My Ballerina Bun: A How To Guide

Monday, January 7, 2013

Ciao Bellas,
I recently had my tonsils out, so for the next couple of weeks I'm on bed rest. I wasn't too sure what I was going to do with my hair during this time because I knew that I wouldn't (and I definitely don't) feel like fussing with it, because I'm rather sore and constantly tired and knocking out due to the pain medication I'm taking (thank God the pain isn't as bad as I'd heard). Before my surgery I picked up this Small Hair Doughnut from Claire's ($4) so that I could put my hair up in a bun, and it's been my very best friend.

 It's essentially the same deal as a sock bun, but this hair doughnut is a lot firmer so I don't have to keep fixing my hair. I put it in my hair as soon as I got home from my surgery a few days ago, and it's still going strong. I think this probably classifies as a decent protective / low maintenance style as it keeps my hands out of my hair...and my ends are tucked away underneath my bun. The doughnut bun is made out of a thick almost mesh like material, and I was somewhat concerned about it possibly being harsh on my hair so I sprayed it down with my trusty Palmer's Olive Oil Hair Spray before I put it in. The Small Hair Doughnut was definitely worth the $4 (they come in larger sizes for $5 and $6 respectively, and different colors to blend with your hair), and it'll carry me through the rest of my recovery. I'll continue to use it when I don't wanna fuss with my hair but just need a simple style. This will most certainly be a hair staple over the summer and through my dance performances!

What I Use:

A Brush
A Small Doughnut Bun from Claire's
A Non-Metal Hair Elastic
4 Bobby Pins
Palmer's Olive Oil Conditioning Spray
Creme of Nature's Argan Oil Perfect Edges

How I Use My Hair Doughnut (1st Picture Tutorial *squee*):

  • First I spray my doughnut bun with some of the Palmer's Olive Oil Conditioning Spray Formula (available at stores like Walmart or Target), then I spray some on my own hair
  • Next I pull my hair into a high ponytail with a non metal elastic
  • Slip the doughnut bun over my ponytail and the elastic
  • Spread my hair over the doughnut bun, and tuck my ends under. Securing with bobby pins as I go along
  • Slick a little of my trusty Creme of Nature Argan Oil Perfect Edges on my edges to keep them layyyyyed
  • If I have time, tie a scarf over my head to flatten my edges even more

Hopefully that helps somebody out there!

Stylishly Yours,

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