Make the Perfect Bun

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I am not good at doing hair, mine or my daughters.  I can’t even french braid.  My daughter goes over to our neighbor’s house to get the “Elsa” braid all the time.  She’s in dance and I have to put her hair in a bun every week and it’s torture for both of us.  I found a way to make a simple and quick bun so now I can make the perfect bun.

Make the Perfect Bun

Here’s what you need to make the perfect bun!

How to Make the Perfect Bun

Here’s the before picture.  Lots of curls and frizzies on this girl.  Here’s I control all those curls.

Make the Perfect Bun

First, I get all the tangles out by brushing the hair thoroughly. (This is the best brush ever for that.)  

Next, I use a spray bottle to wet her hair.  I slick her hair back and make a tight pony tail.  

We don’t have an event to go to so I’m just doing this bun for the picture for this post.
Make the Perfect Bun

I bought  Hot Buns to see if it would make it easier.  It did.  I was very skeptical when I first got it.  I really didn’t think it would work, but even I got it to work.  You can buy one here.  You start with it at the end of the pony tail and you roll it down.

Make the Perfect Bun

Roll the Hot Buns all the way to the base of the pony tail.

Make the Perfect Bun

Almost done…

Pull it up in a circle and snap it closed.

Make the Perfect Bun

Next, you’ll want to pull the hair around the Hot Buns to cover as much as it as possible.

Make the Perfect Bun

I still haven’t used any pins and it’s pretty secure already.  

Next, use a  hair net.  I put it over the bun, twist it, and pull it back over a second time.   Now, I’ll put in a few pins at the base.  They go right through the Hot Buns too.

Make sure you get the hair net!  It keeps all the hair in place and there are no flyaway.  
Make the Perfect Bun

To get it smooth on the top I use a black barber style comb because the teeth are close together and it makes the hair even and gets out all the gaps.  Last, I spray with hair spray like crazy!

Again, here’s what you need to buy to make the perfect bun!

Good luck and let me know if you have any questions.  I’ll try and help!

Make the Perfect Bun

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7 Responses

  1. Roseanne Hauck says:

    She looks absolutely beautiful!!!!!

  2. LeAnn says:

    We have something like that for our american girl dolls. I need to get one for Riley too!

    • Holly says:

      That’s so funny. I bet it cost more that the one I have.

  3. Erica says:

    Ugh, I hate putting buns in as well! I didn’t realize there was such a great little tool out there. What I did was take an old slouch sock that was missing it’s mate, cut off the toe part, then rolled it from the cut side into a thick circle like a donut. Then I put the pony tail through the hole in the center, spread the hair around it until the donut is covered and put another hair tie around that. Then I can just wrap the ends around.
    Yours sounds much easier, but hey, it worked! xoxo

    • Holly says:

      I’ve tried the sock method too!! This is much easier.

  4. Nicola says:

    I need to learn this as i am so bad at doing my daughters hair!

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