Marley faux bun


I started playing around with Marley hair for my bun a few months ago and I really enjoyed the look. I actually wondered why I hadn’t done a Marley bun before. So one afternoon I gelled my hair up and tried a few styles that one can easily do. There are a variety of buns one can achieve from an elegant high bun to a playful double bun. I love buns for their simplicity and with the hot weather upon us it’s the perfect style for keeping your hair away from your ears and face depending on the length of your hair.  Enjoy the pictures below for inspiration.

What you need:

  • a leave in moisturiser of your choice, I used aloe vera juice
  • hair butter of your choice, I used my Sheacoco butter
  • spray bottle with water
  • gel
  • bristle brush
  • bobby pins, hair bands
  • Marley hair

I started on stretched hair from an old twist out. I simply combed my hair out, sprayed some aloe vera juice and sealed with my Sheacoco butter. I then lightly spritzed some water around the perimeter of my hair and added gel. I brushed my hair into a pony with a soft bristle brush. I tied a silk scarf around my head to lay everything down for about 15 to 20 minutes whilst I did my makeup. You can even go straight to bed to set it overnight as well. To attach the marley hair to my own bun I made a loop around it using the hair band and then proceeded to tie it around my own bun if that makes sense. After that I wrapped it around to make my  bun.

Hair brushed into a bun with gel

At night I remove the hair extension and wrap my hair with my doek and reattach it in the morning. This is perfect for me as it lasts me a whole week and saves me loads of time getting ready in the mornings.

The important thing to remember is to avoid tying the bun on the same spot as this could lead to continuous tension on the same spot if you pull your hair too tight which you shouldn’t. You should interchange between a high, low and middle bun. Always be gentle on the hairline, making sure not to pull on those delicate hairs.

You can play around with the hair and do a double bun as well.

Thanks for stopping by

Cheers for now

Author: naturallysini

I am a natural hair enthusiast based in Johannesburg, South Africa. I love trying out DIY recipes and finding what works best for my hair.

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