3. Change the position of your bun periodically. Wear a top knot for a few days then switch to a side bun on other days. This gives your hair time to recover from consistent pulling in one area and prevents the breakage associated with tying your hair the same way every day.
4. Give your hair a break from the bun at night by taking it down and doing a braid until the following day when you are ready to wet bun again.
Alternatively, just loosen your hair tie and cover the perimeter of your head with a scarf before going to bed. This will keep your edges neat overnight and in the morning you can just retie your hair and you are ready to go!
5. Use the best products you have while you are doing this, you want your hair to really flourish so why not pick the stuff you know your hair likes.
Like with anything there are always a few con’s that go along with the pro’s to give us some balance. Though wet bunning is easy, your hair is at its curliest when wet so prepare to see an increase in single strand knots.
Single strand knots, affectionately known as fairy knots develop when a single strand creates a knot on itself. The only way to get rid of them is to trim your hair, by all means try to resist the urge to yank them out.
Another con is having your hair constantly wet especially if your hair is long or very thick. You may find that depending on the structure of your bun and the environment you are in, the middle of your hair never gets dry during the course of the day. Having wet hair all day gets old fast and the moisture increases the likelihood of getting a scalp infection which nobody needs!
For relaxed hair while stretching or transitioners, special care must be taken to avoid breakage especially when your hair is constantly wet. With your hair already higher porosity than natural hair, wet hair increases the chance of weakened strands via hygral fatigue which you may find may increase pressure on your line of demarcation.
Overall, wet bunning is a simple method for length retention with a few shortcomings here and there but as always do what is best for you and if you have never tried it, there is nothing wrong with giving it a whirl at least once!