To know how to make a man bun, you need to understand exactly what a man bun is. To know what it is is not as easy as you may perceive. In fact, this is one versatile hairstyle that incorporates different elements.
However, to say what it includes is not hard because it is basically hair tied at the top of the head and not freely hanging as it would in the case of a ponytail.
Man bun styles skyrocketed in popularity from 2013 and since then, it has continued to be worn by most people including celebrities. Other names used to describe this form of hairstyle include bro bun, hipster bun, mun or dude bun.
The man bun is one of the simplest hairstyles and the only requirement for it is that you must have a long hair especially if you want a full bun.
If you want a semi bun, then you will need a certain length to enable you to tie your man bun. For example, if you want to tie the hair on the top of your head only, then you will be required to have at least 6 inches of hair length on the top of your head.
As compared to a ponytail, the bun enables you to group the hair together into a ball shape without dangling and keep it to the scalp level.
Differentiating a man bun and a top knot
These two hairstyles may look similar but there are key differences and only a trained eye is able to differentiate.
To start with, a top knot is formed on top of the head and it is tied to create a knotted look. Since the sides are either shaved with a high skin fade or an undercut, you won’t need much hair to tie a top knot. This makes it easier to achieve a top knot.
The man bun, on the other hand, hangs lower and pulls hair from the top, bottom and sides. It actually requires that you have long hair on all the sides.
How to tie a man bun
To put a good man bun, you will need to plan where you want to form it. Most bun hairstyles are normally done at the crown of the head or near the top backside. To achieve this, begin by brushing all your hair into your other hand.
Make sure you get any stray hairs to the top, side and back. That is because if you fail to collect all your hairs and leave some of it loose, you will end up with an unkempt and messy hair look.
Use the other free hand to grab a hair band and pass it through your hair twice. To ensure you grab all your hair nicely, hold the band close to the knot and then pass your hair through it.
To double up your hair, stop at the midway on the second pass. For a tighter style, just pass the hair to the second time and stop halfway at the third go and with that knot, you have a man bun.
To have a desirable and confident look, you can take up some experimentation and see what place at…
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