Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I Tried It! A Top Knot via a Hair Donut

I tried it and it's life changing people! Dead serious here.
You know the top knot trend that these ladies are wearing? A donut is how you get the look my loves.
Conair Bun Maker

The first time I heard about a hair donut was on Glamour's online beauty column The Girls in the Beauty Department. It's a hair product shaped like a donut that you place at the base of your ponytail to form a larger bun with your hair pinned around it.

Genius right? I always wondered how some celeb beezies got such gorgeous giant buns.

This is perfect for my hair because it's medium length and very fine. My buns are seriously like 1 1/2 inches in total. If that. Previously, I could only find these gems at beauty supply stores, but they've recently started popping up at Target and Rite Aid. Then, imagine my surprise when I spotted it at the 99 cent store! I couldn't wait to get home and road test it!

I rocked this last week for work (no I did not wear that tank to work, this is at the end of the day in my pj top) and all my girls asked me how I did it. I couldn't wait to share my secret! I love finding great things or learning new tricks and telling everyone within earshot how cool/easy/awesome it is.

I'm using Conair's Bun Maker, but at a beauty supply shop, you can get different colors and sizes as well.

The whole process takes maybe 5 minutes and you're good to go. Sleek bun for a wedding? Done. Want a side chignon for a date? Done. Messy bun to wear to meet your girlfriends? Done. Best. Invention. EVER.

I put my hair in a pony where I'd like my bun to be, pull my entire pony through the donut so that it's at the base of my pony tail (right on top of the elastic), then pin my hair around it on all sides. I've teased it a bit for some extra texture and then messed with it a bit afterward with my fingers for a not so perfect look.

The way I did it works best for my length, but for those of you with long hair, here's a quick how-to for you:

Oh and yes, you can use a tube sock to make on for yourself if you can't find the one I have. I chose not to do this because I didn't have a sock to use and I didn't want to buy a pair just for this. Also, the Conair one is kind of a netted material so bobby pins go right through it without any hassle.

I can't wait to use this more and to get a messy updo that's super chic. I seriously see myself using this product regularly. Since my hair is fine, I rarely do updos without the used of my extensions for extra volume or length and this product is so simple to use and is exactly what I need to just throw a cute look together.

Have you heard of this trick before? Have you tried it?

Let me know if you'd be interested in seeing a how-to video, I was thinking of doing one for it...

35 comments :

Schnelle Couture said...

I was going to try the sock bun too but I don't have any socks that are long enough to do it. I definitely want to try it out though so I'll keep my eyes open for the doughnut. Thanks for the review!

Anonymous said...

the top bun is what i wish the most about having longer hair. i can't wait for it to grow out some.

Anonymous said...

This is such a fantastic accessory! I'm constantly wearing my hair up and out of my face at work and this is so chic and perfect for the office and night time!
Did you get this at a regular department store like Target or did you order it?

Rissy said...

that bun looks awesome! ahhh I need to try this because my hair is really fine as well!

I am going to find one and try my hand at this!

I've seen the sock thing before, but didn't try it...

Jenna E said...

I need this. I am so clueless with hair. Thanks! You're bun looks fab

cheryl denise said...

Love this! I'm definitely going to stalk this out in my Target and purchase. I'd love to see at tutorial as well.

PS. your highlights look fab!

a peek of chic

Ashley said...

LOVE!! I am going to go out and get one to try immediately!!! This looks fabulous AND it looks like you have SO much hair -- which is exactly what I need!

Kristin said...

you're so good at doing your own hair...makes me soooo jealous!

Vanessa said...

I need to try this asap!
:D! Your bun looks fabulous, and your color looks amazing.

Raquel said...

I've been wanting to try this! It looks so complicated though haha

Heather said...

I'll have to try that. The buns I've tried to do myself always fall down!

Jax @ JaxandMarbles said...

That looks amazing! Must. Try. Immediately.

Hot Pink Combat Boots said...

Ms. K! This looks so good on you. There is good-bun and bad-bun - with bad being way too tight and perfect. You did it perfectly messy, love it.

You should send the company your pics and see if they want to advertise on your blog. Seriously.

Day Old News said...

I do this with a sock, but my hair is too long/thick to just have a bun - I have to wrap a layer or two around the base as well so it looks MASSIVE. Looks great on you though!

Jess... said...

I can't wait for my hair to grow out a little more so I can try this!!

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

Looks gorgeous and so easy, I will be keeping my eyes open for one.

Amanda said...

Yup, I have totally done this with one of my hubby's tube socks. Only problem for me is that my hair is so thick and long that it creates a HUGE bun haha. So I haven't done it in awhile.

Anonymous said...

I'm totally buying that. I used the sock bun to curl my hair, but not as a bun. Mostly because the sock I used was bright blue with rainbows on it. Bad idea.

Danielle said...

god i cant wait to buy this!!

Veronika said...

I would love to try this but i am so attached to my hair and I hate wearing it up...but it's so cute looking. Maybe I'll try it on a weekend!

REBrown said...

I've been rocking the sock bun for a few weeks and I love it!

It's A Love Story said...

I love it I want to try it

Amy Stewart said...

I am soooo not good with doing neat hairdos that are seemingly easy for everyone else. Like fish braids. I still can't do those! Anyway, thanks for the post its so awesome to know that this is out there. I never knew!

Frances said...

sooo on the look out for one of these now! your hair came out great with it!

Mandy @ In the Fashion Lane said...

Your. Hair. Looks. Perfect.

I'm so glad you tried this out. I've seen a few bloggers post about the sock and I've been dying to try it out. I'll be looking for that contraption this weekend.

You do the best reviews EVAH!!!!!!!

JMB said...

Alright where do I get this holy sock!?? :) Or else you will just have to come to the K-Y and do my hurr babygirl! This would be great for the weekend!!

Nuha said...

i have really thick hair..so volume isn't a problem. it's just my bangs + layers that make it look less than polished. But your hair looks SO good with it...seriously, you're rockin it girl!

Kristin said...

OMG I am obsessed!

I totalllly need this-lets get real I HATE to do my hair for work-so this is the PERFECT solution. I look classy in less than 5 mins. Ill take it! ;]

Chelsea said...

I love a good top knot! This looks absolutely fantastic on you! I am definitely going to have to grab this up next time I'm out and about!

Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

I have one of these and it's how I do my buns! I love it! Great post - i've never shared my secret.

Red Soles and Red Wine

Glamorous Newlywed said...

It looks fabulous! I am going to look for one of these asap!

Chelsea said...

Your hair looks amazing!!! Ten times better than any of those celebs. No joke. Since my hair is so fine, buns are usually pretty tiny on me so I might have to try one of these bun makers :)

shay said...

i LOVE this. i NEED this.

i hope i can do as good of a job as you did! LOOKS AWESOME!

Lyndsy said...

this turned out so great on you! i bought my roomie one and am jelly my hair is too short to use one myself! love the look!

Talitha said...

omg I just purchased one of these on Ebay, can't wait for it to arrive, your bun looks awesome :)

Talitha xx
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