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The Complete Guide To The Perfect Messy Bun (2021 Edition).

messy bun

The Complete Guide To The Perfect Messy Bun (2021 Edition).

In a perfect world, the “I-woke-up-like-this” messy bun will be actually easy to recreate like how it looks. This isn’t this world. The messy bun can look quite, well, messy and effortless, but we girls know better. We’re most likely spending half an hour each morning to recreate that perfect messy bun we saw on Pinterest. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. In this post, we’ll show you how to do a perfect messy bun that actually requires minimum effort. 

 

Read on as we walk you through the steps of how to recreate the perfect messy bun in a super-easy way. Your morning hair routine can finally be stress-free as you can say goodbye to all the complicated steps of making a messy bun. 

 

Things That You’ll Need To Do A Messy Bun.

Things That You’ll Need To Do A Messy Bun

Things That You’ll Need To Do A Messy Bun

Hair elastics: This is the essential thing you’ll need for the base of your messy buns. Prepare some extras as your elastic can snap halfway through and you don’t want to stand up and go find another one in the middle of your routine. 

Things That You’ll Need To Do A Messy Bun

Things That You’ll Need To Do A Messy Bun

Bobby pins: You’ll need a lot of them if you want to keep everything from falling apart. It’s always a good idea to have a handful of bobby pins ready to go in front of you when it comes to this hairstyle. 

Things That You’ll Need To Do A Messy Bun

Things That You’ll Need To Do A Messy Bun

 

Accessories (optional): The messy bun can be quite the charming look on its own, but to spice things up a little, you can try and add accessories such as scrunchies or ribbons, or even color bows.  

How To Recreate The Perfect Messy Bun.

Step 1: Make A Ponytail.

How To Recreate The Perfect Messy Bun

How To Recreate The Perfect Messy Bun

The base of any messy bun starts with a ponytail.  Depending on how high or low you want your messy bun to be, you’ll start making a ponytail there. Gather up all your hair away from your face and neck and hold it up. For the ultimate messy look, flip your head down and tie your hair. That way when you tie it up and flip it back, everything will look extra loose and effortlessly messy without falling all over the place.

 

For an even more sultry romantic look, leave a few stray strands out to frame your face. You can even skip the brush for a relaxed look. A few bumps here and there are fine. 

 

Step 2: Twist your hair.

How To Recreate The Perfect Messy Bun

How To Recreate The Perfect Messy Bun

Okay, so this is the most important step. Once you have done your ponytail how you like, twist your strands until they’re taut. For the looser, messier look, grab the tip of your ponytail and pull out small strands of hair along the ponytail to make your hair look looser and more voluminous. Then, wrap this long twist around the base of your ponytail. Feel free to wrap as tight or loose as you want. 

 

Step 3: Secure everything.

How To Recreate The Perfect Messy Bun

How To Recreate The Perfect Messy Bun

Once you have wrapped all your hair up into a bun, tie a hair tie or elastic around it to keep everything in place. Then use bobby pins to pin down any stray hairs. Adjust and keep pinning until you’ve achieved the look that you like. 

Tips For The Perfect Messy Bun.

Tip No.1: Dirty Works Better. 

Tips For The Perfect Messy Bun

Tips For The Perfect Messy Bun

The messy bun can be quite a perfect hairstyle for lazy girls, as they do not require freshly washed and brushed hair as a start. In fact, the messy bun works best with second-day hair (or third, or even fourth). Thanks to its messy nature, you won’t have to worry if your hair looks a little bit greasy or unkempt. The bun will hide it all. 

Tip No.2: Texture Spray. 

Tips For The Perfect Messy Bun

Tips For The Perfect Messy Bun

The more texture your hair is, the better the messy bun will be. That is to say, if you turn out to have a bone straight hairstyle, there are still ways to make your messy bun look awesome. Simply use some texture spray to create body and extra volume for your hair. 

Tip No.3: Accessories. 

Tips For The Perfect Messy Bun

Tips For The Perfect Messy Bun

The messy bun can be quite the look on its own, but by adding some simple accessories such as a nice scrunchie or a colorful ribbon, you’ll step up your messy bun into a whole other level. It can be fun and carefree, or elegant and romantic depending on what you pair it with. Play around with your messy bun and find out what style works best for you. 

 

We hope that our post has helped you with your messy bun and your hair routine overall become much easier. And while you’re at it, check out our post on Ways To Make Your Braids Cooler: Who Said Braids Are Basic? (2021 Edition) and How To Style Your Ponytail: From Basic To Badass (2021 Edition). These are other amazing ways that you can style your hair quite effortlessly but will give you a more charismatic hairstyle, so read and get inspired!

And if you want to add extra volume to your hair, our amazing ombre, wavy, or raw bulk hair extensions can be a great help. For even more fun ways to style your hair and other hair-related topics, you can go here.

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