I’m a fan of the sock bun. I like its round shape, I love that it gives volume to my otherwise thin, boring hair, and that anyone with medium to long hair can try it!
I got more compliments than I could count (not that I was counting…) when I wore my hair in a sock bun last week. Each person asked how it was done. Read on friends!
What you’ll need:
2 hair elastics
Dress sock (cut the tip of the toe off with scissors, so the sock is open at both ends)
“Bun maker” (mesh doughnut shaped hair accessory – available at Claire’s, London Drugs, Wal Mart etc.)
Bobby pins (optional)
Hairspray (or mousse)
If using a dress sock (I do) turn it into itself, and continue to roll it until it forms a doughnut shape.
You can try sock buns with wet or dry hair. Either way, if your hair is thicker, work a little mousse in before you get started.
I have thin hair and use a thin, brown dress sock.
*TIP* The thicker the sock, the thicker the volume of your bun.
Here are the 5 sock bun steps:
2 Pull the loose end of your ponytail through the center of the sock (doughnut).
4 At the base of your ponytail, tuck in any remaining ends and make sure the sock is covered with hair. (here’s where the optional bobby pins come in)
Add some hairspray to keep everything in place, and you’re officially sock bunnin’.
Have a sock bun tip to share?
Who do you think is rocking the best sock bun right now?
Let’s hear it! Comment and let me know how it works for you.
-Enjoy the ride.