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Buns and Braids – A Simple Protective Style Tutorial

Buns and Braids - A Simple Protective Style Tutorial

Simple is key in our household… not sure about you but we barely have time to fit everything in and on Wash Day things are usually even more hectic. This week we decided to try this simple, but cute Buns and Braids hairstyle that is protective and adorable.

Buns and Braids - A Simple Protective Style Tutorial

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The back may look a bit difficult but I swear its super easy. If you can French braid you can do this look. The braid will just not be as pronounced, since the braid will be in the hair, instead of on top. Keep reading to find out the simple step-by-step directions.

  1. After washing her hair we divided it into 2 sections right in the tub so it was easier to part. Parting is one of my daughters least favorite part of getting her hair done. Buns and Braids - A Simple Protective Style Tutorial
  2. So after you have 2 sections of hair. I had my daughter lay in my lap, facing down, and started with one side. Buns and Braids - A Simple Protective Style Tutorial
  3. I then put Blue Magic at the base of her hair and some at the front of her hairline. I then smoothed it with a boar bristle brush. The Blue Magic helps keep the baby hairs smooth and the look cleaner and the brush helps lay it all down.

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    Blue Magic and Boar Bristle Brush (Yes there is hair in her brush! lol)

  4. Then I started to braid the one side. At first I took too big of pieces and the braid ended up looking like crap. The key is to take small pieces. This will help the braid stand out more and look nicer. I braided until the top of head, about until the imaginary line from above her ear to the center of her head (I hope the makes sense). Then I smoothed the front down again (it got messed up from laying on me) and put a pony in it. You can use anything but we use the Scunci No Damage Hair Ties.  Buns and Braids - A Simple Protective Style Tutorial
  5. Then repeat on the other side. As you can see in this pic the braid is on the outside. This is from doing Dutch braid instead of a French braid. You can check out this tutorial by @Jasmeannnn  (start at the 3:20 mark for the actual braiding portion) on how to Dutch braid natural hair. Buns and Braids - A Simple Protective Style Tutorial
  6. Then I had her sit up. Twisted each section of hair and just wrapped it up into a bun and secured it. We used more hair ties but you can do what works for you. The buns can be done so many different ways. If the hair is short enough you can even leave it wild and fun.                 Braids and Buns - A Simple Protective Style Tutorial
  7. THATS IT!! Done. Super Simple. Super cute.

    Braids and Buns - A Simple Protective Style Tutorial

    Apparently her brother loved the style too!

Take a look at some pictures we took the next day after school (so the buns are a bit askew.. lol).

Well that’s if for this simple protective style tutorial. Hope you enjoyed it!

Looking goofy in her satin sleeping cap.

Looking goofy in her satin sleeping cap.

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UPDATE:  The day after we went for a more loose bun and it looked so cute!  See below:

Re-Mix of Buns and Braids - Simple Protective Style Tutorial

(Peep our creepy cat in the background.. lol)

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6 Comments

  1. I love this style! Still need to learn how to french braid

  2. Jennifer Alford

    Super cute , great job, i want to do my daughters hair in buns on each side but am having such a hard time i cant wait to watch more of your blog !! Your daughter is beautiful <3

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