The Man Bun: 15 Reasons to Love It (Part 1)

The wild ways of the infamous man bun have been sweeping the world of style since 2013, and we have finally come to give you all of the reasons to finally fall in love with this hairdo! Let’s be honest here, we could all use some help coming to terms with this unique style. To discover everything that you didn’t know about this trending hairstyle, all you have to do is explore our list of what you’re missing out on! Don’t forget to come back for our part two article, revealing the top eight reasons to love the man bun!

Number Fifteen: The What?

The man bun, also known as the bro bun, is a hairstyle that has grown in popularity over the last few years for long-haired men. If you haven’t yet experienced this style in person, we can only assume that it’s time to get out from under the rock you have been using to hide from the world. Less common names for this style include the hipster bun, mun, or dude bun.

Number Fourteen: The Semi-Bun

For men who like having short, easy to manage hair, the semi-bun has also emerged. For this style, the hair at the vertex of the head is grown out, while the sides are trimmed short. The minimum length for a man bun is about eight inches, which will form a top knot. With longer lengths of hair, starting with 10 inches, the true man bun takes form.

Number Thirteen: What to Watch Out For

When attempting this hairstyle, it is of the highest importance to grow out your hair to the minimum lengths mentioned above. Why is this important? Anything shorter than eight inches of hair will put you at risk of exposing bare spots on your head, otherwise deemed to be traction alopecia.

Number Twelve: Styling the Man Bun

The man bun has become wildly popular for its ease of styling. To create this hairdo, all you really need is an elastic hair band or scrunchie. Simply collect the hair to be tied, wrap the band around the base until it is tight, and pull the hair through until it is held neatly in place. If you have loose strands that like to poke out of the band, they can easily be tamed by wrapping them around the circumference of the bun, and tucked in place.

Number Eleven: Styling Products

If you really want to get into the style of this look, a wide range of hair styling products are available to make this style more complex. However, the only must-have product is an elastic band. When considering other products, there are a variety of options to improve the visual aspects of this do, from gels to keep the hair in place to mousses that increase your hair’s natural shine.

Number Ten: The Rising Trend

The trend of this style emerged in 2013 and skyrocketed from hipster culture. For the growing popularity among youth culture, we can thank American and British celebrities such as Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Joaquin Phoenix, and Jared Leto.

Number Nine: Historical Applications

Although the man bun has only recently emerged into the trending fashion world of the modern day, the concept is nothing new. In fact, buns for men have been observed in the history of the Roman Empire as well as in Viking culture. When these soldiers had long and bothersome locks, they would simply tie them up to keep them out of the way. Don’t forget to come back for our part two article, revealing the top eight reasons to love the man bun!