Curly hair tutorial – Easy twisted bun hairstyle

On those frizzy, second day hair days, try this easy twisted bun hairstyle tutorial for curly hair.

Let’s face it, even on days you wash your hair, this bun is perfect for creating a neat, everyday updo. I’d wear this to work, or even weekend lunches when I want my hair up and off my neck. Wearing my hair out in summer is like wearing a woollen coat. I need simple hairstyles like this in my life.

I haven’t tried this bun hairstyle in wet hair yet but I’d definitely try it. Here are some more wet hair hairstyles, and the twists of this bun would dry really nicely into waves around your face.

Add this hairstyle to your “I only have 5 minutes to get ready” days. And who doesn’t want to save time and still look good?

Curly hair tutorial – Easy twisted bun hairstyle

What you need:

  • Bobby pins
  • Hair elastic (optional)


  1. Clip up the top section of your hair, from the top of your ears across the top of your head. This will become the twists later.
  2. Gather the rest of your hair into a low ponytail.
  3. Twist it around to form a bun. Use bobby pins to secure the bun in place. I don’t like to worry about being too perfect. It’s ok to be a bit messy if you like.
  4. Unclip the top section and create a side part. I like a deep side part but do a centre part if you prefer.
  5. Twist the top right side and wrap it around your bun. Wrap it under your bun. Pin in place with bobby pins.
  6. On the left side, split your hair into two. Twist the lower section back around your bun first. Twist it over the top of your bun.
  7. Twist the last section back. Check that you’re happy with the front of your hair then pin the twist around your bun.
  8. Finish with a spritz of hairspray if you need it.

Styling tips

For straight hair: This style isn’t just for curls! You could create a really beautiful bun with these twisted over sections. To help them hold better, I’d curl the ends of your hair so they don’t stick out of the style.

For hair with layers: This style works well with layers though you may find the twists don’t hold as well. If your twists start to unravel or lose their shape, take a bobby pin and place it along the length of each twist. Slide the pin along the twist to hold it in place so it stays all day.

For long hair: You might need that hair elastic. I haven’t used one but if your hair is long you can do a ponytail first. Then twist it up into a bun. I’d also use a spin pin to hold the bun in place instead of regular bobby pins.

Hope you like this style! If you do, please pin or share it and I’d love to see a photo of it in your hair. Tag your pic #hairromance on instagram.

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