Hello Ladies,

I’m a firm believer in keeping my natural hair journey simple especially when it comes to styling. The comment I get frequently from many aspiring naturals is that natural hair is so “difficult to maintain” and that it is hard to find suitable hair styles. I also receive comments about the need for preparing hair from the night before – “It’s all so much hard work!” they exclaim. Well my answers to these refutable claims are simple. No, you don’t have to spend hours styling your hair, no it’s not too much hard work to style and no you don’t have to find a thousand different ways to style your natural hair if you are not so inclined.

If you frequent my Facebook or my Instagram account you will know that I love me some hairstyles and the bigger the better, but if you’re not into all that fancy, that’s O.k! In fact you don’t need to know a thousand ways to style your hair to stay on or begin your natural hair journey. If you can only manage to style your hair into a bun for work, school and play, again that’s O.k.  I will show you how I style my hair into a simple high bun – which literally takes 5 minutes and then accessories the same bun for all occasions and I mean all occasions.

Where I purchase my accessories
So where do I buy all my accessories you might ask? Well….. you can buy hair accessories just about anywhere, for example your local black hair shop, but I like to buy my hair accessories from the high street. You can find an array of hair accessories for any occasion from shops such as H&M, Forever21, Claire’s accessories and even Primark to name but a few. Look at the different hair accessories you can pick up on your local high street (below) – well for me Bullring Shopping Centre in Birmingham City Centre since everywhere else is usually closed by the time I finish work.

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Check out my recent purchases from Claire’s accessories (below), they were a lot more expensive than I had hoped but I did manage to find exactly what I was looking for:

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How I create my high bun: 

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Sept 1: Start with freshly washed air dried stretched hair. Brush hair into a extra high ponytail and secure with a banana clip.

The banana clip I use

The banana clip I use

Step 2: Once you have secured your banana clip. Section your hair into four sections and loosely twist the ends of each section.

Step 3: Join the ends of each section together and braid the four ends together so that you have your bun with a little braid at the top.

Step 4: Tuck the braided section under into the bun and secure it with a bobby pin or two.

So there you are, four quick and easy steps to create your high bun. The finished style should be firmly secured with the aid of more than enough bobby pins.

How I accessories my high bun for different occasions

IMG_5244.JPG The work or college look (keeping it simple):

IMG_5247.JPGThe headscarf look:

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