Keep Your Bun Up
If you’ve ever watched gymnasts competing in the Olympics you’ve probably wondered HOW their buns stay in place. They’re flipping around and doing all sorts of crazy different moves, how does their hair seem to just stay put? Well, we did a little research because we figured you were wondering just as much as we were, to discover what tricks help to keep your bun up and could be gymnast worthy. If you want to keep your bun up like a gymnast, keep reading girl because we’ve got all the deets!
Prep Your Hair
The first thing you need to do to create a bun that will stay put is prep your hair properly. This means eliminating any and all knots from your hair to make sure you’re starting with a smooth base with your hair is necessary. Next applying a small amount of gel or mousse to your hair as you slick it back into a ponytail is advised. The addition of using a gel or mousse is a great way to add a layer of hold to your hair and keep everything in place.
Adding more Hold
So once you’ve slicked back your hair into the ponytail, you’re going to tie it up into however you want the bun portion to be. Secure the ends of the bun with bobby pins to keep all the little pieces in place and it also gives an extra hold. Most hair experts suggest securing bobby pins by placing them straight into the bun like you put a pin into a pin cushion. This adds another layer of hold and keeps things in place much better. Next, you’re going to add some more mousse or gel (whichever you prefer) to slick down any other fly aways you have on your hair. Then, of course, doing a spray of extra hold hairspray all over your hair to secure and lock everything in place.
When you’re looking to keep your bun up in the way gymnasts do, it’s really all about layering your styling products. It’s the styling products that are really what keeps everything up and held in place, especially with a hairstyle like a bun. Keeping the other accessories to a minimum but amping up the amount of hairstyling product is really what gymnasts do to keep their hair in place. Of course, while you’re securing the ponytail and bun portion it’s important that you make it slightly tight. But make sure it’s not so tight that it’s putting too much pressure on your scalp (hello headache!). Just like any type of hairstyle, it’s all about practicing the techniques, having the right tools, and practicing patience. Anytime you’re trying a new or different hairstyle it can be frustrating to try to get it just right, remember it takes practice and gymnasts have it perfected because they do it all the time.
Will you be trying these tips to keeping your bun up?