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4C Top Knot Bun WITHOUT The Sock

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HIT PLAY ON THIS SIMPLE TOP KNOT BUN VIDEO TUTORIAL

STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO CREATE A TOP KNOT BUN USING YOUR OWN HAIR

To create this top knot bun, it’s best to begin with dry, slightly stretched out hair. Styling my hair dry allows me to see more length in the finished hairstyle.

PRODUCTS USED

STYLE # 1

Step 1

  • Detangle hair as much as you can without breakage.
  • Use a spray bottle filled with water, and spray perimeter of hair (edges) and leave the center dry.
  • Apply a gel on top of the wet parts of the hair.

Step 2

Step 3

  • From the center of ponytail, separate a chunk of loose hair.
  • Two strand twist the chunk of hair and fold it back onto itself and pin it.
  • Doing this should create a mini bun in the center of the ponytail.

Step 4

  • With the remaining hair surrounding the mini bun, stretch and pin small pieces  over and across the bun to create more volume. Do this until you have a bun.

Alternatively, you may want to use a donut bun to create more fullness.

Step 5 (optional)

  • Appy gel to your front hairline and style your edges.
  • Place and tie a scarf around your edges to flaten and set the design.

Wait 10 to 20 mintues to allow the style to set before removing the scarf.

STYLE # 2

Step 1

  • Use a bundle of clip in extensions and layer at least two tracks on top of one another for thickness.
  • Braid each set together with multiple large braids per track.

Step 2

  • Flip tracks upside down and wrap them around the base of the ponytail.
  • Clip or pin wefts in place.

Step 3

  • Fold, cross, and lay braids across top knot bun until the real bun is no longer visible, and it appears completely braided.
  • Use bobby pins to secure the faux braids in place.

And that completes style number two! Feel free to add decorative hair jewely and accessories to the bun to express your unique style.

ABOUT MY MAKEUP

Details

lips •  NYX |eyes •  City Color | foundation •  MAC Cosmetics | brows •  E.L.F | mascara • Clinique

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This style is quick and very easy to do. Perfect for work, events, and the holiday season. I’m also in the process of putting together some holiday hair and fashion content. I’m very excited to share my ideas with you!

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How To Get an Defined Twistout on 4 C Hair

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In the video above, I’ve walked you through the whole process of achieving this flawless twist-out.
However, in case you wanted a closer look, I’ve uploaded separate videos just for you below.

THE DETAILS

The twist-out.  Many of us go YEARS without finding the product that will make the time we put into twisting our hair worth the while.  For example, I toil over my hair for, sometimes, hours of styling, but when I walk outside–POOF! All of my definition is lost, my hair shrinks and draws up, and it looks like I didn’t put much effort into it at all. And sure, your co-workers can’t figure out why you frown when they say “ I love your hair, today!“, but you know. You spent hours washing, detangling, twisting, and letting your hair dry and the proof is NOT in the pudding. Well, rest assured. If you happen to have type 4 hair and you want a technique and product that will make your work count, I just may have found what you’ve been looking for.

Carol’s Daughter has some of my all-time favorite products in her line. These two are no exception.  The Loc Butter is my product of choice today, but feel free to use The Healthy Hair Butter if you are craving a little more hydration.  Both of these are really heavy on the hair and have a heavy herbal scent. If you have thin hair that gets weighed down easily, or aren’t into heavy scents, these products not for you.

The Loc Butter has some great ingredients including Coco butter, Shea butter, and Beeswax. I use it for twist-outs, but you can also use it for loc maintenance. The Healthy Hair Butter ingredients include Jojoba oil, Shea Butter, Beeswax, and Rosemary. Both are FREE OF silicones, parabens, mineral oil,  petroleum, and artificial colors.  I chose the Loc butter because it offers a little bit more hold. By just a touch.

I also use a bit of water in a spray bottle to re moisten my hair because I chose to blow-dry on dry hair.

Because I wanted my hair to have more length, I chose to use my Conair Ion Shine 1875 blowdryer. It has 1875 watts, uses ceramic tourmaline technology, and has two heat settings. If you can, use the concentrated nozzle for better results. This step is optional.

UNTWISTING MY HAIR

RECREATE THIS LOOK

Necklace: H&M   |   Earrings: H&M   |   Shirt: Love Culture   |   Skirt: Cream II   |   Shoes: H&M   |   Purse: H&M

VOILA!

My hair’s on point and my ‘fit pulls it all together. Time to head out and turn some heads 😉

If you have a holy grail twist-out product, share it in the comments! I’m always on the lookout for a dope new product.