Pinspiration: The Sock Bun

I am constantly looking for any excuse to go just one more day without washing my hair.  My hair styling routine mainly consists of clean, curly, styled hair on day one followed by a spritz of dry shampoo and possibly a low pony for day two and ending with a high ponytail resembling a rat’s nest for day three.  Seeing as my rat’s nest is generally not public approved for risk of huge embarrassment, I am excited to add this sock bun (also referred to as a doughnut bun) to my new repertoire in hopes of looking a little less disheveled come days two and three.

Gather your materials:  a sock, scissors, and a hair tie.  Cut the toe off of the sock.  I found that knee-high socks added too much bulk to my hair so I like using a normal tube sock close in color to my hair.

Beginning at the toe, completely roll your sock down until it resembles a doughnut hole.

Gather hair into a ponytail at your crown and secure with a hair-tie. 

Pull hair through the doughnut hole and position at the end of your ponytail.  Spread hair out away from the hole to cover the sock.  Tuck the ends of your hair into the bottom of the sock and begin rolling the sock towards the base of your ponytail.  The sock will roll with your hair to secure it into place.  I promise this is not even half as difficult as it seems.  The moment you start rolling the sock your hair will follow stride and be in a perfect doughnut/sock bun in no time!

Oh and this sick photography is all thanks to Miss Kate!  Thanks lover!


24 thoughts on “Pinspiration: The Sock Bun

  1. This is so wonderful. I try not to wash my hair much either!! What a great post and so well written! Thank you and my hair thanks you!
    Liz’s Cafe


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