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The messy bun – a hairstyle that women all over the world swear by. Its popularity can be attributed to the fact that it can be done on dirty hair; or maybe it is that you don’t really need to have mad hair skills to do it. But even so, some women find it difficult to perfect the messy bun. If you happen to be one of them, then this article is for you!

Tried doing a messy bun, just as shown on a YouTube video, but yours didn’t turn out quite like it did on the video? These five things just might be all you need to achieve that perfect messy bun.

Dry Shampoo

The cool thing about a messy bun is that it works better on dirty, unwashed hair. Freshly washed hair just does not provide the same hold as unwashed hair. But on the flip side, we all know that unwashed hair equals a greasy scalp. And a greasy scalp in turn means oily, flat hair. To avoid this scenario, you will need dry shampoo. It will absorb the excess oils and give your hair much better hold.

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Bobby Pins

Okay, so this goes without saying – you will need a lot of bobby pins to secure your bun in place and make sure it stays put throughout the day. But here’s a quick hack to make sure your pins don’t slide off your hair: spray them with hair spray before you slide them on. The hair spray will give them better grip, ensuring that your bun stays intact.

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Teasing Comb

If creating that little poof at the front is a challenge for you, then a teasing comb is your solution. It works wonderfully on dirty hair and can create a lot of volume in just a minute or so.

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Texturizing Hair Spray

This is a must-have item for all you messy-bun lovers. A texturizing spray can dirty up your hair and give it volume. So if you feel your hair is not dirty enough for a messy bun, a few sprays of a texturizing spray is all that is needed to fix that situation. Not only that, it also helps you create a lot of volume. A teasing comb and a texturizing spray are a match made in heaven.

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Tooth Brush

Yes, a tooth brush. While a few loose strands framing your face can look sweet, frizzy fly-aways that defy gravity do not make for a pretty image. So tame those with the help of a tooth brush sprayed with hair spray. A tooth brush is much better at catching and taming those tiny fly-aways that your hair brush or fingers might miss.

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Hope this article helps you in your effort to perfect that messy bun!