Turn Old Sock Into Hair Volumizing Bun

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Turn Old Sock Into Hair Volumizing BunI really adore big, voluminous vintage style hair buns. I have a lot of hair, but not THAT much hair, so I use clean old tube socks with the ends cut off to bump up my hair bun.


Take an old clean sock and cut the toe end off. I like to use my husband's old black tube socks because they match my dark hair. They're also so long, they make the bun fuller (sorry, Hubby!). Roll up the sock starting at the cut end so it looks like a donut.

Put your hair in a ponytail and secure with an elastic band. Place the sock donut around the base of the ponytail, then pull the donut from the base of the head all the way to the ends of your ponytail.

Starting from the end of your pony, begin tucking and rolling the ends around the sock. Continue to slowly roll the sock (along with your hair) down the ponytail until you reach the base. As you roll, tuck loose strands underneath the donut. Tidy up any loose ends with bobby pins. I like one hefty spin-pin. :) Voila! Looking good!

Turn Old Sock Into Hair Volumizing Bun
Turn Old Sock Into Hair Volumizing Bun

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December 9, 20130 found this helpful

This tip looks fabulous, and I can't wait to try it... have to find that right kind of sock though to match my dirty blonde hair.

Thanks for the pictures, too... made it easy to see how to do it, and I don't think I could have tried it without actually seeing the steps that way.

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April 10, 20140 found this helpful

nolanfinb: I saw your post about finding a sock to match your hair color. I have used white socks for various projects needing to be a specific color by using coffee or tea as a dye.


You can control the color by making the coffee or tea strong or weak, your preference. I hope this little tip helps you in finding your color palate. Evelyn

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