Hair Freaks, You Won't Be Able to Get Enough of the Bun Dropping Trend

Replay. Replay. Replay.

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True Life: I'm addicted to slo-mo hair videos. It began with Cameron Diaz's flip-your-goddamn-hair scene (opens in new tab) in Charlie's Angels circa 2000 and has now reached peak obsession thanks to a new sub-genre: bun dropping.

The trend consists of women—particularly that of the Pantene-Pro-V-commercial-worthy hair persuasion—taking down their top knots and letting their manes drop like a Beyoncé album when you least expect it.

The videos are edited at a mesmerizingly-slow speed so that you can appreciate every last sway of the strands and gleam of light. I mean, if this isn't motivation to make hair masking a priority, I truly do not know what is.

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So just sit back, relax, and watch. Oh, and turn up your volume, because many of the videos have their own wait-for-the-drop moments.

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Lauren Valenti
Lauren Valenti

Lauren is the former beauty editor at Marie Claire. She love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. She firmly believes that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.