You might think that a tutorial on how to refresh your bun in the morning before work might be way too simple to even consider for a tutorial, but it really is beneficial to see how other naturals cut down on ‘hair time’ in the morning. Alicia James seems to wear a low bun in the morning and if you are bunning for protective styling purposes then this short simple effective regimen might be very beneficial for you.
When doing your bun you can virtually avoid hair pins and slides if you use a sock bun or donut and a couple of goodie bands*. The key is to make the bun appear neat and in tact without making it tight. Tight buns are very counter productive because your edges can suffer greatly, nobody wants to gain length in the back just to loose length in the front.
In the video we are about to share Alicia shares a pretty neat trick where she uses conditioner to smooth the crown of her hair and edges. Conditioner that doesn’t have cones or parabens are great for moisture and can remain on the hair without washing it out. How cool would it be to use conditioner as a means to lay your edges and avoid gel and heavy styling serums?
I would say definitely try the conditioner trick and don’t forget to tie down your hair while you do your make up or get dressed so that you can eliminate frizz.
In the corporate world, buns are my go to style, they keep your hair out of your face which can be a distraction in certain environments, and they are fool proof when it comes to the idiosyncrasies we might be faced with at work at times. Check out Miss Alicia James as she demonstrates her low bun routine before she goes to work: