I seriously need to get my butt back on youtube. I know, I have been saying this for almost two years. I am still trying to figure out the best way to start shooting again and I swear that I really do plan to relaunch my channel, I just don't know when. But for now, I am hoping photo tutorials will do the trick! Lately, I have been rocking a big messy bun. No "sock" required. It's actually a super quick hairstyle and after doing it a couple of times, it gets easier. I have been getting some questions on instagram about how I do this, so I thought I would do a post about it. I really hope this makes sense and that it helps. All you need is your hair (duh), a hair tie, bobby pins and hair spray. Let's get started!
I usually do this the day after curling my hair. This way my hair is a little dirty and the curls are loose and messy. The messier, the better. I find that my hair is easier to style the day after it's been washed.
Next, I gather my hair up as if I am going to put it into a ponytail. The trick though is to not do an actual ponytail. You just want to throw it up in a messy way and make sure the ends of your hair are sticking out. I know my hair looks crazy in this photo, but I promise it will look better in the end. :)
Now this is when I start forming the bun. I pull the hair out a little bit to make it bigger. You can make it look as big and as messy as you want it to. I pin the ends down into place and start doing this until everything is how I want it to look. Make sure to get the back really good. Sometimes this can be a little difficult when my hair is not cooperating. For the most part though, it only takes a few minutes!
Last step is hair spray! You can obviously use any brand. Lately, I have been using L'Oreal LOCK IT. It's been great so far for keeping my hairstyles in place. (how cool is that 1st spray shot?!) After spraying, I like to make sure everything is pinned down and that the shape looks good. And that's it!
Every time I do this, it comes out a little bit different. This time is was not as messy as normal, but I think that is also because my curls were extra loose. Let me know if you have any questions and if you would like to see more hair tutorials! I am leaving for the airport in literally 3 hours and haven't slept yet. Yikes! Thanks for checking out this post and I hope you liked it. :)