Easy Do It Yourself Sock Bun

Megan Ann April 9, 2012 0
Easy Do It Yourself Sock Bun

DIY: Bun

How to make a bun using a sock! With every day house hold items you can make this incredibly sexy bun.

I have long hair so I am always looking for quick and easy ways to wear my hair.  I came across using a sock to make a bun a few months ago.
Today I am sharing my sexy find with you.  DIY sock bun is absolutely stunning and can be worn as an every day look on the top of your head or it can be worn at the base of your neck for an elegant evening look.

DIY sock bun courtesy of The Wedding Chicks

DIY sock bun courtesy of The Wedding Chicks

Be sure to check out the tutorial video on what else a sock can do for your hair!!


Read on for the diy sock bun tutorial from The Wedding Chicks.

Step One:
Take a sock and cut the toe off. The thicker the the sock, the larger the bun. Try to use a sock that is similar to your hair color (light sock for light hair, etc.). Starting from the area you cut, roll the sock down, tightly, to form a doughnut shape. H&M also offers a cheater version of the doughnut.

Step Two:
Brush out your hair and secure hair into a ponytail with an elastic band. Where you place your ponytail will be where the center of the bun rests. The higher the pony tail, the higher the bun placement. You can smooth out the hair, creating a sleeker ponytail for a more elegant bun, or allow a few wispy pieces, for a less kept, playful bun.

Step Three:
Take the sock you rolled and pull the hair from the ponytail through the center of the doughnut, and spread the ends of the hair around the doughnut. You will start rolling the doughnut down the hair, starting from the ends of the hair and rolling to the base of the ponytail. As you roll, continue tucking and spreading the hair under and around the doughnut. Don’t give up, it may seem like it isn’t working but it is
If you have lots of layers, or very straight hair, you can slightly back comb the hair in the ponytail, prior to rolling, to help with keeping the hair together as you roll the hair down.

Once you have rolled the hair completely, and the bun is resting in place, you can use the end of a comb to tuck any pieces out of place into, and under, the bun. Use bobby pins and hair pins to secure the bun (placing them under the bun to help hold in place, securing any loose pieces). Check to make sure there are no places where the sock is visible. If you can see the sock, just spread the hair and secure with a pin.

Spray with a light finishing spray.

DIY sock bun courtesy of The Wedding Chicks

DIY sock bun courtesy of The Wedding Chicks

What else can a sock bun do for you?

No Heat Curls!

Just lightly spray your hair with water to dampen it and follow the three easy steps above to creates the diy sock bun (do not add bobby pins).
Go to bed and in the morning take out your sock bun and look at your  incredible no heat curls!

Check out this tutorial that I found to make the no heat sock bun curls!

Have you ever made a sock bun?  What were your results? I would love to hear how your hair turned out!
The first time that I tried the sock bun to create the no heat curls – my results were not like the video! My hair was so curly!

I just combed it and applied shine spray and I loved my results!

Don’t forget to share the tutorials with your friends.


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