide, maintain tension on the hair by twisting both ends underhand one-eighth of a turn.

This upward slide will allow the hair to be rolled at the ponytails divide line.

Twist in the Same Direction

Twist in the Same Direction

Both hands twist the folded and rosette ends in the same direction (underhand) 1 time rolling the hair.

Twisting Directions:

Folded End:

The middle fingertip holds and pulls the top of the loop.

Move the thumb pushing the bottom of the loop as the index fingertip pulls the top loop open again.

Rosette End:

The middle fingertip holds and pulls the top rosette.

Move the thumb pushing the bottom rosette as the index fingertip pulls the top rosette again.

Important:

As you twist, gently pull back on the hair applying tension for a smooth hair roll.

Maintain this upward pull allowing the rolling hair to stop at the ponytails divide line.

Retwist in the Same Direction

Retwist in the Same Direction

Retwist both ends in the same direction (underhand) 1 time rolling the hair.

Retwisting Directions:

Folded End:

The middle fingertip holds and pulls the top of the loop.

Move the thumb pushing the bottom of the loop as the index fingertip pulls the top loop open again.

Rosette End:

The middle fingertip holds and pulls the top rosette.

Move the thumb pushing the bottom rosette as the index fingertip pulls the top rosette again.

Important:

As you twist, gently pull back and up on the hair applying tension for a smooth hair roll.

Maintain this upward pull allowing the rolling hair to stop right at the ponytails divide line.

Remember:

Always twist with two fingers and the thumb.

Retwist in the Same Direction

Retwist in the Same Direction

Retwist both ends in the same direction (underhand) 1 time rolling the hair.

Retwisting Directions:

Folded End:

The middle fingertip holds and pulls the top of the loop.

Move the thumb pushing the bottom of the loop as the index fingertip pulls the top loop open again.

Rosette End:

The middle fingertip holds and pulls the top rosette.

Move the thumb pushing the bottom rosette as the index fingertip pulls the top rosette again.

Important:

As you twist, gently pull back and up on the hair applying tension for a smooth hair roll.

Maintain this upward pull allowing the rolling hair to stop right at the ponytails divide line.

Remember:

Always twist with two fingers and the thumb.

Retwist in the Same Direction

Retwist in the Same Direction

Retwist both ends in the same direction (underhand).

Important:

As you twist, gently pull back and up on the hair applying tension for a smooth hair roll.

Maintain this upward pull allowing the rolling hair to stop at the ponytails divide line.

Tips:

Maintain the upward pull at all times.

Thin and medium weight hair is always easier to roll.

Stop Twisting when Scalp

Stop Twisting when Scalp

Keep twisting both ends and stop when the hair is rolled tight against the back of the head.

Hair Length Outward Direction
Short (5" or less) 2 to 3
Middle of neck 3 to 4
Lower neck 4 to 5
Shoulder blade 5 to 6
Middle of back 6 to 9
Waist or longer 9 to 12
Layered 5 to 10

Important:

One to three extra twists for a more firm roll.

(Personal Preference)

Three extra twists for thick heavy hair.

If neck hair is pulling unroll the hair just one-half twist.

Unclip the Ponytail

Unclip the Ponytail

Keep holding the folded end with the rolled hair tight to the head, as the right hand reaches up and unclips the ponytail

Let Ponytail Fall

Let Ponytail Fall

Let the ponytail fall over the top of the bottom rolled hair.

Tips:

Keep holding the folded end as the other hand finger combs the ponytail smooth.

Grasp both the ends again and hold in the Hare Do in place.

Circle Hare Do Around Ponytail

Circle Hare Do Around Ponytail

Both hands lift the two ends up and around in a circular motion wrapping around the ponytail.

Cross the Strands

Cross the Strands

Lay the rosette end against the hair with the folded end crossing on top of it forming an "X".

Hold the Strands

Hold the Strands

Don't Let Go!

The left hands fingertips and thumb hold the crossed Hare Do strands (as one).

Important:

The right hand pulls out droops or sags in the ponytail.

Bend Folded End to Secure

Bend Folded End to Secure

Keep holding the crossed Hare Do strands as the right hand starts bending the tip of the folded end down towards the head.

Finish Bending to Secure

Finish Bending to Secure

Finish bending past your hair pushing the tip up through and wrapping all the way around the crossed strands.

Important:

Pinch the tip against the strands locking the Ponytail Bun in place.

The folded end forms a knot that holds and supports the Ponytail Bun.

Amazing!

Let go and give your hands a break!

Untwist Rosette Ends

Untwist Rosette Ends

Hold the Ponytail Bun steady as you untwist the two rosettes to straighten them.

** History of the Hair Accessory **

This procedure above forms antennas or rabbit ears that gave me the product name Hare Do.

Scrunch the Right Rosette

Scrunch the Right Rosette

Hold the Ponytail Bun steady as you roll the tip of the right rosette in a tight ball towards the bun.

Finish Scrunching

Finish Scrunching

Finish rolling the right rosette tip in a tight ball covering the top of the bun.

Scrunch the Left Rosette

Scrunch the Left Rosette

Hold the Ponytail Bun steady as you roll the tip of the left rosette in a tight ball towards the bun.

Finish Scrunching

Finish Scrunching

Finish rolling the the left rosette tip in a tight ball covering the top of the bun.

Important:

The rosette's form a decorative bow on top of the Ponytail Bun and conceals the knot.

Reposition the Bow

Reposition the Bow

Reposition the bow covering the knot that holds and supports the Ponytail Bun.

Tuck Short, Flyaway Hair

Tuck Short, Flyaway Hair

Tuck short, flyaway and droopy hair up underneath the Ponytail Bun.

Tips:

If unrolled hair stick out under the Ponytail Bun tuck and push them up underneath the bun.

Optional:

Bobby pins, butterfly clips and hair pins clasp uncontrollable hair.

Conceal the bobby pins by sliding up underneath the Ponytail Bun.

Your Done!

Your Done!

Congratulations you have now created the Ponytail Bun!

Benefits:

What a new and creative way to have your own hair holding a ponytail instead of those old fashion rubber bands and scrunchies!