How To: Easy Sock Bun Tutorial

Don't you all just hate those days when your hair doesn't look that great, and you have absolutely NO time to wash and style it? I know I do!
So of course when I learned how to use socks to make sock buns, I went a little crazy and dug through my entire laundry basket, looking for an old (yet thick) pair of socks.
Since that glorious day I've never again had to wear a sad little work out bun when I leave the house, YAY!
So today I thought I'd share a quick tutorial on how you can make your own DIY sock buns, as well as how to use them, enjoy!
It's so easy, anyone can do it!


What You'll Need:
Sock Bun
Hair Brush
Elastic Band

DIY Sock Bun 
(Video below on how to make one)
Thick Medium - Long Length Sock
Scissors
Clear Nail Polish 


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Step One~ Gently brush out any tangles in your hair, then secure your hair in a high pony tail with an elastic band. If you have bangs, you can either pin them back with bobby pins, or leave them out and style them later.
Keep in mind, the middle of your sock bun will be anywhere you place your ponytail, so you can easily adjust this look! {Tip: If you have a lot of baby hairs and fly aways, spray your hand lightly with hair spray, then gently smooth your hair down.}

Step Two~ Taking the sock bun you just created, pull your ponytail through the center of it. I'll attach a video below on how to make your very own sock bun.


Now comes the slightly tricky part. Slowly spread the ends of your hair around the sock bun. {Note: If you can't spread it evenly around the bun, don't worry you can easily adjust and fix this later on.}
Now starting from the top, slowly start rolling your sock bun down. As you're rolling down, continue to tuck and evenly spread the hair around and under your sock bun. If your hair is in layers like mine, just make sure to tuck the ends in under the sock bun while rolling. 
It probably won't look like a sock bun at first, but once you reach the base it will. 


Optional:
Usually my bun stays in all day without any bobby pin assistance, but if you have very fine hair, you can use a few bobby pins to secure the sock bun in place.
And you're done!  Don't worry if you don't get the bun right the first time, it honestly took me almost ten goes before I got the hang of it. But I can promise you, those ten tries were sooo worth it since now I can do an amazing hairstyle in the same amount of time it would take me to do a ponytail!


If you did do this look, please post a photo of your new hairdo onto my Facebook Page! 
I'd love to see it! Also please Subscribe to my blog, it would make my day!
Hope you all have a fantastic day,




53 comments:

  1. I love your posts, and coincidentally enough, this sock bun idea is EXACTLY what I need right now. My hair has got really long (for me) and I don't have the energy to wash and style it every day, so I really need a quick fix. x

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    1. Aww that's great! Since discovering 'The Sock Bun' I've been able to sleep in more, yet still have an amazing hairdo haha
      Oh I feel you sister!... I don't think men will never understand just how much time and energy it can take us to style our hair!
      So glad I could help you out!
      Olivia Xx

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  2. Thank you sooooo much for this tutorial. I never got this right and used a lot of bobby pins, but I tried your version yesterday and it worked awesome! Even my SIL, who is much better in this sort of things asked me how I did it!!

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    1. That's wonderful! I'm sooo happy I could help you out! In all honesty, I had so much difficulty learning and understanding all those photos on pinterest on how to do a sock bun, but thankfully I by some miracle figured it out haha That's the reason I did this post so I could help other struggling girls across the world :)
      Have a great day!
      Xx

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  3. LOVE THIS! Thank you so incredibly much for this tutorial! I've always had a hard time understand how to do a sock bun, but know I finally know how! :D
    Quinn

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    1. This comment has made my day! One of my favourite things is to help the people around me so I'm glad I could help you out Quinn!
      Have a great day!
      Xx

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  4. This is so pretty! You are super talented :) Do you think short or long bobby pins would be the best with the sock bun?

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    1. Thanks Sarah!
      Either one should work, I personally like the long ones more though :)
      Xx

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  5. Thanks so much for this post! Def giving it a try! Hopefully it works with my layered hair =\

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    1. Hope you have fun trying it out!... I also have layered hair and it's never given me any trouble with this hairstyle :)

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  6. This is so cute. I was wondering if a sock bun would go with a neon yellow flowy dress for the daytime. xx

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    1. A sock bun is perfect for the daytime, but it's also just as great for the evening! The dress sounds very pretty, and I'm sure you'll look absolutely stunning in it :)

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  7. This is such a neat idea! Does it matter how long your hair is? My hair is a little past my shoulders. Thank you for all of your great posts. I crochet, and I love using your little heart pattern!

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    1. Hi Cheri,
      As long as your hair is past your shoulders you should easily be able to do it :)
      Aw, I'm glad you like them!
      Xx

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  8. Awesome I love this but I never knew how to make this before now! Thank you! :)
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    Lee Ann

    Crochet...Gotta Love It! Blog


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  9. Awesome I love this but I never knew how to make this before now! Thank you! :)
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    Lee Ann

    Crochet...Gotta Love It! Blog


    YouTube Channel

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  11. thanks so much, I finally got it right!

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  12. PLEASE DO MORE HAIR TUTORIALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE ALL THE ONES YOU DID AND WOULD LOVE MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Haha, aww thank you!
      What type of hair tutorials would you like me to do? Once I get a bit more time on my hands I'll try to post a beauty tutorial.
      Olivia Xx

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  13. useful informations and thanks a lot,i'll try that later

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  14. Thank you so much. I have been wanting to know how to do this for years. Granddaughter's hair is very long and thick. Sometimes she will just twist up her hair and put a pencil in it to hold it there. I am going to try this on her with chop sticks. lol I'm sure it will go great...

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  15. Interesting to read..:) Informative too..!

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  16. ...not to mention, hair looks great when you take it out of the sock bun! 2 styles in 1!

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  17. Hair straightening more helps to females for look good. Many people are wanted to look in stylish greaser look. That's very nice, it will helps to all the people and to all the new hair style specialists. It is very interesting and thank you so mcuh for giving the opportunity.

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  18. Oh my gosh, this is absolutely perfect! I work in school food service so my (almost) waist-length hair has to be up every day. This will be my new go-to do. Thanks! :)

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  19. Thank you so much. I have a sock bun but have never been able to figure out how to use it.

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  20. Sooooo usefull. I m natural so I ve thicker hair than her. shd I need any further tip Olivia?

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  21. quite informative. I like the way you show tips like this! the ponytail tutorial is very useful honey. thanks!!

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  22. thank you so much very helpful

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  23. You are a life saver something different than my way to long ponytail

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  24. Your blog is awesome and some excellent information is shared. I will try these tips.

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  25. Olivia,
    I so love your blog, and this tutorial is awesome. I've tried doing a sock bun from other tutorials from Pintrist but I never seemed to get it right, I'll have to try this one out since it seems to make so much more sense than the other tutorials I've looked at. Thanks so much for sharing, you are so awesome.

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  26. Also your hairspray tip is genius! I never would have thought of that to tame my flyaways.

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  27. Also your hairspray tip is genius! I never would have thought of that to tame my flyaways.

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  28. Olivia,
    I so love your blog, and this tutorial is awesome. I've tried doing a sock bun from other tutorials from Pintrist but I never seemed to get it right, I'll have to try this one out since it seems to make so much more sense than the other tutorials I've looked at. Thanks so much for sharing, you are so awesome.

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  29. I don't know about you. But with STEP TWO when i put my hair up in a ponytail that tight and I would get the biggest headache

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  30. Thanks for these great tips . I love change my hair style . Curling iron is my best tool . But I will try your tips and I hope it will works on me

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  31. Really cool...Your tutorial was so helpful..I exactly got the same bun, thanks for sharing your talent !

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  32. can you tell me where the video is to watch so I maybe able to make my own sock bun. I have RA and I have pain in all my joints and fingers and makes it difficult at times for me to brush my long hair and let alone wash it everyday, let alone wash it daily.

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  33. Please notify me with an answer

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  34. wow great tutorial , and great result without using any heat on the hair. thanks for sharing.

    BTW when will you writing a tuts. showing pony tail OR share with me URL of the post if you already covered that.

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  35. Thank you, this is awesome! I've made one. But when I told my friends about sock on my head, they looked at me very strange. So it's better to keep it secret)

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  36. Really loved your article. It's really helpful and the tips were quite good to make bun.

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  37. Hair straighteners are always be the best choice for female to look gorgeous in little time. Although your article is very informative for new hair specialist to learn new styles.

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  38. Thanks for this tutorial; I've always wanted to know how to make the perfect bun

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  39. I love you. This is a great experience for me. I hope you will give me a lot of other useful information.. thanks you

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  40. Great Post, love the way you included video and images into it. Thanks.

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  41. It seems a crazy idea with a sock on the head, but I love it and love you so much. Thank for this tip and hope that you will have many useful tips in the next time.

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  42. Amazing Post.You know bobby pins pose such a trouble for me while styling my hair.But you made it easy for me.Thanks

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