Use a flat brush with natural bristles to tease your ponytail. Get the "Goody" brand, they are super stretchy and also very cheap. BK Brooklynn Keen Sep 18,
Rake your fingers through your hair to loosen the curls. Brush hair with a paddle brush to smooth curls without losing body. Use your fingers to comb your strands straight back from your hairline. Gather your hair into a ponytail at the top of your head or at the nape of the neck.
Secure the hair with a covered elastic band. The hair in the ponytail should look smooth, but not super-straight or slick. Slide the round doughnut ring over the ponytail. Pull the hair from the ponytail through the round hole of the doughnut.
Wrap and twist your hair around the ring to create a bun shape. Spread your hair down and around the ring, until you've covered the entire doughnut with hair. Use small bobby pins to secure the ends of your hair into the doughnut. Finish the hairstyle, and tame flyaways, with a light mist of hairspray. Wrap the ponytail tight around itself once more. Tuck the end of the ponytail underneath the new bun. Hold it in place with another elastic band.
Make minor adjustments as needed. At this point, your bun is basically done. You can gently push it to change its position or to tuck stray hairs back in. When it's just how you like it, you're done. Be careful-fiddling with your bun too much can make it come apart.
Make a bun doughnut from a sock you don't need. If you have an elastic sock or even a stocking that you don't mind cutting up, it's not hard to make your own bun doughnut. Ideally, it should be close to your hair color so it's hard to see. Cut the toe off of the sock. Roll from the new toe hole towards the ankle. You should get a small, bunched-up, doughnut-like piece of elastic. This is exactly how you'd normally make a ponytail, with no special changes.
Gather your hair behind or on top of your head and smooth it into a single dense rope, pulling the rest of your hair tight. Secure it with an elastic. If you just washed your hair or it's naturally a little slippery, it can be hard to get this bun to stay in place. Try using a texturizing spray to give it some hold. Slide the sock doughnut over the tip of the ponytail. Now, hold your ponytail so it's pointing straight up. Use your free hand to spread the doughnut open and pop it onto the ponytail an inch or two from the tip.
Don't roll it to the base yet. If the sock doesn't quite stay on your ponytail, don't worry. It will get tighter as you roll it down. Fan your hair out and tuck it into the sock. This part is a little tough. You want to take the hair at the end of your ponytail and spread it out equally in all directions. Roll the hair around the top of the sock and tuck them in underneath the roll.
Move the doughnut down slightly to catch the hair. If you have hair that isn't naturally very stiff, you can hold your ponytail up and let the hair fall around the doughnut.
Then, just run your hand downward over the doughnut to gather the hair and tuck it in. Roll the sock down, gathering the hair into a doughnut.
As you roll the doughnut down, it should catch the hair and start rolling it up, making a doughnut-shaped bun that gets thicker as it gets nearer to the bottom. It should get easier to roll near the bottom of the ponytail.
Secure the bun in place. Once the doughnut has been rolled up to the bottom of your hair, you can hold it in place with an elastic band or scrunchie. You can also use bobby pins to hold particularly troublesome sections of hair down.
It can also help to use a little hairspray to give the bun a stiffer, stronger form. If you have short hair it might be more difficult, but it depends on how short your hair is. If your hair is long enough to tie in a ponytail and twist it into a circle, then it should work. Otherwise, you'll need to use a fake bun. Not Helpful 1 Helpful Yes, it will actually make it easier. If you have short hair it will be a little harder.
Taking inspiration from the "sock bun" trend, I snipped the elastic thread holding my Conair Bun Maker together. This resulted in a gauzy brown tube that could be used like a sock. Often, when people style their hair into a bun, they will put their hair into a ponytail first, then wrap the hair around in a circle to create a bun "look." After a while, however, the hair can become loose and fall out of the bun. Using a foam hair donut can prevent that problem. Nov 20, · Slide the sock doughnut over the tip of the ponytail. Now, hold your ponytail so it's pointing straight up. Use your free hand to spread the doughnut open and pop it onto the ponytail an inch or two from the tip. Don't roll it to the base yet. If the sock doesn't quite stay on your ponytail, don't worry. It will get tighter as you roll it down%().