why hello! did you shower yesterday? excellent. but you don't feel like showering today? that's totally okay - i understand! but your hair is probably looking a little blah - that means it's time to pull out "the sock bun." all you'll require is some socks, and some hair*. oh, you already have those? well how convenient! follow along with me below:
part one |
step one | choose some socks that you can live without (on your feet anyways...). i use my husband's socks because they are bigger, bulkier and i have what could be considered big, bulky hair.
step two | you may need two socks, let's play it by ear shall we?
step three | begin by rolling the top of the sock down - as tightly as possible.
step four | keep rolling! and while you do, tuck your fingers under your donut and pull the bottom of the sock with your other hand. this tightens the roll.
step five | when you get to the toe part, cut it off! (if you don't, this isn't likely to work very well).
step six | congratulate yourself - you just
destroyed repurposed a sock!
if it's not big enough for your hair, repeat the above steps. the donut you see in the first image has three socks rolled in!
part two |
step one | tie your hair in a ponytail. i find a tight, high tail holds the weight better but do what feels right for your sock donut. if you have bangs, pin them back however you like. if you are feeling frisky, you could go all out and put a bump it in!
step two | slide the donut over your pony tail and begin pulling the hair through
step three | ta da! all done! looks nice doesn't it? just tricking, let's move on.
step four-five | lean your head completely forward and use your fingers to pull the hair evenly over the donut. try to cover it completely.
step six-seven | this is the tricky part but with your head tilted forward, take your weapons of choice (see bobby pins above) and start pinning the hair down just underneath the donut. if you have longer hair like me, you'll need to 'swoop' it around the donut before pinning into place. use the flat bottomed bobbies to make your first pinnings, and then use the prong bobbies to hold the other sections in place at the bottom.
step eight | this is not really a step - you are done, voila! add some fun bobby pins or big bows for decoration!