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The Mom bun, it’s a staple for most moms. Always sporting the same top knot can leave your hair broken and cause headaches. When looking for a new style that kept the hair out of my face I found these 10 ways to style a mom bun.
To keep your hair healthy I recommend using this shampoo and this conditioner from Sally’s. It’s worked wonders for me to keep breakage and split ends at bay. I also recommend doing a weekly or every other week deep conditioning with this product.
Another way to keep your hair healthy is to always detangle your hair with a wide tooth comb first before brushing your hair. Brushing your hair without first detangling it can lead to broken hair and split ends.
I also use the Goody Ouchless hair ties on my super thick hair. While every now and then one will break they don’t pull out my hair when I go to remove them and that’s a big plus.
To help keep your hair from breaking switch up your style each day. This prevents weakening the same spot in your hair over time. Try to wear your hair down as often as you can too.
Mom Bun Styles
Below are some of my favorite ways to style a mom bun that isn’t just the same old top knot. Most of these styles only take a few minutes to do but look great on most hair types.
A classic trick for the messier looks is to use a bit of dry shampoo on your hair first. This creates a bit of volume and gives you that low maintenance messy look you are looking for.
Add A Braid To A Low Messy Bun
Try adding a braid into your bun to dress it up a bit. This look transitions well from work, to after school activities, to dinner out with the family.
Use This Top Knot Tutorial
The Top Knot is a favorite for most moms. Except when your hair decides to have a mind of its own and what you end up with is a big pile of mess on top of your head. Use this tutorial for a fool proof always perfect top knot.
My Personal Favorite The Bubble Bun
The bubble bun is a favorite of mine, no matter if I pin the ends away or not this is my usual mom bun. By pinning the ends away it looks like you have your stuff together though so I’ll probably start pinning my ends.
Do A Criss-Cross Bun
This Criss Cross Bun is great for people with long thick hair. By only putting half your hair in a bun you can minimize how big your bun actually is and maybe not break a few hair ties. Simply cross the bottom half around the bun and pin in place for a simple and sleek look.
Upside Down Braided Bun
I love the look of the upside down braided bun. While this is absolutely best to be done with two people I do have a few tricks to making it easier for one person to do. First, ALWAYS do this style with day old hair, freshly washed hair does not work well here.
Second, section off your hair first then braid it with your head upside down. Finally, rest your arms after braiding before you start the bun process.
Do Double Buns Instead
Double buns, or Space buns, are super cute and easy to do. They work really well with people who have thicker hair. Make sure you pull at the hair a bit to give it a messy more textured look.
Try A Chignon Bun Instead
A Chignon bun is easy to do and ends up looking sleek and professional. Less mom, more kickass boss lady. For a more casual look pull at the hair after it’s all pinned to give it a more relaxed messy look.
Make It A Half Up Bun
A half up bun is a quick and easy style with less damage. It can quickly turn it into the criss cross bun if you need to get your hair off your neck for and after school event.
Add A Scarf To Your Bun
Go With A Classic Bun
The classic bun is still a stylish way to get your hair out of you face with no fuss. It’s a timeless look that goes with almost any style so you don’t have to worry about switching up your hair based on the events you have to attend.
Styling A Mom Bun
Remember these golden rules. First, braids and messy looks work best on day old hair. Second, dry shampoo is your best friend. Finally, switch up your mom bun each day to keep your hair healthy and free from breakage.
With all these different, fast, and easy styles you can a fresh look every weekday for two weeks. Simultaneously look great and be functional with your hair out of your face so you can handle everything life throws at you in a day.
Which bun is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below. Follow me on Pinterest for more like this and pin this to your favorite hair and beauty boards.
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