What’s one thing that makes black girls magical? Versatility. We can change-up our look at the drop of a dime. With that being said, drops dime, I am in love with this super fun and simple double bun hairstyle! Not only is it a protective style, it works best with “worn” hair. So after that twist out has seen better days or that bantu knot out is on its death-bed, your hair is in perfect condition for double buns. Now, I know it may not seem like you need guidance on this style. However, you’ll soon find out that I have some tips for getting it done the right way. Let’s get to it!

What I used:

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  • Start with “worn” older hair
  • Part hair in half using wide tooth comb or rat tail comb
  • Apply hydration to hair (Cantu Moisturizing Curl Activator Creme)
  • Work moisturizer into hair using brush
  • Position first ponytail and secure with ponytail holder
  • Tip: Use ears and eyes as guiding points for leveling ponytails
  • Position second ponytail and secure with ponytail holder
  • Twist in and wrap up ponytail into a bun
  • Tip: Fluff hair after securing each bun to achieve desired fullness
  • Repeat on opposite side
  • Use 2-3 bobby pins to secure each bun
  • Clean up edges with pomade/gel and brush (Cantu Stay Gel Edge Control)
  • Option: Using a small tooth comb, pull a small amount of hair out in front of each ear
  • Option: Use pomade/gel and finger curl leave out (Eco Styler Gel)

Interested in seeing these instructions live in action? View the full video here:

There you have it! As you know, my goal is to simplify beauty and this style is on point for doing so. Can you see yourself rocking this style? Did you find this post helpful? Chime in below! I would love to hear from you. I have another simple and quick protective style for you to check out! How To: Faux Bun and Bangs . It’s super cute and fun! I want to also invite you to sign up for my newsletter so you will always be in the know with all things MA. If newsletters aren’t your thing simply download my App!

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Maria Antionette is a professional hairstylist, DIY creator and fashion lover with a belief that beauty can be fun, easy and simple.
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