Styling tutorial – braid bun

6 Mar

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I want to share a tutorial about how I do the bun in the pic above.  I wear my braids in a bun most of the time because I like to keep the braids off my face.  When it is hot, this also keeps the braids off my neck.

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Begin by tying your hair in a ponytail.  Position the ponytail where you want the bun to be. I love my bun quite high but you may prefer a bun at the nape or a side bun.


Plait the braids in the ponytail.  You can make the bun more intricate by dividing the ponytail into smaller sections.  For this bun I divided the ponytail into four parts but you can also do more or less.  In the pic on this post I did not divide the ponytail, I just braided it into one big plait.  The most I have divided a ponytail is into eight parts.  It makes a very intricate bun.  A great style for a night out.

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Wind each section one at a time around the base of the braid and tuck the ends into the band you used to secure the ponytail.  Your bun will be secure throughout the day (or night).

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Some tips:

  • The longer your braids are the bigger the bun will be.
  • If you want to make the bun bigger you can use a sock to add bulk as shown in this post.
  • You can also use a hair net to make your bun neater if it is looking untidy due to ends sticking out.

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16 Responses to “Styling tutorial – braid bun”

  1. Sibusisiwe Ndhlovu 06 March, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    Thanks Tendayi. It look good. Will try this one out once I get braids done.

    • Tendayi 06 March, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

      Thanks. Its very easy to do! Give it a try.

  2. Siphathisiwe 06 March, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    Wow looks great! Am definitely going to try that. When can we expect your post on washing braids? (no pressure)

    • Tendayi 06 March, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

      Thanks 🙂 I hoping to do the post on washing braids on Friday

    • Tendayi 11 March, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

      Meant to do a post last Friday but I realised I needed pics to explain properly. I havent forgotten! Promise im working on it!

  3. Gigi 07 March, 2013 at 2:50 am #

    Thank you thank you thank you…I know you gave me instructions the other day, but actually seeing it helps me so much more…I so appreciate the tutorial!!!

    • Tendayi 07 March, 2013 at 6:23 am #

      You’re welcome 🙂

  4. Andiswa 07 March, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    That looks very pretty!

  5. Kabo 07 March, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    Do you have anything on Dread-locks

  6. 08 March, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    thats easy anf beautiful

  7. 08 March, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    wow That’s easy I love ponytail

  8. ammamama 01 February, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    pretty ❤

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