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Hi friends and happy Friday! I hope everyone had a wonderful week and is looking forward to a great weekend!
Yesterday was Jordan’s birthday, so I headed down to Beaumont to spend the weekend with him and his family, celebrating him and having a great time. 🙂
I wanted to [finally] get around to sharing a post over something a lot of you have been asking about for months now. My go-to, “need to wash my hair” hairstyle is a top knot messy bun! I wear this hairstyle at least once a week to work and my co-workers go CRAZY over it. They absolutely love it and it’s the easiest thing in the world! It takes me about 5 minutes to do (including curling my little wispy hairs around my face and adding a bow/hair scarf) and then, I’m out the door and ready to go.
There are a few things that I find make a top knot bun a lot easier to handle and make it look a lot better, so I wanted to share it with you in case you want to try the hairstyle out for yourself! I posted the video of my top knot tutorial on my Instagram and saved it to my highlights, so if you want to check out and watch how exactly I get my top knot, you can head over to my Top Knot Highlight on my Instagram.
3 Steps to Achieving the Perfect Top Knot Bun
1. Start with Dirty Hair
So the first and most important thing for me when I am making my top knot is that I HAVE to have dirty hair, or it just won’t work. The way I get a full and voluptuous bun to actually hold and give the “fan” style is by having dirty hair. If I try to do a top knot bun or any type of bun really the day after or even two days after washing my hair, it simply falls and doesn’t hold a shape since it’s so clean. I normally try to plan out wearing my buns on day 3 or 4 after washing my hair, so there is plenty of hairspray and dry shampoo in my hair to make it hold (sorry if that sounds gross, but I try to only wash my hair twice each week to keep it healthy!) This brings me to my next key step in achieving the perfect top knot bun:
2. Use Hairspray and Dry Shampoo
These two products are basically what my top knot buns are made of. I use dry shampoo for texture (you can also of course use a texturizing spray, but I always have dry shampoo in my hair anyways since I do these buns when it’s dirty!) and then spray it after I have it up with hairspray to give it a “once over” and make sure it stays in place. My go-to products for dry shampoo and hairspray are both by Dove. I use the Dove Refresh + Care Dry Shampoo and the Dove Style + Hold Extra Hold Hairspray (this TX humidity is no joke!). These are both super affordable and work really well for my hair!
3. Curl Hair Around Face & Accessorize
This step is optional, BUT if you’re wanting to make your bun a little cuter, I always like to take my curling iron and curl the loose hair around my face. I’ll also sometimes take a head scarf or a scrunchie and throw it around my bun to accessorize and make it look like it’s more of a cute hairstyle, rather than just an excuse not to wash my hair until that night haha! Again, this step is totally optional, I just think it really makes your top knot bun look cute and gives it a little something extra.
That’s basically it! There isn’t much to these top knot buns, to be honest. They’re super easy to do and hardly take any time at all. I can usually throw it up and tie a scarf around in about 5 minutes, and then I’m out the door for the day! Again, if you want to see my Instagram stories on how I do the actual bun itself, check out my Top Knot Highlight on my Instagram!
That being said, I have a question. Do you prefer to see tutorials in a YouTube video format that I could embed into a post (like this one, for instance) or do you prefer to watch tutorials on Instagram, in Insta Stories? Let me know in the comments below!
Thanks for reading friends! If you try out the top knot bun for yourself, feel free to tag me so I can see you and share you too!