For years, the sleek bun has been the hairstyle of choice for fashion-forward individuals. Known for its timeless appeal and ability to accentuate facial features, this elegant updo is the perfect go-to when you want a chic look without the fuss of an elaborate hairstyle. It’s a style that Sofia Richie Grainge has often flaunted in her photos. And now, sharing her love for this sleek look, she’s revealing the surprising products she uses to achieve it.
The Secrets Behind Sofia’s Sleek Bun
Typically, achieving a sleek bun involves a heavy application of hairspray and gel, making it a preferred choice on days when your hair has accumulated a bit of natural oil. However, Sofia has taken a different approach, opting for nourishing treatments over traditional styling products.
In a TikTok video shared with her over 3 million followers, she confesses that this is her go-to “lazy girl” hairstyle. Sofia’s sleek bun starts with wet hair and a strong center part down the front portion of her head. But, what truly sets her routine apart are the products she uses.
The Magic Ingredients
First, she applies the Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Rare Prickly Pear Oil from root to tip. Then, she expertly separates her hair, using her ear as a guide, while keeping that center part. To create the sleek bun, Sofia uses the Oribe Matte Waves Texture Lotion. This lotion goes onto the back half of her hair, which she gathers into a ponytail using a Mason Pearson brush. The process is then repeated for the front half of her hair, with each side pulled into the existing ponytail individually. Sofia finds brushing this part tightly against her head particularly satisfying. Finally, she forms a bun with her hair and secures it with a hair tie.
Healthy Hair With a Chic Bun
While Sofia attributes this hairstyle and her choice of nourishing products to the revitalization of her hair, some viewers have expressed concerns about the potential for breakage, especially when styling wet hair. To address this concern, the award-winning hairdresser Anthony Nader, Anthony Nader highlights the benefits of hair masking but cautions against overusing styling products.
When it comes to tighter hairstyles like Sofia’s sleek bun, the choice of hair elastics matters — thicker elastics are preferable to avoid putting excessive pressure on the hair strands. Styling wet hair is also possible but requires careful handling, especially for highly bleached or highlighted hair.