Last week, I posted on Facebook and Instagram this super quick 30 second braided “bun” that I literally created while I was sitting at the computer reading, and you all wanted to know how to do it.

I almost feel silly for telling you because it’s just so easy.

I’ve shared before that I continually get in the pony tail rut. It keeps creeping up on me and maybe I’m too sticky, from our A/C being out, or feeling too old to even care in the summer about my hair, but my newly turned ten year old daughter sure does.

I’ve come to believe that last week’s double digit birthday transported her into her mom’s hair and fashion authority because three days this week she has reminded me that I wear my hair in a pony tail every day, as well as assuring me that my twelve year old soccer shorts are not ok. 😉

So, for her sake, I’m trying…again.

Remember my 30 Days, 30 ways series? I need to kick that back into gear.

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This is a great place to start.

Since I already had my hair in a low pony tail, all I did was do a traditional three stand braid,  and then wrapped it around the pony tail holder. Yes, I told you it was easy.

I didn’t even put a pony tail holder at the bottom because once I wound it around, my hair is thin enough that I just used bobby pins to secure the ends and sides. If you have thicker hair, use a clear, small elastic holder at the end.

You can determine the look of the braided bun by how tightly you braid it, wind it and pin it. The braid on the left, I pinned it so that the braid lay more vertically, just to test it out.

When doing it to yourself, make sure you use a mirror to view any stray hairs like the ones I had on the left. Then tuck them in and pin them.

Since I am accustomed to bobby pins, this hair do literally took 30 seconds. If you are new to using bobby pins, just play around with it a few times till you get the hang of it and soon, you too will have a 30 second, “get out of your pony tail rut” braided bun.

Easy peasey!

What I love about this look is that I wore it with shorts and a tank top, but I can just as easily wear it with a Little Black Dress for a night on the town.