Easy Messy Bun Tutorial For Thin Hair – Messy buns are all the rage right now, and I’m happy to see that there’s a style that can work for everyone.
But if you’ve got thin hair like me, you might be wondering if a messy bun is even possible. The answer is: yes!
While it may take some trial and error, there’s nothing stopping us from creating our own messy bun that looks just as good as Carrie Bradshaw’s — if not better. So let’s get started!
Use a Teasing Comb
You can also use a teasing comb to create volume in your hair. A teasing comb has teeth on one side and a comb on the other, so you can tease your hair while it’s in a ponytail.
How do you use it? You simply pull out the individual strands of your hair that you want to tease, separate them with your fingers or with a brush, then run the teeth of the teasing comb through those strands.
The more strokes you make using this tool, the more volume you’ll get!
Tease the Hair
Tease your hair with a teasing comb. Teasing combs are available at most drugstores and beauty supply stores, so you won’t have to go far to get one.
They look like regular combs but have long, thin teeth along the edges of the comb that allow you to tease through thicker sections of hair.
You can use any kind of brush or comb for this step—you just want something with enough fluffiness to be able to grab onto some strands at once when you pull it through your hair.
Start by brushing all the way down from the roots and wiggling through each section until it feels smooth and untangled (or in a messy bun-ready state). This will help blend out any tangles before styling starts!
Brush Out the Teased Hair
Using a brush, gently loosen the hair. It’s important to use a brush that won’t damage your hair or pull too much of it out.
A good option is a wide-toothed comb with rounded edges; this will help keep the ends of your hair intact while making sure they aren’t being pulled by the bristles.
Use a comb to loosen the hair and separate it into sections as needed. Again, don’t tug on any strands too hard—just gently move them around until they’re in place where you want them to go.
Put Your Hair Up in a Ponytail
- Put your hair up in a ponytail.
- Make sure the ponytail is high up on the back of your head, not hanging down over your face.
- Use a hair tie that matches your hair color, so it doesn’t show at all! If you have thin hair, this is especially important. You don’t want an unsightly black band of elastic showing beneath your messy bun!
- Make sure to pull the elastic very tight; otherwise, it’ll be loose and messy looking when you take off the bun later (and no one wants that).
Turn the Ponytail into a Bun
To turn your ponytail into a bun, use a hair tie to secure it at the base of your neck. Then wrap all of that lovely hair around itself to create a ball. Secure with bobby pins as needed.
Use one hand to hold the ponytail and the other hand to wrap it around itself into a bun shape.
Finish With Hairspray
Now that you’ve mastered the messy bun, let’s talk about how to keep it in place. You need a strong hold hairspray to keep all your hard work from falling apart.
Do not spray too close to your head, as this can cause damage. Spray from about 6 inches away—this should give you the perfect amount of hold without giving you a headache!
With these tips, you’ll be able to enjoy messy buns with your thin hair. The trick is to not overdo it and keep the teasing at a minimum. You can also use hairspray to give your bun an extra boost of volume if needed!