Wednesday, 21 December 2011

HOW TO:
Use a hair doughnut

Here's a really easy hair how to, which takes five minutes, looks a LOT more complicated than it actually is, and will give you ace party hair! It works on any hair type (and is actually really good for fine hair that struggles to stay in updos) and gives you a massive fun bun, like this...


All you need is some kirbys, some hair spray and a hair doughnut (also known as a hair donut or sponge) which looks exactly as it sounds. They tend to come in a light yellow, brown & black, so you can pick one that roughly matches your hair.


Here's how you do it.


Step 1. Put your hair in a ponytail. Bear in mind that where you position this will determine your bun's final position, so aim high if you are wanting a top knot or ballerina-esque style!

Step 2. Thread your ponytail through the middle of the doughnut.


Step 3. Find the centre of your ponytail that is pulled through the doughnut, and sort of smoosh it round to cover the sponge. The photos above will hopefully explain this step a little more clearly! You can easily feel where the doughnut is still poking through, so just use your hands to smooth the hair round evenly until you're happy.


 Step 4. With one hand on the centre of your bun (to keep the main shape in place), slowly start to wind the end of your hair in a circular motion round the doughnut.

Step 5. As you are wrapping it round you'll find it naturally tucks in under the bun, so just work your way round keeping the bun tight (and making sure that the bun is still smooth and fully covered!).


Step 6. Use kirby grips to secure the hair wrapped round the bottom of the bun.

Step 7. Work your way round until it feels secure, and you are sure that the bun (or doughnut) ain't going to fall out. At this point you can make the bun as neat or messy as you like. I am forever scruffy, so this is about as neat as I get!


& that's it! Like I said above, I tend to wear my hair a little looser (aka messier) so even with a big fancy bun I tend to leave bits to hang down, but you can easily make the bun tighter and neater.


I'm a happy bun wearer.

32 comments :

  1. And it looks AMAZING.

    xx

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  2. This is so brilliant, Hair doughnuts have always been something I've been intrigued by but never understood how to use, will have to get one next time I'm in town!x

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  3. I just bought one of these recently. It's so easy but it looks so classy. Really quick to put your hair up with a fancy dress. xx

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  4. I WISH my hair was long enough for this! x

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    1. You can buy small donuts from primark for pigtail ones that I use for my short hair like a normal donut :)

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  5. I've had one of these for ages but never had a chance to properly try it out! Looks great though. Might try it in the new year!
    Great blog


    http://www.h0lliedays.blogspot.com

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  6. I saw my friend have it so I tried it and it fits my hair really well!!! I like the messy bun style though, and I <3 the idea of a bun. I wear it for school every day now! X

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  7. thanks you soo much ! bought this today and thought it was going to be another drawer fatality but after seeing this Im now wearing it and will be taking it on holiday with me next week ! what a classy look ! Emma x

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  8. I now FINALLY know how to use my donut I have had one for ages and didnt know how to use it. After watching your video and looking at your pictures I gave it a try and wore it today and even got commented on it. Thank you so so much for the video and the pictures xxxxx

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  9. Thank you for this help, ive looked everywhere on google and you have been the most helpful, defiantly have another go doing it myself just struggling to see if i've covered up the donut, thanks again!

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  10. Do you do a lot of hair articles? If so I might be interested in advertising. Mark@hair-scrunchies.com

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  11. We love your bun! BunQueen.com sells hair donuts online in different sizes and colors!

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  12. You look just like adele in the last photo :o

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  13. I would have been so screwed without this how to!
    Googled how to use hair doughnuts a few weeks ago and came accross your blog. You really are a life saver.. I've had a hair doughnut for ages and was always too scared to even try and use it. I've even got my hair up today in one :) Thank you ever so much.

    Really like the rest of your blog too :) xo

    verrism.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. wow, i made my donut out of a sock but just followed your instructions and i got tons of compliments on it...thaaaaanks!!!

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  15. Awww, I just noticed this post has had 40,000 views. Crazy! Glad I could help so many people with hair donuts x

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  16. Great how to guide! My hair's far too short for this though :(

    franleanne.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  17. Thanks x I have had a donut for ages and never got it right in my hair ! When I finally perfected the look I got so many compliments and not people telling me the top of my donut is 'sticking' out !!

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  18. omg this is so helpful. my friends always have their hair up in messy buns and i've always wanted to know how they do it. now i finally know how to do it too and it's perfect for a casual day out or a party. x

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  19. Will it work if your hair is shoulder length??? X

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    1. Hi - you might struggle with shoulder length hair, but I think you can buy smaller donuts which could be better! They are only a couple of £s, so it shouldn't be too much of a waste of money if you try it but it doesn't work. x

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  20. which size is your donut? small, medium og big? and how long is your hair? i want to by one, but i dont know what size! :(

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    1. Hi Emma! My donut is the only size that was available in Boots... but I'd say it was medium? It's basically the same size as a sugar donut! My hair is really long now, but back then I think it sat about 3 inches below my shoulder? Hope that helps! x

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  21. This process is really very easy to make a bun.Thanks for this beautiful post.keep sharing.



    Buns and Scrunchies

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  22. thanks bbe for the easy to follow instructions my lil girl gonna look seriously sassy for her awards evening x much love

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  24. Ah, thanks so much for posting this. My little girl got a doughnut for Christmas and I am clueless about all things hair and haven't been able to put it in successfully until today. We especially liked the bit about "smushing it all around". Thanks! Emma (and Gwen!) x   

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  26. Thanks, this was really helpful. I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to make it work :p I linked to this in my blog post, hope you don't mind. http://misscrowley.wordpress.com/2014/08/10/i-finally-learnt-how-to-use-a-bun-donut/

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