This is my first tutorial ever, so bear with me! I have been asked on multiple occasions what my topknot “secret” is, and to be honest, it is SO simple and achievable! I don’t have very long or thick hair, which is why people (especially those who know me) are so confused at how I achieve such a big and full topknot, well my secret is out – I hope you guys all find it helpful!! Let me know if you have any questions at all. I have also linked some of my favorite hair products I use every day below, so feel free to check them out! For this specific tutorial you will need only a few items, they include an elastic, bobby pins (4-5), dry shampoo, hair spray and a comb (one that can backcomb).
1. After spraying some dry shampoo all over your hair (for some texture and to “dirty” it a bit), tie your hair into a high ponytail at the top of your head (make sure you use a comb to smooth it).2. Take thick pieces throughout your ponytail, and start backcombing them (underneath) until you have done your whole ponytail. They can get crazy big, but thats okay, the bigger the backcombing, the bigger the bun. (see.. it’s huge) 3. Take your comb and smooth over the top of the ponytail, just enough that the top layer isn’t fuzzy or too crazy looking. (the smooth part will be the outside of the bun)4. Take your ponytail and in a clockwise motion, wrap it around and tuck the end underneath after it is all the way around (it will be at different parts for different hair lengths)5. Play with the bun a bit, and pull out the sides and top for more volume – after doing that and shaping your bun, start pinning it using bobby pins. 5. After securing your bun with bobby pins (I use about 4), spray the bun with hairspray.6. After the bun is set, take a small comb, and smooth out your hair (mine tends to get fuzzy with the wrapping step – also these baby hairs I have going on don’t help, worst!!). Hair spray it again and you’re done!
Sidenote: This is 4 day old hair – meaning it hasn’t been washed, is super super dirty and full of product (aka easier to work with). I typically try to go as long as I can (which is usually not long thanks to my super fine, easily greased hair) – but I find that my topknots always look bigger and better when I have dirty hair. If you are doing this with fresh hair, just spray some dry shampoo on your roots and ends to gritty it up a bit, it just takes that clean feeling away and allows you to achieve a bigger, fuller bun (or so I have found). Comment below with any questions you have and I can hopefully answer them!!
Thanks for reading! xo, Amaris