Basically, I've been doing it because it's one of only 2 or 3 hairstyles that I can actually achieve with my weird lengths of hair. Seriously, I have been trying to grow out a hairstyle in which about 50% of my head was shaved bald!
The strange thing is, I feel like this is a pretty normal hairstyle but it's been getting a LOT of compliments from strangers. Maybe it's cause my bun is green. Maybe it's because it seems like I suddenly grew a shitload of hair. But people have been asking me how I do it... & I tell them there's a sock in there... & then my friend Suzanne goes & tells me to stop telling my "secrets" to everyone.
BUT I'M GONNA TELL YOU ANYWAY.
This tutorial is a two-parter so pay attention!
First make your "hair donut"...
Grab any sock that is close to your hair colour.
You can use any old sock. Seriously, look at this embarrassing ass sock, it's so linty.
then cut off the toe with some sharp scissors.
Now grab it from the end you just cut off & start rolling it up!
So that you have a donut. AMAZING.
This calf-length sock makes a decent sized donut but if you want a gigantic bun, just get a longer sock.
start with clean hair... actually, you can start with dirty hair cause it's easier to work with.
put your hair in a pony tail on top of your head.
This is the hardest part for me cause my hair is so short so it involves braiding the back of my hair while lying face down on my bed so I look like I'm planking. You can just do a normal ponytail.
Now take the hair donut you just made & slip it onto your ponytail! It's stretchy so it's easy to plop on there.
fan out your ponytail over the donut.
and then just tuck the remaining hair under the sock in a 'spiraling' sorta way. I dunno, just tuck it.
Then I just take another hair tie & loop it on over the base!
You can use bobby pins to keep it in place as well if your hair is longer.
Woo hoo! Now it looks like you have luxuriously thick hair piled on there instead of a weak ass looped ponytail. yay!