PHOTO COURTESY OF SHEKINAH SHAZAAM
Every season there are clear winners on hairstyles that you can add to your style inspiration. One style that is making the cut this fall is the ninja bun. The ninja bun is a highly versatile, sexy, flirty, fun look to rock either as your first or backup style for whenever. First or backup? That just means you can achieve this on wash day or a week-old twist out. This look is super sexy and super easy because it is a take on the high bun with a little extra flair. It is a combination of the high bun at the top front of your head with the back loose. This simple style looks great as an everyday style or for going out with friends. We recommend doing this style on old twist outs, braid outs, and wash and go's because the messier the better with this look.

I have two videos below with different curl patterns, so naturals of all coils and curls can see just how creative and simple this look is. First off is Samirah Gilli. She started on three-day-old chunky twist out that looks straighter around the roots but still has definition in the middle and ends of her hair. More time is spent on the front bun as she concentrates on edge control and smoothness.

The second tutorial features Shekinah Shazaam and although she does not mention what she started on, it looks like an old wash and go. Shekinah has thicker and denser hair with tight pencil-sized coils. More time is spent on the back to create fullness with emphasis on curl definition and volume. FYI, having defined curls is never a requirement.

The Perfect Ninja Bun

Tools and Products

Directions

*Samirah starts on chunky twist out.

  1. Release your chunky twists and fluff to your desired fullness. Remember that the more you fluff, the less definition.
  2. Add oil or water to hair for shine and to revitalize.
  3. Split hair into two sections with the rat tail comb. You want the front to be 1/3 of your hair and the back section to be 2/3.
  4. Secure back section into loose ponytail.
  5. Add Edge BodyWorks Edge Control to slick down edges.
  6. Brush edges back and place into a front ponytail.
  7. Create a bun by pinning bobby pins around the ponytail base.
  8. Release the back ponytail and fluff.

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How I Ninja Bun

Tools and Products

Directions

  1. Section the hair from ear to ear giving equal amounts to both the front and back sections.
  2. Place each section in scrunchies.
  3. Spray or apply moisture to back section to revitalize hair.
  4. Fluff and stretch hair to give fullness.
  5. Accentuate front with waterfall curls on the sides near temple.
  6. Pull to stretch front section and fluff curls.
  7. Apply a holding product for smoothness.
  8. Create a loose puff  with a hair tie and apply moisturizer to revitalize curls.
  9. Mold another bun with another hair tie and tuck edges under to give bun fullness and volume.

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