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Here’s how to master Sofia Richie’s “Lazy Girl Sleek Bun”

To all our sleek bun loving girls, the newly-wed Sofia Richie Grainge just uploaded a Tik Tok video on how to achieve the staple sleek bun look. The iconic 90s Sleek Bun has made its way back as one of this season’s most popular hairstyles for many reasons. It reigns supreme as a hairstyle that’s timeless, sophisticated, low maintenance, and the perfect cover-up for that day four hair.

Sofia claims it’s her ultimate “lazy girl sleek bun” that she swears by when she wants something that looks put together but requires minimal effort. Yes, minimal effort can still look chic! If you want to achieve this slick sophisticated bun that exudes quiet luxury, then keep on reading.

STEP 1: Applying a hair masque

Opt for a hair masque instead of a hair gel. We absolutely love this technique! Apart from the many great benefits that a hair masque offers - such as nourish, restores and replenish- makes it a great replacement for a gel. It’ll keep the updo intact without leaving that sticky hard residue from a gel. Sofia Richie vouches that her hair has grown significantly since adopting this method into her routine.


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♬ original sound - Sofia Richie Grainge


Kristin Ess Hair Strand Strengthening Reconstructive Moisture Mask R265
Mielle Hair Masque Rose & Mint R182
Garnier Fructis Repair Hair Food R126

STEP 2: Sectioning the Hair

Next, start by middle parting your hair. Then section off two parts in the front. (So one on either side of your parting) and tying the rest of the hair into a sleek ponytail at the back. Make sure you apply a small amount of hair texture lotion to achieve the sleek effect.

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Take one of the front pieces and brush it to the back, then tie it into your ponytail and repeat this step with the other front piece.

Once everything is tied together at the back, twist your ponytail into a bun. The damp hair and hair mask makes it super easy to get slick hair without needing to coat your hair in gel.


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Creme Of Nature Argan Oil Moisturizing Hair Lotion R156

STEP 3: Finish off the look with an oil

Apply some hair oil to achieve that glossy look and then you’re done!


L'Oréal Elvive Extraordinary Oil R215
Moroccanoil Treatment R780

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