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Science of Messy Buns

The Science of the Messy Bun

Ladies know that there are days when we have no bigger enemy than our hair! It’s such a love hate relationship. Sometimes after a wash and dry, it comes out all wavy with the perfect volume and will do just what we want. But then comes the betrayal. Nothing is worse than dull and lank strands, lying limply on our shoulders, except for maybe the frizz that comes a-calling.

Winters bring with them a lot of hair problems and when you’re in a rush, it’s not easy to dedicate what little time you have to smooth your hair into submission. Not to mention how harmful it is to keep using products and hair equipment. On such days, go back to old faithful; the messy bun. Ridiculously easy and stylish, the messy bun is perfect for work and play.

Here’s how to get the look:

Step 1

First, pull your hair into a loose ponytail, as high or as low as you’d like it. Don’t use a comb or worry about your strands being perfectly slicked back—the look is effortless.

Step 2

Separate the hair in your ponytail into two or three sections and tease. Teasing is the key step that totally changed our bun game. It gives you the volume and messy texture you need to pull off the look and keeps your bun from ballerina status.

Step 3

Separate your teased hair into two sections and wrap the hair in opposite directions, as you would when creating a topknot. But, instead of pinning your hair neatly in, secure your hair with a bobby pin about an inch from the bottom of your strands, leaving the ends to fray around your bun and create a messy effect. If you feel like the body of your bun is too tight, gently pull it apart with your hands or the end of a comb.


Hijab is a crazy worker during the day and crime fighter at night, keeping fashion her passion and making rhymes like a crime..she's usually seen posting for PinkParanda when bored.

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