Wearing your long hair up in a bun is a classic and beautiful way to put your hair up. It can be tricky, however, if you don't have the right hair accessories. You may already know that one of the best hair accessories for long hair is the Lilla Rose Flexi Hair Clip.
It is super strong and durable and holds an AMAZING amount of hair! It works in both super long hair as well as thick heavy hair.
What you may not know, however, is that there are at least three different ways to put up your bun with a Flexi, depending on the look you want and the size you have on hand.
In this post, I'll share with you the classic way to wear a Flexi in your bun, as well as two beautiful bun variations where you can use a smaller size Flexi clip to get the same secure and comfortable result.
1. Flexi Clip Across the Entire Bun
The traditional way of using a Flexi Clip in a bun is to simply put it across the entire bun. You insert the pin on one side of the bun, slide the pin along the scalp, then secure in the loop on the other side.
Pros: Easy to do and very secure and comfortable
Cons: You need to use a larger size clip which may add a little more weight to your hair
To learn how to do a classic bun with a Flexi, see my video tutorial HERE.
Note: all of the above Flexi clips were size Mega
2. Flexi Clip in the Center of the Bun
There are two ways to use a Lilla Rose hair clip in the center of your bun. They are the Nautilus Bun and the Lazy Wrap Bun. They are very similar, but both very easy and comfortable!
To learn how to do a Nautilus Bun, see my daughter's tutorial at How to Do a Nautilus Bun (Step-by-Step)!
Lazy Wrap Bun
To learn how to do a Lazy Wrap Bun, see How to Do a Lazy Wrap Bun.
3. Flexi Clip in the Top Part of the Bun
This long hair bun hack is another great alternative if you want to use a smaller size Flexi clip. Simply insert the clip in the top part of your bun, rather than across the entire width. Super-easy!
Your bun can be on top of your head, in the mid-back of your head, or low on the nape of your neck.
The Low Bun is a bun variation that has the Flexi in the top part of the bun that gives a very elegant look. See my post How to do a Low Bun (Step-by-Step) to learn how to do this classic bun.
What Size Flexi Clip do I Need?
See Find Your Flexi Size to know which size Flexi hair clip you need. Keep in mind that all of the above photos were taken in very long thick hair. You may not need a size that big!
Real Life Sizing Tips for Long Hair Buns
My daughter has a hair bun that measures a little over 7" from one side to the other. Her "ponytail size" (see video) is medium.
She needs a size Mega to go across her entire bun. If she does one of the other bun variations, she only needs a large or extra large.
My friend's daughter with gorgeous long hair has a bun that measures 5" across. Her "ponytail size" is small.
She can use a size XL to go over the entire bun but only needs a large or medium to go across the top.
Other Great Long Hair Bun Hair Accessory Options
The Flexi clip is a classic for all sorts of hairstyles. But there are three other hair accessories by Lilla Rose that are also amazing for long hair buns. They are Swerves, U-Pins, and Hair Sticks.
These are also better options for high Top Knot buns.
Check out my posts on how to use these other hair accessories for long hair!
How to Use a Swerve for Elegant yet Easy Updos!
How to use U-Pins for Perfect Styling Every Time!
How to use Hair Sticks [10 Easy Hair Stick Hairstyles You’ll Love!]
Where to Buy Lilla Rose Hair Accessories for Long Hair
To buy Lilla Rose Flexi hair clips, Swerves, U-pins, Hair Sticks and other hair accessories for long hair, click HERE!
Thanks for reading my post on long hair bun hacks! Comment below with your favorite way to wear your bun!
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