I bought the Japanese hair bun thing (http://bit.ly/fmXC4K).. but before it arrived I started doing my bun using the materials I already have. VERY easy, and takes 1-2 minutes once you're proficient at it. It's great for me on those occasions where I haven't washed my hair the night before and my hair starts getting oily....
you will need:
*claw (size depends on thickness of your hair...). I use the Goody 3 prong one that's one size up from mini (http://bit.ly/gNVYzh).
*bobby pins (I use 1)
1. Tie ponytail. The higher it is, the higher the bun. duh.
2. Flip hair over
3. Secure hair with claw.
4. Pull hair down on both sides to create bun, and use bobby pin at bottom to secure.
Finis ~ sideview
Finis ~ backviewTips:
*match the color of hair tie to your hair (duh)
*pull out strands for messy look. you can make this look as messy or as neat as you like.
*ctrl size of bun by folding over more/less hair
*curled hair looks nice too.
wearing the bun out.