Pinterest Idea: Sock/Ballerina Bun

20 Aug

I won’t lie. When it comes to doing anything with my hair I am utterly, totally lazy. My hair is poker straight. Therefore my hair routine is that I wash it roughly twice per week (more if I happen to get dirty, sweaty, or have been swimming). In the summer I let it air dry a lot to help keep it moist. I will use a flat-iron only to smooth out any frizziness. That’s it. My products consist of shampoo, conditioner, and a little Argan oil to keep it moist and shiny. That’s it. But, it’s been hot out this summer. Hot as the fires of hell. Days where it feels like I could put dinner in the car while I’m at work and when I get home it’ll be cooked like I had it in the crock pot. Ya, it’s that bad. And my car does not have A/C. Sigh. So, I was looking for an alternative to my usual hot weather hair style of the pony tail or the sloppily looped through a hair tie style. I had pinned how to make a sock bun insert to give your less than huge bun some oomph. So, I sacrificed a brown sock and a tan knee-high and my bun booster was born.

You then put your hair into a high pony tail (we were going for a ballerina bun type style here) – put your ponytail through the center of the sock bun, then wrap your hair around it, tucking the ends in as you go and securing the whole thing with bobby pins.

Verdict? The style is super cute and easy once you get the hang of getting your hair wrapped and tucked. However, between the weight of my hair and the additional weight of the sock bun, my scalp was sore. SO, I think that going forward I’ll be sporting the sock bun at the back of my head, nearer to the base of my neck. It’s an easy before work hair style, as well as a nice change from my usual straight down ‘do.


8 Responses to “Pinterest Idea: Sock/Ballerina Bun”

  1. Yinzerella August 20, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

    My sock bun is legendary here at the University of Baltimore.
    It amazes people on a regular basis.

  2. SarahN August 21, 2012 at 1:55 am #

    Your hair is BEAUT-i-FUL! I did try this a few times (thanks pinterest), but then I recently got my hair cut, so now it’s too short! I was always worried my fine hair didn’t totally cover said sock, so I was a little scared to wear it in public!

    • seasonedwithsarcasm August 21, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

      Aw thanks Sarah! Don’t worry about your hair being short…it’ll grow back before you know it! I cut mine a few years back to above my shoulders – roughly 18 inches gone! I thought the shorter hair would make me look older than a 15 year old. No luck lol. But it’s back now. I have baby fine hair too, but lots of it so this style is actually easy to accomplish since I don’t need to use any additional product!

  3. zankin August 22, 2012 at 2:26 am #

    You have perfect hair, I love how healthy it looks, do you do anything special to it? I like this bun, it’s better than just a plain ponytail, though ponytails have their place.

    • seasonedwithsarcasm August 22, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

      Thank you! Nothing special. I wash it an average of twice per week (more if I get sweaty, dirty, or am swimming) and do a deep conditioning treatment about once per month (sometimes every other month!). It’s very fine hair, but I have lots of it so I can get away with less washings to keep it moist. It gets a trim about every 3 months and I use only Argon or coconut oil on the ends to keep them from drying out. Glad you liked the post!

  4. recipeshappen September 8, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    Your hair is so cute. 🙂


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