how to: textured bun


I’ve always been a fan of the bun, but more so now than ever before. This is partly because my hair is now long enough to make a good bun, also it’s so easy on those days you don’t feel like washing your hair.

A textured bun is different from a sock bun only because a textured bun and allowed to be un-perfect. I feel like my problem with a sock bun is that I can never get it to be perfect, I try and try and then get frustrated. I find the textured bun to be a much easier style to achieve.

Since I’ve been rocking this bun a lot lately I figured I tell you guys how I achieve this look… sock free.



Textured Bun Tutorial


  • Mid or long length hair
  • Bobby pins (a lot of them)
  • Elastic band
  • Smoothing brush
  • Teasing brush
  • Hairspray


Step-by-Step Instructions:

Before you start make sure your hair is not freshly washed. This helps to avoid those little wispy hairs around your face, also it’s easier to handle hair that is a little dirty.

1)  Pull your hair up with one hand and brush it smooth.

textured bun | three wishes style

2)  Once you believe that hair is smooth enough, put your hair into a high ponytail. (If you have a hard time keeping your hair up in the ponytail, you can tease the hair at the crown of your head to keep it in place.

textured bun | three wishes style

3)  Grab your hair piece by piece and start teasing it. (I don’t recommend going too crazy because you only want a bit of texture, not a rat’s nest.)

textured bun | three wishes style

4)  Once the hair is fully teased I use a smoothing brush to smooth the hair a bit, while still keeping some texture.

textured bun | three wishes style

5)  Lean your head down, grab all of your hair and wrap it loosely around the ponytail holder… how many times your hair will wrap around will depend on how long your hair is.

textured bun | three wishes style

6)  Start pinning it in place in the front and work your way around. Continue to use bobby pins all around the bun’s edges until you’ve achieved the look you want.

textured bun | three wishes style

7)  Hairspray the hell out of it and you’re good to go!

textured bun | three wishes style

Sometimes mine looks like a danish. 😉




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