I just found this via pinterest/you tube the other day and I am so stinkin’ excited! I grabbed an old sock of my hubby’s, chopped off the toe and immediately rolled it in my hair. With just one try, and 2 bobby pins later, it was my church hair, and thats a big deal to venture out for church! Now let me just add that I am very low maintenance when it comes to my hair. I was blessed with a thick mane, and I try to flat iron it or do something twice a week, but I really only wash it 2 or 3 times a week. I walk around with frizz quite often (when I just let it air dry and do nothing else). I have been very excited about all the fun hair tutorials online, but they have to be a quick “do” to hold my attention. Cute Loepsie with an accent that I can’t quite detect taught me how to do it from her you tube tutorial. I get impatient with videos, so I thought I’d do a little step by step in pictures. Only problem is my 1o year old took most of these and the focus is off in some. Oh well…you get the point!
Ok, so I just took a sock that was sortof the color of my hair. Brown would have been closer, but this faded black worked. Just in case it showed through when I wore my bun at church, I didn’t want hot pink poking out. I cut the toe off of the end.
And then rolled it up into a little sock donut.
I put my hair on top of my head for a high ponytail (this was to sleep in). Loepsie suggested getting it damp (not soaking) with a water bottle now, too. I’ll also add that my hair was blown dry this morning, but she shows on the tutorial that hers air dried and it was sorta frizzy.
You pull the sock donut with your hair through, to the ends and start wrapping.
Sorta hard to tell, but I am wrapping the ends over the sock donut and tucking it under. Uneven ends makes it sorta tricky, but just keep pushing it under.
Then flip the donut with the hair attached and roll it all closer to your head. Seperate the hair circular around the sock.
This is how it is all on top like a big pineapple.
I wouldn’t wear this out, but I pulled it down a few inches towards the back of myhead when I word the sock bun out in public.
Voila! I told a few friends that a sock was in there, and they were amazed…couldn’t even see it!
Here is a look from the back. In this pic, I can see the sock poking out a bit from the top, I would just wrap it and stick a little bobby pin to hold it in place.
Then I went to sleep and slept on it all night. Not a bother on top of my head. This is how it looked when I woke up.
I started to unroll the sock bun and pull my sock donut out.
Check it out!
Then pull the rubber band out…
Check the curls…and NO heat! It stays in all day!
I am very excited about this method, as it is quick and easy and I like the bun for wear, and the curls…try it!
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