Hair Styling

Sophisticated Bun Series: Twisted up Chic Bun

Next up in the Sophisticated Bun Series is the Twisted Up Chic Bun:

Chic Protective Styled 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!).

Items Used

  • Banana Clip
  • Bobby pins
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Jane Carter Nourish and Shine
  • Denman Brush
  • Scarf
  • Head band

The Technique

  1. Start with hair that is stretched from bantu knots
  2. Section out two small areas about an inch and a half apart on the left back side of the hair
  3. Braid the two sections into small braids
  4. Apply aloe vera gel and Nourish & Shine to edges
  5. 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
  6. Secure hair with a banana clip in a diagonal fashion
  7. Twist small sections of the secured hair
  8. Take top twists and pin in a circular fashion around all of the other twists
  9. Split the remaining sets of twists into two sections and wrap each section in the opposite direction, pinning while wrapping until complete
  10. Criss cross the two loose side braids across the back of the head and pin up around the twisted bun
  11. Tie hair down with a scarf and let edges set for about 15 mins
  12. Remove scarf and decorate with a headband or other hair accessory.
bun hairstyleProtective Hairstyle Bun
hairstyle series

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.


Michelle Smith
Michelle is a Christian special needs mom residing in the NYC area who shares useful tips to grow and maintain fine natural hair. She's a published author and Creator of Fine Natural Hair and Faith, inspiring others with faith for living along side knowledge on how to care for their "crown."

8 Comment

  1. #love I have a black tie event in January and I am going to wear my hair like this! Thanks for the inspiration! I will do a ‘try out’ this weekend! Happy Holidays!

    1. i have so many headbands. Some I have not had a chance to wear yet. I love headbands. Now, I’m trying to come up with some styles (and outfits that match!) to wear them more often.

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