My Favs on Thursdays: Bun Formers

My Favs on Thursday is a weekly link up with my best bloggy buddies Katy and Nicole and share our favorite thing of the week.

Good morning Thursday! Definitely wishing it was a Friday right now. I’m so ready for the weekend it’s not even funny. Before we can get to Friday, I’m sharing my favorite for the week. If you’ve been following me for the past month at all, you probably saw this one coming.

Bun formers! These have been my favorite for the past month. Stop me if this gets to sounding like an infomerical. A bun is a lot nicer looking than a pony tail in my opinion and these have become easier to use than socks. Having a bun also doesn’t hurt my neck as much as a pony tail does when my hair is longer. It’s a win-win situation.

Tips for Using Wire Bun Formers
I actually have two, but I’ve ended up using the black one so much more, even though the brown one has qualities I like, it’s not big enough to do all my hair. The brown one came in my Birchbox with instructions to make my hair look like this, but that type of bun just isn’t my style. The black one I found in a clearance bin at Target and it’s the one I’ve been using and love! 
You can see the progression of bun formation from left to right starting with early June to this past weekend. (What you can also observe is that I got better at spacing myself from the camera. LOL.) There are two things I would like to change about the black one. It needs pointier ends like the brown one with a lot less foamy stuff. My plans were to have a video on how I use it, but I was a little too ambitious this week so instead you get a list of tips that help me make these formers work for my hair:
  • When I put my hair in a pony tail first, I place it almost above my crown. My hair isn’t thick, but it’s heavy and there’s a lot of it, so it falls a little.
  • The straighter my hair the better. My hair is naturally frizzy and wavy. If I take the flat iron to it with a quick all over first, the bun is much smoother.
  • After I fold my hair into a bun, I turn it upside down. That means I fold the ends in, fold it into a circle, then make a 180° turn with the bun so it’s less likely to fall down or back open. This is the part I wanted to video.
  • Hairspray! It’s definitely a no brainer, but it helps A LOT.
Have you tried bun formers yet? Check one out here. What method do you prefer? 
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  1. I have the brown Sarah Potempa one from Birchbox, too (but I actually had to buy!) and I find that I have to pin my hair where the closure is because I can't get it to form a smooth circle. I'd love to see how you do it if you get a chance to make a video!

  2. I've never used one of these, just a sock I've cut the toes off of and rolled around my hair. Super classy. I hardly ever wear my hair up but when I do…this always seems ideal.

  3. I'll keep working on the video. It looks like you have a ton of hair like me!

  4. I might actually have time to write a post and link up to my link up today LOL, but on a more serious note, I'll take the brown one if it's looking for a new home!

  5. I need to try this! I've used socks before, but this seems a lot easier.


  6. BWAHAHAHA!!! Way to make my morning! Alternate post title in draft: Bun of Steel

  7. I was on a sock bun kick for a while. I got the biggest one you could imagine, and pairing that with my already thick hair, I would end up with one massive bun. But my hair is not used to being up anymore, so having it in such a high, tight ponytail lead to my getting headaches.

  8. You have such gorgeous hair! There's no need for you to put it up. It's like one of your accessories. When my hair gets too long I get headaches too. Also if I wear it up too many days in a row… like today. lol.