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Curly Nikki

Still Bunning…

By January 27th, 20216 Comments

Happy Monday!

I counted…this is the beginning of week 5 of my bunning adventure 🙂 I’m growing a bit tired of the same old style, but let me tell ya…this has been one of the easiest routines in the world! I’ve received a few emails asking how I achieve my high bun on dry hair. I explained it in a previous post, but here it is again:

-After conditioning and detangling, set the hair in twists or knots
-Dry overnight
-Take the twists down and apply Shea Butter to the ends of hair
-Pull dry hair up into a high ponytail using your hands only- a comb or brush will create frizz.
-Secure the ponytail with a satin scrunchie
-Optional- add 1 more scrunchie to the ponytail for extra volume
-Fan the hair in the ponytail out and around the scrunchies and secure the hair with a goodie ouchless band
-Pull the hair through (but not all the way) to create a bigger, fuller bun

That’s it! I’m no longer taking it down to moisturize the ends. I just make sure to saturate my hair really well on day 1 and leave it alone for the next 6 days- the less manipuation the better. When I conditioned on Friday, my ends looked absolutely wonderful.

I wear my satin scarf whenever I’m in the house to keep my edges laying down. The good thing about this style is that your edges aren’t pulled tight, since the act of ‘slicking’ never takes place (no brush, or gel used). The inital set pretty much keeps my edges in check and gives my bun a lot of character. I don’t see frizz until day 5 or 6 and that’s when I add a bit of shea butter to tame the halo.

Happy bunning if you choose to do so! I may wear my hair out this weekend coming up. If I do, I’ll definitely take pics 🙂

In other news, I owe you gals a crap load of product reviews. Over the next few days, I’ll be reviewing Hair Rules Shampoo (blah), Zizyphus Shampoo Bar (nice), DevaCurl Angell Gel (aiight), and Punjabi Prime Henna (sweet!).

Later Gators,


  • Maria says:

    Are you doing another bunning challenge like you did last summer?

  • Kayla says:

    How long is your hair now, Nikki?

  • Tray says:

    I’m going on vacation and think I might rock this do for the week — anyone have any other suggestions for cute (yet practical) beach hair?

  • keisha says:

    i can’t wait for the henna review! it’s time to re-up on my stash, so i’m curious about other types of henna besides jamila.

  • Natakue says:

    thanks for spelling it out for us. i think i might have to get on this routine for a while and give my hair a break. can’t wait for your reviews!

  • These Three Kings says:

    so glad the bun works for you!! its always great when find a hair style that you are comfortable with!
    cant wait to read your reviews on those products… oh girl HAIR RULES was a mess for me! I am not feeling that line of products! Blah is the perfect word!

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