• Etinosa J Ogbevoen

The Faux Bun with Bangs

I have been getting a lot of messages and comments about my hair since I posted it on Instagram during the fourth of July. I was thoroughly surprised with the reaction from everybody! I decided it would be a great idea to let you know exactly what I did and what hair I used to achieve this really cute and fun summer protective style. If you know me you'll know I love trying new protective styles, anything to promote hair growth!

I'm pretty sure that we all have found ourselves watching Youtube for hours on and not even realizing it. Well on a glorious Sunday afternoon I was watching Youtube and probably searching something to do with hair because that's all I ever watch on Youtube. As I'm watching video after video I stumble upon Naptural85's video about faux bun and faux bangs. This video intrigued me for the fact that it had the words faux bangs in the title. So of course I clicked on it and proceeded to watch the video from start to finish. Afterwards I was thoroughly amazed on the hairstyle that she had just created. Immediately I went on a mission to figure out how I could achieve the same look.

For her video she used some naturally curly clip ins that she had laying around, of course I didn't have that so I started to search for an alternative. What I have learned in the past is that loose natural looking braiding hair and some bobby pins will be your best friend. The next day I waltzed into the beauty supply store and initially I was going to buy marley hair and roller set them so it would give me the curls I wanted but, I came across another type of hair that would work perfectly.

The hair is called Bantu Braid Hair from the makers of X-pression hair. I bought two packs just in case I needed more. I paid $8.99 for each of the packs which was a bit pricey for my liking. Once I got home I flat twisted my hair towards the middle of my head and then attached the hair with the rubber band still on it and flipped it from the back to the front to create the bangs. I'll leave Naptural85's video below because she does a great job explaining how to create the bangs and the bun.

I absolutely love this hair style. I have always wanted to wear bangs but I couldn't figure out how I would do it. It took some getting used to because I've never had bangs but once I had them it was inevitable that I was going to rock them, There was no other option. I highly recommend this protective style because your hair is twisted up and out of the way and all you have to do is oil your scalp, wrap and pin you hair for the night and you are good to go. Also, I started my full time job this week and it has been nice to not have to deal with my hair every night and every morning. I unpin my hair and I place it where I want and I'm ready to go.

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