- 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.