DS Dorothy Smith Jul 11, Do this by finding the center of your ponytail and evenly gathering your hair around its base, so that your hair forms the shape of a donut. Not Helpful 9 Helpful
Instead of adding big, loose curls to your medium-length or long tresses, upgrade your party look with a big bun hairstyle instead. With a little effort and a soft doughnut ring, you can transform a ponytail into the chicest chignon at the nape or a voluminous ballerina bun worn on the top of your head. Begin with freshly shampooed and conditioned hair. Prep your wet hair with mousse or a texturizing product to give your locks lift and to create texture in your hair.
Rake your fingers through your hair to loosen the curls. Brush hair with a paddle brush to smooth curls without losing body. Use your fingers to comb your strands straight back from your hairline. Gather your hair into a ponytail at the top of your head or at the nape of the neck. Secure the hair with a covered elastic band. The hair in the ponytail should look smooth, but not super-straight or slick.
Slide the round doughnut ring over the ponytail. Pull the hair from the ponytail through the round hole of the doughnut. Keep going until the donut is flat against your head. Simply gather your hair over the donut form or sock in a donut shape. For extra hold, use bobby pins to secure the tips of your hair in place. Check the donut to make sure you can't see the sock or form. Use two mirrors to view the back of your head.
Your hair should be completely covering the sock or form to hide it from view. Use bobby pins and hairspray to hold it in place. If the donut seems a little loose, pin it against your head using a few bobby pins. Use firm-hold hairspray to keep your hair from getting messy. Put your hair in a ponytail. Gather your hair and put it up in a tightly secured hairband.
Either a high or low ponytail works equally well. Use a flat brush with natural bristles to tease your ponytail. Starting a few inches from the base, gently push hair toward the base, moving up and repeating, forming a fluffy cloud of hair.
Then use the tips of the bristles to gently smooth out the top surface. This will help make it easier to handle as well as giving your donut bun more volume. Gather your hair into a donut shape. Do this by finding the center of your ponytail and evenly gathering your hair around its base, so that your hair forms the shape of a donut.
It may take a few tries before you're able to gather it evenly. Holding the donut shape in place with one hand, use a second hair band to secure the tips of your hair around the base of your ponytail.
Wrap it around several times to make sure the bun doesn't fall out. At this stage, check your donut bun in the mirror. Make sure the hair is evenly gathered into a donut shape. Pin the donut bun against your head. In additional to securing small hairs, you can use two or three bobby pins to secure the entire bun flat against your head.
This will help to prevent it from falling out. Finish with firm-hold hairspray. This will keep the bun from falling out as you go about your day.
My hair is too short and the bun form I am using is too big. What should I do? Laura Martin Licensed Cosmetologist. The easiest solution is to make yourself a new form. Use an ankle sock or a cut leg from a nylon to make a smaller form.
Not Helpful 5 Helpful 8. If you are using a doughnut form or sock you may not need to add bobby pins, but I would always recommend it. They will hold the shape in place and make it feel more secure. Apply them in crisscrossing x-shapes to ensure they don't slide around. It depends on how well you end up doing the bun. Practice a few times to get more comfortable with the process. When you are ready, use hairspray to get the neatest look. Not Helpful 9 Helpful I personally feel like the second method works better.
From experience, the first one is easier to mess up, and more likely to cause tangles. I usually wear a donut bun for gymnastics competitions, but when I do my tumbling, it always becomes a bit loose.
How can I make it stay tight? Use more bobby pins and hair spray. It will seem like you're using too much, but it will result in a tighter bun. The thicker your hair is, the more of both you will need to use. Not Helpful 11 Helpful How do I put the elastic band over the donut bun without having any hair sticking out? Make sure you cover the full donut bun, then get an elastic band and put it over the hair that's on the donut bun.
Not Helpful 3 Helpful You can use water because when it dries, the hair will stay in place. You can also use hair clips, bobby pins, or hair elastics. Not Helpful 0 Helpful 4. Use hairspray and smooth the hair down with your hands.
Use bobby pins to pin larger strands of hair down. Yes, it will work, but not as well as a blonde donut bun. Just make sure you have evenly spread your hair around it to hide the donut, and it will be fine. Not Helpful 8 Helpful Can you use elastic bands if your doughnuts are too big for hair bobbles?
Yes, as long as you don't do it too tight, otherwise the elastic band might harm your hair by pulling it. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. Already answered Not a question Bad question Other. By using this service, some information may be shared with YouTube. Quick Summary To make a donut bun with a tube sock, first cut off the toe and roll the top edge down into a donut shape. Did this summary help you? Tips Use a bigger donut for longer hair. Try not to make the bun too tight, or it can hurt your head after a while and might give you a headache.
The store bought donut is made with a mesh material that allows the pins to go through, unlike the sock. If it's the sleek look you're going for, a scrunchie or decorative hair tie can cover up messy patches around the bun. You can use the excess hair to make a braid around the bun. Leave two strands on your shoulders before doing this. Once you finish, braid both strands and then pull them up, and wrap over your head to your ear. Pin it, and you have a halo braid bun style! The bun will need to be tight so before you do anything make sure your ponytail is tight.
You can do this while your hair is damp, so after a few hours when you take it out you will have curls! It's best to do it before you go to bed after taking a shower. In the morning it's ready to go. If you are doing the sock method, use a sock similar to you hair color. Leave excess pieces of hair loose for a messier, casual style. If the excess hair coming out of your bun is long but not long enough for it to wrap around, hide them with a scrunchie.
Make sure the hair is brushed well and has no frizz before you start. A preformed doughnut bun shape can be purchased from drugstores or beauty supply stores to be used in place of a sock. Their benefit is that the material mimics the color and texture of natural hair. Things You'll Need Brush. Add a photo Upload error.
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