Double buns are a trend inherited from the 90s that consist of two hair curlers attached to the top of the head. While they're not exactly the same as the iconic Princess Leia buns in Star Wars, you can use the techniques described in this article to get a good-looking hairstyle. Once you've learned how to make a basic double bun, try making some of its variations, such as braided or loose-hair buns.
Method 1 of 3: Making the Basic Double Coke
Step 1. Brush your hair and part it in half
Comb the strands until they are untangled and use a fine-handled comb to draw a line through the center of the head, from forehead to nape.
Step 2. Make two pigtails
You can do them on top of your head or close to the back of your neck. Straighten them with your hands to tidy them up and secure them with elastic bands that match your hair color.
Leave a few loose strands near your forehead for a more relaxed look
Step 3. Shred the pigtails if you want more volume
Lift them up and comb them starting at the ends and ending near the elastic. This is a good technique to use on fine hair as it makes it look thicker and increases the double bun.
You can also use a hair extension at the base of the pigtails. This will help give it a little more volume
Step 4. Twist one of the pigtails into a rope
The more you twist, the smaller and tidier your bun will be.
Step 5. Wrap the pigtails in a bun and secure it with a rubber band away from your face
Thread the end of the hair into the bun and use another elastic to secure it.
Step 6. Do the same with the second bun
Twist the pigtails and then roll it into a bun. Hide the ends and secure with a rubber band.
Step 7. Arrange the buns as desired
Use your creativity to make them messier or more voluminous, pulling the ends to loosen the strands a little. To get even more volume, you can gently pull a few strands to loosen them. Focus on the top and sides of the head.
If you've left loose strands sticking out of the bun, straighten them out with a flat iron. Give them a different look by bending the board towards your face, not down
Step 8. Spray fixative spray on the buns
If they are loose, secure them with staples. When you're satisfied with the look, use a little hairspray and let your hair dry.
Method 2 of 3: Double bun with half of the hair down
Step 1. Brush your hair and divide it in half
Untangle the strands and use a fine-tipped comb to split it, starting at the forehead and ending at the nape of the neck. Place the left strand of hair over your left shoulder and the right strand over your right shoulder.
Step 2. Pin one of the locks of hair into a loose bun just to keep the hair out of the way
Take the right half and secure it with a rubber band, making a loose bun or even a ponytail. The goal is to keep this part of your hair in place while you work on the other half.
Step 3. Make a ponytail on the left side of your head, creating a horizontal lock above eyebrow level
Start at the hairline and end at the central back of the head. Pull the hair above this lock into a high ponytail and secure it with a rubber band.
Instead of putting the ponytail behind your head, do it at the top
Step 4. If desired, unravel the ponytail
You're wearing less hair than in the double bun, so it's a good idea to shred your hair. Lift the strands of ponytail and comb them towards the elastic with a brush.
Step 5. Twist the ponytail into a bun and secure it with a rubber band
First, twist the ponytail away from your face to create a rope; then wrap this rope around the base of the ponytail to make a bun. Hide the ends of hair under the bun and wrap a rubber band around the base.
The more you twist your hair, the smaller and thinner your bun will be
Step 6. Undo the temporary bun on the other side and repeat the process
Create another ponytail, shred it and wrap it in a bun. Use another elastic to secure it.
Step 7. shred the rest of the hair if you wish.
You don't have to, but this is a great way to complement your vintage '90s look. If you've opted for a more tidy bun, straighten the rest of your hair.
- For even more volume, pull the strings around the buns to loosen them. Focus on the sides and top of your head.
- It's okay if the split area behind your head disappears in this step. You don't need her anymore.
Step 8. Add the finishing touches and spray the buns with fixative spray
If they are loose, secure them with staples.
Method 3 of 3: Making the double bun with braids
Step 1. Brush your hair, untangle it completely, and divide it in half
Use a fine-tipped comb to begin the division through the middle of the forehead and go to the nape of the neck.
Step 2. Pull the hair into two braids and secure them with rubber bands
At this point you can use your creativity. Do two pigtails on top of head or base of neck. You can even place them on the sides of your head, just above your ears, to copy Princess Leia's look!
If you want something more complex, do pigtails in the middle of the back of your head
Step 3. Braid the pigtails and secure them with transparent rubber bands
Divide the first strand into three other strands of the same, then cross the left and right strands over the one in the middle. Then wrap a transparent hair band around the braid to secure it. Repeat this step with the other pigtails.
For a more original look, braid two strands. This braid looks best on natural hair
Step 4. If desired, pull a few strands of hair from the braids to add volume
This isn't mandatory, but it's a great way to add volume to your hair, especially if it's very fine. Start at the bottom of the braid, pulling the strands gently, and repeat with the other strand.
- Skip this step if you braided two strands.
- Do not pull too much, otherwise the braid will be undone.
Step 5. Wrap the braids in buns and secure them with rubber bands
Take the braid on the left and wrap it around the elastic to create a bun. Hide the end of it under the bun and secure it again with another elastic. Repeat this step with the other braid.
Do not twist the braids into a rope shape as you would a standard bun
Step 6. Touch up hair as needed and use hairspray
If the buns become loose, secure them by the side edges with staples.
If you have braided buns, straighten the rest of your hair for a more elegant look
- You can make the buns neat or messy.
- Make some colored streaks with pastel chalk.
- If your hair is short, make a sock bun or use a donut.