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How to put your hair into a sock bun

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.

How to put your hair into a sock bun


  • hairbrush
  • sock
  • smoothing serum
  • hair tie
  • bobby pins


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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