Trust us, it’s a style game-changer.
Ever flirted with how to make a man bun? Well, we have three questions to ask you. First, is your hair collarbone-length or longer, or are you growing out an undercut? Second, do you want to change up your look without cutting it? And lastly, does your scalp get super oily in hot, humid weather? If you answered yes to all, then you, my friend, are caller number nine and are a perfect candidate for this summer-friendly look.
Sure, it’s gotten quite the ironic hipster rap as of late and some guys might not be comfy with, well, an updo, but the man bun has some major style roots that go way back—like, ancient China back. And because samurai! (And fine, seriously speaking, it’s fun and versatile too, especially on wavy and curly textures.)
The look is also regaining popularity as the perfect in-between hairstyle, now that dudes everywhere are experimenting with undercuts, i.e. getting them, growing them out, then getting them again. And by the way, please also allow us to holler at how much sexier gym hair has gotten since it hit the scene. So really, the argument for the humble bun is super valid.
Still skeptical? Read on to see how to make a man bun work for a casual, laid-back look.
How to Make a Man Bun Work for You
Start with clean hair.
Gather your hair.
Grab your hair tie.
Pull hair through.
Do a figure eight.
Continue tying it into a ponytail.
For full updos (as shown), it might take less pull-throughs for your hair tie to tighten. For the last pull-through, don’t take the hair all the way through. Leave the ends tucked into the tie, creating a small, doorknob-like bun.