You can also use hair clips, bobby pins, or hair elastics. Use bobby pins and hairspray to hold it in place. LJ Lisa Janget Oct 19, Gather your hair around the base in a donut shape, then wrap a second hair tie around it.
If you're working with clean hair, spray it with a light coating of hairspray to add a little texture to your hair so it will stay in the bun. Use a non-aerosol spray to avoid stickiness. Pull the ponytail through the hole in your sock donut. Make sure all of your hair gets through the hole. Slide the sock donut a few inches down your ponytail so that the tips of your hair are sticking out of the hole.
Spread the tips of your hair around the sock or donut form. Tuck the tips under so that your hair is evenly spread in a donut shape, covering the sock or form. This step takes the longest, because you want to make sure your hair is completely covering the sock or form.
Try to spread it out evenly without leaving any gaps. If your hair isn't thick enough to cover the sock or form, you may want to start over with a smaller sock or try teasing your hair, smoothing out the surface and trying again. You can also spray the ponytail with dry shampoo which will help add bulk to your strands. Roll your ponytail into the sock or form.
Begin rolling it down toward the base of your ponytail to create a growing donut shape. Make sure your hair is getting neatly rolled into the donut. Keep going until the donut is flat against your head. Simply gather your hair over the donut form or sock in a donut shape. For extra hold, use bobby pins to secure the tips of your hair in place. Check the donut to make sure you can't see the sock or form.
Use two mirrors to view the back of your head. Your hair should be completely covering the sock or form to hide it from view. Use bobby pins and hairspray to hold it in place. If the donut seems a little loose, pin it against your head using a few bobby pins.
Use firm-hold hairspray to keep your hair from getting messy. Put your hair in a ponytail. Gather your hair and put it up in a tightly secured hairband. Either a high or low ponytail works equally well. Use a flat brush with natural bristles to tease your ponytail. Starting a few inches from the base, gently push hair toward the base, moving up and repeating, forming a fluffy cloud of hair.
Then use the tips of the bristles to gently smooth out the top surface. This will help make it easier to handle as well as giving your donut bun more volume. Gather your hair into a donut shape. Do this by finding the center of your ponytail and evenly gathering your hair around its base, so that your hair forms the shape of a donut.
It may take a few tries before you're able to gather it evenly. Holding the donut shape in place with one hand, use a second hair band to secure the tips of your hair around the base of your ponytail. Wrap it around several times to make sure the bun doesn't fall out.
At this stage, check your donut bun in the mirror. Make sure the hair is evenly gathered into a donut shape. Pin the donut bun against your head. In additional to securing small hairs, you can use two or three bobby pins to secure the entire bun flat against your head.
This will help to prevent it from falling out. Finish with firm-hold hairspray. This will keep the bun from falling out as you go about your day. My hair is too short and the bun form I am using is too big. What should I do? Laura Martin Licensed Cosmetologist. The easiest solution is to make yourself a new form.
Use an ankle sock or a cut leg from a nylon to make a smaller form. Not Helpful 5 Helpful 8. If you are using a doughnut form or sock you may not need to add bobby pins, but I would always recommend it.
They will hold the shape in place and make it feel more secure. Apply them in crisscrossing x-shapes to ensure they don't slide around. It depends on how well you end up doing the bun. Practice a few times to get more comfortable with the process. When you are ready, use hairspray to get the neatest look. Not Helpful 9 Helpful I personally feel like the second method works better.
From experience, the first one is easier to mess up, and more likely to cause tangles. I usually wear a donut bun for gymnastics competitions, but when I do my tumbling, it always becomes a bit loose. How can I make it stay tight? Use more bobby pins and hair spray. It will seem like you're using too much, but it will result in a tighter bun. The thicker your hair is, the more of both you will need to use.
Not Helpful 11 Helpful How do I put the elastic band over the donut bun without having any hair sticking out? Make sure you cover the full donut bun, then get an elastic band and put it over the hair that's on the donut bun. Not Helpful 3 Helpful You can use water because when it dries, the hair will stay in place.
You can also use hair clips, bobby pins, or hair elastics. Not Helpful 0 Helpful 4. Use hairspray and smooth the hair down with your hands. Use bobby pins to pin larger strands of hair down. Yes, it will work, but not as well as a blonde donut bun. Just make sure you have evenly spread your hair around it to hide the donut, and it will be fine. Not Helpful 8 Helpful Can you use elastic bands if your doughnuts are too big for hair bobbles?
Yes, as long as you don't do it too tight, otherwise the elastic band might harm your hair by pulling it. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. Already answered Not a question Bad question Other. By using this service, some information may be shared with YouTube. Quick Summary To make a donut bun with a tube sock, first cut off the toe and roll the top edge down into a donut shape.
Did this summary help you? Tips Use a bigger donut for longer hair. Try not to make the bun too tight, or it can hurt your head after a while and might give you a headache. The store bought donut is made with a mesh material that allows the pins to go through, unlike the sock. If it's the sleek look you're going for, a scrunchie or decorative hair tie can cover up messy patches around the bun. You can use the excess hair to make a braid around the bun.
Leave two strands on your shoulders before doing this. I got ya, girl. Sans the sock, even! Subscribe to my blog below to stay tuned for my sock bun tutorial for short hair! Shortly after this tutorial, I chopped about a foot off! Get email updates from Beauty and the Binky's new posts! Needless to say , I have some built up animosity toward the traditional sock bun method. I linked to some of my favorite products that help get your hair bun-ready.
I have tried the sock and the donut looking things with absolutely no luck. I love your idea and am definitely going to be giving it a try after I go buy more hair pins. Mine always get lost everywhere. I love your tips. I wonder if they would work on the fine hair too. I love your tutorial! I have tried this before but without much success. Now I can try it again with a renewed zeal. This is so cute! This post just reminded me that I still need to try out a sock bun!
First of all I love the name of your blog! So adorable and catchy. I had to wear sockbuns in high school for drill team, and I hated the extra weight of the sock to my already thick hair. I will definitely be trying this. Your hair is gorgeous! This is great and really making me miss my long hair! Time to grow it out again! Thanks for the great tutorial! I love how long and thick you are.
I usually make mine using a hair clip, separating my hair in two halves, flipping under and fanning to create a bun, and using the hair clip to hold the shape — finishing off with bobby pins to keep in place.
My hair is way too thick for the bobby pins. Do you have any other options!? I always hated the sock bun method!
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