The Wear-Around-The-House Buns That Create Heat-Free Mermaid Waves

These side-of-the-head twisty buns have totally replaced my sleepy braid routine.
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These side-of-the-head twisty buns have totally replaced my sleepy braid routine.

So, I already mentioned this trick in my salon article, but it has become such an important part of my hairstyling routine that I figured it deserved a more detailed explanation. I know I said braiding and sleeping was my favourite heat-free styling method, but turns out I was horribly wrong. Side twisty buns are the best thing that has ever happened to my routine.

My braiding technique was close to perfect, but never quite did what I wanted it to. Twisty side buns create big, bouncy waves, and they start exactly where I want them to without creating a strange bump somewhere in my hair. It’s hard to sleep on them, but you really don’t need to. 


Every morning, I roll out of bed and spray my hair with a thin mist of Davines This Is A Sea Salt Spray. Then I split my hair into two parts and twist each side from the top to the bottom.


When one side is tightly twisted, I curl it up into a bun and secure it with a cheap scrunchie I found at the dollar store. The scrunchie keeps the hair loose and doesn’t lead to any elastic lines.


Then I hang out, eat breakfast, and go about my morning. 

Right before I leave the house, I unravel the buns and scrunch my hair, separating any parts that ended up too chunky or curly. Finally, I spritz with a bit of Davines Crystal Fixative Lacquer (aka hairspray) and off I go!


Have you tried twisty buns for styling? Do you love them too?