Curly hairstyle tutorial – the Twist-Tuck Bun

Curly hairstyle tutorial – the Twist-Tuck Bun

Hair Romance - curly hair tutorial - the twist-tuck bun

Today’s tutorial is for the curly girls. You can still try this style in straight hair, but the texture of curly hair really works for this low bun.

I’m calling it the Twist-Tuck Bun hairstyle, because that’s how you do it! First a twist over ponytail, then tuck it under for the bun.

Hair Romance - curly hairstyle - the twist-tuck bun

This bun hairstyle is perfect for second day curly hair, or on windy days when you want to put your hair up.

To do this style, you’ll need a hair bungee and some bobby pins. Hair bungees are straight elastics with hooks at each end. I used them in my curly ponytail tutorial and they make it so much easier to put back long or curly hair. You don’t have to drag your hair through an elastic and there are no tangles when removing them.

If you don’t have a hair bungee, you can just use a regular hair elastic or hair tie.

Curly hairstyle tutorial – the Twist-Tuck Bun

Hair Romance - curly hairstyle tutorial - the twist-tuck bun

Step-by-Step

  1. Separate a section on each side of your head. These
  2. Gather the rest of your hair into a low ponytail. Secure with a hair bungee or hair elastic.
  3. Twist the left side section back over your ponytail. Pin in place with bobby pins.
  4. Repeat, twisting the right side section back over your ponytail. Pin in place with bobby pins.
  5. Pin the side twists in place. If necessary, you can pin the side twists to keep them in place.
  6. Tuck and roll your ponytail under into a bun. Create a loop with your fingers and pin the bun in place underneath.
  7. Pin any loose pieces of hair into the bun. You don’t need to be too precise. You can use a little pommade to define the curls around your face or hairspray to secure the style.

Hair Romance - curly hairstyle - twist-tuck bun

Hair Romance - curly hairstyle tutorial - twist-tuck bun

Styling tips

This style works so well in curly hair because your hair has so much texture. Don’t worry about making it look too perfect. Embrace the flyaways as they cover up a multitude of sins in a messy updo.

  • Remember not to pull your pontytail too tight so that the style is a little softer around your face.
  • If you don’t have a fringe or bangs, you can do a side or centre part for this look.

Let me know if you try this style!

What’s your favourite updo for curly hair?

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