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Super Easy Messy Bun Tutorial:
Summer is around the corner, and if you have long hair like I do you are probably in the habit of tossing it into a bun. One of the more challenging things about summer hair can be achieving a low effort – yet cute- messy bun! See how I throw my hair into a bun, and try it for yourself!
I am outside in this pic since we happen to be camping! Which just goes to show, this hairstyle is extremely low effort and can be done anywhere! LOL! I have longer, fine hair so the first thing I want to do is give it a little texture. Turning my head upside down, I fluff my hair and give it a gentle finger comb. Then just spray well with Bed Head Oh Bee Hive! Dry Shampoo.
The dry shampoo is not really a step you want to skip with finer hair, since you want that texture to keep your bun from looking limp and flat, once it’s done. You can find Oh Bee Hive! here.
Next, I gather all my hair in one hand, not super tight against my head but close enough that the gathered hair can be put into a ponytail easily. The dry shampoo gives it some grip, which helps a lot.
After I stand up and while keeping my hair gathered in one hand, I pull all my hair through a thin hair-tie once.
Then pull through a second time bringing only half of the hair through the band. As you can see my ends are layered, so I don’t want to bring any of those through the band. Stop short of where your shortest ends are.
Next, tuck in the ends back into the band. I like to bring mine to the side and tuck, since the ends are fairly thin. For thicker hair, you may have to add a bobby pin in back to keep those layers hidden and wrapped up in the band. Your messy bun may be extra tall at this point, which is OK. We aren’t quite done.
This final step is what makes this hairstyle cute! Take the ends of the bun from the front and fan it out, bringing the sides down and in front, toward the front of your head. As long as you are able to make a pulled through bun, you should have enough length in your hair to do this step. I’ve noticed when my hair is longer it just makes the messy bun bigger.
Finishing It Up:
I pinch both sides of the bun together directly in front, and then also kind of pinch them down toward my head at the same time. Then secure together with a bobby pin. For thicker hair, I recommend larger pins, or 2-3 to secure the bun well. If you have a few flyways, secure with a separate bobby pin against the front of the bun.
Finally, I used the Big Healthy Hair So Touchable Hair Spray to set my hairstyle. I like this brand since it doesn’t make my hair super hard, as some hairsprays can do!
Last, just finish with a cute hair tie, scrunchy, or even a small scarf. I like a fluffy hair tie since it hides any bobby pins which can edge their way out over the course of the day. Even for camping, this is a fun style that will stay put and keep your hair off your neck! I hope you have fun trying this style out!
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- TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive Dry Shampoo
- Healthy Sexy Hair Oh So Touchable Hair Spray
- Bed Head Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo
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