The Wear-Around-The-House Buns That Create Heat-Free Mermaid Waves

These side-of-the-head twisty buns have totally replaced my sleepy braid routine.
Publish date:
January 14, 2014
How-To, wavy hair, buns, no heat

So, I already mentioned this trick in my salon article, but it has
become such an important part of my hairstyling routine that I figured it
deserved a more detailed explanation. I know I said braiding and sleeping was
my favourite heat-free styling method, but turns out I was horribly wrong. Side
twisty buns are the best thing that has ever happened to my routine.

My braiding technique was close to perfect, but never quite did
what I wanted it to. Twisty side buns create big, bouncy waves, and they start
exactly where I want them to without creating a strange bump somewhere in my
hair. It’s hard to sleep on them, but you really don’t need to.

Every morning, I roll out of bed and spray my hair with a thin
mist of Davines This Is A Sea Salt Spray. Then I split my hair into two parts and twist
each side from the top to the bottom.

When one side is tightly twisted, I curl it up into a bun and
secure it with a cheap scrunchie I found at the dollar store. The scrunchie
keeps the hair loose and doesn’t lead to any elastic lines.

Then I hang out, eat breakfast, and go about my morning.

before I leave the house, I unravel the buns and scrunch my hair, separating
any parts that ended up too chunky or curly. Finally, I spritz with a bit of
Davines Crystal Fixative Lacquer (aka hairspray) and off I go!

Have you tried twisty buns for styling? Do you love them too?