When Doing A Bun Ruins Your Morning

You know that kind of morning: you wake up late, spill your coffee all over your white button down, forget your umbrella. And on top of all of that, it takes you an inordinately bizarre amount of time to put your hair in the bun that usually take you two seconds to do. You get flustered, you start sweating…you just can’t take it anymore. You’re about 4 mornings away from an impulse-pixie-cut.

We get it – we have those mornings, too. So, Potatoheads, we curated this list especially for those less-than-stellar moments. Consider this your guide to putting your hair in a bun and getting back on track. Those mornings happen, so don’t pull your hair out (pun intended), these quick tips will help…



The quintessential go-to hairstyle for pulling yourself together, a top-knot says “I have my sh*t together.”

1. Tame Fly-Away’s: Rub 1-2 drops of avocado oil into your hands and then smooth frizzy and fly-away hairs with the palms of your hands.

2. Use a Dry Shampoo: Suck up yesterday’s oil to make sure your bun looks intentional, not like you just ran over from the gym.



You’ve seen it on Ashley Olsen a million times and thought “I could never do that,” but a low bun is secretly the most wearable hairstyle of them all.

1. Use a Heat Protectant: The key to this look is smooth, shiny hair. Combat frizz and prevent further damage with a quality heat protectant. 

2. Add an Accessory: Jazz up your low bun with a barrette or flower, like we saw on models at this season’s Rodarte show.



The hardest of all the buns to replicate, a messy bun needs to strike the fine line between “I woke up like this, flawless” and “I woke up like this, hungover.”

1. Give Hair Some Texture: Spritz a personal fave of ours, Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray, over hair and let hair dry. It’ll give hair a little body and help recreate that casual “I-just-walked-off-the-beach” look.

2. Add Extra Curl: Sometimes a messy bun just needs some heat to get it in line. Curl pieces in opposite directions around one of our favorite curling irons. This will help give the bun some staying power.

For more hair inspiration, see these 15 reason to chop your hair, and also check out why we want to go blonde

*Feature image via Pinterest