Back in early October, I shared with you my love of using the sock bun curling method! Since that time I have received numerous emails and comments asking for more information on how to get your sock bun curls to look good. So for today’s fashion and beauty Friday post I thought I’d do a full tutorial! (Please forgive the grainy pictures. I was using my Mac camera for this post.)
Sock Bun Curls Tutorial
1. Start with clean fresh hair. It works best if your hair is still a bit damp after blowing dry; however, if your hair is too damp it won’t dry overnight and your curls won’t be pretty. I usually dry my hair until it’s just barely damp at my roots and underneath.
2. Cut the toe off of two socks. Many have asked whether or not the type of sock makes a difference. Yes, it does. I use a pair of my son’s athletic socks because the elastic is good and they are smaller which works well for my very fine hair. If you use an old sock with stretched out elastic, your curls will be looser. A tighter, smaller sock will lead to tighter curls. I have also found that using TWO sock buns gives me a more evenly curled look.
3. Roll the “sleeve” of the sock down towards the open toe. Just keep rolling a nice neat smooth sock donut.
4. When you’re done rolling your sock will look like a donut. Mmmmmmm….donuts.
5. Pull the sides and top of your hair into a ponytail on the top (crown) of your head.
6. To avoid a ponytail dent, be sure not to wrap the elastic too many times around your hair. I make the ponytail loose enough that I could wrap it at least another time or so.
7. Use a hair styling aid before rolling it into a sock bun. You could use a styling aid before you dry your hair, but I prefer to just spritz a little hairspray on my ponytail before rolling. I spritz, brush it through evenly, and then place the ends through the sock.
8. Place the ends of your hair through the sock donut hole and “curl” the ends over.
9. Roll and tuck your hair down and around the sock. Pull the sides of your hair over to cover the entire sock and just keep tucking and rolling the sock and your hair until all of your hair is securely rolled around the sock.
It will look like this when you are finished. I don’t bother securing it with a pin. The sock keeps it in place just fine.
10. Repeat steps 5-9 to create your second sock bun at the base of your head.
Here is what my hair looks like when I’m finished. I sleep on my sides so these don’t bother me too much while I sleep.
11. Go to bed and sleep on your sock buns, or keep your suck buns in for at least five hours for best results.
12. In the morning, remove you socks and ponytails and use your fingers to comb through your curls and style.
Enjoy your beautiful heat free curls and nearly ZERO time in the bathroom in the morning!
Here is the pinnable version of the tutorial for you! Please pin!
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