Tuesday, September 20, 2011

231: tutorial - top knot hair

So lately I've been doing my hair in this big fat bun on the top of my head.

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.

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.

Give it a quick hairspray & that's pretty much it! you now have a cinnamon bun on top of your head!

Woo hoo! Now it looks like you have luxuriously thick hair piled on there instead of a weak ass looped ponytail. yay!


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  1. What a clever idea! If I hadn't already have my hair-donut tool, I'd totally try this. I love your bun. Before reading what you wrote, I actually thought the  green hair peeking out is really cool!

  2. i'm actually wearing my hair like this today, only without the donut. florida is waaaaaaay too hot still to have my hair down yet.

  3. That's amazing. I suck at doing buns, they always end up lopsided or messy looking, but this seems like an elegant solution to my hair-styling problem. Thank you for sharing!

  4. yeah & with as much hair as you have, you can just wrap the excess at the base & it'll look awesome!

    you're so welcome :)

  5. OMG SYL!!!! I knew it!!! I've seen your photos and was wondering this whole time if you'd be doing the sock donut trick ! Love!

  6. Oh my gosh this is too awesome! I thought my hair was too short to do anything with, but you have given me hope, haha. :)

  7. hair donut is the coolest/ most inexpensive thing ever! except every time I try it, my sock is exposed at the end of the day XD haha embarasssinnngggg 

  8. I love top knots!  My hair is on the shorter side, so I have to braid the back of mine too, and I always get a ton of compliments :)

  9. AGHH syl, you would! hahaha
    Cute though - maybe I'll try this so my buns look better.
    But i'm not going to go around telling ppl I have a sock in there ;)

  10. such a sweet idea.. I heart it so much.. Thanks for sharing it:)

  11. This is an awesome idea, my hair's in the shitty grow out stage and I need something to do with it lol. Only the back looks like crap for me cause the french braid keeps falling out and bobby pins look ridiculous haha....oh hair dilemmas 

  12. It's funny right? That something you do out of necessity actually turns out to be a subtle detail that you get the most compliments for! :)

  13. Try to tease & spray your hair a bit before you french braid-- the tangles will help it stay in better. Plus, practice makes perfect when you're braiding your own hair! :)

  14. You have great hair to begin with. Checking out your shaved hairstyle. I got super curious.

  15. Aww I love this!! I love your blog, you 2 have such great material & are adorable!!

  16. That's pretty nifty.
    I now have another use for my socks :'}

  17. woh!! never... I would never have imagined with a socks I will can make a knot top!!
    I love it!!!

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