Tendayi Gives You A Styling Tutorial – Braid Bun

By . - Friday, March 08, 2013

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I want to share a tutorial about how I do the bun in the pic above.  I wear my braids in a bun most of the time because I like to keep the braids off my face.  When it is hot, this also keeps the braids off my neck.
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Begin by tying your hair in a ponytail.  Position the ponytail where you want the bun to be. I love my bun quite high but you may prefer a bun at the nape or a side bun.
Plait the braids in the ponytail.  You can make the bun more intricate by dividing the ponytail into smaller sections.  For this bun I divided the ponytail into four parts but you can also do more or less.  In the pic on this post I did not divide the ponytail, I just braided it into one big plait.  The most I have divided a ponytail is into eight parts.  It makes a very intricate bun.  A great style for a night out.
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Wind each section one at a time around the base of the braid and tuck the ends into the band you used to secure the ponytail.  Your bun will be secure throughout the day (or night).
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Some tips:
  • The longer your braids are the bigger the bun will be.
  • If you want to make the bun bigger you can use a sock to add bulk as shown in this post.
  • You can also use a hair net to make your bun neater if it is looking untidy due to ends sticking out.
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This is awesome! I'm excited about jazzing up my tired top knot. Here's too getting through the month!
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