Olaplex bun: What is this magical hairstyle and how can you do it at home?

Get a sleek hairstyle with the iconic bonding treatment

The magic of a olaplex bun

by Georgia Scott |

TikTok has given us many hair trends to fall in love with. Hair stampers, heatless curls and the secrets on how to achieve the perfect blow dry - we owe it a lot. For those of you who love a super sleek bun and love a multitasking hairstyle that takes minimal time and effort, the 'Olaplex bun' is one for you. We often see this chic, slick hairstyle on models such as Bella Hadid, Rosie Huntingdon-Whitely and Hailey Bieber. If a look is good enough for them, it's definitely good enough for us.

The Olaplex bun has taken over our FYP on TikTok as it combines an easy, chic hairstyle with the iconic bonding treatment. This trend is an amazing way to deeply nourish and condition the hair, whilst creating a sleek bun that stands the test of time.

What is an Olaplex bun?

The Olaplex bun is a chic, low bun hairstyle with the power of the famous bonding treatment. We all know and love the magic of Olaplex and how it can repair and transform the condition of the hair.

According to the brand, there are two ways to create an Olaplex bun. The first, "a sleek bun made with No.3 while waiting for the treatment to process", and the second, "a sleek bun made with No.6 and No.7 for all-day wear."

What products do you need to create the perfect bun?

The products you choose will depend on whether you want to wear your Olaplex bun damp or dry.

If you want to use the Olaplex No.3 treatment, apply on to damp hair and smooth it into the low bun using a paddle brush. Leave on the hair for a minimum of 10 minutes and wash out as normal. This type of Olaplex bun will allow you to use the original, at-home treatment and continue with your day.

When creating an Olaplex bun on dry hair, apply a mixture of the Olaplex No.6 Bond Smoother and Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil to achieve a super sleek bun. This style can be worn for as long as you want, the products can be used to style whilst continuing to treat and hydrate the hair.

Ready to shop everything you need to create an Olaplex bun? Let's get to it.

Babyliss Rose Gold Paddle Brush

Babyliss Rose Gold Paddle Brush

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Babyliss

A sleek hairstyle essential. A paddle brush will be your best friend when creating a low bun. Smooth your hair into a sleek, low bun with a paddle brush to get the best results.

Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector

Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector

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Olaplex

Apply the No.3 Hair Perfector on damp hair and leave in a sleek bun to give your hair an intense Olaplex treatment. Leave this product on the hair for a minimum of 10 minutes and rinse with shampoo.

Olaplex No.6 Bond Smoother

Olaplex No.6 Bond Smoother

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Olaplex

The ultimate styling cream. Apply this product on clean, damp hair before drying or onto dry hair to tame any frizz.

Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil

Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil

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Olaplex

This hair oil will be your new best friend. Tame and control any frizz or dryness and keep your hair looking sleek whilst giving your hair some love with the added bonding treatment.

FAQs

Does my hair have to be wet to be able to do an Olaplex bun?

When using the Olaplex No.3, it is advised to apply it to damp hair and leave for a minimum of 10 minutes for the best results. When creating a bun designed to be worn during the day, apply the Olaplex styling products to dry hair.

How long can you wear an Olaplex bun?

It depends on whether you're using the No.3, No.6 or No.7. Applying Olaplex on dry hair as a styling treatment can be worn for as long as you'd like.

Does your hair need to be clean?

Not necessarily, but a sleek bun generally works better when the hair isn't freshly washed to avoid any flyways.

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