Today I'm going to demonstrate how I achieve this relaxed low messy bun using a hair doughnut, backcombing brush and grips. It's really easy to achieve and it's one of my favourite ways to wear my hair at the moment. It's perfect for a fancy occasion with a little black dress but it looks equally suitable for day time too.
Start with second day hair. When the hair is freshly washed it can be difficult to manage and the grips won't hold as firmly. Comb through any tangles. Tie your hair into a low-medium height pony tail. Loop the hair doughnut on to the pony tail pushing it up to the base.
Using your backcombing brush, add a little volume into the pony tail. This will create that messy effortless look. Flip your head forward to surround the doughnut with your hair, covering it completely. Sweep loose ends around the base of the doughnut. Pin in place using as many hair grips as you need. Pull a few pieces loose - you want the bun to be unkept. Use hair spray to set.
Pull some pieces out at the front to surround your face. My 'fringe' tends to fall forward anyway. You could curl these pieces of just leave them with natural shape. One last spritz of hair spray and you're done!
If you liked this hair tutorial and found it useful please let me know. I'd love to do more of these in the future even though I tend to wear my hair in one or two simple styles. I bought my hair doughnut and backcombing brush from Primark and the hairspray I used is by Tresemme.