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What’s with the Man Bun? — How to Get this Trending Male Hairstyle

by Staff | July 12, 2016

Style Chic & Trendy Men’s Fashion & Grooming

As far as men’s hairstyles are concerned, the latest trend is the man bun. The man bun nation is spreading, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

The man bun is not the same as a women’s bun. Don’t mix the two up! The term discusses the placement of the hair. It is a matter of taking longer hair, wrapping it or tying it together, and placing it on the top of the head. It requires at least 6 inches of hair.

The rise of this particular hair trend is somewhat unexpected. Some people say that it was popularized by soccer players, and others talk about it as an antiquated style coming back from times of the Samurai or any period in history when men had long hair, but it may also be attributed from the obsession with celebrities who have popularized this style.

Regardless of its origin, the man bun is a trendy hairstyle that any guy can pull off. If you want your own man bun, take the proceeding steps.

Growing a Man Bun

STEP 1: Hot Oil Massage

If you haven’t grown out your hair in a long time, you need to first get a hot oil massage. This is a solution that massages oil into the scalp. The heat and oil help stimulate follicle strength and growth.

You can utilize many oils, including coconut or argon. These oils have high potency antioxidants, and infuse the scalp with nutritional compounds that help the body stimulate growth. Topical applications help produce longer hair.

The initial massage should take up to 10 minutes, and 30 minutes of rest for the oil to penetrate the scalp’s dermis. Rinse and repeat once a week.

STEP 2: Deep Condition

After you invigorate the scalp with hot oil, you’ll want to maintain a regimen of conditioning.

Deep conditioner is the answer here. Use a deep conditioner that can stay in your hair for about 20 to 30 minutes. This will help hydrate and provide nutrition to the hair follicles. Your goal is to strengthen and invigorate the hair to grow, and this will help.

Deep condition your hair at least 3 times a week, in conjunction with hot oil, once a week.

STEP 3: Hair Trim

As your hair grows, you will need to trim the ends. You can go to a barber and get minor cuts, or you can do it yourself.

The goal here is to cut your hair ever so slightly so that it promotes growth naturally. Interval cuts, every few weeks, mixed with conditioning, hot oil, and regular maintenance will help overall.

STEP 4: The Bun

Once you have 9 inches of hair growth, you can have a full man bun. That’s where you use all the hair on your head, wrapped and tied up at the top.

If you have as little as 6 inches, you can have a small man bun, but to get the full bun, you need to grow your hair out no less than 9 inches.

When it comes to growing a man bun, patience is the key. Do not give up, even when you go through the so-called “ugly phase,” because that’s where the trim in STEP 3 comes in.

Good luck! And may the man bun be strong with you.

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