I see what you mean, Little Shadow. It takes time to perfect securing a bun with sticks. It took me a while to learn it, too. However, during my time with hair toys, I learned a few tips and tricks. They work for me, but I hope they will work for you as well.
In my case, the cinnamon bun is the trickiest to secure with straight stick. I have to get the tension just right, otherwise the bun will fall apart, or be dreadfully tight. That's why I prefer Ketylos when it comes to cinnamon bun-type buns. The corkscrew design locks the bun in place, as loose as it may be.
But straight sticks are great for buns that are either knotted in some way or a portion of the hair acts as a hair slide. (I'm not explaining that well, but I shall provide examples.)
I would suggest you check out these videos. Perhaps you have seen them, but it's good to revise now and then
The examples of knotty buns:
And examples of hair slide buns:
All of these buns can be secured with straight sticks, and you don't need that weaving motion to do that. Hope this helps
Hair type: 2b/M/C/iii
Current length: classic
Primary goal: thickening the ends
- NW/SO on the scalp, with periodical length
washes (Alverde birke-salbei shampoo for the length)
- brushing, scritching, preening and massaging daily
- occasional S&D trims
- trimming the ends whenever they start looking funny