May the Hairspray Force Be With You.
So I tried lots of different ways to do this and Hair donuts are the bestest.
I found this technique worked so much better when my hair was wet.
So whilst hair is damp part in the middle and then split head of hair in half as if you are about to tie your hair in two pigtails.
Tie the two sections on your head with hair ties where you'd want the middle of your buns to be. I did mine so they covered my ears.
Thread your pigtail through the center of the donut. And begin to wrap hair around like you would do when making a pom pom (just don't get the scissors out and snip your hair!)