Dear Diary,

I’m always trying to get away with not washing my hair.  Is that gross?  Not that I have bad hygiene… No, I was just told that washing your hair everyday strips away the good oils, proteins, etc… and I don’t really like to shower.  JK.  I have quite the collection of hats, Pssssst (Yes, that’s a real brand name.) dry shampoo, baby powder, and I’m often braiding the front of my unwashed hair to make it appear less greasy.  Don’t judge me.  However, all of this starts to get old and I like to switch it up. Enter my latest obsession: The Sock Bun.

This technique is genius for anyone looking for a fuller bun.  I’m incredibly envious of the massive amounts of hair that JLo and Kim K have to play with, but let’s be real…it’s fake.  So for everyone else out there who doesn’t have extensions or isn’t naturally blessed with thick Pantene Pro-V ad hair, this is how you can fake it.  It’s great for an on-the-go, “I’m fabulous without even trying” look or for a more formal evening out on the town.

What You Need:

* Sock (Dress sock=big bun. Ski sock=bigger bun.)

* Scissors

* Hair tie

* Bobby pins

 How To:

  1. Cut the toe of the sock off to create a tube.
  2. Roll your tube into a ‘donut’.
  3. Take your hair tie and make a ponytail where you want the bun.
  4. Pull the end of your ponytail through the center of the sock ‘donut’ and spread your hair around the sock.
  5. Roll the sock down the length of your ponytail (towards your head) and wrap your hair around it as you go.
  6. When you’ve reached the base of your ponytail, tuck in any remaining ends and make sure the sock is covered with hair.
  7. Secure around bun with bobby pins and ta-da!

Check out these ladies before they got my memo.  Don’t be fooled, they’re just like us!  Only they have a bigger bank account, a house in the hills and a personal driver.  Ugh.  Jealous.  Put a sock in it!

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  1. rae says:

    You’re so cute and funny! Keep the videos coming! They help with understanding your DIY tutorials :) XO

  2. ray says:

    ps, you should introduce me to your skinny fat friends when i’m in LA this summer :P

  3. Elena says:

    amazing website.

  4. Selma says:

    nice website you have here…thanks for the style advice!

  5. Carina says:

    Love this hair style! i really appreciate the helpful tip!

  6. Elissa says:

    i always say, simple is best and your website demonstrates it so well. congratulations for the good work.

  7. Belinda says:

    i like your post. great stuff and new ideas. so keep it up.

  8. Carie says:

    nice post.

  9. Audrey says:

    wow, this is so creative! Keep sharing your ideas please

  10. Emily says:

    thanks this is a really good article.

  11. Cici says:

    amazing work.

  12. Claire says:

    useful, great post! thanks for sharing your hair tutorial. Can’t wait to try this!

  13. Dominique says:

    pretty nice stuff.

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  15. Aria says:

    thanks for sharing!

  16. Tori says:

    Thank you for this article post, it was just what I was searching for. Hopefully, I’ll be able to do this to my hair!

  17. Serena says:

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  18. Jeri says:

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  19. Xenia says:

    Hello. magnificent job. I did not imagine this was possible without extensions. This is a splendid hair tip. Thanks!

  20. Aila says:

    thanks for such a great post and the review, i am totally impressed! keep stuff like this coming.

  21. Penny says:

    Your blog is valueble for me. Thanks!…

  22. Patty says:

    I’ve been browsing online more than 3 hours as of late, but I never found any interesting article like yours. I’m trying my hair like this now!

  23. Preta says:

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  24. Carie says:

    Lots of good budget tips on this website! This is a good one…

  25. Brighton says:

    Keep up the wonderful work.

  26. Bessie says:

    Love your hair! YOu’re too cute!

  27. Traci says:

    I wanted to thank you for your time for this great post!

  28. Ari says:

    I truly enjoy this website, it has great content.

  29. Alana says:

    a friend recommended this website to me, she said that your posts are the best so i came to check it out and realized she was right. congratulations for writing so well and being so inventive!

  30. Wendy says:

    This was the only blog that had a tutorial that made sense enough for me to successfully do it!

  31. Isabela says:

    this is great!

  32. Jade says:

    You have the best beauty tips! Love…

  33. Jennie says:

    Your style is unique in comparison to other folks I’ve read stuff from. Thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I’ll just bookmark this page.

  34. Yas says:

    The mystery revealed! Thank goodness for your blog :) Xo

  35. Jamie says:

    I’ve been dying to know how celebs get this look! You’re a genius!

  36. Darlene says:

    This amazing weblog is actually informational! Love it! Thank you!

  37. Erin says:

    Great post! Love your hair!

  38. Kim says:

    Best hair tip ever!

  39. Kiersten Weers says:

    Very nice post. I simply stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have truly enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing for your feed and I’m hoping you write again very soon!

  40. Nora says:

    love love love

  41. Kiesha Schaap says:

    Awesome blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere? I love it and the content!

  42. Orly says:

    Perfect hairstyle for any occasion! You’re a genius!! Can’t wait to try it!

  43. Maxi says:

    I like this blog very much! This post seriously changed my life! I can’t get enough of the sock bun…

  44. Alina says:

    I still cant wrap the hair im havingma,hard time plz hlp

    • admin says:

      Maybe try a smaller/thinner sock? Try a thin dress sock and then cut the sock down if needed. How long is your hair?

  45. Karin says:

    I use a thing from H&M for 25 cents instead of my $2 socks. I think what I use is even cheaper, but got the same effect.


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