I’m a huge fan of these sponge rings. From beehives to Bride of Frankenstein, pompadours to Princess Leia buns, they are so useful!
I have a small one that I have cut in half to use for front rolls, which look super with rockabilly, pachuca or 40’s styles. I’ve added a bun at the back this time as my friend was asking how to use one.
So here is a quick photo tutorial. I hope it makes sense, please post questions if not!
For the bun…
Put your hair into a ponytail. It can be at the side, high up or at the base
Place the bun ring over it so your ponytail comes out of the centre. Fan the hair out to cover the sponge all the way around. I just use my fingers to figure out which bits aren’t covered.
Next put another hair band over the top, so you have a bun with straggly ends all the way around.
Tidy these ends with hair pins around the base of the bun.
This takes a bit of practise, but is really effective. I have by bangs cut shorter, but I can still roll these up with the rest of my hair. This is where the cut sponge ring comes in.
Take the front section of hair (I usually do a triangle from the top of my head to the sides, but you can also do a side one of these which looks awesome) and start rolling it around the sponge. Try to spread the hair out as you go to cover the length of the sponge.
Once you have reached the top, curve it into a half oval and pin the hell out of it. I usually have to tidy up the 2 ends and sometimes find it impossibly on a bad hair day. This can be remidied with a scarf, flowers or victory rolls!