Sock Bun Tutorial with Herbal Essences

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hello everyone! I am back with a brand new hair tutorial today. This one is pretty simple - it is a sock bun tutorial, something that's been making its way through the internet all in a frenzy. Mine is pretty late on, but I figured it might still be useful to some people, plus I was pretty chuffed myself to have nailed the sock bun ;)

This is extremely easy and takes very little practice to master, and it is quick to do so you can just throw it together and walk out the door in a matter of minutes.

So here I go:

Start with a sock. I chose a thick, fluffy one so that it would make a larger, fuller bun. Snip the toe-end of the sock off so that the sock becomes a tube. Pick a sock as close to your hair colour as possible, so that if your hair doesn't manage to cover the entire sock, it still looks natural.

Then, roll the sock inside out, and keep rolling until it becomes a little sock doughnut - or donut, whichever you call it.

Now it's time to work on the hair. First, prep your hair by spraying the Tousle Me Softly Tousling Spray Gel by Herbal Essences all over your hair, from the crown all the way to the ends. You want to create a sleek finish so it's alright to spray the hairspray from the roots to the ends of the hair.

Secure your hair with an elastic that is the same colour as your hair. If you have heavily layered hair, spritz a little bit of hairspray onto your ponytail before moving on to the next step.

Backcomb your hair using a fine-toothed comb. This will give your hair both volume and hold.

Now pull the end of your ponytail through the doughnut. Try and splay your hair all around the doughnut, and then roll the hair down and tuck it underneath the doughnut, in the direction of the arrow in the picture above. Continue rolling and tucking the hair underneath the doughnut until the bun sits on the top of your head.

The bun should be pretty secure by now, but you can make sure it sits firmly on top of your head by securing it with some bobby pins.

Finally, finish the hairstyle off by spraying the Herbal Essences Set Me Up Hairspray all over your 'do.

And you're done! You can now rock the sock bun anytime, anywhere :D

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