Transitioning 101: The Classic Sock Bun
During my transition to natural hair, I experimented with all types of styles to blend my natural hair with my relaxed ends. One of my favorite styles was the sock bun, a great way to be stylish without much hassle. The best thing about this style is the low maintenance and the protection it provides for your ends, reducing breakage and split ends.
Creating this sock bun style is easy and uses low manipulation to blend both textures of hair. With a little imagination, repositioning and use of accessories, you will never grow bored of this go to style during your journey to au natural glory!
Follow These Steps For a Chic and Bold Sock Bun Style!
What you will need:
Sock Bun of desired size and thickness, Click here to make a sock bun
Wide tooth comb, Brush for edges
Rat Tail Comb
Olive Oil or Aloe Vera Gel
Seamless ponytail holder with metal pieces
3 to 4 Hair pins(optional)
- Gently detangle and comb your hair back and away from your face.
- Apply a dime-sized amount of moisturizer to the palms of your hands. Rub your hands together and gently distribute the moisturizer throughout your hair. Focus your moisturizing efforts on the ends of your hair. The ends of the hair are the oldest and most prone to damage and breakage. Also apply oil to your ends to seal in the moisture.
- Determine where your bun will sit. Sock buns can be worn high, straight back or to the side of the head.
- Continue to comb, smooth, and arrange the hair into a ponytail. Ideally, your ponytail holder should be seamless and contain no metal pieces. Optional: Apply gel and brush for smoother edges.
Insert your ponytail carefully through the hole in the sock bun. Make sure that your entire ponytail is coming through the hole.
- Press the sock bun form firmly down to your head to close any gaps between your head and the bun form, ensuring tightness and neatness of the finished product.
- Split your ponytail into two sections, a top half and bottom half. Fan your hair out evenly around the bun.
- Using the end of a rat tail comb, carefully smooth and tuck the ends of your hair under the sock bun form. Optional: You may secure your hair with hair pins to extra secure hold, I normally don’t use them.
- Use a silk scarf to lay your edges down for a smooth finish.
Finally your sock bun style is complete! I normally wore mine without accessories but when going out with my hubby or friends, simple accessories like a flower, silk scrunchie or gem pin will glam your sock bun up. Don’t forget to reposition your sock bun to create different haute looks! Happy Journey Transitioners!