Saturday, April 7, 2012

30 Days of Pinterest: Day 6

So this is a couple of hours late. Justifiable if you ask me, I was spent most of today sat on a bus! I knew before I left yesterday that I would be travelling home most of the day and that I would probably get in late. Therefore I planned in advance to try out one of Pinterest’s most pinned hairstyle: The Sock Bun. Basically, the idea is to cut off the toe part of a (clean) sock that’s the same-ish colour as your hair, roll it into a tube and then manipulate your ponytail around it.

I found two pins on this, the first one placing the tube at the top of the ponytail touching your head, spreading the hair around it until the sock is covered and then pinned into place. The second pin I found involved placing the tube at the bottom of the ponytail and rolling it towards the head until hair is rolled around the sock in a bun shape. I decided to go with the 2nd technique. I didn’t have time to do this in the hostel, so I practiced on the bus before I got home!



Even though it was slightly messy, I was impressed with how it looks and will definitely try it again. However, when I was in Penneys (Primark) yesterday, I picked up one of these:


A special donut used for these buns and it was only E1.50. I found it a lot easier to work with, probably because the hair sticks between to it thanks to the almost Velcro like texture of the donut. Here’s how the bun turned out using it.



Not perfect either but slightly better. The only downside to this is that I’m not sure if it would suit people with thinner hair as it might be hard to cover the donut as it’s so thick.

Right, I’m off to bed now as I’m still feeling sick. Let me know what you think, have you tried the sock bun before?


  1. I got the penneys bun thing at the weekend....i have thinnish hair but the colour of the bun ring sorta matches my i can cope with that

  2. Oh let me know how you get on! In the first link above the person has thin hair and it did help volumize it. If the bun thing doesn't work or is too thick, try it with a sock the sameish colour, it might work better as it wouldn't be as thick as the bun ring.

  3. I too tried both the sock bun and the sponge bun however neither held my hair in the wind, etc. The hair would just fall off the top portion of the bun makers. So I created my own bun maker! You can see it on my Etsy store at:

    I would love to send one to you to see how you like it! One of my co-workers has really thin hair and the one I made worked perfectly on her hair. So I think it works best on medium to short length hair, layered hair or thin hair. Happy pinning! : )


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