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Best Bun Secret, Ever!
Oct 10th, 2007 at 6:32pm
 
This was a trick I learned from a ballet dancer I went to high school with, a trick I have shared with every person who was interested enough to ask “How on earth did you get a bun like that?”

This can work for any length hair that is long enough for a normal bun I think, depending on exactly how you want to style it.

For this bun you will need:

An old (clean!) mate-less sock, dark colors work best
Scissors (Intrigued yet?)
At least 2 hair ties, and possible pins depending on hairstyle preference

1)      Cut the toe off of the sock, just the toe, turning it from a sock to a tube.
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2)      Begin rolling the sock outward into a donut shape, starting at the toe, keeping it tightly coiled.
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3)      When you’re all done rolling, you should have something that looks like this:
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4)      Put your hair into a ponytail—how you do this is up to you, whether you just want it half up, or all the way.
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5)      Once your hair is up, put the sock over your ponytail, all the way to the base.
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6)      Now the fun part…flip your head forward and let your hair “fountain” over the sock. This takes some getting used to, you might need to do it a few times to get it right, or utilize a buddy’s birds-eye view. As you can see, mine isn’t very even on my first try (but hey, this is just a tutorial)
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7)      Once you have your hair evenly covering the sock (and none is showing through) slide the second hair tie over the bun…usually you won’t need to loop it more than once, if you do, try using a smaller hair tie.
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8)      It may take a couple tries if you are looking for a sleeker look, but I like mine to look a little messy.
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9)      Now, what you do with what’s left is totally up to you. Often, I will leave mine hanging out because I like the wild look, but it is just as easy to wrap it around the base of the bun and pin it under, or use your favorite hair sticks to decorate.
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Now, I did mine quickly and didn’t bother to make it fancy, but I’m sure by now you can see all the possibilities this method provides! I hope this was helpful, and if you like this little trick then I encourage you to share it with those who inquire. Hair and beauty tips were certainly meant to be celebrated and shared!
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Re: Best Bun Secret, Ever!
Reply #1 - Oct 11th, 2007 at 7:20am
 
Sock buns are so cool! I love your hair! I've got the same curly thing going on too!
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Reply #2 - Oct 11th, 2007 at 8:37am
 
Thanks! I've got a washed-out red dye job, I'm gunna be hennaing it for the first time in about a week or two (as soon as my henna arrives!) ...I'm very excited.

Don't you just love the look on peoples faces when you tell them youve got a sock in your hair?
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Reply #3 - Oct 11th, 2007 at 8:45am
 
Very cool & pretty!
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Reply #4 - Oct 11th, 2007 at 2:30pm
 
HEE! I love sock buns. I think I put instructions in a post of mine while back, might be in my journal(not sure), where I mentioned ny "sock colored scrunchie"... that always gets weird looks! 

I like the way yours looks with the wild curls hanging down... My waves dont' look quite so wonderful, with the dark brown bun and copper/blonde ends hanging down(looks like a cheap hair piece or a horrible dye job(which it was))
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Reply #5 - Oct 14th, 2007 at 7:40am
 
Nice sock bun! Thanks for posting pictures with the instructions. I've read about how to do them, but could never really understand without visuals.
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Reply #6 - Oct 17th, 2007 at 10:59am
 
yay! I remember when you showed me that!  Actually I was wondering the other day wtf happened to the sock bun thingies I had made years ago they are lost somewhere, I need to make new ones!!  I will have to buy socks though bc I dont really wear them or have them laying around!  They make such nice buns!  And great tutorial! Cheesy
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Reply #7 - Oct 21st, 2007 at 3:59am
 
Shocked Wow! And it doesn't seem too hard either. Cheesy *runs of to try it out*  
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Reply #8 - Oct 21st, 2007 at 3:41pm
 
i just tried your bun idea and i love it! it looks beautiful. i have been wanting to try something with my hair but i felt any good-looking hairdo would take a long time to master and this one is just up my alley. thanks for sharing. Smiley

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Reply #9 - Mar 5th, 2008 at 11:05am
 
Oooh, what a cool idea, I can't wait to try it!!  Thanks for posting that with such great pics and instructions, Sekhmet!  Lovely hair  Smiley
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Reply #10 - Mar 31st, 2008 at 12:17pm
 
Just a follow up, I did indeed try this bun out, I went home looking for a sock to cut up!  Tongue  It came out just ok for me, I think that maybe my hair's a little too thin for this.  I had trouble trying to keep the sock part covered and hidden with my hair, it kept splitting and showing what was underneath.  Embarrassed  My tails didn't look quite as pretty either, as I have no natural curls in my hair to tumble down, just straight, droopy locks.

I'm not calling it quits on this bun just yet, though.  Practice makes perfect.  Smiley
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Reply #11 - Apr 14th, 2008 at 3:53pm
 
Hey,
Thanks for the great visual and instructions even I can understand!  I used to teach ballet years ago but never learned this nifty trick.  I'm off to cut up a sock! 
My hair growth seems stunted lately and my hair just looks "tired" to me, so a new updo may be just the thing to get me through!
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Reply #12 - Apr 14th, 2008 at 4:17pm
 
Strawberryfine, you might just need a vinegar rinse to pick your hair up and make it shiny!!
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Reply #13 - Apr 18th, 2008 at 6:22pm
 
I just tried this yesterday, and it worked perfectly!! It looks very nice, and it was very quick. I'll probably wear my hair like that next school day!!

Except you can see a bit of the sock if you look carefully, so I'll have to work on that!
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Reply #14 - May 9th, 2008 at 7:32pm
 
Wow, I can't wait to try this!! Thanks!! Smiley
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