I’m always looking for new things to do with my hair. It’s thin, it doesn’t cooperate, and it’s a hot mess half the time. I love curling my hair, but my arms get tired in the process. I discovered the sock-bun a few months ago, and it’s too great to keep to myself. It’s really easy and takes virtually no effort. Just the way I like it.
So why am I talking about a sock? Because that’s what I use to curl my hair.
Watch and learn, friends.
Take a regular tube sock and cut the toe off.
Start at one end and roll the outsides down until you get…
So once you have your sock prepared, you’re ready to go.
This whole process should be done at night.
Wash your hair and blow dry it. This is the most work of the entire process.
Then put it in a high ponytail, secured with an elastic.
Use a spray-bottle and lightly dampen your hair. Maybe 6-7 sprays. I know this sounds counterproductive since you just blow-dried, but trust me
Put your hair through the center of the sock. Then roll your hair, from the tips down, around the sock.
Roll the sock and your hair all the down until it becomes a bun on the top of your head. If the sock is stretchy, it will secure itself around your elastic.
Some people stop at this point and wear their hair out like this. If your hair is thick, it’s easier. My sock shows through my hair so I can’t pull it off outside the house.
Sleep on it. This is why it has to be high on your head.
Unroll it from the sock and take out your elastic. It will look something like this.
Sometimes I have a piece or two that wiggled their way out of the bun. So, I fix those with a curling iron and then use hairspray to hold it in place.
Flip your hair over, run your fingers through parts of it, just help the volume out so it isn’t flat.
Now you’re ready to conquer the world without worrying about your hair. And maybe you can hit the snooze a couple extra times. Hey, every minute counts.
Until next time,
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