Sooo you know those days when you look in the mirror and realize this is what you see? But you really don’t want to wash your hair?!
I love bunhawks. I love faux mohawks in general. But I have a soft spot for a good bunhawk. I wear my hair in one a few times a month on average. Keeps my hair out of my face, is secure, and is a change from a ponytail or regular bun. Every time I do this style though I get asked multiple times how I did it. No one believes me when I say it’s so easy. Because it is! As with any style, it might take a time or two to get it perfected, but I have faith that you will get it in no time.
Here’s a quick step by step:
Step 1: Comb out your hair and get some texture product in it. This one by Joico is my go to for this. It smells amazing and is buildable so it’s great for all hair types, and it’s so easy to use. Even if it’s 3, 4, or 5 days of unwashed hair, this will help. If you have clean hair and you want to try this style out, load it up! You definitely need some grip for this.
Step 2: Grab some small elastics, you know like the kind you used for your braces years ago, and make 3 little half ponytails. (see picture below for a better idea of how big each section should be) The kind when you want to do a quick messy bun or just don’t feel like pulling your hair all the way through for a total ponytail. At this point you can either half ponytail the 4th one or give it a quick tease if you like some volume. I have a pretty stubborn part so I usually tease it a little to help with that in addition to volume.
Step 3: Make the 4th half ponytail. Clearly, these do not have to be perfect by any means. Hopefully this picture shows how I section out each bun a little clearer than the others.
Step 5: Quickly pin down each bun. This can be done a couple different ways. My favorite is to make a claw with my hand and lightly hold each bun down to my scalp and pin it down in an “x” shape.
Smooth side up with the bobby pins and cross them. This secures down these buns to your head and helps promise that they wont go anywhere.
After this, just pin any little loose ends and loops that bother you. Don’t be afraid to gently tug on the buns if you want a little more volume!
Finish off with your favorite hairspray! Once again Joico wins with this hairspray, it has a great hold, smells like you’re on a beach, and builds great. Also it’s a satin finish so it isn’t super glossy on the hair! It’s an all around great finishing hairspray.
That’s it! It may seem like intimidating, hopefully not, but once you try it you’ll love it.
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