How to Use Wet Bunning For Length Retention

donut bun maker1. No ponytail Bantu Bun

With this method you simply gather your hair in your hands and twist until it makes a bun or a huge bantu knot. Wrap the hair around itself and use some bobby pins to hold it in place. Smooth the top of your hair down using gel or a head tie and go!

2. Half Ponytail Bun

This is probably the easiest to achieve. While your hair is still wet just gather it in your hands and using an ouchless goody hair band, pull your hair through once and then a second time and on the third time, do not pull your hair all the way through.

Depending on how you like your bun to look, you can just rock it like that or you can spread the hair left hanging around the goody band to hide it but try not to disturb your half ponytail.

3. Sock Bun

If you want a more polished bun then using a sock or donut bun maker to achieve the style might be just up your alley. Secure your hair in a goody band like you are creating a ponytail. Once you have your ponytail, pull the hair through the sock/donut tool and spread the hair over it to create a donut. Secure your hair with bobby pins all around ensuring that the donut is completely covered and twist the hair left hanging out of sight under the donut.


4. Braided Bun

This is probably the best type of bun for natural hair women who want to keep their hair stretched while rocking a bun. It is also a pretty good option if you are relaxed as well. The method is easy, simply gather your hair into a pony tail and secure with a hair tie. Braid the tail portion and wrap it in a circle around your hair tie and secure the end of the ponytail with bobby pins to ensure it stays in place.

Tips

1. Try to seal your hair very well before doing the bun, you want your hair to retain as much moisture as it can as you wear your bun day to day.

2. Soak your goody bands in some oil for at least an hour so that there is some slip between your hair and the band. This prevents possible snagging.

Additionally try to spare your edges from damage especially if you plan to do wet bunning in the long term by wearing the bun as loose as you can using gel as a method of keeping the crown area smooth instead of tension.

Originally posted 2013-08-05 15:00:57.

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Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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sahara

So m about 6 months into my transition the most I can do is a wet bun since Im just not comfy with the natural styles yet, its ok though i guess….Boring but whatever. Anyway, I never realized how much my kitchen had broken off until I looked at it like an hour ago after washing my hair. Its grown so much and its so curly but I have about an inch of straight relaxed old hair. Wtf? It definitely was lonnger than that once upon a time…..my fault. Oh well its definitely grown and Im so happy but It doesn’t match the rest of my length which is farrrr longer and thats my problem with that. My edges in the back draw up and separate from the rest of my hair thats pulled together and just looks like a fuzzy garden. Im weird about brushing it and I def dont use heat. I haven’t used heat in like 7 or 8 months. Is there something I can do about that??

Lisa

My fine hair let me know it do not like buns and ponytails.

Niatou Drame
Niatou Drame

so you gave a name to what I m doing for a couple of years now “wet Bunning”. I did retain length cause my hair is definitely longer than it has ever been!! after washing or cowashing I apply amla oil, or hair mayo or cream moisturizer, and I bun. At the end of the day my hair is still wet in the middle, so I just switch the bun on top or let it hair dry. I want to reach bras strap length by the and of the year. I m now almost APL. wish me luck!!

Chelsea Lowe

I do this to stretch my hair before I do a braid out!

Shanell Clarkston

There are some women gonna walk around smelling sour smh

Courtney Gray

Be careful with that. You can over condition your hair because its wet for a long time. Especially if its in a bun and wet.