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Published 01.18.2016 By

Ballerina Bun

When: Discretionary

Frequency: Discretionary

Products: Proclaim Protein Styling Gel (optional), Proclaim Natural 7 Argan Oil or Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Dry Oil Micromist (optional)

Tools: Tool Structure Tortoise Large Handle Comb, Brush Strokes Oval Boar Bristle Cushion Paddle Brush, Goody Simple Styles Spin Pins, Stay On Satin Large Scarf


  1. Comb your hair with your wide-toothed comb to detangle
  2. With one hand, gather your hair where you’d like to create your bun
  3. Using your free hand, grab a brush to smooth your hair all the way around your head
  4. Apply gel to the top, bottom, and sides of your head (optional)
  5. Brush you hair again from your hairline to the crown all the way around your head
  6. Gently twist your hair until it coils unto itself
  7. Twist one spin pin into your bun
  8. Twist the other pin into the opposite side, making sure the pins never interlock
  9. Finish with shine spray or hair oil (optional)


  1. Twist each pin counterclockwise to remove
  2. Twist your hair into a loose bun and secure with bobby pins or spin pins
  3. Place your silk or satin scarf over your head or sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase


  1. Remove your scarf if used
  2. Remove your bobby pins or spin pins
  3. Re-do your bun using the steps outlined above
  4. Finish with shine spray or hair oil (optional)

Note: Your styling products should contain either no silicones or water-soluble silicones to allow for easy removal and prevent buildup. Also, using organic or natural products are ideal.

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