Hair buns are an elegant style loved by many, but lets be real no one can stand a stingy bun. Nobody wants a little pea sticking upside they head. We love our buns to look full and have that perfect form.
There are ways that you can pull this style off on shorter to medium length hair and with some options there isn’t even a need for added hair.
Here are three ways for achieving that juicy plump bun we all love so much:
The Sock Bun
The sock bun is a popular technique for pulling off that perfect form and fullness. You can purchase one at your local Target or if you love online shopping you can even purchase some on Amazon that come in a variety of sizes. Before using your sock bun, you will want to make sure your hair is moisturized and smoothed out. You can use a product like Eco Styler Gel to give your hair a nice hold and you can pair this with a good leave in or moisturizer. Gather your hair into a taut ponytail and once your hair is nicely laid you can add your sock bun. You can now smooth the hair over the bun and secure with a ponytail holder. If you find that you have some stray hairs neatly pin them in place with some bobbies. The video tutorial below gives an excellent overview of the process:
High Bun Using an Elastic Headband
This is perfect for hair that is approaching medium length or is already at mid-length. I use to use this trick all the time. The method is simple. You will want to stretch your hair out some and smooth it out. Once you have gotten your hair nice and smooth gather your hair using a large cotton stretchy hand band. The trick to this is you are going to wrap this around your head twice and then gently slide the band up. This gives your hair the illusion of a full ponytail puff which you can also rock as a style. To get a bun style, you will form the shape of a bun by pinning in place with pins going around your whole ponytail until you have finished. At the 3:13 mark of the video below you can see how to achieve this style:
Layer Your Scrunchies
Rather than using a sock bun you can use your scrunchies to add the fullness you desire. However, for the first ponytail you make you will want to use a thin elastic, which give you more hair to work with. Then you will layer a thick srunchie/headband around the ponytail which ends up having the same effect as the sock bun ( it’s pretty much a homemade one!). You then smooth your hair over the scrunchie with a thin elastic and pin any stray hairs in place. Skip to the 1:52 mark to see this styling option.
And there you have it, three ways to get a full bun with no added hair required! Have you tried any of these options before? I know I am dying to try the sock bun option, as I have one and have not used it yet.