while we were in utah this past week at my mom and dad’s house, i took some step by step pictures of one of my all time favorite hair styles i’ve loved wearing over the years that i get many questions about. my twisted double buns!
it felt like perfect timing too, since i am so excited to be partnering over the next month with JĀSÖN who offers a variety of personal care products that are free from harsh chemicals, making them safer our families and the environment. josh has actually been using one of their shampoos for a couple years now, and when they first reached out about partnering together, his reaction was so animated with excitement. he is such a fan! haha. and that’s saying something since this man researches every product and ingredient list quite intently before bringing anything into our home with our children. over the past few months, i’ve actually switched over to several of their products and it’s been nice to see how effective they can be while also being safe and gentle.
taking care of my hair and keeping it as healthy as possible is important to me. i can feel the difference, and see it too. whether i’m wearing it down or doing something fun like braids or twisting it into double buns!
my double twisted bun tutorial is really really simple. it only takes a few minutes and is a fun different style to dress up or down. i wore my hair in these double buns a few weeks ago when i met julie andrews because they’re fun, playful, and i feel confident when i’m wearing them. i often wear my hair like this to the gym while working out and then even for a date night out with josh! it also holds up really well if you sleep in them and wear it again the following day. ;)
double twisted bun tutorial:
1. start with two very high and even pigtails on top of your head
2. tease the hair in each pigtail to make it a bit thicker and fuller
3. twist the pigtail up and then wrap it into a bun on top of your head
4. secure it with just about 3-4 bobby pins per bun
important tip: don’t make the pigtails too tight and perfect (i like making the hair i’m pulling into each pony tail a little messy and loose) and don’t make the buns super tight or perfect looking either….in the photo below, you can see that i keep the first twist i pin down very loose to help it pop up a bit more before securing the end of the twist down with a bobby pin. it just gives it a little more volume and height, which i prefer.
and there you have it! also, funny side story, but a stranger on the subway once told me i looked like a little puppy when i had my hair done like this. i’m pretty sure they were trying to poke fun of me but nobody has time for that so i replied all, “what?! why, thank you!” right back at them, and i keep on wearing my little double buns with pride. :)
my favorite product of JĀSÖN’s i’ve been using is their normalizing tea tree shampoo. it really helps with the dry and flakey skin of winter and as you can see on the label below, it has none of that icky stuff in it. also very impressed with JĀSÖN’s support of the CARE program, which helps empower women and young girls by building self esteem through educational programs. i had to take a photo of the bottle to show you, because i loved the artwork by estela who is 9 years old and a part of the program!
also, a side note, but the alba botanica hawaiian coconut milk shampoo (which is a sister product to JĀSÖN), is truly the most divine smelling shampoo of all time. JĀSÖN’s sister brands Alba Botanica and Avalon Organics are also supporters of CARE’s Empower Her Through Education program.
i know there is a lot of talk about natural products vs. not natural products and what ingredients are ok or not ok. i feel like i still have a lot to educate myself on when it comes to brands and products i love in this area, but it’s definitely comforting to know i don’t have to worry about any of that with JĀSÖN, because they have been upfront and transparent about what ingredients are in every product they’ve created for over 50 years now, never testing on animals, eliminating harsh chemicals, and always producing a high quality safe product at an affordable price point, too.
let me know if you have any other questions about the twisted bun tutorial, but i hope this was helpful! and a special thank you to JĀSÖN for sponsoring this blog post and making such great products that are safe alternatives for all of us and our families.
ALSO! if you’re in the city on wednesday, march 1st, come take a complimentary yoga class with me and JĀSÖN at 873 Broadway, Suite 301, at 6pm. i’m so excited to go and i hope you’ll come join us! just RSVP HERE to reserve your spot! details are in the link provided and make sure to RSVP to reserve your spot since space is limited.