Next up in the Sophisticated Bun Series is the Twisted Up Chic Bun:
This bun took about 30 minutes to create due to all of the twists and the placement of the bun. Plus, since my hair is very fine I have to be super careful not to rip through it when styling (not an easy task!).
- Banana Clip
- Bobby pins
- Aloe vera gel
- Jane Carter Nourish and Shine
- Denman Brush
- Head band
- Start with hair that is stretched from bantu knots
- Section out two small areas about an inch and a half apart on the left back side of the hair
- Braid the two sections into small braids
- Apply aloe vera gel and Nourish & Shine to edges
- Pull all of the hair except for the 2 braids up to the top side of the head and smooth edges with the Denman brush
- Secure hair with a banana clip in a diagonal fashion
- Twist small sections of the secured hair
- Take top twists and pin in a circular fashion around all of the other twists
- Split the remaining sets of twists into two sections and wrap each section in the opposite direction, pinning while wrapping until complete
- Criss cross the two loose side braids across the back of the head and pin up around the twisted bun
- Tie hair down with a scarf and let edges set for about 15 mins
- Remove scarf and decorate with a headband or other hair accessory.
This protective style was fun to do. You can play around with the placement of the bun but I think this is a really chic looking style that plays up the classic bun but with a little more flare.
Initially, I was going to place the bun in the back of the head and then create braids on both sides of the head. Then, I was going to criss cross the braids on both sides and pin up. However, I was running late for church so decided on doing a side swept bun and only one side with braids.