Hey, everyone! Today we are gonna talk about how to bobby pin a bun. This was the most requested post on my last bobby pin post, so today, I’m going all out. I’m gonna show you how to do five different techniques which you could mix and match to create the strongest buns of your life. Once you have watched the post and you have tried the techniques, tell me which technique is your favorite in the comments. After we go through all five, I’m gonna show you some tips and tricks on how to use them. So we have a lot of ground to cover.
You’re gonna learn a ton. Let’s get started. So first we have the sewing method. It’s exactly what it sounds like. You just stick a bobby pin into the base of the bun, and then you sew up and down exactly like you would sew through something, catching both the bun and the scalp hair as you go. This technique is great for messy buns because it creates that security without accidentally moving the shape of the bun. Another way is to place your pin into the bun at an angle catching the hair on the outside of the bun.
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Then keep going down until the pin touches your scalp. And at that point, you turn the angle of the pin up slightly from your head and push it the rest of the way. This is almost like making a check sign. I love this for thick hair because of how much hair it grabs. But FYI, make sure not too start too high on the bun, or you will end up changing the shape of it. As long as you start lower down, you are gonna be good to go. Another similar technique which is great for messy buns is the corkscrew. For this, you place the pin at the base of the bun, and make tiny circles as you push the hair in. This is really similar to the sewing method, but with circles.
This does a really good job of netting the scalp hair and the bun hair together. And especially on fine hair types, this creates amazing hold. Bouncing off the corkscrew method, we have the lockdown. You do three little circles of the corkscrew next to your bun, picking up hair as you go. Then, pin into the bun. Finish by turning the bobby pin a totally different direction. And make sure to stay close to that bun when you start because things may end up looking a little funny if you don’t. An easier way to get that pivot is the bait and switch. What you do is you come into the bun at an angle, touch the scalp, and then veer off in a different direction.
That pivot works almost like a knot. And at the same time, you are sewing together the scalp and the bun hair. I love this method for any kind of bun. And while this works really great for everyone, it is particularly great for thick hair. Now you have your techniques. Let’s get some tips on how to use them. First and foremost, you should always make a plus sign in your bun. If it is a small one, just intersect two bobby pins. For a larger one, place a bobby pin to create each line of the plus sign. Then if that is not secure enough, criss-cross bobby pins back across that plus sign wherever your bun feels wobbly.
This is great with the bait and switch method. Just make sure that those pins lock together. And then a quick tangent for baby hairs. You guys saw this is my back-to-school post, but I’m gonna put it here, too. Take any pesky baby hairs, twist them together, and place them against your head. Then use that lockdown method to secure them in place. Triple twist, lace, and turn as many times as you need. And then finally, let’s demo all of this together. Starting with the workout bun. I’m twisting and wrapping the bun into place. From here, I’m going to do the sew method. And if that’s not enough, you can do bait and switch to criss-cross your bobby pins, and that should give you one secure workout bun. And now for a messy bun. One I have the shape of my bun, I’m going to corkscrew in my first four bobby pins, making sure to catch as much hair as I can. Now, if anything goes wobbly, you want to anchor that down. So go in with the bait and switch, and that is the messy bun. And those are my techniques, tips, and tricks on how to pin a bun. I want you to take what you have learned today, and make up your own combinations, and figure out what works for you. And I totally recommend sharing this with a friend who also needs some bobby pin tips and tricks because we gotta help our sisters out. It’s not easy learning how to use a bobby pin. So that’s it for today’s post. I hope you enjoyed it. I upload hair tutorials all the time now.
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