Bun of the Month : The half-up half-down top knot bun

Hello ladies

Ive been slacking a bit with keeping up with the bun of the month series. Its not that I havent been doing them. I just havent been posting them as scheduled.   I will keep trying to do better.

Last months bun is what is called either minnie mouse buns or space buns. It can be really cute. If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen this already, but for those who don’t, I though I should post it here as well.


The October bun of the month is the very popular half uphalf down top knot bun. This style has been around for quite a while now but I’d never tried it on myself. Although this style is very easy to create, I don’t think I did it well. For some reason I just couldn’t seem to get the bun part straight. It looks a little bent to one side. Is it just me or do you see it too?



I think I’ll have a second attempt at this sometime soon.  Have you tried a new hair style lately?

My next post will be an educative and practical post on how to manage your hair on wash days when you are deep into your stretch.   See you soon.



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  1. Onyinye
    November 17, 2016 / 5:58 pm

    Hi Lade, Love this but how does one maintain her hair in the night for someone whose hair is just shoulder length i.e not so long? what do I do?

  2. Chinelo
    February 2, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    Hi! A friend of mine just introduced your blog to me. I love what you are doing. However, I’d like to know more about natural hair maintenance and growth.

    I am a natural and transitioned two years back. The thing is the rate of hair shrinkage I experience is huge. People tend to ask me if my grows at all until they touch or stretch my hair.

    Today, am not so worried about hair shrinkage than I am about healthy hair. I want to know if am doing the right things-here, I must say am not a freak at experimenting with my hair. I just want to try the things that can work and make do with it.

    I also get confused about my hair type, and all these hair care terms.

    Please let me know where I can start to knowing my actual hair type, monitoring what works for my hair, and growing a really healthy hair.

    Thank you.

    I just learnt the difference between partially sealant oil and sealant oils and their benefits just by reading your blog today, so thanks.

    • Lade
      February 8, 2017 / 3:42 pm

      Hello Chinelo

      Thank you!!!!
      I am glad you like Hairducation.
      Majority of the hair care principles for black hair care are relevant to both natural and relaxed hair. Many natural and relaxed ladies follow the same regimen but off course there are some differences such as relaxed ladies needing to use protein deep conditioners more often than natural ladies.
      please read all the contents of the section on Hairducation called how to care for black hair. It will tell you all the essential aspects of hair care and applies to you as a natural haired woman.
      I am sure it will point you in the right direction in terms of the basics of hair care.

      I hope it goes well!!!
      happy hair journey

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