Best Messy Bun Hair Extensions: 2024

by Hope Donaldson
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Best Messy Bun Hair Extensions: 2024

Messy bun hair extensions are one of the trendiest hair accessories in 2023, and so it’s no surprise that you’ve decided to jump on the bandwagon. But where should you start? This article… obviously…

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When I searched ‘Where to buy a bun hair extension’, Google came up with 46,800,000 results in 0.5 seconds.

Whether it’s messy or slicked back, buns have been the go-to hairstyle of 2024. And as such, there’s been a huge rise in women of all age demographics looking to purchase bun extensions.

If you’re reading this article, it’s because you’ve decided to invest in a bun extension too. However, when Google comes up with 46,800,000 results, it’s hard to figure out exactly where to start… but that’s why we’ve written this!

In this article, we have ranked the top 5 synthetic fibre and top 5 human hair messy bun hair extensions, rating them as ‘best overall’, ‘best colour-match’, ‘best instant volume’, ‘best for ease’ and ‘best for budget’. Here, you will find the best bun extension that hits your criteria and meets your needs!

Best synthetic fibre messy bun extensions in 2024:

  • Best colour-match
  • Best instant volume
  • Best ease of use
  • Best for a budget

Best human hair messy bun extensions in 2024:

  • Best overall
  • Best colour-match
  • Best instant volume
  • Best ease of use
  • Best for a budget

Why do women wear bun hair extensions?

Women wear messy bun hair extensions for a wide variety of reasons!

The general reasons for choosing to wear a bun extension are to create a quick and easy updo, that is both stylish and functional, or because you simply do not have enough natural hair to create a voluminous bun yourself.

Best colour-match: Super Easy Clip-in Mum Bun

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Brand: Stranded Hair Group

Stranded Hair Group’s Super Easy Clip-in Mum Bun gets ‘best colour-match’ as this synthetic extension is available in up to 33 multidimensional colours, making it the bun extension with the largest colour options (that we have found).

‘Quick and easy to use, transform lack-lustre up-dos into an on-trend Mum Bun in minutes. Designed to discreetly sit over your own bun, it's secured with a hidden drawstring for an invisible finish. Effortlessly cool, the Super Easy Mum Bun is a go-to for busy days.’ Purchase here for £19.

Best instant volume: Scrunchie bun hairpiece, easy updo messy bun: Betsy

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Brand: Annabelle’s Wigs

Annabelle’s Wigs’ Scrunchie Bun Hairpiece gets ‘best instant volume’ as this bun extension adds an insane amount of big, full-bodied volume - even with a scrunchie attachment!

‘A stunning and very easy-to-wear scrunchie hairpiece updo wig, with slightly wavy hair to create a full and fun look. Our easy updo hair wrap will create a beautiful updo in minutes and will add volume in an instant. All you need to do is wrap the piece of hair around your own ponytail or bun and run your fingers through the hair to create your desired style.’ Purchase here for £25.

Best for ease: Messy Scrunchie Bun - Duo Pack - Curly & Flicky Styles

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Brand: Stranded Hair Group

Stranded Hair Group’s Messy Scrunchie Bun - Duo Pack gets ‘best for ease’ as both styles of buns in this pack have a super simple, hair scrunchie design, which means they can be installed in literal seconds.

‘Designed for all face shapes, hair colours and occasions, discover our Fibre Messy Bun Duo. The perfect way to elevate your everyday bun, this two-pack contains one Fibre Flicky Messy Hair Bun and one Fibre Curly Messy Hair Bun, so you can switch up your look effortlessly.’ Purchase here for £22.

Best for a budget: Clip In Hair Bun

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Brand: Easilocks

Easilocks’s Clip In Hair Bun gets ‘best for a budget’ as this high-quality synthetic bun extension is only £14.99 - making it the cheapest synthetic bun extension that we have found, which also comes from a reputable brand.

‘Whether you’re rocking that hair up with no make-up look or you’re styling slicked back hair for a night out, the Easilocks Clip In Bun is your must-have hairpiece. Available in a wide range of multi-tonal shades, this baby will blend seamlessly with your natural locks. Simply style your natural hair into an updo and position the bun in place.’ Purchase here for £14.99.

Best human hair messy bun hair extensions: 2024

When purchasing a human hair messy bun extension, you will need to consider your needs and create a mental purchasing criteria.

This will usually include colour-match options, volume, how easy it is to use and how it fits into your budget. You should also consider which brand you are purchasing your messy bun extension from - this is especially important when buying human hair products.

Best overall: Elegance Human Hair Bun

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Brand: Remi Cachet via Additional Lengths

Remi Cachet’s Elegance Human Hair Bun is awarded ‘best overall’ as this human hair bun extension comes in 19 multidimensional colours, is quickly installed, has a great amount of instant, rounded volume, and is only £49.99!

‘The Remi Cachet Human Hair Buns can be styled, curled, and treated like your own hair so they are perfect for instant updos for any occasion! They are easily fitted in under 1 minute and are suitable for daily wear so are great for a quick stylish hairstyle to complete your look.’ Purchase here for £49.99.

Best colour-match: Clip-in Bun

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Brand: Luxy Hair

Luxy Hair’s Clip-in Bun gets ‘best colour-match’ as this human hair bun extension is available in up to 28 multidimensional colours, making it the bun extension with the largest colour options (that we have found).

‘A 100% remy human hair Clip-in bun that is best suited for thin to medium hair types. For those who thought their bun could never. It’s the “no makeup makeup” of hair. Lazy never looked so good. The clip-in bun comes with a slight curl at the ends but it can be straightened or styled to waves or curls using hot tools’. Purchase here for £86.

Best instant volume: Messy Bun

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Brand: Hidden Crown

Hidden Crown’s Messy Bun gets ‘best instant volume’ as this bun extension adds a great amount of instant, rounded volume with a drawstring attachment - allowing you to customise how big the bun can be.

‘Perfect for those who want a quick and easy way to add instant thickness and volume to your natural hair! Each Messy Bun is 60 grams of soft, luxurious 100% REMY human hair, with a length of 14 inches. Application is quick and easy with a drawstring cord and four combs to keep the Messy Bun secure.’ Purchase here for $99 USD (roughly £81.50).

Best for ease: Human Hair Scrunchie

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Brand: Hickenbick Hair

Hickenbick Hair’s Human Hair Scrunchie gets ‘best for ease’ as it has a super simple hair scrunchie design, which means this bun extension can be installed in literal seconds.

‘The hair scrunchie made of 100% Remy natural hair gives more volume, length and volume to your bun. Attach it within a few minutes and wrap it around your own hair!’ Purchase here for £48.90.

Best for a budget: Human Hair Wrap

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Brand: UR Hair

UR Hair’s Human Hair Wrap gets ‘best for a budget’ as this high-quality human hair bun extension is only £38 - making it the cheapest human hair bun extension that we have found, which also comes from a reputable brand.

‘It will give you volume & soft curls on an easy to attach scrunchie. A popular & really pretty piece!’ Purchase here for £38.

So what’s your pick?

You came to this article because you’re interested in purchasing a messy bun hair extension, but don’t know which one to go for or where to even start looking!

However, since reading, you have now been able to consider the top 10 synthetic and human hair bun extensions on the market, in regard to colour-match options, volume, how easy they are to use and how well they will fit into your budget.

But what now?

At Stranded, we want our readers to make the best decision for them - even if it isn’t one of our everyday luxury clip-in hair extensions. That’s why we write articles, just like this one!

Learn more about bun extensions

Over on the Stranded Blog, we have a whole range of articles dedicated to sharing information about messy bun hair extensions.

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