From the day she is born, until the day she dies, an Amish woman never cuts her hair. To keep all of this hair under a covering we used hairpins to hold the hair in a snug bun.
I still have a handful of hairpins left over from my Amish years. They come in handy when we go to visit family and I try to wear my hair in a proper bun.
With Sunbeam being my willing model I'll try to show how I used to do my hair.
The hair is always parted down the middle.
The one side was twisted into a rope.
And then pinned and coiled clockwise to start the bun.
The next side gets twisted into a rope.
This rope was pinned and coiled counter clockwise around the first half of the bun.
Finally a hairband, often made from velvet or some type of fabric that didn't naturally try to slip, was pinned into place with several straight pins to keep wisps of hair from floating freely. (I used a piece of ribbon for demonstration purposes.)
Now she would be ready for a covering, but I don't have one so simply take a look at the covers of my books in the side bar to see what that would look like.
Often the only thing we did with our hair, especially little girls who had their hair in braids before having been put into a bun, was combing the hair back to the bun and redoing the hairband. Saturdays hair was taken down, a weeks worth of tangles combed out of it, washed, and put back into a snug bun.