Tuesday, November 27, 2012

sponge bun

I recently tried out the "sponge bun", aka Bun Maker, by Conair. A friend of mine recently used one, and it looked great! I did some research and YouTube watching to figure out the best approach on how to use it. I have a lot of hair and it's currently medium length, so I wasn't sure how I was going to wrap it around and secure it to the sponge bun. I went with an approach similar to the directions on the back of the box;

  • Secure hair in a ponytail
  • Pull ponytail through the center of the sponge bun so it's resting around the elastic
  • Take sections of hair and wrap it over that section of the sponge bun, secure with a bobby pin
  • Wrap the rest of that section around the sponge bun, continuing to secure with pins

Because I have so much hair and it's rather heavy, this wasn't the best approach. The look I achieved was favorable, though; a chic messy bun with lots of volume. However, I had to continue to play with the bobby pins all day and chose to remove it completely around 3 pm. At that point I twisted my hair into a bun and secured it with an elastic - I'm lucky enough that I can achieve a full bun with just my hair!

Next time I might try the rolling technique. This involves securing a ponytail and using the sponge bun from the tip of the tail and rolling your hair around as you roll the sponge bun towards your head.


  1. I do this all the time, perfect for busy mommies when even a ponytail doesn't look good. I do the rolling way and it still looks messy/fun. I actually use a sock with the end cut off and rolled up. Looks great!

  2. I really struggle with the sponge bun too. I think if you have thick hair it's hard!
    I've just started a blog check it out if you have time