Styling

How to achieve a Fuller Bun on Relaxed Hair, Natural Hair and Other Hair Types

My curly bun





With this look I try to recreate the fullness of the buns usually seen on natural hair on my relaxed hair.

Things you will need
Hair Moisturiser
Oil to Seal
1-2 hair pins
A wide elastic hair band. NB. not a pony tail holder












Method (Curly Variation)

1. Moisturise and seal the hair. Ensure that your hair is not weighed down by the moisturiser. Using too much moisturiser will result in hair that would lack volume for this style because it is vital that the hair has some hold.

You may skip this step if you have already moisturised your hair, you can however use a bit of oil for shine and manageability.

2. Braid your hair in two sections. You can leave the braids in overnight or for at least thirty minutes. The longer the braids are left in, the curlier the hair will be. The reason why I recommend braids is because it helps to give hair more volume and pretty curls. If you prefer you can do as little as one braid or up to 20 braids. I just prefer doing the two braids method because it is faster and works for me. 

Here is an example of the braids in my hair, I do not try to make it perfect or anything.


3. Take out the braids and separate them gently with your fingers, fluffing them lightly as you go along. Do not comb. If you must comb, do so very lightly making sure not to disturb the curls created by the braids.

4. Use your hands and open up the hair (thereby increasing volume) with each hand working the crown and nape (back) sections of the hair respectively.

5. Pull your wide elastic hair band over your head and let it fall to your neck, slowly lift it up unto your head gently until it gets to the position you want it.

6. You may tilt you hair upside down to add slight volume (optional). Then pin the hair at the base (beneath) of the wide elastic band with as many pins as required while forming the bun shape. I however used just one pin for this look. You may use two or more hair pins for extra hold.


The final result.

This bun usually turns out different each time. It can be done on shorter or longer hair. 





My Ocean Waves Holiday Hair Style 

The wave of the ocean are my inspiration for this fun wavy look. It is a perfect go-to holiday hair style and is also lovely to wear on a night out with friends.

Things you will need
Moisturiser
Oil to Seal
Hair Band/Alice Band (Optional)

Method
1. Moisturise and seal the hair. Ensure that your hair is not weighed down by the moisturiser. Using too much moisturiser will result in hair that would lack the necessary volume for this style.

You may skip this step if you have already moisturised your hair, you can however use a bit of oil for shine and manageability.

2. Plait/Braid hair into one. I do only one braid because the look I am trying to achieve is a looser wavy look as opposed to a tighter more curly look. If your hair cannot be easily manipulated into one braid then you can braid your hair in two sections. You can leave the braid in over night or for at least thirty minutes. The longer the braid is left in, the wavier the hair will be.



3. Take out the braid and separate gently with your fingers. 



4. Fluff lightly as you go along. Do not comb. If you must comb, do so sparingly making sure not to disturb the curls created by the braids.



5. Use your hands to open up the hair (thereby increasing volume).


Texture shot

6. Add a hair band/alice band to keep hair away from your face and to add some spice.

The final result




PS. This hair style may turn out slightly different each time.

4 comments:

  1. very cute! My hair is just passed ear length and i was thinking of doing some bunning. I would have to add some hair though, but just recently thought to get some girly hair to achieve a more textured bun. Hopefully, it will be a successfully try and i can post pics on my blog.

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    1. Thanks dear Cess, I appreciate all your comments. Will definitely love to see the finished results on your blog. Will look out for it.

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  2. This comment is meant for the "how to pre-poo" entry (couldn't figure out how to leave a comment on that page *smh*) Anyhuu, I'm in the middle of my 1st pre-poo attempt. Currently have a mix of oils in my hair + conditioning cap (slept overnight with this). Will let you know how it turns out. Cheers

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    1. Thanks for your comment. It is easy to comment under that section simply click on the home page and scroll down to that post and click on 4 comments because there are now currently 4 comments under that post and you will be able to enter your comment. Would definitely love to know how your pre-poo turned out. Warmest wishes.

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