Doing your hair can be exhausting, especially toward the end of summer. It’s humid and sticky outside, meaning that your hair immediately reacts to that the moment you step outside — and for most people, that means frizz and curls. It’s also so hot that you don’t even want to think about standing under a blow dryer, even for just a few minutes. In the summer (or really, any time), you want a go-to style that is easy, fast, and will keep you cool. Because of that, we think you’re going to love the most popular hair trend on Pinterest right now: the lazy girl bun.

You might think of “hairstyles on Pinterest” and imagine all sorts of complicated updos, time-consuming braids, and Victoria’s Secret-esque waves, but actually, right now, users are all about the casual chicness of a messy bun. According to Pinterest’s 2018 Beauty Report, “no-bump lazy-girl buns” are up 2,198 percent in saves compared to 2017. A “no-bump lazy-girl bun” basically means a messy bun that looks good and also won’t leave a crease in their hair. Sounds good to us!

So how can you achieve that? There are a few ways to get a bun that won’t leave a crease in your hair. One is to use the right elastic. Something like the Invisibobble, which looks like an old-school telephone cord, holds your hair without leaving a kink – and it’s inexpensive. Another tip is to forgo a hair tie completely and simply clip up your bun with bobby pins. This will hold unless you have very fine hair or plan on jumping up and down a lot.

As for the messy bun itself? Below are some photos for inspiration.

You can pull out a few strands to make your look a little more tousled. 

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Leave your bun loose instead of cinching it tight. 

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Don’t worry about frizz, as it can actually work in your favor when it comes to this style.

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Keep the bun low, at the nape of your neck, and loose.

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Work with dirtier hair, as it will hold better and look less sleek.

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Use your curls to your advantage, as they give more texture.

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Definitely don’t focus on it being perfect!

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At the end of the day, the look of the right kind of messy bun is that you aren’t trying too hard – so don’t! Let your hair do its thing.

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