When it comes to hairstyles that are practical, chic, and easy to style, the bun lands high on the list. This style keeps your strands out of your face and helps to accentuate your features. And while traditional messy buns and top knots make for a solid pick, sometimes it’s worth stepping outside-of-the-box with a new ‘do. This is where the infinity bun comes into play.
The infinity knot bun is a style that flaunts a twisted, figure-eight shape (just like an infinity sign) to keep your strands stylishly tucked away. This hairstyle flatters medium and long lengths perfectly. If you’re ready to bring this updo to life, we’re here to help. Ahead, we’re sharing a step-by-step infinity bun tutorial.
#1: DETANGLE YOUR HAIR
Before you start twisting your strands, you’ll need to start with a little prep work. Kick things off by brushing through your mane to ensure that your strands are free of knots and tangles. Once complete, spritz a texturizing spray, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST It High Lift Creation Spray, throughout dry hair. This will give your mane texture and extra grip, which will work in your favor as you’re creating the infinity bun.
Editor’s note: While some bun hairstyles are styled solely on dry strands, the infinity bun can be styled on both dry and wet hair. This comes in handy on days when you’re running behind schedule and can’t fit a blow-drying session into your routine.
#2: CREATE A PONYTAIL
Once your strands are tangle-free, it’s time to form a ponytail. Gather your hair at the nape of your neck. Comb or brush through to smooth out any bumps. Fasten your hair into a low pony with a hair tie.
#3: TWIST THE LENGTH OF YOUR PONY
Twist the length of your ponytail counter-clockwise in an upward motion about halfway down its length. Make sure to twist your strands tightly to prevent short pieces of hair from falling out.
#4: CREATE THE INFINITY KNOT BUN
Now, you’re ready to create the infinity knot bun. Start by circling the twisted section of your hair around the bottom of the base of your ponytail in a counterclockwise motion. Once you reach the top, use a few bobby pins to secure your locks. You should see a curved shape that starts from the left and extends to the right side.
Next, continue twisting your locks two to three more times. Pin the end of the twisted section to your mane to create a diagonal line that extends from right to left. Now you should start to see the vertical figure-eight shape form.
Then, twist your hair upward and circle it downward to create a curve. Add a few pins to keep your hair in place. Your loose locks should now fall downward. Carefully tuck your remaining strands underneath the diagonal section of your hair. Secure your hair with two to three bobby pins.
#5: SECURE YOUR STRANDS
Since your hair is not entirely wrapped around the base of your ponytail like a traditional bun, it’s essential to take extra steps to secure your strands. Gently go around your infinity bun and pin loose sections with extra bobby pins to keep the figure-eight shape in place.
#6: SPRITZ ON HAIRSPRAY
Now that your infinity bun is styled to perfection, you’ll want to make sure it stays intact throughout the day. This is where hair spray can work some magic. Spritz your entire mane with the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold. This offering provides your mane with a shiny finish and a hold that lasts all day. Voila!
Next up: You’re officially an infinity knot bun expert, and now it’s a good time to explore other updos. Click through to our articles, How To Do a Ballerina Bun and Braid Meets Brun: How To Get a Brun Hairstyle, to score more looks for your hairstyle repertoire.
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