Four years ago I discovered dry shampoo and it has transformed my life. Now with my second child, I have gone back to being super mega busy and I only wash my hair once or twice a week then style with dry shampoo the rest of the days alternating between straight and messy waves.
I don’t really do the bun look only because my hair is very thin and isn’t long enough. It never stays up, much less keep its shape. However, I discovered that with the dry shampoo I was already using and a touch of hairspray, contour cream and then doing a half bun my hair will stay up and in place all day long!
Works great for short to medium length hair.
Here’s how to do it:
With your hair down, spray in dry shampoo at the roots (my favorite are TRESemme or Bumble & bumble Hair Powder) and massage gently. Your hair will feel less silky giving it an added texture which will help keep its shape.
Next, part hair on the side (whichever you prefer) and lift up for the back of your neck and with your other hand work the side part to meet in the middle of your head. Do not pull hair back — work with the texture to keep hair “poofed”.
Take elastic hair tie and and instead of twisting your hair like you would for a traditional bun, start making a ponytail and on the last loop leave halfway pulling through additional strands.
Use hair spray to secure in place, add hair pins as needed and use contour creme to keep those pesky baby hairs in place. As you can see, I have them at the back of my neck and they stick out!
Using dry shampoo/hair powder means using less hair spray and keeping hair looking fresh!
What you need:
Play around and try different styles — that’s how I discovered this one and I’m going to stick with it!