4-Minute Mom Bun

  1. Samantha says:

    I am SO glad you posted this…..I struggle with the same thing……makes me feel better, somehow, that you always have such a positive happy outlook on things. Particularly things like this, that twang your self esteem lol

  2. Ally B says:

    I laughed way to hard at the baby seal comment, because same!
    Thanks for the tips! I’m so trying this. It’d be a nice do for work too!

  3. Genius!!! I have super thin hair as well, but love me a mama bun! Thank you for posting a hack that works for people with non-maybelline hair.??

  4. Diane says:

    Thank you Eva for sharing! What a resourceful Mama and friend you are to us. I also have chickadee fluff…super thin hair. Can’t wait to try this and will let you know how it goes! #lovethewayyouwrite

  5. Tracey Sistrunk says:

    Morning Eva, I can’t wait to try the mom bun. I have a question….. where did you get your necklace? I think you said at one point that it has Leni’s name on it? My daughter just had a baby and I wanted to get her a necklace with the baby’s name on it. Your family is in my prayers with the storm approaching. ?

  6. Allison says:

    Thanks for sharing Eva! I also have very thin hair and I’m #Teamtease as well.

  7. Sarah says:

    Thank you!! What Lululemon scrunchie do you wear??

  8. Lissa Andrews says:

    Holy moly, I use clip in extension all the time. I never thought of using them way for a bun. I always put them in upside down so the hair was fuller. This is genius. Thank you for sharing. P.S. dry shampoo is definitely a mama much needed tool. Haha

  9. Whitney Young says:

    Eva! So glad you posted this! I have thin baby hair too, but a lot of it, so the minute it’s not fresh and clean it really looks limp and sad. I live for the day 2 mom bun with dry shampoo! My newest hack (which I would’ve bet money was your trick with that plump bun) is a hair donut! I just got one at Ulta for like $4 and I’m OBSESSED! And when my hair is flat, I’ll French braid from my forehead back to the high ponytail, then use the donut to make a really pretty and slightly messy bun. It lasts aaallll day long playing with my 2 toddlers and in the Georgia heat. All hail the mom bun! Love your blog, keep it up mama!

  10. Amy Jo says:

    Love this! I use an old sock, with the toe part cut out (glamorous, I know) rolled up to make a similar bun style! Kind of hard to explain, but, my hair is super thin as well, so the sock makes it look like I have a whole head of hair wrapped up there 🙂

  11. Maria Peterson says:

    “Slick hair makes me look like a baby seal” So funny! I love big hair too!

  12. Courtney Rice says:

    I have lots of hair but my buns never turn out that good lol. I put mine in a bun then repeat another hair tie over the top so it’s not crazy wild lol.

  13. Samantha says:

    What brand of dry shampoo do you use?

  14. Megan says:

    Ah! Yes, the long awaited Mom Bun Post! Awesome.
    I do wonder if it’s heavy on a persons head… I’m going to try this tonight to see!

  15. Lindsay W says:

    Thanks for spilling your secret! Are you wearing extensions when you braid your hair for hunting? I have fine hair too and it’s always a complete mess when I’m up early to sit in the blind. Would love to sport a braid but when I try it looks like a rat tail. ?

  16. Kellie says:

    Where did you get your shoes?! ?

  17. Renee says:

    HALLELUJAH!! Thank you for this post!! Love me a good Mom bun!

  18. Tiffany Loman says:

    When you use the Lulu hair scrunchy, is the process the same with the extensions and but the scrunchy on top or is that used with your normal hair? It still looks like a thick full bun but those scrunchies are big too.

    • Eva Shockey says:

      It’s usually just my natural hair. The scrunchie makes it looks like there’s a lot more hair than there really is. Sometimes I have extensions in it, but usually not.

  19. Carollyne says:

    Hilarious that this is your most requested blog! Priorities right?! But I’m actually pumped that you posted it! I have super skinny hair too! Im always struggling to make buns and braids look nice! I think these questions have been asked but I’m wondering too… how do you make your braids look awesome and what kind of dry shampoo do you use?
    Thanks! Your an inspiration, love following your stories!

  20. Lyndsey Grant says:

    What makeup box do you us?? and where are your shoes from!!!

  21. Sabrina says:

    Do the barefoot clip ins feel heavy in your hair at all or are they barely noticeable? I too, have super fine hair and am struggling to find an extension I like.

  22. Meghan says:

    How would you do this without extensions? Since you don’t have the hair to wrap around the bun?

    • Eva Shockey says:

      You’d have to have enough natural hair to make it work. If you have long, thick hair, you should be able to just tease your hair like I did, tie it in a ponytail and then wrap it loosely and bobbypin it. Then pull it out a bit so it’s loose/messy. I don’t have long/thick hair so I’ve never tried it but I’m sure this would work!

  23. Stefani says:

    Hi Eva! Thanks for the post 🙂 Cant wait to try. Have you thought about adding callogen to your coffee or morning smoothies? I recently started adding it to my coffee and have noticed my hair is thickening again as it was starting to thin some. Also, Kaitlyn Bristow posted a callogen she uses as she had hair loss from stress after Bachelorette and it’s helped her. I use Dr Axe but there are so many types on the market. Good luck!

  24. Jada Aycock says:

    I’m not a mom, but I throughly enjoyed this blog post Eva!! I also have super thin, fine baby hair so trust me I know the struggle. Maybe once I get some extensions (for my wedding) I will give this a try! ❤️

  25. Kelly E Nuveman says:

    Have you ever tried Aquage Uplifting Foam? It’s the best. I’ve had some of my clients use it that have thin hair and it makes it look fuller and you get tons of volume out of it! Let me know if you’d like a tutorial! 🙂

    With Love,
    Kelly Nuveman

  26. T Melissa says:

    I always wondered how you perfected the mom bun! I love it! I also read your other post about Leni and finding out you have PCOS. My daughter, Emerson was born shortly after Leni and we too conceived her through the help of fertility doctors near where we live because I have PCOS. Turns out, our thin hair is a common side effect of the dreaded PCOS! When I started to notice my hair thinning, my doctor told me it was androgenic alopecia, aside from being on birth control pills, there wasn’t much I could do. One thing I did find that helps a bit is using Nioxin shampoo and conditioner -it helps in stripping the DHT from the hair follicles. I used it before I was pregnant with Emerson and started using it again after I was done breastfeeding. Thought I’d share 🙂

  27. Brian says:

    My grandpa always asks when he sees a woman with a bun. “Is there a bees ? nest under that? Or just a Wild Honey? Lol. Now I always think of that when ever I see a bun. I’d probably get slapped if I actually said that to a woman. Lol but not my 90 year old Grampa.

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