Sleek Bun

A sleek bun can be perfect for day or night, work or play – it’s so versatile. Follow our super quick and easy guide on how to achieve the look on black natural hair in a matter of minutes!

What Will I Need to Get the Look?

  • Strengthening root spray
  • Wide-toothed comb
  • Hair brush
  • Edge control
  • 3 or more hair bands (depends of the thickness of your hair)
  • Hair gel
  • Bristle Brush
  • Silk Scarf - optional

For extra tips on how to care for black natural hair, make sure you read our guide.

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Steps to Getting a Sleek Bun On Black Natural Hair

How to Get a Sleek Bun On Black Natural Hair

Step 1: Moisturise Your Hair

Condition your hair using root strengthening spray. Make sure you add product as closely as possible to the roots by working in sections and massaging it in. Depending on the condition of your hair, you may want to spray the ends as well to make sure your hair is evenly moisturised.

How to Get a Sleek Bun On Black Natural Hair

Step 2: Comb Through Your Hair

Use a wide-toothed comb to brush your hair. Start at the ends and work your way through the lengths towards the roots.

How to Get a Sleek Bun On Black Natural Hair

Step 3: Section off Your Hair

Section your hair using your wide-toothed comb. Instead of a usual parting, go for a circle that divides the hair at the crown of your head. Don’t be tempted to skip this step – it will help you achieve a truly sleek look as we will be applying product in-between your tresses.

How to Get a Sleek Bun On Black Natural Hair

Step 4: Pull the Hair at the Crown into a Bun

Tie the middle hair into a high bun. Add edge control to the roots of your middle hair to ensure a smooth and flat look.

How to Get a Sleek Bun On Black Natural Hair

Step 5: Comb Through and Brush Up

Comb through the remainder of your hair to ensure every lock is tangle-free. Grab your brush and start brushing up and over to start positioning your hair into your sleek bun.

How to Get a Sleek Bun On Black Natural Hair

Step 6: Add Edge Control

Apply edge control around the edges and the insides of your hair to really smoothe and flatten your tresses at the roots.

How to Get a Sleek Bun On Black Natural Hair

Step 7: Brush the Product In

Brush in the product and run your hand over your hair to ensure the hair stays flat.

How to Get a Sleek Bun On Black Natural Hair

Step 8: Bring Everything Together

Now that your hair is in position, bring everything together including your previous bun. Tie the hair firmly with a band, looping the ends at the back. Depending on the thickness of your hair, you may want to use two or three elastics.

How to Get a Sleek Bun On Black Natural Hair

Step 9: Apply Hair Gel

To make sure your hair is extra smooth, apply hair gel upwards towards the bun. Don’t forget your locks at the back! Optional: If you want to bring down your baby hairs, just use a bristle brush.

How to Get a Sleek Bun On Black Natural Hair

Step 10: Lock in the Moisture with a Silk Scarf

If you have some extra time, put a silk scarf on for roughly 20 minutes to really lock in the moisture and make sure your sleek bun is in position. This step will make your awesome new hair style last longer.

How to Get a Sleek Bun On Black Natural Hair

Looking Good!

Enjoy your new sleek hair style!