I Tested This Viral Bun Hack... What Do You Think Of The Results?

by Laineymariebeauty


Materials: 4 | Cost: $6 | Time: 20 minutes | Skill Level: Easy

I’m going to try out a viral bun hack on my straight, long hair.

Follow along with this step-by-step tutorial to see how this messy bun updo turns out!

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Tools and materials:

  • Hair brush
  • Hair tie
  • Curling iron (optional)
  • 1 clear hair elastic
Before photo of hair

1. Make a loop bun

Leave out some face framing hair on either side of your face. Then collect the rest of your hair into a ponytail at the back of your head (not on top).

Making a loop bun

On your last twist of the hair tie, pull your hair into a loop bun with a tail.

Making a loop bun

2. Make a hole and pull the bun under and through it

Split the tail into 2 and put them in front of your shoulders, out of the way for now.

Pulling bun through hole

Create a hole right above the bun.

Pulling bun through hole

Then flip the bun under and through the opening, almost like a topsy tail.

Pulling bun through hole

Real talk: my hair got completely tangled here! I realized that twisting the hair tie around 4 times was too tight. I redid the steps until this point, but only twisted the hair tie 3 times.

I also made sure to pull the bn outward slightly from the back of my head to allow for more room. Also, make sure the tails don’t get tucked into the topsy tail maneuver.

Pulling bun through hole

After flipping the bun under and through the opening, pull at the top to the sides to widen the bun.

Pulling bun through hole

3. Make it messy

Here’s where we’re at right now:

Making the bun messy

In the original tutorial, the woman makes it really messy, so pinch and pull generously with your fingers to achieve that effect.

Making the bun messy

4. Add waves if your hair is very straight

I felt this messy bun updo would work even better with wavy hair. Curl the face framing pieces.

Curling hair

Then curl the ends in the back.

Curling hair

5. Address longer hair

In the original tutorial, the tails are meant to be left out of the bun. But my hair is longer and I was getting mullet vibes. My solution is to tie the tails into a smaller bun with a hair elastic.

Adjusting hair

Pull it out to either side.

Adjusting hair

Then make another topsy tail bun.

Adjusting hair

Here’s the final look for this messy bun updo:

Viral bun hack hairstyle
Viral bun hack hairstyle

Viral bun hack hairstyle

If you have short hair, you can get away with just 1 topsy tail bun. But if your hair is longer, definitely try the double bun.

I hope you loved this viral bun hack as much as I do! If you try it out, let me know what you think in the comments. Next, try this easy beauty hack for a natural makeup look.

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