There’s something so effortlessly chic about a messy bun. It’s a simple way to toss up your hair and look casually put together in an instant. Plus, we all need a go-to hairstyle on those bad hair days. The best part is? It works best with dirty hair so if you’ve skipped a couple days of shampooing, the messy bun is the perfect solution. To start, make sure your hair is slightly dirty, but not oily. Dry shampoo is a great solution for that. You want to make sure the bun holds so a little texture from the dry shampoo is perfect. Once you’ve got the right hair texture, just follow these simple steps below:
Start as if you’re going to put your hair up in a high ponytail. I always recommend pulling it up higher than you think. Also, instead of pulling your hair straight back, I like to pull it slightly to the sides so that my part still shows a bit.
Next, instead of pulling your hair all the way through to make a ponytail, stop half way so you create one loop and wrap the hair tie once around it once.
Now take that extra hair that’s not in the loop and wrap it around the base. Secure the hair tie around until it’s tight.
Add in just a few bobby pins to hide any strands that are out of place. I also use them to cover the hair tie with the hair.
Last, pull two shorter strands out right around your ears. If needed, feel free to straighten these pieces with a hot iron.
And you’re done!