Rudder’s gone and I was a bit bored, so fooling around with my hair. It’s barely to bra-strap length if I pull it straight, just a few inches below my shoulders with all the curls in this humidity, and it’s very fine; when I make a bun it’s a pathetic little thing. Anyhow, I don’t look good with it scraped severely back. This is what I ended up with, and at the moment it’s holding fine with no hairpins whatsoever. The curl helps with that; I would add pins at the bottom if I wanted to keep it like this all day or go outside.
It’s not the easiest thing to take a picture of the back of your own head, but I think the detail shows well here. What I did was to begin by French-braiding it back at either side, to give it some fullnes in the front. I let the braids come free somewhere behind my ears, then combined the two braids into one when they came together. At the nape pf my neck I added the rest of the hair into the braid and braided it to the end. Then I sort of pulled the hair apart at the nape and tucked in the braid.
(I got the idea from a style I’ve worn where I just put the hair in a loose ponytail, pull open a pouch above that and tuck the ponytail in. It makes sort of a 1940s-ish roll at the bottom hairline and holds well for me, though it probably wouldn’t for someone with thick slippery hair. I think this with the braid would work better on all sorts of hair.)