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Published 09.04.2018 By

Natural Bun

When: After every conditioning

Frequency: Discretionary

Products: Mielle Avocado Moisturizing Hair Milk; Mielle Honey & Ginger Edge Gel (optional); Proclaim Crystal Ice Protein Styling Gel (optional); SheaMoisture 100% Pure Argan Oil (optional)

Tools: Ouidad Double Detangler Comb; Brush Strokes Oval Boar Bristle Cushion Paddle Brush; No Crimper Thick Elastics Black, Professional Supreme Black Bobby Pins, or Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin; Stay On Satin X-Large Satin Edge Bonnet; Sally Shear Mist Trigger Sprayer

Method:

  1. Squeeze your microfiber towel to remove excess water
  2. Remove microfiber towel
  3. Apply your leave-in conditioner to the lengths of your hair, avoiding the scalp
  4. Comb hair with your wide-set comb to detangle and distribute conditioner through
  5. Grab all of your hair and pull back to where you would like your bun to be
  6. Smooth hair by brushing your hair from your hairline to crown
  7. Apply edge control to the top, bottom, and sides of your head
  8. Brush your hair again from hairline to crown
  9. Apply gel to the top, bottom, and sides of your head
  10. Brush your hair again from hairline to crown
  11. Secure bun:
    1. Option 1:
      1. Twist hair into a loose bun and secure with an elastic, bobby pins, and/or spin pins
    2. Option 2:
      1. Secure hair by placing it into a ponytail first. Take care not to make the ponytail too tight
      2. Twist or braid hanging hair and secure with an elastic, bobby pins, and/or spin pins
  12. Finish with hair oil (optional)

Night:

  1. Place silk or satin scarf over your head or sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase

Morning:

  1. Remove your silk or satin scarf if used
  2. If necessary, take down your hair
  3. Re-do your bun using steps 5 through 12 outlined above
  4. Finish with hair oil (optional)

Note: Your styling products should contain either no silicones or water-soluble silicones to prevent buildup and rinse out of the hair easily.  Organic or natural products are even better.

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