The banana bun trend is exactly what you need for greasy hair days

Forget the terms ‘french twist’ and ‘loose chignon’, there’s a new way to pull off a messy low bun and quite frankly, it’s the best one yet. Introducing the ‘banana bun.’

The trend for a bun has been around for decades and as many of us know, it’s the perfect hairstyle for day number three (four, five…) between hair washes – hey, sometimes we just don’t have the time.

But what’s this banana bun business all about? Well, the creative new name is what is essentially a messy low bun slanted to the side – and for many, the ‘banana’ aspect refers to the angled and slightly curved shape of the knot, which of course differs from a traditional round hair bun.

Others believe that the banana reference is related to the fact that in order to create the look, you have to twist the hair into itself (like you would for a chignon or French twist) before you secure it in a low messy bun at the nape of the neck, making it resemble a banana… vaguely.

Either way, the chic hairstyle is meant to look and feel effortless. But as you know, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s easy to create. In fact, like most ‘effortless’ messy buns, it can be a pain to master. Luckily, there are plenty of YouTube step-by-step tutorials to help us get the look.

You might have to watch it a few times before you nail it… but practice makes perfect.