The bun is the absolute perfect answer to all of the requirements of healthy, long hair. The answer to my why questions were answered once I dug a little. And once I had the additional information, I loved bunning my hair that much more. Buns were perfection for me.
The basics behind buns may not always be clear. It’s just something we do and know how to do because they’ve always been around. But, knowing the why gives you the tools you need to be versatile and more confident in what you do to your hair.
How often do you want to switch up your technique, but you don’t because you’re wondering about all the what if’s? Those questions arise simply because you’re doing something you know how to do and not necessarily why you’re doing it.
If you understand what place buns play in your hair regimen, you don’t worry about moving the bun from the nape of your neck to a high bun that sits atop your head. You know that you can do a side bun or a loose bun or a bun with a part on one side or the other and not take away from any of the benefits the bunning process provides.
Understanding that a bun is a tool, makes it easy to take advantage of all that it has to offer and not just the one thing it offers that you saw in the video tutorial you mimicked.
Here are five quick reminders of things to keep in mind when bunning your hair in order to retain length and maintain the healthiest strands possible.
How to bun
Use seamless hair ties or use cotton socks or old t-shirts. These limit the amount of friction your hair will experience which helps with lessening the occurrence of breakage.
Don’t bun too tight. Tight styles put stress on your edges and create weak points along the length of your hair strands. That’s not what you want if you’re growing your hair.
Add moisture to the ends that will be tucked into the bun. This will keep your ends pliable and soft. Retention of hair length is based on how well you preserve the oldest parts of your hair, your ends. Know why you’re bunning and have fun.