Mask While You Task: The TikTok Treatment Bun Trend

By: Kenra Professional

April 2023

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The quest for healthy, shiny hair is one that we all know too well. From using professional shampoos and conditioners to getting regular haircuts, there are so many ways to take care of your hair. There's a new trend in hair care that's taking the world by storm—treatment buns. If you’ve been on TikTok or other social platforms recently, you’ve probably seen talk of these.

What are Treatment Buns?

Well, they’re a bun hairstyle you can wear when you're using a hair mask in order to repair, hydrate, and moisturize your hair. What’s great about treatment masking is that you can don one while you clean your home, take a spin class, go for a walk, or catch up with a friend—the list is endless. It's a simple, yet effective way to infuse your hair with much-needed moisture, all while going about your daily routine. In this blog post, we'll talk about this innovative hair care trend and how you can incorporate it into your beauty routine.

Treatment buns involve applying a hair mask to your hair and then twisting it into a bun. The idea is that you want to keep the hair mask on for several hours, or even a whole day, to allow the mask to fully penetrate your hair. This is especially useful for those with dry or damaged hair, as the extended exposure to the hair mask can help repair and restore your hair.

Your Hair Mask Options


The hair mask used for treatment buns can vary depending on your hair type and needs. Some popular options include:

It's important to choose a mask that works for your hair type and needs. Let’s say you have fine hair. In that instance, a heavy, moisturizing mask may weigh down your hair and make it look greasy. On the other hand, if you have curly or coarse hair, a nourishing mask with plenty of oils may be just what your hair needs.

How to do a Treatment Bun Doing a treatment bun is a simple process, but it does require a little know-how. Here's how to do it.

  1. Choose your hair mask: Again, you want to choose a hair mask that's appropriate for your hair type and needs. You can also mix and match masks to create a customized treatment. One thing you might want to try is using a clarifying shampoo beforehand so as to get all the product buildup out of your hair before treatment masking.

  2. Apply the hair mask: Apply the hair mask to damp to wet, clean hair. Make sure to distribute the mask evenly throughout your hair, focusing on the ends and any particularly dry or damaged areas.

  3. Twist your hair into a bun: Once you've applied the hair mask, twist your hair into a bun. You can use a hair tie or bobby pins to secure the bun in place.

  4. Leave it in: The key to treatment buns is leaving the hair mask in for an extended period of time. You can leave it in for a few hours, or even a whole day if you have the time.

  5. Rinse and style: After you've left the hair mask in for your desired amount of time, rinse it out thoroughly, and style your hair as usual.

The Benefits of Treatment Buns
Treatment buns boast a range of hair benefits. Here are just a few.

  1. They moisturize and nourish. Hair masks are designed to infuse your hair with moisture and nutrients, which can help repair and nourish your locks.

  2. They restore shine and softness. Dry, damaged hair can look dull and lifeless. Treatment buns can help restore shine and softness to your hair, giving it a healthy, vibrant look.

  3. They improve manageability. If you struggle with tangles or frizz, a treatment bun can help improve the manageability of your hair. The added moisture and nourishment can help smooth your locks and make them easier to style.

  4. They’re convenient. Treatment buns are simply a convenient way to care for your hair on the go. You can wear them while you go about your daily routine, making it easy to fit haircare into your busy schedule.

Tips for the Ultimate Treatment Buns
New to treatment buns? Here are some tips for a great one.

  1. Choose the right hair mask. As mentioned earlier, it's important to choose a hair mask that's appropriate for your hair type and needs. Take some time to research different hair masks and read reviews to find one that will work well for you.

  2. Don't overdo it. While leaving a hair mask in for an extended period of time can be beneficial, it's important not to overdo it. Leaving a hair mask in for too long can actually damage your hair, so be sure to follow the instructions on the packaging.

  3. Protect your clothes . Hair masks can be messy, so be sure to protect your clothes with a towel or old t-shirt while you're wearing a treatment bun.

  4. Use a satin pillowcase. If you're planning on leaving a treatment bun in overnight, consider using a satin pillowcase. Satin is a smooth fabric that won't rough up your hair as you sleep, helping to preserve your style and prevent tangles.

  5. Be patient. It can take some time to see results from a treatment bun, so be patient and consistent with your hair care routine. Over time, you should start to notice healthier, more vibrant locks.

There you have it! Treatment buns are a simple yet effective way to care for your hair. By infusing your hair with moisture, vitamins, and nutrients for an extended time period, you can help repair and restore your hair, leaving it looking super shiny, healthy and vibrant.Why not give treatment buns a try and see what they can do for your hair this week? It’s the perfect Sunday activity. Best of all, your hair will thank you!

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