Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Guest Post: Chelsey from The Paper Mama

Hello Sometimes Sweet readers! I was so very happy (and flattered) when Danielle asked if I'd like to write a guest post while she's off on a little vacation. Of course I'd do it! I'd love to.

If you've ever wandered over to my blog you may have seen a few of my hair tutorials. I'm no hair stylist (that's for sure)... BUT, I do love pretty hair, and WANT pretty hair! That's why I experiment. I see a cute hairstyle... and I have to try it! So, today I'm going to share my Sock Bun hair experiment... It's pretty dang easy and turns out pretty darn cute! I originally found this tutorial while wondering around Pinterest... the original tutorial comes from here.

My hair is naturally VERY straight and pretty thin, so getting a nice thick bun is a bit of a challenge. My buns are always so tiny (hee). My hair also has a mind of it's own. It knows it's super straight and it likes to stay that way. It always sneaks out of hair ties and pins. Naughty.

What you'll need:
- Two hair ties
- Many bobby pins
- 1 sock you don't care cutting up (yes, a sock).
- Scissors
- Hair spray

First: Take the sock you have chosen to sacrifice for this hairstyle and cut off the toe end (I promise the sock wont feel a thing). I recommend a clean sock (;D) and maybe a sock color that is similar to your hair... I went with white and noticed parts of the sock peaking through at the end. Roll your sock into itself so it sort of looks like a tasty sock doughnut.

Second: Using one of your hair ties... pull your hair back into a ponytail. I made a side ponytail.... wherever you place your pony is where the bun will be. Choose wisely. ;)

Third: Take your sock doughnut creation and pull your ponytail through the hole.

Fourth: Evenly pull your ponytail up and around the entire sock doughnut towards your head. This should cover the sock.

Fifth: Put your second hair tie over the doughnut and your hair.

Sixth: Pin the excess hair around the hair tie... and, use hair spray if you need it. I certainly did. I used MANY bobby pins and hairspray.

Seventh: Have a glass of wine because there's an old sock in your hair! Ha! Those were in the original directions. :) It may be the most important step.

And, that's it! I always ask my readers to let me know if they try my hairstyle... I love to see if it works for them too! Happy hair styling! And, thank you Danielle for inviting me into your cozy and sweet bloggy home.


  1. very cute, im gonna have to try this!

  2. I love your tutorials! I did the "no heat curl you recommended a while back and loved the results! I wear my hair almost every day like that now! You can check it out here

    Thanks for another awesome tutorial!

    -Morgan (Born of the Sea) <---my little blog

  3. I love the sock bun, its so awesome for my thin hair.

  4. very cute. I will try this for sure.

  5. Why are the most brilliant ideas so darn simple??

    Thanks for this!


  6. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing! :)

  7. Very cute idea! I have thick hair but this might be a way to keep my hair in place when I do a bun. Thanks!


  8. Ha ha ha, the sock bun is such a neat little trick; we learned that during Basic Training because our hair had to be perfect or we'd be doing pushups!

  9. It was seriously so simple! I loved it. :)

  10. Very cute, as are YOU, as are your words. Hahahaha...I do this look, sans sock. Cute look. Talk about stank head. Kidding...well, if you use a USED sock, well then....I would not be kidding. Ha!

  11. This is too cute! (And too easy!) Thanks so much for sharing, I can't wait to try it!

  12. I knew I grew my hair out for a reason. =) Can't wait to try this!

  13. very cute. I like this. Who knew a sock would be handy for a hairstyle? :)

  14. adorable blog my dear.i am in love. now following. hope you'll take a minute to look at my blog & follow if you'd like.

    love m.
    keep in touch

  15. Do you know how much fun I'd have telling people I have a secret sock in my hair!! I have to do this.

  16. They actually sell donuts you can buy at Sally's Beauty Supply that do the same thing, I use them when I do up-do's. But this, this is cheap and genious! Bravo!

  17. I've done this before :) It works really well!

  18. My sister used to do this to our hair ALL the time growing up! We also had 'sock rollers' that we'd use instead of hot rollers. You basically ties cut up socks and make smallish type buns in your wet hair, sleep in it, and it the morning your hair is all crazy. I've missed doing it!