A classic bun helps keep hair protected, making it a solid choice for a quick natural hair protective style! When our hair doesn’t want to cooperate or we’re short on time (me always running late) buns are always reliable! The last few months I’ve practically been living in buns! It’s a cheap, easy, and quick hairstyle you can do especially if you want to switch up your look a little. There are so many bun styles to choose from—from a tight topknot to a tousled, messy bun. You have choices galore! In this post we are keeping it simple, I’m sharing 6 sleek low bun styles for natural fine curly hair.
Personally, one of our favorite low-maintenance looks of late is the low bun. The easy, elegant, neck-grazing style can be executed in minutes, making it a perfect option on those mornings when you’re trying to get ready in a hurry. With a little bit of technique and a few accessories, a low bun can also be transformed into a sleek, sophisticated nighttime look. It’s great for all occasions- work, wedding, date night, school, or a hangout. Moreover, you don’t need any fancy products. Got a gel? Then, you are good to go.
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What you’ll need
- Hair mist or moisturizer
- Satin scarf
- Marley hair (optional)
Quick tips: The trick to getting the sleekiest bun ever is to always start on a well-moisturized hair. Make sure to either wash or spray your hair with your preferred moisturizer before you start.
This is optional but I prefer to have my hair properly detangled and brushed out. In some cases, I even blow-dry my hair.
6 ways to style a low bun on fine curly Hair!
1.Twisted Flat Bun
This is one of my favorite ways to switch up my low bun, I love this method because it’s very easy to turn this into a wedding-inspired style. It’s very chic and elegant. Wrap a scarf around the base on the ponytail for added effect – Adding a little oomph via a well-placed accessory or two takes a classic bun up a notch.
Quick Tip: This style looks great when your hair is moisturized and shiny so be sure to keep your curls hydrated.
2. Braided low bun
- Smooth your hair in a low ponytail with your favorite gel.
- Braid your hair into one or two braids, depending on the thickness of your hair.
- Wrap the braids around each other then secure them with a small elastic band.
- (Optional)Finish the look with hairspray to set the bun completely and reduce those flyaways/ frizz
3. Criss-cross twisted low Bun
I love adding twists as I find it really helps to keep the moisture in, not to mention twists are the ultimate protective style!
- Create a classic bun utilizing the steps above.
- “Then while you’re at it, why not add a little dimension by adding twists
- Divide your hair into three sections, then twist each section
- For that criss-cross effect, pin each twist to the opposite side of your head and secure with a bobby pin.
4. Flower Bun
This is a fun way to add texture and dimension to your low bun.
- Follow all the steps of a classic bun, ensuring to smooth down any shorter or flyaway pieces of hair.
- Similar to above, divide your hair into 4 sections and twist each section.
- Roll tuck and pin each section of hair away from the center and there you have it! A quick and easy flower bun. Of course you can add some accessories or an extra twist in the middle to make it look more like a flower
5. Pancake Bun
The ultimate lazy girl bun literally!
- Start by securing your hair into a low bun following the steps above.
- Using a hairband, tie your hair into a bun, on the last loop pull 3 quarters of your hair through the hairband so that the ends are tucked in.
- Use a bobby bin to hide the ends of the hair. Flatten out the bun with your fingers for the desired shape.
6. Roll & Wrap bun
A mini bun allows your look and accessories to be the star of the show and works well for those with thin or short hair.
The wrap bun is great for those lazy days where you want to get ready as fast as possible or immediately after washing your hair. It’s also great when you want your natural hair to be as small as possible if you have a sporting event to attend etc.
- Prep your hair. Brush your hair to remove any knots and tangles that may be present.
- Pull your hair back into a bun.
- Hold the hair tight at the root then twist in a clockwise direction until you get to the end.
- Wrap the hair around the twist and wrap until you get to the end secure with an elastic band.
Cover your hair at night with a silk or satin scarf to keep the bun in place. You can spritz your hair with water and reapply the gel to spruce up your hair in the morning before going out. Try to avoid doing this too many days in a row. It’s important that you moisturize your hair regularly.
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