Post # 1
I was realizing today how weird looking they are to me lol. THey were really trendy, at least where I am, about a year ago. After not seeing them for a bit I was really struck by how gosh darn funny they look to me. A normal bun is so much more proportional and natural looking to me, and just as simple to do. I was curious what others thoughts are on this trend (annonymously on the internet of course haha)
Also, this is totally a personal preference thing on my part. If you rock a sock bun, by all means rock that sock bun, girl!
Post # 2
I didn’t know this was a thing. Man, I’m learning all kindsa new things this week…sock buns,…thigh gaps…I’m getting old.
Post # 3
I got into doing those buns for a while too, but I always pinned around the bottom of it a certain way so it didn’t look quite as fake. It was definitely easy to do, however now I just do a basic ballet style bun when I’m on the go and forget the sock style.. I do think lace braided sock buns are pretty and fun!
Post # 4
freshflowers: LOVE those things!!! Seriously don’t know what I would do without that invention. It’s my lazy girl hairstyle about 6/7 a week. I absoutely hate doing my hair anymore, so this makes it look cute, yet put together.
Post # 6
I love them, but unfortunately I have so many layers in my hair (and my hair is long), so it’s virtually near impossible for me to do them nicely 🙁
Post # 7
TheGridMonster: I have a cool little contraption that looks like a sex toy that works perfectly for my long layered hair!! lol
OP, I love them! When I have my contraption, without that idk how to do them!
Post # 8
I wear them all the time but my hair is past my waist and just doing any style on my hair can take an hour or more. I also hate having hair in my face. Buns allow me to keep it up and out of my face without any hassle. I don’t use a sock though, I use one of those bun making things that rolls up and snaps.
Post # 9
freshflowers: For me, sock buns tend to come out with regular movement. I obviously don’t know how to pin them on properly.
When I do buns, I usually do messy buns. I haven’t mastered the perfect looking bun.
One thing I have discovered that I love for buns are spin pins. I bought them thinking they were just one of those gimmicky hair tools I’d never use, but I can get them to hold buns well (when you screw them in, you screw them into the hair not part of the bun too, if that makes sense) and they’re so much easier to put in than the numerous bobby pins I’d otherwise have to use. I love them.
Post # 10
I had to Google this but you are talking about the infamous “Scouse Bun”! It’s a Liverpool thing along with the Scouse Brow….. the bigger the better!!
Post # 11
Well, now I know how people get those perfectly round buns. I had to google what the heck a sock bun was btw.
Clearly I don’t wear them. I rarely wear my hair up, but when i do it is in a messy bun or a high ponytail.
Post # 12
I wish I could do a sock bun, but my hair is so fine and too short to pull it off 🙁
Post # 13
freshflowers: For me it depends on how big/exaggerated the bun is. If I do them with one of those store bought “sock” bun sponge things they turn out huge and I think look disproportional to my head, but when I do it with an actual sock they turn out really nice 🙂
Post # 14
I think the sock bun tends to look huge. I rock a regular ballet bun all the time, so I’m not anti-bun.
Post # 15
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I like them! I have even done them with an actual sock 😛 It’s a fun way to get my hair up out of my face, and I think it looks sleek and elegant. I wear it for nights out, or if I wanna look a little more dressed up than a pony tail or messy bun!