How to Create a Messy Bun with Headband Braid

Take your regular bun hairstyle a notch higher by making a messy bun with headband braid.
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Stuck in a hairstyle rut? Do you feel like you’ve been wearing the same hairstyle day after day? Don’t worry, because you don’t need to learn new hairstyling techniques to get a fresh, new look. All you need to do is upgrade one of your favorite hairstyles, like the messy bun. We know that this easy updo has become quite the go-to for busy days, but you can make this even more interesting by adding a headband braid. Wondering how to do it? Here’s a simple tutorial on how to create a messy bun with headband braid.

Step 1

Wash your hair

Before you create a messy bun with headband braid, prep your hair by washing it with shampoo and conditioner that can help boost its volume. We recommend using Dove Nourishing Secrets Thickening Ritual Shampoo and Dove Nourishing Secrets Thickening Ritual Conditioner, as these are infused with nourishing and volumizing blends to help make your hair thicker. 

Asian girl is wearing a printed top and is gently touching her hair in preparation for her messy bun with headband braid
Step 2

Clip your bangs

Take your bangs and clip it to separate it from the rest of your hair.

Asian girl is clipping her bangs to prepare for her messy bun with headband braid
Step 3

Start braiding

Take a small section of your hair behind the clipped bangs and divide them into three sections. Then, create a Dutch braid by putting the left section under the middle section, then the right section under the new middle, and so on.

Asian girl is sectioning her hair into three to make a Dutch braid
Step 4

Continue braiding

Add more hair as you go along. Once you reach the side of your head, keep braiding without adding more hair until you reach the tips.

Girl is braiding her hair towards the tip
Step 5

Tie the braid

Secure your braid with an elastic.

Asian girl is tying an elastic band on her braid which is almost ready for her messy bun with headband braid
Step 6

Tease your hair

#HairHack: Get a small section of your hair at the top of your head and tease it to add more volume to your messy bun with headband braid. Spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray on this section to give the volume some hold.

Asian woman spraying hairspray on a section of her hair
Step 7

Tie your hair

Gather all of your hair and tie it into a ponytail using an elastic.

Asian girl's back is facing the camera to show her tying her hair into a ponytail as a step to making a messy bun with headband braid
Step 8

Make a messy bun

Take a section of hair from the ponytail and loop it around your hair tie. Repeat this step until all sections of hair in your ponytail have been looped.

Girl is making a loop from a section of her ponytail
Step 10

Twist your bangs

Remove the clip and twist your bangs before pinning them behind your braid. Your messy bun with headband braid is almost done.

girl is holding her bangs behind her ear to connect it to her messy bun with headband braid
Step 10

Spray

Spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray on your hair to keep your messy bun with headband braid in place for hours.

girl is spraying on some hairspray to keep her messy bun with headband braid hairstyle in shape
Step 11

Voila!

Your messy bun with headband braid is complete! You can wear this hairstyle when going on coffee dates, daytime parties, or little get-togethers with your friends.

Asian girl is wearing her beautiful hairstyle with dangling earrings

What can you say about the messy bun with headband braid? It’s so easy, right? Now, there’s no reason for you to be bored with your messy bun, as you can easily take it to the next level and jazz it up.

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