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OK, I’m sweating behind my knees and between my toes right now… I woke up this morning to second-day air-dried bed-head hair and scorching heat (today’s been in the ’90s, and we don’t have air conditioning), which left me with the following choices for living my best hair life on a blisteringly hot day like today: 1) throw it into a high pony (boring), 2) squirrel it underneath a hat (which is great for sun protection, but man…hats make me sweat so much.), or 3) fun bun it up.
Wanna guess which option I went with?
I feel like buns had a mega moment a few years back with the whole sock bun trend, but I’m still here for them in a major way. It’s an easy hairstyle for a summer Friday because you can look as sleek and done or as messy and undone as ya please! Do a single bun, or double the fun with two. Keep it simple, or jooj it up with dainty Dutch braids (like I do here). They’re surprisingly versatile.
Today’s fun buns is/are the last of the heat-less summer hair styles I had planned for this week, and they build on day 3’s wash-and-wear ‘do.
Once again, I Oribe’d it up…
Dry Texturizing Spray is an old fave of mine (I like keeping a backup on hand), but Mystify Restyling Spray is new to me. You spray it on second-day (or third- or fourth-day hair, for that matter), and it reactivates whatever styling product you have in your hair from the day before. It also has UV and heat protectors to guard your hair if you decide to use hot tools.
Let’s get ready to put the fun in ‘ze bun…
1. Fix flatness with dry shampoo
Spray a dry shampoo or texturizing spray through your hair, concentrating at the roots, to lift your second-day style.
If your strands hold buns better when they have some grit in them, then also spray your hair lightly on the mid-shaft and ends.
2. Mist with a reactivating spray, then split into two sections
Revive the styling products that are in your hair from the day before by misting an activating spray like Mystify from mid-shaft to the ends, and then separate your hair into two sections, right down the middle.
3. Braid, then bun
Working with one section at a time, weave a small Dutch or French braid into your bangs and crown, and then gather your hair into a high pony.
Twist into a bun, and secure it with hair pins. Make it as neat or as messy as you’d like!
4. Have some summer fun in those buns!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,