How to create an easy messy bun for thin hair

Usually I shampoo my hair every 2 or 3 days. When I’m on a Summer holiday, constantly getting in & out of the pool, I probably should wash it every day.
I don’t.
I can’t be bothered, that’s far too much toil for holiday mode so on alternate days I wear it up instead. Perhaps that sounds difficult, even more effort? Why, up-styling chlorinated, sun fried, frizzed out hair isn’t as tricky as you might think! wink

Try adding that due to the menopause my hair is now coming out in handfuls every time I shampoo it! Well let’s just say scraping it back into a pony-tail doesn’t cut it going out for dinner any more – she sighs deeply
Fear not my fine haired friends! I’m going to share a couple of pro tricks that will sort you out. I figured the simplest way to demonstrate how to create an easy messy bun for thin hair is to make a video of me doing it.
The only thing I would suggest beforehand is to smooth the front with a barrel brush or straightening iron first. Whether you have a fringe or not you should pull some wispy pieces out around the face for a softer effect. These particular pieces look best straight & if you apply a tiny amount of your moisturizer to them as well they’ll appear glossy instead of flyaway. Additionally this will give you the desired professional finish in just a couple of seconds without the need to carry any extra products abroad.
If you’re interested, you can read here how I like to pack light.

How to do an easy messy bun for thin hair

How to do an easy messy bun for thin hair

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How to do an easy messy bun for thin hair

How to do an easy messy bun for thin hair

How to do an easy messy bun for thin hair

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To see this Dodo Bar Or dress & Chloe bag in full click on my Kimono wrap dress post. Apologies for the annoyingly dark background of my Vlog – Rookie mistake I’m afraid. Let’s not mention that I cut the top of my head off a bloody hair tutorial video! Bahahahaha!
I could’ve done it over but I figured you lot would be kind knowing it’s my first Vlog. It’ll be better next time I promise. Coming up next week – Details about our holiday in Zadina your kids will love!
See ya, Mx

  • Comments ( 27 )

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    Florentina

    Very nice and chic, I will reply your bun on myself cuz it’s very easy. Love the outfit too. Kisses!

    https://femeieastazi.blogspot.it/

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Ciao Florentina! Thank you for stopping by, I’d love to hear how your bun turned out xM

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    Jules

    They’re so beautiful! I love your blog, would you like to follow each other?:)

    http://julesonthemoon.blogspot.it/

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    sequinist

    I think your video is so charming; I felt like I was right there in your new navy bathroom watching you get ready! More please! I also can’t be bothered to mess with my hair too much on holiday… I need a break from my hair! xx

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      retrochicmama

      Aw thank you Lisa, I learned so much doing this one although it isn’t great I’m keen to crack on with the next. Thank you so much for your encouragement, it means a lot. xxx

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    Underworld

    I love your bun!. It’s very pretty and elegant!. You look so cute with it!. It suits you so well!.

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

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    Wendy Kate

    My hair is finer and definitely thinner than yours – I usually pin it up on top but going to try that side messy bun now this morning! Thanks for the inspiration and a great video – keep them coming! x

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Woo hoo! That’s exactly what I was hoping to hear Wendy. Please pop back & let me know how you got on with it, won’t you?
      Mx

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        Wendy Kate

        It worked! It looked good! Will be doing it again πŸ™‚ x

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          retrochicmama

          Yipee that’s fantastic!!!
          Thank you for coming back to me Wendy, you’ve made my day πŸ˜‰
          xxx

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    Abby@midlifecrisisnut

    I loved your messy bun, but moreover I loved seeing you in person (if you count a video as actually seeing somebody in person:) Michelle! You’re amazing and I so wish that I could meet in person (for real) some day! Looking forward to seeing more of those videos! Sending you lots of love. xx Abby

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Oh Abby you are so supportive & kind I can’t tell you how much that means to me! Or can I? Perhaps sooner than you think? πŸ˜‰
      xxx

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    Jacqui

    Yep going to try that asap! When I’m away I always feel I have to wash my hair everyday. But I’ll try this at home defo. Nice to link up, Jacqui
    http://www.mummabstylish.com

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    Lady of Style

    I love that video, Michelle!! Can’t wait to watch more – really interested in make up tutorials :-)))

    xx
    Annette | Lady of Style

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    Elaine Sinclair

    If your hair is coming out in handfuls i recommend getting your thyroid tested. My fingers used to be covered and tangled in hair when i washed it and lots more came out on the pillow. Turned out I needed thyroid supplements. my hair has grown back in and actually has a tiny bit of curl where before it was poker straight. Thank you for the styling tip too.

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      retrochicmama

      Thank you Elaine, after I read your comment I booked the Dr & have just returned from my appointment. Having blood tests at midday today! xxx

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    Sharron Goodyear

    Well done Michelle. Your video really made me smile – you’re a natural chick!! πŸ™‚ xxx
    Sharron http://www.keepingitfabulous.com

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Thank you so much Sharron, you don’t know how much it means to hear those words! xxx

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    nomoreshoulds

    Oooh love this! Definitely going to try it out. Complete with bits of porridge for extra hold πŸ™‚
    #brillblogposts

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      retrochicmama

      Fabulous idea, I’m sure the porridge will set nicely heeheehee
      Thanks for popping by & leaving a comment, hope to see you again xM

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    ljdove23

    Oh I love this! You talk so well to the camera, I cant believe it’s your first vlog!! My hair is super thin, it all seemed to fall out after my youngest three, your hair looks way thicker than mine in comparison!! Gorgeous bun though, I’m going to try it! #brilliantblogpost

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      retrochicmama

      That does happen when we have kids for sure. I lost all my eyelashes & let me tell you I was not impressed! Thankfully they grew back after a few years. I’m not sure my hair will recover from menopause, it’s getting thinner by the day. You’d be surprised how thin it actually is, being dark helps disguise it I think. Anyway let me know how you get on with the bun xxx

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    The UnNatural Mother

    This is fab . I like to alternate my hair down then a messy bun so i can get an extra day out of my hair.Lovely classic look #brilliantblogpost

    • avatar
      retrochicmama

      Ah yes I’m so with you there Bec. I mean who has time to shampoo every day? Thanks for popping by, hope to see you again xM

  • avatar
    Samantha

    So… Went out on the weekend, wearing my new Lanvin flats ( purchased after your review), with my hair in a ” messy bun” ( followed your vlog), rocking “perfect red lips” ( as per your tutorial). Looked great, felt great! Thanks Michelle!!

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      retrochicmama

      YAY This comment has made my bloody year!
      Thank you Samantha, now I’m dying to see how fabulous you looked πŸ˜‰
      xxx

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