the braided bun

8 Jun

i often wear my hair in a bun, ponytail or braid when the curls go flat from sleeping on them. limp curls just don’t do it for me!

i was super happy when i found a tutorial for a braided bun! it’s so cute!

this is a picture of a bun made with tight, neater braids:

and this picture is made with messier braids, bunned together more loosely:

braided bun

a friend of mine posted it on her blog‘s facebook page, and i just had to try it!

here’s the tutorial:

since the pictures are quite small, i made my own tutorial for you guys!

make a ponytail, divide in two parts, and braid each section.

take one braid, and twist it around the base. secure with a bobby pin or clip. take the other braid, and twist it in the opposite direction, around the rolled (first) braid. secure with a pin or clip.

fix fly-aways with some hairspray. voilá- done!

it’s such a cute and different hairstyle! i’ve already worn it twice this week. it’s also perfect for a bad hair day, or for when you didn’t have time to wash your hair- easy fix!
make sure to tuck in the ends of the braids on the inside of the bun, so that the braid pattern isn’t disrupted; you also get less fly-aways that way.


8 Responses to “the braided bun”

  1. chindarella 08/06/2012 at 13:39 #

    I used to do that when I had long hair as well.

    Now my hair is short and I can hardly ever do fun things with it :(

    • brownponytail 09/06/2012 at 14:46 #

      aw it’s ok, it grows back ;)
      plus, short hair is easier to maintain!

      • chindarella 12/06/2012 at 13:39 #

        easier to maintain but boring !

  2. clementinewinter 17/06/2012 at 10:42 #

    I so want to try this now! Always looking for more interesting up dos, thanks :)

  3. Vivaciously Fabulous 22/06/2012 at 17:41 #

    Love this! Thanks for sharing, I love any hair style that’s cute but easy!

  4. Kathern Dukett 30/03/2013 at 10:18 #

    A braid (also called plait) is a complex structure or pattern formed by intertwining three or more strands of flexible material such as textile fibres, wire, or human hair. Compared to the process of weaving a wide sheet of cloth from two separate, perpendicular groups of strands (warp and weft), a braid is usually long and narrow, with each component strand functionally equivalent in zigzagging forward through the overlapping mass of the others…

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