I’ve been experimenting with my hair quite a bit lately. For years, I’ve been keen on learning and sharing heatless hairstyles but only recently have I forced myself to sit down and really try out new styles. To be totally honest, growing up I really put my hair through the ringer. I dyed it nearly every “natural” colour you could – from dark black to platinum blonde – and well, let’s just say that takes a toll on one’s hair. After my hair was horribly damaged a few years ago at a Salon, I decided to slow my roll on dying my hair – and start really taking care of it. And that’s when my fascination with heatless damage-free hairstyles began.
While I often turned to my rope braids, and damage-free curling methods, I didn’t really try many other styles or looks because I thought they would be way too difficult for me to actually execute well. What forced me to begin experimenting with my hair and hairstyles was during our France trip I was unable to use any heat tools for about 3 weeks. So, I decided to take a braid that I am very familiar with, the rope braid, and play around with it a bit! And that my friends, is how I came up with the Romantic Double Rope Braid Bun that I am showing you all today!
Easy and Romantic Rope Braid Bun Tutorial
Watch this Easy and Romantic Rope Braid Bun Tutorial on Youtube!
- Add a texturizing spray or dry shampoo to your hair before braiding. This will make your hair a bit “dirtier” feeling and make the hair a bit more stiff so it holds in place better. Really clean hair is very smooth and straight and will slip out of the braid easier.
- To secure it in place, grab extra bobby pins and really pin the braid into the bun. I didn’t do this, but if you want this hairstyle to last all day – you’ll want to use LOTS of bobby pins!
- Finish by using hair spray. This will really set and hold the hair style in place.