I’ve been known to sport the occasional giant bun on top of my head. What can I say? I like the extra inch it gives me.
People [mostly strangers now that I think of it] always ask me how I get such a perfect bun, and if my hair is miles long. It isn’t, it’s all just an illusion. And now you too can fool
your friends strangers into thinking you’re part Rapunzel:
Step One: Start out with your hair down. Obvy.
Step Two: Put your hair up to the ponytail height you desire. Remember the higher the hair the closer to God. Oh wait, that’s just in Texas.
Step Three: Take an old sock close to your hair color that has previously lost it’s mate, and cut off the toe.
Step Four: Start rolling the sock as tight as you can.
Step Five: Keep rollin’ rollin’ rollin’
Step Six: Pretty soon you’ll have a nice little donut. I like a big bun, so my donut is about 3″ in diameter, but if you want a smaller bun then either use a smaller sock or don’t roll it as much and cut the rest off.
Step Seven: Slide your ponytail through your sock donut, like so:
Step Eight: Bring the sock donut to the end of your ponytail and spread the ends of your pony around the sock like a palm tree.
Step Nine: Now roll the sock down your ponytail while tucking your hair under it as you roll. This part is difficult if you have layers and will look a little crazy about halfway down, but trust me it’s going to look fly. Also be sure to make a crazy serious face because bun rolling is no laughing matter.
Step Ten: Keep rolling until you can’t roll anymore. Remember to tuck as you go.
And voila! You have a totally awesome bun.
This is a favorite look of mine when either A. I want to look way cooler than I am or B. I really don’t feel like doing my hair. And the fun part is, you’ll never know if I’m feeling lazy or awesome. Bam.