How To Make The Perfect Man Bun In 3 Easy Steps

Tie The Man Bun As Nobody Else Does

The man bun is definitely not a passing trend as it remains one of the most requested hairstyles for men. Not every hair is suitable for this style though. First and foremost, you need to ensure that your locks are long enough to form a bun. So, give your hair somewhat about six to seven month to grow six to eight inches long. For the process to run smoothly, follow our practical advice.

Step 1: Condition Your Hair


When they grow out long hair men usually don’t change anything in their hair treatment routine, which is, to be honest, not the best approach. Mens long hairstyles reveal a lot and if your hair has any flaws or looks dry and unhealthy, be sure everybody will see it. That’s why it’s important to start with conditioning. Hair shampoo pulls out the oils and moisture from your hair, while conditioner restores them.

Step 2: Play With Hair Products

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If you’ve already grown out your hair for a top knot bun, it’s time to reconsider the products you use to style it. Without the appropriate styling cream or oil, even the basic top knot will be wasted. Remember, you won’t spot any difference in staying power but the look will speak for itself. Your hair will gain more body and any flyaways will be tamed.

Step 3: Put A Bun On It

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At last, all the pre-styling stages are left behind, and we’re ready to get to the manbun styling. But all of a sudden, you’re stuck again. The abundant range of man buns gives you a headache? Hopefully, our suggestions will help you out. Ideally, your hair bun should be tied at eye level. This style is universally flattering on everybody. Still, if you feel like doing something more cheeky and dramatic with your hair, tie it on top of the head, at the crown. In case you’re considering a low man bun, which is created at the shoulder area, it’s better to think twice. This bun style looks way too messy and feminine.

Is The Man Bun For You? How To Choose The Right One

Whether the man bun hairstyles are for you is totally up to you; if you feel like sporting one, why not give it a try? As for the bun itself, there are also several ways how to tie it. Depending on your hair length, cut or personal preferences, you can go with a semi, half or full man bun. If you have a short or long undercut, which means that you can use the top hair only, opt for a knot or semi bun. This version also works for a man bun fade.

For a more casual homelike medium length style, gather most of the hair into a bun while leaving several strands loose. This will give you a half bun, which is a combo between a ponytail and a full bun. And finally, here comes the full bun: sleek, bold and voluminous. It pulls together all your hair, which should be of its supreme length.

How To Tie A Man Bun

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Now you know how to make a bun, which is to grow your hair long, and you have a full head of hair ready to be styled. What’s next? The reasonable question that pops up is how to do a bun. To answer that, we’ve prepared a step-by-step tutorial on how to put your hair in a bun.

  1. Take a brush and run it towards the grain of your hair so that the hairs become smooth and tangle free.
  2. Tilt your head forward, flip your hair to one side and brush it through carefully to create additional volume. Repeat with another side.
  3. Apply the product that will give your mane additional volume and matte texture, such as a sea salt hairspray.
  4. Blow-dry your hair in all directions creating volume, shape and height.
  5. Run your fingers through the hair and bunch it all up towards the area of the future bun.
  6. Start twisting your hair into a wisp, moving from the roots to the ends.
  7. When the wisp starts curving, wrap it around the base until the bun is formed.
  8. Secure your bun with an elastic band or hair tie.

This is only one of the methods how to put hair in a bun and when you master it, you’ll be welcome to learn others.

Man Bun Mistakes To Avoid

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Those were all the dos. What about don’ts? Here’s the top list of the most common mistakes that can ruin all the long hairstyles for men:

  1. Don’t harness your hair filthy, uncombed and oily.
  2. Do not jump the gun when styling a bun. Take your time to go through all the stages carefully.
  3. Don’t pull your hair buns too tight.
  4. Do not use too much product.
  5. Don’t try to create a bun with too short hair.

Keeping all these tips in mind, you’ll manage to create a flawless man bun.

We’re very happy about the fact that the man bun offers so many styling opportunities. Basically, anybody can pull off the look with some effort and supplies. That’s why grab your elastic band and go get it, man.