The Easy French Braid Bun That’ll Save Your Bad Hair Days

Alyssa François | 02 August 2017
10mins Style Easy

A bun always saves the day!

Ok we have to admit that we still have one or a few bad hair days here and there (we’re human, it happens) but it’s nothing to ever fret about when you have quick and stylish hairstyles like the French braid bun. Right? Right! You should always be armed with a hairstyle (or a few hairstyles) that you know how to do on your own on days like this.

If you’re obsessed with updos like we are, you’re going to love this bun hairstyle. Think of it as your go-to style for the office, an elegant dinner party, and yes, a bad hair day. This is the style that you can do if you head the nearest bathroom with your mini hairstylng kit— containing a few trusty hairpins and a hair tie— that you can create in less than 10 minutes for an instant update.

Below, we’re demonstrating how you can create this chic style no matter what your situation may be. The best part: You can leave your hair like this for a a few days week without having to take the style down! Read on to check out the steps to test out this look on your own.

French Braid Bun Tutorial: How to Create the Look



Refresh your hair with dry shampoo.

If you’re creating this style on second or third-day hair, use some dry shampoo to soak up any excess oil. We like the idea of having a grease-free base to ensure that you have no problem creating volume during the teasing step. Use a dry shampoo like Dove Detox and Purify Dry Shampoo.


Tease your hair.

Use a fine-tooth comb to tease your hair at the crown. A simple way to to this is to lift the hair, then backcomb. This will help you create volume and texture in the hair before creating your French braid.


Section hair.

Section hair at the crown for your braid. The size of your section is totally up to you. Opt for a small section if you plan on creating a skinny braid, or make the section bigger for a plumper braid.


Braid and secure.

Braid your section into a French braid all the way down to the middle, and secure with a hair elastic. Brush through the ends to detangle and prepare for the bun process.


Coil ends into a bun.

Wrap the ends of your hair into a bun and secure with hair pins. Depending on your agenda or mood, you can either opt for a messy bun or a neat bun. If you’re going for a messy look, loosely wrap the hair around. For a more polished and neat look, brush through the ends, then tightly wrap the hair around the base of your ponytail.


Final French braid bun style.

Secure your look with a hairspray, like TRESemme TRES Two Freeze Hold Hairspray, to lock your style in place without a stiff look or feel and you’ve completed your style. If you want to preserve your style, sleek with a silk scarf on your hair at night then remove the following day.

We know you still want more buns! Learn how you can create a low donut bun with our simple tutorial!

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