How to: Thick, Full Bun for Short or Thin Hair

I am not a morning person by any stretch of the imagination. I think I would require a minimum of  about 15 hours of sleep to wake up in the morning and actually be happy about it. I really don’t get how other people do it. I always see characters in shows or movies who magically wake up as the sun is rising with a smile on their face and it makes me wonder “Are other people actually like this?!”. I’ll give you the answer in case you were wondering – NO. No one could possibly be happy about waking up at 6:30 in the morning everyday unless they are a mutant or taking some form of superhuman pills that I desperately need a large dosage of STAT.

Between getting only an average of about 6 hours of sleep a night and waking up to my boyfriend’s snoring on and off, I consider it an accomplishment if I brush my teeth in the morning and manage not to freak out on anyone. This, of course, means that I don’t want to spend too much time doing things like my hair and makeup during the week. The way I see it is every minute that I spend on that is extra time I could be sleeping. I keep it very minimal and tend to not do hairstyles that require a good deal of my time like curls or elaborate up-dos (unless I have some sort of special event planned that day). As I’ve mentioned before, my two go-to hairstyles are a bun and a voluminous ponytail since both are quick and keep my hair off of my neck. Since recently cutting my hair short again, I thought I couldn’t do a bun in my hair anymore since it would be small and weird-looking without much hair to give it a fuller look. After experimenting a little, I realized that is definitely not the case and, even with my hair being shorter, I can have a thick, full bun without having to do a sock bun (which can be a little too big and overwhelming for a normal work day). If you have thin or short hair, this hairstyle is perfect since it will give the illusion that you have more hair up there than you actually do!

Easy Bun 3

1. Put your hair in a ponytail. This is pretty straightforward and you can do either a high or a low ponytail depending on where you want your bun to sit. I like for mine to sit high enough that you can see the top of it over my head when I face forward.

2. Taking 1/2 inch to 1 inch sections, tease the hair in your ponytail pulling it upwards towards your ponytail holder and the crown of your head. Make sure to tease the ends of your hair as well since this is where our hair is typically the thinnest. DO NOT PUT HAIRSPRAY IN YOUR HAIR TO HELP TEASE. Putting hairspray in will make it difficult to shape your bun later.

3. Your hair will look kind of crazy like this. The bigger your hair is here, the bigger your bun will be.

4. Take your hair and twist it around your ponytail holder tightly. Secure with another ponytail holder so it will stay in place. Once you secure your bun, if some pieces are sticking out of place, that’s okay.

5. Use bobby pins to secure the bun to your head and to strategically place any pieces of hair that may have fallen out of the bun. This takes some playing around with. Not everyone’s hair will be exactly the same when it comes to this. If you would like more volume to your bun at this point, carefully tug at the bun to lift the hair to add volume.

6. Hairspray to stay in place!

Easy Bun 2B

Voila! I hope you found this helpful! Let me know if you have any questions.

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5 Responses to How to: Thick, Full Bun for Short or Thin Hair

  1. This is awesome, I love it :)

  2. Thank you for the tip I could practiceth is on my baby girl

  3. xoruby21 says:

    Much needed tip as I also am not a morning person and will hit the snooze button like no tomorrow.

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