How to... bun it up using a sock
If you're crunched for time and your hair is a mess, no need to fuss -- put your hair in a bun! By using a sock you can create this look simply and neatly. Here's the how-to for your new favorite lazy-day hairstyle.
What you'll need
Step 1: Brush it out
Brush out your hair to get rid of any tangles or bumps. Brushing your hair will make it easier to put your hair into a high ponytail.
Step 2: Smooth flyaways
To create a clean and polished look, take some smoothing serum, rub it between your fingers and run your fingers through your hair. Smoothing serum will make your hair look vibrant and healthy, with the added benefit of nourishing your hair.
Step 3: Place hair into a ponytail
Using your hair tie, place your hair into a high ponytail. The ponytail should rest at the crown of your head.
Step 4: Prepare the sock
Using an old clean sock of medium length, cut off the toe area. This leaves a cloth tube.
Step 5: Roll into a donut
Roll back the sock into a doughnut shape. Make sure that the doughnut is relatively even the whole way around. This will make your bun look much neater.
Step 6: Sock it through
Bring your ponytail through the donut and slide your hair around the circumference of the sock until it's fully covered. Make sure to use more smoothing serum if you observe more flyaways.
Step 7: Secure the bun
Secure the bun by placing a hair tie around the outside of the bun. Use hair ties that are similar to your hair color so they don't distract from the hairstyle.
Step 8: Twist it out
For a fun flair on a regular bun, twist the remaining hair around the sock. This creates a look that is both chic and unique.
Step 9: Put it together
Once the remainder of your hair is twisted around the bun, secure it with bobby pins and add hairspray. The hairspray will help the bobby pins keep your hear neat and intact. Voila -- a perfect sock bun.
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