Double Braided Bun for Shorter Hair

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Double Braided Bun for Shorter Hair from BabesInHairland.com (6)Over the years as the girls have had different lengths of hair, buns have always been a quick & easy “go to” style for us.  When their hair has been shorter, it’s caused a problem for me when making buns.  I think I’ve mentioned it in past posts but I’ll say it again.  Maybe it’s just me … but I can’t stand it when buns are “knobby” and stick far off their heads.  I rather a bun be bigger and flatter than wrapped tightly and look like a knob sticking way off the back of their head.  Like I said — maybe it’s just me!!

When Bug cut her hair, we came up with a bun for shorter hair and years back after Goose had cut her hair the first time, we did this style “Almost a Bun” because I was “combating” the same problem back then not wanting a knobby bun sticking off their heads!

Well, here is yet another way to avoid the “knobby bun look!”  I love this because if you are working with less hair, it helps spread the bun out a bit on the back of the head giving the appearance of more hair or a bigger bun.  Resist the urge to wrap your braided bun really tight and make a knob.  Go for a more spread out bun on the back of the head instead!  Hopefully you can see what I mean in my video.

Step 1 – Make  a ponytail

Step 2 – Divide pony in half and make 2 braids

Step 3 – Arrange braids loosely and secure with bobby pins

Step 4 – Watch video to see exactly how we arranged the braids!

Notice how the bun sits nicely on her head & doesn’t protrude extremely far off her head?!  That’s exactly how we like it!

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Tell us what you think.  Do you like a flatter bun or do you prefer it to be really tight & stick out a bit?

4 Responses

  1. Wendy says:

    How pretty! I love these styles for shorter hair, since Princess M’s hair is shorter and so thin. Lovely! And Goose, Ee Leev Oo!!!

  2. Patricia says:

    Love this look. We are doing wedding styles for my girls who are 10 & 7 years old in August. This will be great on my older daughter who’s hair is mid back length. Any ideas for shoulder length hair?

  3. B says:

    How is this for shorter hair?!

    • The Mom says:

      Because it can be done in shorter hair. Her hair is almost a foot shorter, and yes I realize it still has a bit of length to it, but I’ve done it in shorter hair as well and it works. Obviously you can’t have an a-line when I say “short hair” but it is for hair that isn’t quite long enough to wrap one time completely around to form a bun or so that the hair doesn’t have to be wrapped so tightly making a knobby bun.

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