Sock Bun

I have a lot of hair, but it’s fine, so when I wind it into a bun, the bun is pathetically puny.  So to wear my hair up, I have had to mess with lots of teasing and lots of bobby pins.  Several months ago I was surfing through the wily wonders of the Internet, and I came across reference to a “sock bun.”  I had no idea what that meant, but after some trucking around, I found the video below.



Our sock bun expert above demonstrates first the “traditional” method of creating a sock bun, and then her new and improved method.  I tried both.  The former was a no go–I could see the sock right through my hair; there weren’t enough “layers” of hair to cover up the fabric, plus, as our friend mentions, the ends of the hair looked really sloppy.  So I tried the latter method.


The sock bun. Where lonely, single socks find purpose again.


It took about three tries to get it right, but once I did, BINGO.  The result was a very full, attractive-looking bun.  I did pin about four bobby pins around the edge of the bun for extra security, and I sprayed it pretty well with hairspray.  I noticed it drooped a bit by the end of the day, but I have heavy hair, so it tends to do that anyway.  One thing to note–don’t be concerned if the bun looks super messy the first couple rolls you make with the sock.  More often than not, it looks fine by the time the sock is all the way down to your head.


Can you believe it? There's a sock in there!


Try out the sock bun and let us know what you think!

One Response to “Sock Bun”
  1. Amber Dillon says:

    Love it! I’m going to have to try that!