Textured Bun with Faux Bangs

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This textured bun is super easy and can be done on freshly washed or previously styled hair. This works best on stretched or mostly stretch hair (i.e., a previous twist-out) best.

1.     Create a U-shaped part at the front of your head (for your faux bangs).

2.     Gently pull the rest of your into a high ponytail. Secure with an ouchless elastic or ribbon tie.

3.     Use perm rods to roller set your bangs. Section your ponytail and rollerset each section. I used the orchid cold wave rods by Diane.

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Front View with Orchid Rollers

Side View with Orchid Rollers

Side View with Orchid Rollers

4.     Add a satin bonnet, and you’re ready for bed!

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Side View with Satin Bonnet

5.     In the morning (or whenever you’re ready), gently remove the perm rods. It should look something like this.

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Look Prior to Styling

6.     After admiring your banging curls, create your favorite bun. You can do a simple roll and tuck or something more complicated. I just gently combed through my curls, lifted up half of my ponytail, pulled it forward to the left, and pinned it in place. Then, I took the remaining half and did the same, pinning it to the opposite side.

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Front View
(After Creating Bun)

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Top View
(After Creating Bun)

7.     Fluff your bangs to softly loosen some of the curls.

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After Loosening Curls

8.     Lift your bangs (to make them easier to pin).

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Don’t apply too much tension …

9.     Add a bobby pin on each side about halfway. This will create the faux bang effect.

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After Adding Bobby Pins

10.     Here is what it looked like when I finished!

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The End Result: Top View

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The End Result: Side View

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