The updo pattern photo shows you the placement and order in which to set your hair to make a soft, easy bun. I used a larger size roller back here – there are two reasons for that.
The first is that in general, rollers placed in the back sections of the hair end up with more hair on them, so a bigger roller can handle that. Remember, in Part 2, I covered the perils of putting too much hair on the roller. Bigger rollers help avoid that problem. The second is that I wanted a slightly softer, looser pattern to the updo. And as we learned in Part 1, bigger rollers make larger, softer waves.
Roll in the right direction
You can see from the arrows that the key here is to put the entire back section on rollers going the direction you want each chunk of hair to go.
So my first rollers start at the top and they go back toward the center of the head because that’s where I want the bun to end up. Then I roll the hair in the perimeter towards the same center space. Finally, I change the direction completely and roll the section of hair left for last (you can see it hanging in the middle shot) up, so that it will want to be part of the bun.
That may look a little complicated but just think about all of the hair needing to travel to the center back of the head, so it can come together in a knot. When it comes out of the rollers, it will already “want” to go to the center back of the head. At that point, it’s just a matter of combing it out and securing it with a few pins.