Wednesday, February 1, 2012

All hail the sock bun!

So, I have a new hair obsession. It happens. As a former hairstylist (I say former even though I still cut hair on occasion, but my license is expired!) I love new hairstyles. I've been known to lock myself in the bathroom for 45 minutes while trying to perfect pretty, long waves. Eh that still hasn't happened. And ever since I got my InStyler for Christmas (the best straightener ever!) I've been going for the long and sleek look. Y'all might remember my ill-fated haircut last summer where I accidentally cut off most of my hair. How do you accidentally cut off most of your hair? I'm still trying to figure that out. And I'm still trying to grow it out!

Onto my new hair styling obsession: the sock bun. Unless you live under a rock and don't know what a sock bun is, I suggest you check out Pinterest, which is rife with sock bun-pins. Now, if you've been living under a rock underneath a bigger rock and don't know what Pinterest is...well, I can't help you. I've been hearing about these sock buns, and also sock bun curls for a while now and yesterday I decided to check it out. And I was hooked. Elijah got a really good laugh over me putting a sock in my hair, then commented if I did two and pulled them over my ears I would look like Princess Leia. How is that not a win?

Anyway, I love wearing my hair up since I have a ton of it and can't stand it being in my face. I love buns too, but the sock bun is AMAZING. I will never go back to regular buns, seriously....

So, yes, you put a sock in your hair! Well, a sock with the toe cut out, I stole one of Matthew's since I didn't have any tall black socks, he won't miss it. Then you roll it up, like a sock doughnut, I know, you're thinking what I was thinking, right?

"I'm going to put a sock in my hair?" Hey, it was clean!

Basically, you put your hair up in a ponytail, I like my bun high so I put my ponytail high, like this.


 Then you roll your hair up and around the sock. If you really want to know how to do it, check out some video tutorials on YouTube like I did. The pictures aren't really enough to show you how. Even with my hairstyling experience I found it pretty tricky to pull off. Especially since my hair has a lot of layers it was really hard to keep tucking in all the ends. If I do it dry, I get a nice, messy sock bun.' IMG_2712

And then if I wet it a little (it probably would do better if I had some sort of styling product in it, but I'm out right now) I get a tighter bun. (Tighter bun? Who just laughed, be honest? I want tight buns!)


Oooh someone needs some color! Basically it's like the perfect ballerina bun! IMG_2724

And the back, dang girlfriend needs some hairspray!


The front. My what big eyes you have! And nose. Hmmm.

Supposedly, you can sleep in a really high one on top of your head and get pretty curls, but I think my hair is just too thick and not quite long enough. It made mine look like this. IMG_2697

Long story short, I'm obsessed with big buns! Who doesn't love big buns!?! Alright, laugh it up...

1 comment:

  1. You guys are going to have to teach me howto use pinterest at Laura's. I'm notsure I have enough hair for a sock bun. I may try with one of Michaels socks.