The Foam Doughnut
A favourite among stylists, a foam doughnut is nothing but a fake bun, around which the hair is pinned. Start by brushing the hair backward. Next, tie your hair into a ponytail, either high or low depending on where you wish to place the bun. Snap the doughnut around the ponytail band. Take sections of the ponytail and begin smoothing hair over the doughnut to hide it. Tuck the ends underneath the foam and secure with bobby pins. Tweak and cover in case parts of the doughnut are visible. Spritz some hair spray onto the bun to prevent sections from coming loose. Decorate with flowers, stones or glitter!
Shampoos and Sprays
Also known as 'root-boosters', certain shampoos and hairsprays are designed specifically to add volume to hair, as they provide structure and support. We love the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Reverse System Shampoo and Conditioner that has a new revolutionary system with conditioner before shampoo—something that helps you achieve long lasting volume. Next, use a voluminous hairspray designed for fine hair. Making sure the hair is damp, apply all over your hair. Once dry, do up the 'boosted' hair into a bun hairstyle of your choice. Finish off by spritzing some water onto the completed bun to make it damp, and re-apply the hairspray to add volume to your hair!
Hair extensions are perfect for those with short hair, dramatically increasing the amount of hair available to work with. Begin by tying the hair into a half ponytail, leaving the end rolled up in the elastic to create a small, neat bun. Secure the area around it with bobby pins. Now, take the hair extension, roll it up and twist it into a doughnut-shaped bun, placing this onto your existing bun. Secure with more bobby pins. Spray a medium-hold hairspray onto the hair, and decorate your easy bun hairdo with hair accessories of your choice. Voila!
It's no secret that back-combing lends volume to your hair. Instead of a sharp comb, choose a large paddle brush to create soft volume and avoid damaging the hair. Start by back-brushing the top layers of the hair, and continue working in sections. Hold each section taut and away from the head, and brush downward towards the roots in brisk strokes. Spray each back-brushed section with hairspray to hold it in place. Now simply twist the hair into your chosen bun-style and re-apply the hairspray to complete the look. Easy-breezy!
Curling your hair will give it both height and body. Use hot curlers or a curling iron to make large curls. Now pin up the top-most part of the hair and divide the rest into sections. Starting from the bottom up, twirl thin sections of hair around 2 fingers to a make pin-curls. Use bobby pins to secure them. You may leave a bit of the ends as they will curl automatically. Once done with one section, move on to the next and repeat until all the hair is curled into a pin-curl bun. See to it that the curls aren't in a straight line. Tweak the crown and leave 2 flyaway strands on the sides of the face for an elegant look. Done!