How to Make an Indian Hair Style

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How to Make an Indian Hair Style
Traditional Indian Style Bun (

An Indian hairstyle is elegant, and traditionally involes braids or a bun. Styles have been modified with western influences, but for the most part Indian hairstyles are passed down from generation to generation. A typical Indian hairstyle is placing hair in a delicate bun that is loosely decorated with flowers and beads that can be elaborated, depending on the occasion.

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Things you need

  • Brush
  • Comb
  • Elastic band
  • Hair clips
  • Hair styling cream such as a leave-in-conditioner
  • Gel
  • Hairspray
  • Hair decorations such as beads, jewelery, hair clips and flowers

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  1. 1

    Comb or brush hair, making sure to get out any tangles and knots. Apply a styling cream with your hands and lightly saturate the hair. This will remove any fly-a-ways and cow licks from the hair.

  2. 2

    Part the hair down the middle and place it in two sections from ear to ear. Grab the first section and pull the hair and loosely secure it in a ponytail. Pull out a few loose strands and place them around them face as seen in traditional Indian hair.

  3. 3

    Pull the ponytail and twist the hair until you arrive at the ends. Wrap the twisted section in a circular motion until there is no more hair to wrap. Secure the wrapped with hair clips, making sure to slide them underneath the hair in the twisted section.

  4. 4

    Grab the other parted section and repeat the above steps until it is wrapped.

  5. 5

    Grab the second twisted section and wrap it around the first section in a circular motion. Once twisted secure the bun with hair clips, making sure it is kept as close to the head as possible for a round and smooth appearance.

  6. 6

    Shake your head to make sure that the bun is secure. Additional hair clips, hairspray, and gel can secure hair.

  7. 7

    Add decorative accessories throughout the bun. You can also pull a few additional strands out of the bun to frame the face.

Tips and warnings

  • Hair that is placed into a bun will remain there for several hours, without getting messy or tangled. If there is any wayward strands, calm them with gel and hairspray for a secure look.
  • Constructing a bun works best with long hair that has a thick texture. These hair types allow for more flexibility and ease of styling.
  • Indian style buns are generally worn high, but they can be modified and worn low for a more casual look.

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