The Sock Bun {DIY: Big Hair Bun}


  1. My hair without the sock bun {before}
  2. A whopping big bun, with the sock {after}
  3. Supplies: A normal sock with the toes cut off.
  4. Roll the sock into a bun
  5. Start rolling your ends
  6. spread your hair to hide the bun
  7. Roll the bun down to the start of the ponytail
  8. The pretty big bun
  9. The pretty big bun

xoxo Miss A. Banana

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64 thoughts on “The Sock Bun {DIY: Big Hair Bun}

  1. That is really cool keep it up!

  2. bonkasaurus says:

    I hear it makes beautiful curls, as long as you dong have layers

    -Bianca at http://theinbetweengirls.wordpress.com/

  3. soo this is how they do it. hmm..i will definitely try this! thank you soo much.. ive been looking since forever on how to do that!thanks!

    –jena http://fashiondiy101.wordpress.com/

  4. Slee says:

    now i have to wait for my hair to grow out again to try it!

  5. i am confused by box #4…. So after i cut off the end of a sock i tie the ends together? or what??

  6. WanderingRoots says:

    Your creativity is very fun to look at! Nice work :)

  7. This is what Female Marines use to do their hair :) Ive seen some HUGE buns sticking out from their covers (hats).

  8. Myung Seryak says:

    Just wanted to reply and say nice webpage, great to read from people with knowledge of this.

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  11. Loretta says:

    Ah-ha! So that’s how people with uber thin hair get that whopping big bun! I knew it was magic :-p I’m totally going to do this one day this week!

  12. moxyjane says:

    How do you take the bun out? (Sorry if this is the stupidest question ever, but I can’t wrap my brain about unwinding the hair!)

    Also, there was a man in my church when I was a kid who always rolled his socks down like this and it was always weirded me out…but this is a much better use of rolled socks;-)

  13. Paula says:

    thank you so much! I tried this 5 minutes ao to wear for my university class cause I didn’t know what to do with my hair – it turned out awesome! totally easy! gonna make this more often from now on, thank you so much for this easy tutorial :)

  14. Kristina says:

    We used your directions for my daughter’s Princess Leia costume this Halloween.
    What a great hit!

  15. Kristin says:

    this is so cool. I actually bought a bun-filler (basically a black spongey donut that is supposed to do the same thing as the sock) for like $0.75 in a korean beauty shop, but have has such a hard time using it. now i know how!!!

  16. meredith says:

    Wow! I tried this and it works!

  17. Sarah says:

    do you use clips or a hairband to keep it together? x

  18. Danika says:

    This is so cool! I am super confused about how you actually formed the bun though. Did you thread your hair through the middle and wrap it?

  19. this is fabulous! my usual, obnoixiously large bun is even BIGGER. life is good. thank you!

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  22. I love it!
    Beautiful and simple!

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  28. donna brady says:

    Omg I will be trying this. I wrk where my hair goes up so n the morning we’ll see how it wrks

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  31. Sydnie says:

    I’ve been doing ‘sock buns’ since middle school, and could never figure out how to get it so the sock doesn’t show, or how to get it so the ends weren’t poking out…I was always shown just push the sock all the way down on the pony, wrap the hair around and put a rubber band on. Great tutorial, so glad to finally know! lol

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  36. carolyn says:

    I’m frustrated. The directions are not clear enough, I cannot understand where to begin…

  37. Emily says:

    I have really thick medium length hair, a few inches past my shoulders. I did 2 sock buns since of the thickness of my hair and when I took them out my hair was a puff ball! My point is, I think this technique is made for longer hair, but my hair still looks good in the bun! :)

  38. JRJ2015 says:

    will this work with just above shoulder length hair?

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  42. starophie says:

    i spent about an hour and a half yesterday trying to convince my mom that i needed to order this bun wrap thing off the tv – it did not work, and i have been lusting after beauteous buns for ages! i have pretty long hair, but it’s very fine, and all my buns end up floppy and weird. this is amazing! thank you so much!

  43. How do I keep the sock from unraveling?

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  45. JoJo says:

    Really like the tutorial…But my hair is too short lol. But I love the top she is wearing! Where can I get it?

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    How do I secure bun?

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