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DIY Sock Bun

Sock buns are my new obsession! Ever wonder how people get those meaty, chubby buns (in their hair, people!)? I suspect they put a sock in it! I am fully aware that I did not invent this age-old trick to give yourself an easy and fatty bun, but I decided to do a DIY video for one anyways because I think it’s such a fun trick!

It also gives you amazing waves in your hair if you put a sock in it while damp and go to sleep. You will awake to rolling waves…in your hair.

Watch the video above for visual instructions.

What You Need:

  • A sock
  • A hair elastic
  • Scissors


  1. Cut the toe off of the sock to create a tube.
  2. Roll your tube into a ‘bagel’ shape.
  3. Make a ponytail in your hair where you want the bun.
  4. Pull your ponytail through the center of the sock bagel and spread your hair around the sock.
  5. Roll the sock down the length of your ponytail (towards your head) and wrap your hair around it as you go. Make your you’re covering the sock as you go.
  6. When you’ve reached the base of your ponytail, tuck in any remaining ends and make sure the sock is covered with hair.

Ta da! That is one meaty bun you’ve got there!

Photos via Ciao Beautiful, Her Campus, Pinterest and

  • Crystal Gibson

    I tried to do the sock bun this morning but my hair is so fine and stupid that it looked awful :(

  • Sophie Roe

    This worked perfectly – always wanted to learn how to do this. Now to explain to my boyfriend why one of his socks has mysteriously disappeared…..

  • Hannah Holden

    This just reminds me of the horrors of everyday life as a woman in the military…sock buns. lol

  • David Dior

    this is reet good! i might put my hair in a bun for my night out tonight

  • Eliza Eaton

    I loveeeeee this! So Cute! Just started a blog and I totally get inspiration from you and the rest of the things on HelloGiggles!

    Come see my stuff sometime

    I just started and I’m always looking for inspiration!

    Happy posting!


  • Floor de Knegt

    love this !

  • Brad Bykkonen

    I never thought to use a plain old sock to do this. what a great idea. I saw you on Pinterest, I love that site.
    visit my site and let me know what you think. I’d love your input.

  • Jordan Benke

    If you slightly dampen your pony tail before you put it in the bun, when you take it out, you will have soft, loose beachy curls!

  • Sammi Martinez

    When I was in dance I used to put my hair like this everyday. Had like five pairs of socks just for my hair lol.

  • Adriana Gowing

    I tried it immediately after watching the DIY video…but I can’t make it work :( my hair is long enough but layered which makes getting all the hair in super challenging! It is soooo cute though, wish I could do it!

  • Sandra B√∂nzli

    I wanna try that tmrw!! Thats just awesome!

  • heaven_amanda

    soooo cute and adorable. how long does the sock have to be? anyone know??

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