If you're just starting to grow out your locks, first check these hair-growing tips to be sure you have the best canvas for your eventual man-bun.
1. Keep your hair clean.
Vicente: “If you are going to grow your hair you must maintain it. No grease, guys—styling greasy hair looks like a hot mess.”
2. But—make it look messy.
Vicente: “Messy containment is key. It helps create the overall look.”
Allan: “Try a medium-hold styler to keep stray hairs in place just enough.”
3. A proper hair tie is your new best friend.
Vicente: “Use a thick hair tie with no metal. Metal will pull and tear your hair—no good.”
Allan: “The man-bun is most helpful when eating. Especially soup.”
4. But—don’t tie it too tight.
Allan: “You'll end up with a headache without realizing why.”
5. Don’t overthink the bun’s placement.
Vicente: “Try a few different placements on your head and see what works best for you. I like to move mine up and down my head depending on my mood/look that day.”