Even before starting my natural hair journey 8 years ago, being able to put my hair in a bun was the basic requirement of any hairstyle or hair cut I wanted to get. I was considering a major haircut recently, but my responsible hair stylist refused because she knows how much I love the option of putting my hair in a bun at any given moment. We see it on t-shirts and coffee bugs – people are about that #BunLife. Whether you are using your own hair or hair extensions to create the style, wearing it messy or super sleek, bun styles are easy to do and fitting for any occasion. For me, the bigger the better!
Here are 7 easy jumbo bun styles that you can try yourself, or ask your hair stylist to create for you.
Textured Flat Twist & Low Bun Style. Transition your old twist out to a new style with this textured flat twist & low bun style. To give the bun a larger look, I used a foam bun styler to give it more volume. You could also use hair extensions as well.
Simply and Easy Fan Bun Style. This is slight variation on a traditional bun, and is a great option if your hair isn’t that long. In the video, I’m creating the style without any hair pins – just using a non-metal ponytail holder. If you want to make this jumbo bun even fuller, you could use a fan shaped bun styler.
Simple Braided Low Bun. If your hair is long enough to put into a low ponytail, than you can do this style. So this style is a great options for hair of various lengths. It is also a great protective style.
Jumbo Top Bun. Again, if your hair is long enough to put into a high ponytail, you can do this style. For this style, she uses clip in hair extensions but you can use extensions without clips as well.
Top Knot High Bun. Here’s another tutorial on a top knot high bun with a similar look to the fan bun. You can do this style with an old twist out to give your hair a new start. Secret: In this video, she uses a pair of pantyhose as her ponytail holder. I’ve done this as well, and it works especially if you have a lot of hair.
French Braided Bun Updo. I love this style – it’s serious in the front, and a party in the back with this french braid. Using braiding hair gives this bun it fullness. What a cute way to show off your undercut too.
Queen Bee Bun. This is the classic bun on textured hair. If you have long hair like hers, then you can do this style without extensions. But if not, you can put your hair in a pony tail like in the other tutorials, and use hair extensions. It’s all about how your place the hair in the bun that gives each variation it’s own look.
As you can see, the options for creating your own unique jumbo bun are plentiful. Which one of these jumbo bun styles will you be trying next?