Boost Your Bun Or Ponytail Volume With This DIY Hairpiece

Here's how I add oomph to my favorite half-up-half-down bun style. It's such a fun look for summer!
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Here's how I add oomph to my favorite half-up-half-down bun style. It's such a fun look for summer!

Lord, help me. I still have #thinhairproblems. In case you were wondering, the fluffy princess blow-out I often wear is boosted by a sizable custom hairpiece. But when it comes to updos, I have always enjoyed wearing my hair in a half-up-half-down bun, especially in the summertime. The problem? I have a skinny bun! As a solution, I came up with this super simple DIY that boosts bun volume in 10 minutes or less.

SUPPLIES 

  • wefted human hair (I use Indique and can vouch for its ability to stay gorgeous after frequent use.) 
  • ponytail holder
  • nylon thread
  • needle
  • scissors
  • Dritz Fray Check (optional, but I consider it important)

HOW-TO

Cut a 12-inch length of wefted hair.

Cut a 12-inch length of wefted hair.

Apply a thin coat of Dritz Fray Check along the weft to keep hair from shedding.

Apply a thin coat of Dritz Fray Check along the weft to keep hair from shedding.

Stitch the weft into a ring with nylon thread.

Stitch the weft into a ring with nylon thread.

Attach the seam in the ring to the seam in the ponytail holder with a few stitches.

Attach the seam in the ring to the seam in the ponytail holder with a few stitches.

Attach the weft to the ponytail holder directly across from the first stitch.

Attach the weft to the ponytail holder directly across from the first stitch.

I like to stretch the ponytail holder to make the second stitch as diagonally proportionate to the first one as possible. 

I like to stretch the ponytail holder to make the second stitch as diagonally proportionate to the first one as possible. 

All done!

WEARING YOUR NEW BUN BUMPER! 

Gather a smooth ponytail section wherever you want to make the bun. I went for the top.

Gather a smooth ponytail section wherever you want to make the bun. I went for the top.

Loop the ponytail holder around until it's tight; the weft will twist itself around the base of the ponytail.

Loop the ponytail holder around until it's tight; the weft will twist itself around the base of the ponytail.

Twist both the faux hair and your real hair and wrap it around the base of the ponytail to build the bun.

Twist both the faux hair and your real hair and wrap it around the base of the ponytail to build the bun.

Secure with a pin or two.

Secure with a pin or two.

Poof! Princess bun!

Poof! Princess bun!

This DIY feels like nothing and adds very little weight to the ponytail/bun. I can think of no reason not to try it! 

  • Are you a half-up-half-down fan?  
  • Do you remember those doofy butterfly falls?
  • Hit me with any Q's about buying hair!

Photos: Darnell Scott