How to Create a Curly Hair Top Bun

Style your curly hair in eight easy steps. 

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How to style curly hair: Asian woman with curly hair in a top knot smiling

Styling curly hair is challenging because of its shape and texture. But as long as you have the proper tools and hair care products for curly hair, you can style it well. One of the best ways to style curly hair is to put it in a high bun, especially in the summer. This hairstyle also helps tame frizz and flyaways and keeps hair off your face. Interested in learning how to style curly hair neatly? Here’s a simple and quick tutorial for you.

8 Easy Steps on How to Style Curly Hair


Give your hair a good wash

First, wash your hair with nourishing hair care products like TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Shampoo and TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Conditioner. Let this duo help bring back your hair’s lost nutrients without drying your hair out.

How to style curly hair: Asia woman with long brown wet curly hair wearing a white blouse

Pat dry

Make sure you remove excess water from your hair using a t-shirt instead of a towel. The smooth fabric minimizes frizz and friction to keep your curly hair from getting damaged. 

How to style curly hair: Asian woman drying her long brown curly hair with a white shirt

Add shine

Place a pea-sized amount of hair serum of leave-on cream on your palms and scrunch through your curly hair. These products help make your curly hair shinier, smoother, and easier to style. Try Cream Silk Standout Straight Leave-On Cream and see the difference it makes on your hair.

Asian woman applying serum to her curly hair

Dry your hair

The diffuser dries curly hair without making it frizzy. It also helps define the shape of your curls, so it is recommended for drying curly hair. To do this, gather a section of hair and put it into the bowl of the diffuser. Then, slowly move up the diffuser so the heat reaches the roots of your hair. Repeat this step until you’ve dried all sections of your hair.

#Hairhack: Make sure to set the diffuser to medium heat to avoid damaging your hair.

How to style curly hair: Asian woman using a diffuser on her long brown curly hair

Tie your hair

Gather your hair up on top of your crown to create a high ponytail. Tie it with an elastic. Make sure your ponytail sits securely on your crown.

How to style curly hair: Closeup shot of an Asian woman tying her long brown curly hair into a ponytail

Make a braid

Divide your hair into three sections and create a three-strand braid. Make it a bit loose to create a full and voluminous bun later on. You’re almost done learning how to style curly hair!

How to style curly hair: Back shot of an Asian woman braiding her long brown curly hair

Create the bun

Take your braid and wrap it around the base of your ponytail to create a bun. Then, secure it using bobby pins. Put enough bobby pins to ensure that your bun stays in place.

How to style curly hair: Closeup shot of an Asian woman putting her long brown curly hair into a top bun

You're all set!

Say goodbye to unruly, curly hair! It’s a simple updo that’s perfect for just about anything. You can wear it when chilling out at home, having virtual get-togethers with your friends, or when doing yoga. It also keeps your hair up, making you feel presko on a hot summer day.

How to style curly hair: Asian woman with brown hair in a top bun wearing a white shirt sitting on sofa with lights in the background

Learning how to style your curly hair is key in making your curls look great. Share this tutorial with your kulot friends so they, too, can have a fab hair day.