Sock buns are awesome, but it can be really frustrating when you can’t get it to work. And if you don’t have a bunch of hair or if you have fine hair, it’s probably not going to cover that sock.
I’m not the biggest fan of sock buns because I think it’s weird to put a sock in your bun. Don’t even get me started on those hair donuts.
That’s why I do the style of a sock bun without the sock! It can be done, I promise. I’m going to show you how to do just that today in a few easy steps!
Click through for your foolproof guide on doing a sock bun without a sock!
You Need: Bobby Pins
You might need a few or a lot depending on your hair so have a bunch on hand.
You Need: A Teasing Comb
This is not specifically a teasing comb, but I use it as one because it's less damaging to my hair.
You Need: A Hair Tie
I recommend using a thin hair tie as opposed to those big, pretty elastics. Those are great, but take up a lot of space when you're trying to make this bun.
You Need: Hairspray
This is essential especially if you want that slick sock bun look! Any kind will do. I'm loving this Rusk w8less at the moment.
Start With Dry Hair
This bun is a lot easier with straight hair so I opted to blow dry mine. Dirty hair is better for hold, but I hadn't washed mine in a while so I really needed to. I did a blowout with volumizing mousse to give my hair some texture.
Pull Your Hair Into A Ponytail
You can place your bun wherever you like! I like my bun to be kind of high on my head.
Tease It Up
Use your teasing comb to tease your ponytail at the base, not on the ends! To tease, comb backward through your hair. You'll notice it will start to get a bit knotted and have a ton of volume.
This Is A Good Look, Right?
This is all going to be fixed soon, I promise.
Divide Your Hair Into Sections
Split your teased ponytail into two sections. One should be in the front and one should be in the back.
Roll The Front
Starting at the end of the front section, roll your hair under all the way up to the base of your ponytail.
The roll you made will be tight. Slightly move it to wrap around the top of your head. I used one pin in the middle and one on either side.
Roll The Back
Start at the end of the back section and roll it under to the base, just like you did with the front section. Connect the two sections by pulling them together and pinning them in place.
Finish With Hairspray
And you're done! How easy was that?!
From The Side
You would never guess that I didn't have a sock in my hair.
From The Top
Now you don't have to worry about struggling with a sock or hair donut! Once you get the hang of this bun, it literally takes five minutes. Good luck!
Have you done a sock bun? Do you have trouble with the sock? Did you try this method? Tell us in the comments!