This One-Min Hack Will Help You Nail That Classic, Messy Bun Every Single Time

Ayushi VermaAyushi Verma  |  Aug 25, 2021
This One-Min Hack Will Help You Nail That Classic, Messy Bun Every Single Time


Hot take: The messy bun is the real MVP of hairstyles. The perfectly tousled updo is the ultimate low-key, cool-girl hairdo – casual enough for a yoga class yet chic enough for a date night with boo. Plus, it’s a great hairstyle to disguise your oily hair when you just want to laze around in your PJs.

So, on the quest to master the perfect I-woke-up-like messy bun, we scoured our feed to find the hack that always works. So, scroll on cause we’re spilling the tea.

Step-By-Step Guide On How To Nail A Messy Bun, Every Time

Step 1: The Prep Step

When it comes to beauty, the most undone looks usually require the most effort. Long, medium, or short – no matter your hair length, Instagram has a messy bun hack for you, However, the majority of the tutorials follow the same easy steps. If you have just washed out your hair or your hair is on the fine side, start by spritzing a dry shampoo from your roots till the ends. Alternatively, using a texturising spray will also do the trick. Both the products help in giving slippery hair solid grip which further helps the messy bin retain its shape while styling. Make sure you use a formula that breathes mage volume into flat and limp hair without making it sticky. 

Step 2: To Perfect That Bun

It’s time to perfect the playfully chic messy bun. All you need is a simple hair tie and a hairbrush. Just flip your forward and proceed to brush your hair up into a high ponytail or wherever you’d like your messy bun to be. The trick to ace the bun is not to pull the ends of your hair all the way through. Instead, try making a loop at the top and use your fingers to lease the loop (which will become your bun) outwards slightly. If you have long tresses, you might want to wrap the ends around the loop, but folks with short or medium hair can get away with leaving them out for now.

Step 3: Secure It

Using your hand, secure the bin at the top with the help of a scrunchie or a hair tie of your liking, and wrap it around the bun twice. Scrunchies work better for those with thicker hair. Once you are done with that, tease the bun with your fingers to achieve more of a messy vibe. If you have shorter hair, you might find that the hair at the back has come loose. In that case, take larger clips or a hair grip, twist and secure.

Step 4: To Complete The Lived-In Feel

Pull out a few face-framing tendrils to complete the look. A hair setting spray will help keep your bun intact for longer but that’s totally optional.

And for those of you who make messy buns only because your hair gets really oily very soon, we suggest you give this shampoo a go cause it’ll help in cleansing the scalp thoroughly.

BRB, gotta try this easy hack RTFN!

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