A Sock Bun Tutorial For Thin Or Short Hair

The Sock Bun

Let’s face it sometimes we want to pull our hair out of our faces or just find a cute protective style ; Or we might be in certain situations where we want to tone down the ‘fro’ and wear something a bit conservative.

Buns can be a quick, easy, and elegant style and they are appropriate for almost any occasion but our hair doesn’t always cooperate because it may not be long or thick enough to give the fullness we desire for our buns.

A common solution is to go out and buy a donut bun, because they come in different sizes and colors, but they may not be totally cost effective. There is a simpler solution though, allow me to introduce the Sock Bun.

There are a couple of reasons why sock buns are a great alternatives to the ones you can purchase in the store. For one, making a sock bun doesn’t require any money, and two it takes all of 5 minutes, and most importantly, everything you need is already in the house.

Things Needed to Create/Use a Sock Bun:

►1 Sock (it’s best to choose a sock similar to your own hair color, ex. black)


►Scissors

►Bobby/Hair Pins

►Scrunchies

Simply cut along the seam at the top of the sock, roll the sock until it becomes a cuff then gather your hair into a ponytail and secure with a scrunchie. Place the sock onto the ponytail and cover it with hair, use a brush to make sure the sock is undetectable then put another scrunchie over the entire style and secure with hairpins to prevent flyaways.

The sock bun instantly creates a fuller look for those who may have thin hair. It’s a great styling tool for those who may be transitioning, because it’s easy to blend the two hair textures while simultaneously keeping hair up and away from damage. The sock bun can be worn for almost any reason and at any time, and it’s super easy to preserve every night.

Check out the video tutorial below:

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About Victoria


Hi! My name is Victoria Sallie and I'm a twenty something year old blogger & student living in NYC. I began my transitioning natural hair journey in January 2013, and big chopped in April 2014. I decided to start writing because I wanted to document my hair journey, plus I realized that I couldn't find all the information I needed in ONE place on the internet. Deciding to return back to my natural hair was one of the best choices that I've ever made, and I'm glad to help anyone that has a question. Happy Hair Journey!

About Victoria


Hi! My name is Victoria Sallie and I'm a twenty something year old blogger & student living in NYC. I began my transitioning natural hair journey in January 2013, and big chopped in April 2014. I decided to start writing because I wanted to document my hair journey, plus I realized that I couldn't find all the information I needed in ONE place on the internet. Deciding to return back to my natural hair was one of the best choices that I've ever made, and I'm glad to help anyone that has a question. Happy Hair Journey!

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LaVeta Hatten

Just don’t do the bun, hun.

Roxi Roxi

she should have just brushed her hair down. you can not do a sock bun tutorial with the sock and no hair. GTFOH #WHATISTHAT

Roxi Roxi

it look like one on those mini dounts that’s been smashed

Blessed Bygod

Mess

Laronica Brumfield-Seymore

You gon get off my bun (hating)…..that’s funny tho. Lol!

Jodie C Massop

#StruggleBun

Chasite Epps

Cant understand why they thought this was cute!

Mahogany Williams

Lol….no comment

Trina Hawthorne

Seriously?

Ephiphany Harris

Whaaaat?? (in my minion voice )

Bre Merritt

That bun looks awful. And this is an article for a ghetto looking run to the store hairstyle. Pass!

Nicole Allen Farris

Why people acting like a sock bun os something new we been doing this since the early 90’s…..come out with something new….can we say gel for her kitchen

Sherika Smith

Wth. ..

Shawnna Woolfolk

Why would you want a bun when you haven’t even achieved a ponytail???

Buhle Mbambo

Worst tutorial ever, waste of my time

Tina Waters

Why is every hair style a “protective” style?

Shay Laurel

Horrible

Kasheena Sermons-Thompson

I was thinking this is the most ratchet doughnut I’ve ever seen

Diamond Cummings
Dawn Clifton

Her hair looks a hot mess!! That was a useless tutorial!

Tera Jackson

Why is every style a protective style? You can’t just style your hair?

Tera Jackson

This bun looks like it’s failing all it’s classes.

AshleeBoo Smallworld Juicyaries

This is old I was doing this before 2000 but it is a cute style that saved me and my mom time when my hair needed done in between her braiding it

Tamela Martin

I clicked on this because I thought it was gonna show how to make her style look better!!!…I was wrong…lol

Joslyn Dunning-Duboise