Look CUTE & Repair Your Hair With TikTok's Newest Hair Trend



ALERT, THIS IS NOT A DRILL – you no longer need to save your hair masks for #SelfCareSundays. Thanks to TikTok, you can now multitask (and mask) your way to phenomenal hair days WHILE hitting the gym, grocery shopping, lunch dates – you name it. Introducing: #HairMaskBun, AKA the ‘it girl’ hairstyle that heals your strands while you get sh*t done. Talk about self-care…

@ravenalexandriaa Go to style these days is a @olaplex bun 💖 #olaplexbun #hairtok #blackgirltiktok #atlcontentcreator #atl #fyp #olaplexno6 #olaplexno7 #curlyhair ♬ Lo-fi hip hop – NAO-K

The hack: Remember the Y2K snatched bun? Yup, the one trademarked as THE off-duty model look and loved by the likes of Bella and Zendaya. Turns out, the hairstyle levels up when you use a reparative leave-in mask to create that “slicked” effect instead of a hair wax stick or gel. See where we’re going with this?

The hype: 1.2 billion people have seen the TikTok memo… for now… (and you’re now one of them!)

@alexisd215 Best of both worlds!! 💗💗 @jusbyoreya #hairtok #hairtutorial #sleekbun #hairstyletutorial ♬ about damn time x promiscuous – Adam Wright

How to Get The #HairMaskBun Lewk 

Step 1: Dampen your hair with a mist, then comb through any knots before sectioning it into a center parting. Apply a generous amount of your fave leave-in hair mask from root to tip.

Step 2: Once the product is applied, comb your hair back into a ponytail using a dense brush and secure it with a hair tie. This will ensure all the hair is going in the same direction.

Step 3: Wrap your hair into a bun formation and secure it with an elastic or tight bungee tie. Depending on your hair length, texture, or look you’re going for, you can also braid your hair before twisting it into a bun.

Step 4: To finish, apply a small amount of your mask to a toothbrush and comb down any baby hairs or frizz for a sleek finish. Alternatively, feel free to use a gel to lay your edges for an extra strong hold (find our faves here).

@concepthannah i saw another girl do this the other day so please tag her if u know her @ !! #sleekbuntutorial #cleanaesthetic #hairtutorial #hairtok #routineaesthetic #healthyhair #hairtips #slickedbackhair #buntutorial ♬ Sunshine – Steve Lacy

Finally, onto the good stuff!

Shop Our Fave Hair Masks For The #HairMaskBun 

1. Olaplex No. 8 Bond Intense Moisture Hair Mask, $30

1-Olaplex-Bond-Intense-Moisture-Hair-MaskSource: Olaplex

Apply this vegan mask onto your locks for a major surge of moisture. Its Bond-Building Technology™ repairs, restores, and rehydrates parched locks with a delicious blend of oils that sink into your strands for a root-to-tip revival. Your hair will look and feel twice as shiny, healthy, and smooth by the time you let your hair down – how’s that for an easy transformation?

2. Ceremonia Mascarilla de Babassu Hydrating Hair Mask, $29


Source: Ceremonia

Snatch your hair with Ceremonia’s vegan mask as you Netflix and chill with your boo. It’s powered by six natural oils, including babassu and chia seed oil, to amp up hydration and replenish your locks without weighing them down. Credit cupuaçu butter for that silky-smooth feeling and be ready to ooze woody notes of tonka beans, vetiver, and brown sugar when your boo naturally inches closer and closer.

3. BREAD BEAUTY SUPPLY Hair Mask Creamy Deep Conditioner, $28

3-BREAD-BEAUTY-SUPPLY-Hair-Mask-Creamy-Deep-ConditionerSource: BREAD BEAUTY SUPPLY

Besides the innovative packaging, she’s an HB-approved fave thanks to her star ingredients. Kakadu plum kickstarts collagen production to restore your curl’s natural shine while starflower oil softens any post-summer breakage – that includes dullness and brittleness! Together, they strengthen and hydrate for bouncy, glossy curls – yes, please!

4. Not Your Mother’s Matcha Green Tea & Wild Apple Blossom Nutrient Rich Butter Masque, $9

4-Not-Your-Mothers-Matcha-Green-Tea-&-Wild-Apple-BlossomSource: Not Your Mother’s

Before hitting the grocery store, slap on this hair-loving cutie. By the time you restock the fridge, the antioxidant-rich mask will bring dry and damaged strands back to life. Enriched with sweet-smelling wild apple blossom and anti-inflammatory matcha green tea, it also soothes and replenishes your scalp, which is the cornerstone to healthy, shiny tresses BTW. It’s a win-win!

For more recommendations, check out these 10 restorative hair masks – don’t say we don’t spoil you!

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