When I first saw my sister make a sock bun I was amazed. Much to my distress through, my hair is too short and layered to create one successfully.
I decided to show everyone how to make one though, just in case – like me – you are in the dark.
What you will need:
- A sock
- A hair tie
- Possibly hair pins or product to better secure the bun (optional)
A sock bun is a simple way to create a perfect bun. They are also known as ballerina buns, because that’s exactly what they look like.
Firstly, you need to take a sock and cut off the toe. Different types of socks create different buns – use a smaller sock to create a small bun, and a longer sock to create a big bun.
(This is the point where you steal an old thick woolly sock from your boyfriend, who is not impressed when he gets home and finds his favourite socks cut up.)
Then you need to roll it up into a circle, or tube.
Tie your hair into a ponytail. Thread your hair through the sock, but keep it at the end of your ponytail. Fan your hair as evenly as possible around the sock and tuck it in underneath. You will still be able to see the sock, but it should be covered with hear when you’re finished.
The sock then gets rolled down the length of your ponytail to where your hair tie is. At this point you should have created a bun! I love the idea because you can easily make either a messy or perfect bun.
I watched a step-by-step on how to make these by Wendy’s Look Book on You Tube. You can also watch it here. The original concept was introduced to me by my sister though, and a big thanks to Jo for that and for modelling for my pics.