The sock bun - how to do hair in this common hair style for female police and military
So, what is the sock bun? It is not food. I love to write on recipes but I don't think we would eat something called a sock bun. It is not an article of clothing (i.e.- a sock) although I love to write about fashion. It is actually a hairstyle and the look is achieved by using a sock that is cut into the right shape. Sounds interesting? Read on!...
Popular professional hairstyle
When I learned about how to apply crochet braids via YouTube, I thought that the information was a gem and that is why I wrote a hub about it to let others know. I became interested in finding more information about do it yourself hairstyles.
Shortly thereafter, I stumbled upon learning about the sock bun.
The hairstyle was unknown to me but after watching various tutorials on how to apply it, I found that the hairstyle was very popular among military women and other women. It is a hairstyle that is praised and touted for helping women to achieve a professional look in the workplace.
The sockbun is often used by female professional dancers, police officers, lawyers, actresses and more.
How to style your hair into a sock bun
The sock bun hairstyle is especially useful for women who might have short hair but still want to be able to pull it back into a bun. It works for women of all ethnicities and hair types but is best for women with straight hair.
Women with curly hair will want to make sure their hair is freshly relaxed or straightened out with a flatiron especially at the hairline, before applying the style. Alternatively, you can use hair gel, to slick your hair back as much as possible.
- Once you have gathered all your hair back to the nape of your neck, you can apply the sock bun. You will want to cut the tip of a sock (where the toes go) and roll the sock back into the bun shape, then slip it through the hair like you would with a ponytail holder.
- Position your hair over the sock until the sock is completely hidden and secure with many bobby bins.
- See the video tutorials below for more clear explanations!
Sock bun | " yay or nay "
Update: Back when I first learned how to do this style, it became quite a go to hairstyle for me but over time, I stopped styling my hair that way very often. I just grew tired of it.
I recently heard that this style seems to be losing popularity in general. Do you like the sock bun hairstyle? Do you think that it has lost its popularity and is now a somewhat outdated style?
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