It is a great deal of fun to fix your hair in different ways so that you always look your best. One style that is fabulous for everything from formal to super casual is the bun. Depending on how you put it together, it can be a sleek design or one with a lot of fun and funk. Either way, the basic process of creating a sock bun is the same.
The first thing you must do is find a sock that you can use for it. Ideally, it will be the same color as your hair. The closer the better in case bits of it can be seen inside of the finished bun. An old sock without a match is perfect.
A couple of other sock selection tips: Choose one that is unlikely to fray or shed. Use shorter socks, mid-shin at the highest.
You will need to cut a hole in the toe of the sock. Attempt to cut along the seam to minimize damage to the stitching. You will have a small sock tube when finished.
Then, you will need to put your hair up into a ponytail. Make sure that you have all of your hair brushed straight and evenly into the enclosure. Use a strong band that will keep it still while you are moving around and creating the bun.
Once you have secured the hair, place the sock tube over it. Make sure that all of your hair is within the sock tube. Then, you will pull it down close to the end of your hair.
At this point, you should have two or three inches hanging from the bottom of the sock tube. Wrap those around it, tucking the ends under. Then, continue to roll the sock upward toward the main ponytail holder.
The hair will be wrapping over itself. Make sure to keep the hair even as you go along so that you do not have parts that are still long while others are wrapped. Go in a circle around your hair and the sock tube so that you have even distribution.
Once you have reached the base, you will need to smooth out any stray hairs that did not make it into the roll. Then, you will use bobby pins or another kind of clip to secure the hair in place.
Make sure that you have secured the hair from every angle with the clips, making certain to hide them under your bun and other hair. Spray with hairspray once you are satisfied with the design.
When you want to remove the bun, make sure you get all of the bobby pins before you start unrolling. Otherwise, you could damage your hair.
As you can see, the sock bun is a simple but effective hairstyle to make for both natural hair and extensions. The more you practice it, the more second nature creating it will become. Then, you can work on making different styles and sizes of these delightful hair styles.