It’s common knowledge that if you want your hair to retain length, you must practice some sort of protective styling on a regular basis.
Any hairstyle that tucks away most to all of your hair’s ends from the elements is considered protective. The most effective protective styles are twists, braids, and buns.
The hair bun is one of the most common protective styles worn. That’s because it’s easy to create and requires very little manipulation of your hair.
Tired of The Same Old Bun?
But suppose you love buns as a protective style but you’re tired of the same old look?
I’ve been there. That’s why I decided to create some creative and sophisticated hairstyles that play on the classic bun.
For the next 7 weeks, each Monday I’ll share 7 bun based hairstyles that you can recreate to add a little spice to your protective hairstyle arsenal. The best part is you can change them up slightly to create an entirely different look!
Here’s the first:
Center Braided Wide Bun
- Hair pins
- Bobby pins
- Banana Clip
- Decorate hair stick
- Aloe Vera Gel
Starting with hair that was stretched with bantu knots over night.
After releasing, hair is smoothed with hands & aloe vera gel – then vertically secured in a banana clip.
The loose hair is then sectioned into 3.
Clip the outer sections away from the center and then cornrow the center section downward.
Pin, the braided section under the banana clip
Pin curl the left and right sides of the hair along each side
Secure any loose hairs.
This look has the potential to be different each time you do it. How you pin will make determine if you have a wide or narrow bun. I wanted bigger hair in the back so I pinnned large sections to result in more fulness. You can also opt to roll each outer section over the banana clip.