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