I figured out this hairstyle quite by accident when I was attempting to put my hair in a regular bun. I love this style, because it’s easy, low-cost and protects the ends of your hair. If you’ve seen me withi the past 2 weeks, then you’ve probably seen me with this hairstyle. (Maintenance is so easy I was just too lazy too take it down LOL). The great thing about it is that you don’t need to use one of those spongy-donut things in your hair. Instead you make use of your natural hair’s curls to create the donut and provide texture. So here’s how I did it:
What you’ll need:
– two scarves- one narrow, one wide
– large silky scrunchie
– boar bristle brush
– gel (I usually use Eco-Styler clear for this)
2. Pull up into a puff with a thin scarf (Not a rubber band, those rip the hair) DON’T tie the scarf too tight, you’ll break off your edges.
3. Tuck ends of scarf in on itself
4. Pull hair through evenly so that sides, top and back are smooth
5. Using your hands, fan the puff out in a circle. Use your finger to poke into the center and then gently fan the hair out folding it over the scarf to hide it. Use a little more leave-in condish to separate the hair more easily.
6. Open up the scrunchie
7. Holding the fanned-out puff with one hand, push the scrunchie over the top of the hair and the scarf all at once. It’s ok if it’s not even at first)
8. Holding the scrunchie in place, pull hair through the scrnchie just until only the edges of the hair are still tucked. Take your time with this part and adjust the hair evenly. You may also need to spin the scrunchie a bit to make it look even as well.
9. Take a littel gel and dab it around the edges of hair. Wet the brush and brush edges of hair towards bun.
10. Wrap the wider scarf around your head and tie securely. This is to just smooth your edges and maybe activate a few waves in the process.
11. After a minimum of 20 minutes, remove scarf and voila! Pretty donut Bun.
Feel free to experiment with scrunchies. The one I used here was satin black, but add a colorful one or even pierce the bun with chopsticks or a hair stick for a funky look!
That’s it! to maintain this style, I’ll wear 1 scarf over my head and another wrapped around the bun at night or when I’m changing clothes. Ain’t it cute?
- What are some of your favorite protective styles?