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HAIR TALK: Top knot

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As promised, some more hair talk! This week I’ll show you how I like to make a top knot. Since my hair is really heavy, regular buns never remain in shape – many hours were spent crying in frustration in the bathroom – but with this method, it does! Just to be clear, this is not something I invented. The beauty about it is, you can easily make it as perfect, as messy, as small, as big, as high or as low as you want. And another plus, it doesn’t make my head hurt as much. With so many hair roots pulled in the wrong direction, a little pain is inevitable right? But just think about the relief felt when letting your hair down, aah.

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Start with putting your hair in a high ponytail. I leave my bangs out, it’s just what you prefer. Than take your ponytail and lay it over your other hand, let it rest there.

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Go around the back of your head and grab your ponytail. Then pull it around the back, your other hand remains in the same place.

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The left picture above is taken from the back to make things clearer. Next transfer your ponytail from one hand to the other and pull it through the loop of hair around your hand.

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Pull it tight and you should have successfully made a knot in your hair. I have quite a big piece of hair left afterwards so I just wrap it around the bun and secure it with an elastic. You can also use bobby pins if you prefer, I never figured out how to effectively use bobby pins to keep my hair in check, so some tips are always welcome in the comments below.

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And you’re done! It’s that simple. Great for a bad hair day. If you want to make the bun bigger just pull on it from every side. If you want it more messy I recommend backcombing your hair in the first step – making your ponytail – it will also give it more volume. I don’t mind the loose ends, but if you do, bobby pins will save you there. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

Enjoy!