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.
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.