Monday, 27 October 2014

Hairstyle | Big Sideswept Braided Bun


I rarely forgo my usual daily high bun but yesterday I thought I'd try something slightly different. I've always wanted to style my hair like this beautiful twisted updo shown in Ropo's video here but it's never worked well on my hair. Even though my hair seems to have almost crept back to waist length it's simply not long (or thick) enough to get the same results shown in the video above. I don't wear extensions often and only have UKHairWeaves Regal Relaxed Clip-ins* (reviewed here) in my haircare arsenal but I figured I would attempt the style with these anyway.


It would have been far easier to replicate this style with braiding hair (hair with no tracks), not clip-ins, but I guess I was determined. I knew I wouldn't be able to do two buns or even twist the hair as shown in Ropo's video as even with clip-ins the hair I had to work with wasn't thick or long enough!

Eventually I decided to clip all 8 wefts of my Regal Relaxed extensions roughly in the center of my head. I then pulled my hair into a fairly taught (but comfortable) high ponytail. I separated the ponytail into four sections to make 4 regular braids, fluffing them a little to make the braids look thicker. I then carefully pinned the braids around each other to one side, readjusting areas as necessary to get the desired shape. It took a lot of bobby pins to keep this hairstyle in place but I was happy with the end result. 


Though this worked out much better than I initially thought it would if I try this hairstyle again I'll definitely ensure I have braiding hair on hand first.

*sample. You can read my disclaimer here.

What hairstyles have you tried lately?

Lesley x