Tuesday, October 29, 2013

How to Do a (Not-So-Perfect) Sock Bun

I love the look of sock buns...they seem like the perfect no-fuss hair style. However, I have never been able to get them right. But, after seeing other bloggers recently rocking the 'do, I decided to give it another try. Here is what I came up with:

Step 1. Make or obtain one of those donut-shaped thingy-madingies you need to create a sock bun. This is important!

Step 2. Put hair into ponytail at desired height (I like both low and high)

Step 3. Put donut-thingy through your ponytail until it rests against your head

Step 4. Pull donut-thingy close to the end of your ponytail

Step 5. Redo Step 4 because you're a klutz and let all of the hair fall out

Step 6. Repeat Step 5, then 4, then 5, then 4...

Step 7. Carefully roll donut-thing down towards your head, carefully putting the hair around it as you go.

Step 8. Sigh. Repeat Step 3, then 4, then 5...

Step 9. It doesn't look right. Repeat previous steps

Step 10. #$*!@! this crap...

Step 11. Finally finish! It should feel relatively snug, but put some bobby pins in to secure it into place.

Step 12. Decide to get a shorter hair cut so that you don't have to deal with this again.

Oh, and also, make sure to take a picture of it AFTER you've sweated it out at the gym, because that is THE most flattering way to go.

Sigh. Maybe I should stick to helping my daughter decorate pumpkins?


  1. This post had me laughing hysterically. That is exactly what I say/do when I'm trying to do the mother-effing sock bun. It's impossible!