Pros: Works for some people, can look really nice
Cons: Didn't work for my hair
I well remember the first time I saw somebody use the Scunci Magic Bun to put their hair up in a bun. I was at church and one of my friends had her hair up in a cute little bun. I had never seen her wear her hair this way before, and when I complimented her on her look, she told me about this Scunci product.
This Scunci Magic Bun tool is made of a long thin, dark brown colored piece of plastic. There are small hooks on each end, and it's slit open lengthwise, with small teeth on each side. Just looking at this, I'd have no idea that it was meant to make the hair up into a bun!
This looks very similar to the Scunci Banana Clip that was popular a few years back, except this Magic Bun Hair Accessory is much thinner and more flexible.
How To Use
I never got the knack of this when my hair was long enough to use it, but my friend figured it out very quickly. It does come with instructions, so you are not left completely in the dark.
I put my hair in a pony tail, depending on where I wanted the bun to end up. If I wanted it higher on my head, I would make a high pony tail. Then you open the two pieces and slip the hair between them. Starting at the ends of your hair, you roll it between your fingers, rolling your hair up as you go. When you get to the base of your pony tail and can't roll any further, you then take the two hooks and clip them together, thus holding your hair bun in place.
Of course, after I did all of this, my hair didn't look finished and polished like my friends bun did. She actually took her hair out in the bathroom, and re-rolled it for me, showing me how to use this. Amazing, it looked fantastic!
I didn't have such great luck. I always ended up with bumps in my bun, hair sticking out, or sagging sections! And I always needed my daughter to help me "fix" it, by gently pulling my hair evenly into the bun shape, and trying to hide all of the plastic tool. Since my hair is fine and thin, this was hard to do. It was especially hard to hide the section that clipped together. I would have preferred to have it clip at the bottom instead of the top, but never mastered rolling it under and downward instead of upward.
I've heard that with practice, you can have a romantic, saggy low on the head bun, or a tight librarian-style high on the head bun. It should be more versatile than what I experienced!
I don't even know if this is still available, I fear it might have been one of those fad hair tools that faded away. However, if you see it on eBay or in your store, and you are a nurse or a gal in the military and need to put your hair in a bun on a regular basis, I would highly recommend this to you. I think I am just a Magic Hair Bun retard, as I couldn't get it to look right.