A top knot bun is a hairstyle made from winding your hair in a bun on the top of your head.It can be either sleek and sophisticated or messy chic.Begin making the look by pulling your hair into a high ponytail, then securing it with a hair tie by wrapping it around the base of the ponytail.You can use a hair donut to make the bun bigger.
Step 1: Put your hair in a ponytail.
Remove your hair from your forehead, then pull it into a high ponytail near the top of your head, securing it with a hairband.It is easier to do a top knot bun on second or third day hair.If you have curly or textured hair, blow dry it straight.You will have a neat ponytail.Before brushing the hair into a ponytail, add a small amount of gel or serum to your hair.Doing so will make your hair look sleek.
Step 2: Divide your hair into two sections.
Divide your hair into two equal sections.To make the hair smooth, add a small amount of styling cream to each section.
Step 3: Wrap the sections around each other.
Take one section of hair in each hand and twist them together to make a single piece.You can make your top knot even more smooth by twisting your hair.This method is easy to do with long hair.
Step 4: Wrap your hair around the tie.
Wrap your twisted hair around your hair tie in a clockwise direction.
Step 5: Put the top knot in place.
If you want to place the top knot at the bottom of the bun, you need to use the same color bobby pins as your hair.To give the style extra hold, spray with thwirp.
Step 6: Your hair should be in a ponytail.
Work with second or third day hair to give it some texture.If you want to secure your hair with a hair tie, comb it into a high ponytail near the top of your head.This style is good for people with curly or wavy hair.
Step 7: You should back comb your hair.
Take a quarter of your hair out of the ponytail and put it above your head.Use a comb to back comb through the hair at the base of the ponytail.Continue until you have lightly backcombed each section of hair.Your top knot is more full because of backcombing your hair.
Step 8: The top of the ponytail needs to be smoothed.
The very top layer of hair in a ponytail should be brushed from the base of the ponytail down to the tips.It will be easier to work with on backcombed hair if you use a brush instead of a comb.Even if the hair in the center of the top knot is full and textured, a smooth top layer will keep the knot looking good.
Step 9: Wrap your hair in a bun.
Wrap your hair around the base of your ponytail.The hair should be tucked under the hair tie when you reach the tips of your hair.
Step 10: The bun should be put in place with pins.
Pin your hair in place with several bobby pins after you twist it.If you want to give the bun more volume, use your fingers to pull it out, and then spray it lightly with hairspray.
Step 11: Your hair should be in a ponytail.
Take your hair out and put it in a high ponytail.You can brush your hair back if it helps.Before styling, remove tangles from your hair with a brush.If your hair is unruly, start with a blow out.
Step 12: Put a hair donut in your ponytail.
Pull your hair through a hair donut and into a ponytail.If you don’t have a hair donut, you can take a clean tube sock, cut off the top of it, and pull it through your ponytail.You can find hair donuts at beauty supply stores.
Step 13: Cut your hair.
Take your hair out and hold it in the air with one hand.With the other, comb through your hair, starting at the midsection and combing down to the base.Teasing your hair will cover the donut.If your hair is thick, don’t tease it.
Step 14: Wrap your hair around the donut.
To cover your teased hair, wrap it clockwise around the hair donut.Tuck the tips of your hair under the donut.
Step 15: Put your bun in place.
To secure your hair around the hair donut, use several bobby pins.To prevent flyaways and to give the style extra hold, you should mist the bun.
Step 16: A horizontal part can be made.
If you want to do a half-up top knot, you need to divide the top of your hair into two parts, one on one side and another on the other side.If each side is roughly symmetrical, you don’t have to cut your hair on one side.On short or long hair, this look can work.
Step 17: You should hold your hair in a ponytail.
Take the top section of hair and put it in a ponytail.Use one hand to hold it in a ponytail.
Step 18: Put your hair in a bun.
Hold your hair in a ponytail with one hand and use the other to wind it around the base of the ponytail that you are holding with your fingers.If you have short hair, make a small loop and hold it in place with your fingers.
Step 19: You can secure your hair with an elastic.
After you have wrapped the hair around until you reach the tips, use a hair tie to secure the bun.Pull the bun gently with your fingers to make it bigger.