Coming at you from quarantine land. If there is one thing about this that is good ( and I say that humbly, for I know there is a lot of awful right now ), its that I am thinking about creating again. When I started working full time back in 2016, I sort of fell away from the creative scale. It wasn’t that I didn’t like creating anymore, I just didn’t have time and after a while, didn’t have any ideas due to lack of energy.
So, I’m really happy to be back in a creative rut. It feels nice to design and put things together to share again.
And speaking of sharing, I was recently brain storming in my room and was also bemoaning the fact that no matter how hard I tried, I could never achieve a messy bun. There was just nothing there. I would try so many different techniques, but all of them would fail. Honestly, I just have very fine, thick hair, so it doesn’t catch on itself easily and it’s really heavy.
Also, I have a bazillion layers cut into my hair and when you put that into a bun, it doesn’t look nice and messy, it looks like I slept with my hair up and then tried to pull off wearing it into work because I was running late. If only there was a way to keep all the hair in the bun and to make it lighter somehow.
I kept brainstorming and scrolling through Pinterest and then it hit me…what an easy fix! Why had I not thought of this before? And seriously, I had never seen this online before either, so if someone else has, I’m not copying, just sharing what I came up with.
So, what is this revelatory trick I discovered for the perfect messy bun? Read on!
First off, I don’t usually put my hair up until it is a little on the dirty side…like three or four days old. And this style works best on slightly dirty hair. Here are the steps for the perfect messy bun on layered hair.
You will need:
- dry shampoo- I really love this one
- rat tail comb
- bobby pins- these are amazing in thick hair!
- hair tie
- Take your dry shampoo and spray it all over your roots. This is to camouflage the dirty look and to give your hair some grip.
- Pull your hair up in a pony tail. I like mine at the crown so it’s not pulling on my head too much and it’s not too far forward to look awkward.
- Mess up the top of your hair with your fingers; pull it to loosen slightly and give the top of your hair texture.
- Take your rat tail comb and tease all the hair in the pony tail in sections. This will not only make the hair lighter, it will basically connect the strands and keep them together for when you pull it into a bun; no more small pieces sticking out everywhere.
- Twist the hair into a bun shape and pin it to your head with the bobby pins.
And you are finished! If you would like, you can spray some hair spray onto the bun to finish it, but I like to leave mine bare. Now wear you messy bun to the ugh…living room…for a movie viewing. Stay safe ladies!