How to Do a Weave Bun

The weave bun is the perfect hairstyle to wear when you need your hair pulled back, away from your face.
The weave bun is the perfect hairstyle to wear when you need your hair pulled back, away from your face. (Image: Creatas Images/Creatas/Getty Images)

One of the hottest upcoming trends for spring and summer hairstyles are different versions of the ballerina bun, according to One version of this hairstyle that you can wear for different occasions is the weave bun. This elegant hairstyle comes in handy when you’re having a bad hair day or when you need a quick hairstyle. It is fancy enough to wear to formal occasions, yet casual enough to wear to school or work. To achieve this stunning updo, all you need is a few minutes and the right supplies.

Things You'll Need

  • Brush
  • Hair gel
  • Flexible circular hair clip with teeth and clasp
  • Hair spray

Brush the hair thoroughly to remove all knots and tangles. Place a drop of hair gel on your hands. Rub the hands together and apply the hair gel to the hair. The hair gel helps to smooth any flyaway hairs and gives hair extra hold to prevent your hairstyle from coming undone.

Grab the hair and pull it towards the back of the head, using the same styling technique when combing your hair into a ponytail. Comb the hair and smooth any bumpy areas on the sides and the top of the head with your brush.

Separate the hair into three equal sections and begin braiding the hair. After you complete one revolution, begin pulling 1-inch sections from the right and left sections. Do this each time you complete a revolution and continue doing this technique until you complete the entire braid.

Place the end of the braid in between the opening of the clip. Roll the hair with the clip up towards the back of the head until the clip is positioned below the middle back of the head.

Press down on the clip until you hear a clicking sound. This lets you know that the clip is secure. Tug and pull on the lose ends of the braid so that they cover the entire area of the clip. This helps to conceal the hair clip and gives your bun the weaved look.

Arrange the hair on the clip to achieve the desired look. For a messier look, continue pulling on the loose strands of hair and separate each section of hair on the clip. For a neater, more organized look, only pull sections of hair to cover the hair clip.

Finish your weave bun with extra hold hair spray. Spray the top and back part of the head to keep your hairstyle intact.

Tips & Warnings

  • For a messier hairstyle, you can exclude the use of hair gel and hair spray and allow the hair on the sides and front of face to cascade down the face.
  • When you have shorter layers of hair in front of the face that do not want to stay pulled back you can use extra hair gel or bobby pins to keep them pulled back.
  • You can also leave a few strands of hair on each side and braid these sections before pulling them back and braiding them into the weave bun.
  • The best time to comb your hair into a weave bun is when you haven't had time to wash your hair. The extra oils tame flyaway hairs and keep hair looking neat.

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