Dec 13, 2013

Friday Features: Hot Buns Accessory

Hot Buns (it's not what you think!) is one of those "As Seen on TV" products.  They do have them at walmart and other stores now.

HERE they are on Amazon.  Their reviews average 3 out of 5 stars and you can read them there.
There are dark brown and blonde colors available.  There are 2 sizes.  I used the large size on her head today.  Hot Buns are great for quickly creating a full, doughnut shaped bun.  It is very easy and doesn't require bobby pins.  You can also use a sock (like our sock bun curling post here), but I do like the velcro-type feelers on these.  They hang on to the hairs and make it easy to get it smooth and even.  I'm happy to report that they don't rip the hair when you take out the bun.
1. Make a ponytail.
2.  Wrap the end of the ponytail around the accessory.
3.  Roll it up.  You can start low and roll upward, or pull the ponytail up first and then roll downward.
4.  Circle it around and snap it closed.
5.  Pull the hair around evenly if needed.
6.  Add a bow!
There is an extra step that I don't bother with - it has an elastic that you wrap around the whole bun when you are done wrapping up the hair.  It doesn't seem to affect anything and I think it is unnecessary.

This is the final product, with no hair spray or bobby pins.  Not too bad for a quick style for school or dance!  This bow is an item that may show up on if there is interest.  (It can be used as a bow tie for the little boys or wrapped around the bun for the girls!)
Have you tried it?  Let us know how it goes!


Anonymous said...

My 6 yr old has very fine blond hair. The hot buns are too bulky for her. At a dance store, I bought her (from a dance mom recommendation) a bun maker that is like a two piece "slap bracelett." Awesome! I know a lot of girls use Hot Buns and they work really great. For my daughter's thinner hair, the slap bracelett worked better (if anyone needs suggestions.)

BowSweet said...

Thanks! That's another great idea. We'll have to try that next. Do you know the name of it?