Summer is here and you may be thinking of getting a different hairstyle. Are you considering a man bun? It is a hairstyle that stands out from traditional ones like Pompadour and the Quiff. In this article, you’ll learn about the many different types of man buns out there and which types suit your hair and face best.
How Did The Man Bun Come to Be?
For long haired men, the classic bun is a hairstyle comprising of a ponytail or a bunch of hair. The man buns are almost everywhere at the moment and comprises of either a ponytail or a hair bunch bundled together between the neck and top of the head in a messy bundle.
But if you are wondering whether the hipster invented the man, no they didn’t. In fact, the man bun goes way way. The hairstyle was found among the Scandinavian vikings, Japanese Samurai warriors, and Sumo Wrestlers. Since them, it been made famous by many gents.
What Do You Need?
Obviously, you need to have a lot of hair and at great length (at least shoulder length). That’s the most important part. So if you have this kind of hair your hair can be put in a bun. Now all you need to use to pull it off are the right products. Add some texture and volume using a sea salt spray, voluminous powder or a gritty clay. It is also essential to use the right shampoo and conditioner type so that your hair doesn’t look greasy while keeping things natural.
TheMost Popular Man Bun Hairstyles
1. The Full Bun
The full bun is the go-to man bun. This style can be styled or natural and you are the one to decide if you want to place it low or high. Whether styled in classic or shaggy style, this is an effortlessly cool and low maintenance style
2. The Low Bun
Just like the name suggests, the low bun places lower, with a more relaxed vibe compared to over styled topknots. The low bun is a fusion of the beach bum and the city hipster. To get the low bun, you need to have a bit more hair than the regular man bun, but otherwise, pull your hair back, tie it with a band and forget about it.
3. The Faded Bun
The faded bum starts with the same point of departure as the full bun, but is a classic man but with a faded cut at the back or sides. To get this, you’ll need to have a good pre-styling spray and a strong wax, especially if you plan on adding a complementary slick back look.
How to Tie a Man Bun
Having grown your hair long for the perfect man bun, you are only halfway there. You need to know just how to style it properly. Here’s an easy step-by-step guide to get you going:
- Step 1: Make sure your hair is freshly washed and conditioned. The best way is to use quality shampoo and conditioner. Use a shampoo brush in the shower to ensure all the excess oil, dirt and product residue have been removed from the hair.
- Step 2: Time to dry your hair. Use a hair dryer along with a pre-styling spray with heat-protection and a quality brush or comb or air-dry your hair after adding a sea salt spray for more texture to your lengths.
- Step 3: Brush your hair from the front of your head towards the place you want your man bun to be then hold the hair together in that place.
- Step 4: Make a loose ponytail around a black hairband. Twist the hair around the band once or twice. Now you have your bun and next is to put the finishing touch. Looking for that shiny look? Have a pomade handy. Want something natural? Grab a sea salt styling product for additional light hold and a tousled casual texture