As is usually the case during this time of year, I wanted to give myself a break from styling my hair daily. I typically get a braided updo style but with my increasing length, I decided to try styling my hair in a series of buns! I wore the following 3 buns over the course of 3 weeks. I loved the break, my hair stayed moisturized and protected, and I looked very chic with each style! I can see me returning to buns for a quick style alternative throughout my hair journey.
Before setting each bun, I shampooed my hair, deep conditioned, & applied my leave in. I then sealed the moisture with coconut oil & applied a moisturizer. I smoothed my hair back with Koils by Nature Herbal Gel for each style. I pulled my hair into a ponytail and 2 strand twisted the loose hair into 4 twists & then rolled and bobbypinned the ends down.
Bun #1 - Marley Hair Bun
I used Marley hair to achieve this bun. I received my inspiration for this style from Jouelzy from Youtube's Empress Bun. Her's is larger than mine but I followed the same concept.
Bun #2 - Low Side Bun with Side Part
For the next week, I decided to change it up and create a low side bun. This time instead of using Marley hair, I used regular braiding hair and bobby pinned it around my ponytail.
Bun # 3 - Bun with Center Part
First of all do you see those waves?! LOL! I used the same braiding hair for this bun as well.
I tied my hair down each night with a satin scarf. In the morning, I would rub coconut oil over my hair for sheen. If my edges needed to be slicked mid week I would add the Curls Paste to smooth them down.
I loved these options! What is your favorite protective style?