All hail the hottest hair trend of the moment: the top knot and messy bun! What makes this hair style great is that in these summer days, it’s a great alternative to keeping cooler by getting hair off of your neck. But it’s also a chic look when rocked with boots, blazers and crisp fall weather. Plus this style looks good on an array of hair textures from curls to locs. For the curly girls, the key to a full looking bun is stretching the hair. After shampooing your hair add a leave in conditioner. My favorite at the moment is Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave-In Conditioning Cream. You won’t need to use any other products to detangle, style or smooth. Blow dry hair on a low-heat setting. Now gather hair with your fingers to the top of your head and secure with a Goody Ouchless elastic, creating a high ponytail. You can wrap hair around your ponytail tightly to achieve a top knot or looser for a messy bun. Secure loose pieces with bobby pins. If you need to lay down your edges, try a light product like Cream of Nature Argan Oil Perfect Edges.
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