Hair How to style your short natural hair into a slick high bun (photos)

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play Natural Hair Vlogger Jane Nashe (Jane Nashe)

Ladies, you can agree with me when I write that one of the most annoying natural hair phases is that stage when the hair is not too short and neither long enough to tie it into a bun.

It's just there, in an awkward length and all you can do is either leave it as a short fro or do twist outs. We should be grateful for Content Creators such as Hair Vloggers who give us tips on how to have a seamless natural hair journey. Now, thanks to such aforementioned tips, we can tie our short natural hair into a high bun. This look is perfect for those days when you need to switch up the look say for a wedding.

ALSO READ: 10 steps to help your hair grow faster

It's pretty easy if you have the necessary products for your hair type which include:

  • Leave in conditioner
  • Styling gel
  • Hair brush and comb
  • 2 elastic hair bands
  • Hair pins
  • Spritz
  • Marley hair extension or any other such hair extension


1. Start by combing your hair upwards; at this point, if your hair is really hard, you can apply your leave in conditioner to help soften it.

play Natural hair vlogger (Jane Nashe)


2. Take your hair gel, one that works for your hair type, e.g Eco Styling Gel which is good for 4C type hair.

play Eco Styling Gel for 4C hair type (Jane Nashe)


3. Apply it generously all over the hair.

play How to tie short natural hair into a high bun (Jane Nashe)


4. Brush your hair upwards again and tie it tight using a hair band.

play Hair YouTuber Jane Nashe (Jane Nashe)


5. Tie a headscarf and dry the gel out to help it sit in well using heat from a blowdryer.

If you have none at home, you can let it dry manually for about an hour or so.

play How to style short natural hair (Jane Nashe)


6. Once it's dry, take out your Marley hair or the faux hair extension you'll be using.

Partition the extension according to how big you want your bun to be. Tie an elastic hair band in the middle of the braid.

play How to attach a faux hair extension (Jane Nashe)


7. Using the elastic hair band, attach the extension to your own hair bun and partition the braid extension into two portions and then twist the portions into opposite direction and secure with pins.

play Styling short natural hair into a high bun (Jane Nashe)


9. Lay out the edges and spray some spritz to keep the hair in place and provide resistance from humidity.

play Hair spritz (Jane Nashe)

10. Add some make up and earrings and voila! You're good to go!

play Natural hair styling tutorial (Jane Nashe)

You can watch the full tutorial here.

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