If you like the look of low messy buns, you've landed in the right place! It's an effortlessly beautiful hairstyle that works well for any occasion and one of our go-to looks. We've rounded up some of our favorite inspiration from Pinterest to help you get out the door faster — while still looking your best.
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Steps to Create Low Messy Buns
- Add mouse or dry shampoo to roots for lift. (See below for our top recommendations.)
- Divvy hair into a few large sections, then tease by combing it backwards towards scalp.
- Tie hair into a low ponytail, then lightly pull a few chunks looser from the crown area to add fluff and volume. (Don't tug too hard to avoid breaking or damaging strands.)
- Divide the hanging ponytail portion into upper and lower halves. Lightly tease the upper section and fold or twist it under.
- Use the non-teased lower half of the ponytail to wrap around the base, covering the hair tie. Then use bobby pins to secure everything in place.
- Lightly tug strands loose for a messier look or use additional bobby pins to secure any loose strands in place for a neater appearance.
Products to Help Master the Messy Bun
- Frederic Fekkai Full Blown Volume Styling Whip: Use this mousse if you’re creating a bun on clean hair because it will help hair hold its shape better.
- Herbivore Sea Mist: This is another option we like if you're fortunate enough to have hair so healthy that it slips out of a messy bun. We’ve long been a fan of Herbivore products for their commitment to organic ingredients and their cruelty-free policy. Their lavender-scented mist from Urban Outfitters is a nice option because it smells good and is very lightweight. That means it won’t leave that “crunchy” residue you get from some texturizing products.
- Batiste Dry Shampoo – Tropical Scent: Use this to create messy buns on 2nd day hair. It helps rid roots of the oily/greasy look and it also provides volume and lift.
For more inspiration, you can follow our hair board on Pinterest and check out our favorite messy bun tutorial we’ve created: Summer Hair: Messy Bun and Braid Tutorial. To stay in touch, please follow on Bloglovin’ or sign up for our newsletter. Have a great week!