Hair Bun DIY

High hair buns have been in style for a while now, unfortunately my hair is very thin and I just don't have enough thickness in my hair to create a proper bun. Until I was shopping at Primark and found this 'bun donut' (see image 4, below). It is just a genius way to make the perfect bun, even for my thin hair! Here's the tutorial:

1. Brush your hair, if necessary straighten it.
2. Get an elastic band.
3. Make a high ponytail.
4. Get your bun donut :)
5. Place it over the ponytail.
6. Divide the tail into four strands.
7. spread one of the strands and fold it around the bun.
8. Take a bobby pin.
9. Secure the folded hair-strands with the bobby pin.
10. Make sure the back looks one, and style it up with a cute little bow!

All done!







Pictures by Lana



13 comments:

  1. Thats a great DIY. I will definitely try this one! You maybe have any idea if they sell these 'bun donuts' any other place than primark?

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    1. Hi Anouck!

      I think I also saw them at H&M, so you can try there:)

      Good luck!

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    2. To get the band just use an old sock. Cut the tip so that is u stick ur hand in it there's a hole in the other end. Then just roll it up and there u go! Don't waist ur money when u can DIY.

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    3. A really great DIY for this is to get a black sock - cut the top of the footie, where the toes usually go.
      Roll it up tight and it works just as well!

      By the way Lana! Your hair is adorable! I love the color & the wispiness <3

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    4. You can also make one out of a sock by cutting the toes off and rolling it

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  2. I have also seen them at Claire's jewelry stores. I didn't actually know what it was for until I saw your tutorial though! I have super fine hair and miserably failed when I tried a bun the other day. Thank you!

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  3. Thank you so much!!! I have super short hair and have been wishing for longer hair so I could try the sock bun. I don't know why I never thought of this but thank you!!!

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  4. Those are usually called hair rats jsyk. they're used to recreate old 50's and 60's hairdos mostly. this is a small one though :) there's directions everywhere and they're simple to make.

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  5. the good ole sock bun :) we use these in the military all the time. take a sock (preferrably close to your hair color), the shorter/thinner your hair the thinner youll want the sock fabric. Cut the tip of the toe off and roll the sock up. Voila

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    1. That is very clever!I never actually heard of all these techniques until I posted this tutorial and people are giving me all sorts of advice. Thank you!

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  6. thank you!! i have a really thin hair and its hard for me to make a bun
    glad you make this tutorial :)

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  7. I have very thick long hair and I rock a bun every day at work (food service). And even I loved this sock/donut idea, it gave my bun new life! My husband said I look like Marge Simpson! It wasn't all that big...typical male, he would prefer I have hair hanging loose and in my way all the time. He just doesnt appreciate the handiness of a good bun.

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  8. Great bun, great color! Just beautiful and romantic..

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Thank you! x Lana