Friday, June 5, 2009

Ballet Hair Buns

This is a common problem for people with really thick hair - when they put it in a bun it sticks WAY out and keeps falling out! I know it drives them crazy, so I'm posting directions for making a nice, flat bun that will stay in, no matter how long or thick your hair is. :)

1. Put your hair in a ponytail. I've found that it works well to do this when your hair is a bit wet. If your hair is dry, spraying some hairspray in it just before you make the ponytail really helps keep it under control.

2. Divide your hair into two parts, and twist one of the parts until all the ends are tucked in and it looks like a rope.

3. Wrap it around the hair tie at the base of the ponytail and secure with bobby pins.

3. Take the other section of hair, twist it tightly, and wrap it around the bun that is already there. Secure with bobby pins as well. If it's for a performance, audition, or anything else that you want to be sure your hair is going to STAY PUT, you might want to spray it with hairspray all over at this point. Otherwise, you should be good.

4. Add a hairnet if needed.

An added bonus to doing this with wet hair is that when you take it out, you have a lot of really cute waves!

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