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SilverLocks
June 6th, 2011, 10:53 PM
We're late, we're late, for a very important date! Oops, sorry about the delay. :flower:

Show us your sock curls. Curl on!

spigette
June 7th, 2011, 07:19 PM
check out my avatar.... my ever-present sock bun curls! :)

ashamanjababu
June 8th, 2011, 11:22 AM
Sock curls, like from a sock bun? or sock curls like rag curls? Or either?

(I'm going to try one or the other tonight, that much I know!)

kyandii
June 8th, 2011, 11:26 AM
I'll be rocking sock bun curls tomorrow!

Fufu
June 9th, 2011, 11:31 AM
Sock bun curls :) My previous attempt

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g88/REfusion88/BunCurls2-1.jpg

Thumper
June 9th, 2011, 12:26 PM
I haven't been able to get away with this. My hair is so fine that every attempt I've made leaves me with this balled up mess of whispy whirly hair. I would love to have solid, tight, individual curls. Is there a good product I could put in my hair to achieve this look? I do make my hair damp before rolling it up.

jasper
June 10th, 2011, 06:35 AM
Here are some sock bun curls. I make the fully rolled version.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5639&pictureid=104949
I have them in a messy pony tail because I knew they wouldn't hold up to any combing, brushing or arranging. Without product, they last a very short time.

Speckla
June 11th, 2011, 08:52 AM
Aw, I can't do this one. Sock buns tend to make my hair less curls and a bit frizzier! :(

Sookie
June 11th, 2011, 10:56 AM
Sock curls from a sock bun you mean? I wanna learn how to do this...can somebody post me a link?

dmarie63
June 11th, 2011, 01:36 PM
I don't even know how to do a sock bun. I googled it and watched a video, but how do I get the sock part? I don't understand what the donut tool actually is! Help!

missfortune9335
June 11th, 2011, 03:48 PM
For those of you who don't know how to get curls from sock buns, here's a tutorial:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FV-YO46E8Y

ashamanjababu
June 12th, 2011, 04:31 AM
My sock bun = Fail!

I think this must be a style for people with thinner hair than mine, because by the time I got all my hair wrapped up in the sock bun on top of my head, it was about as wide as my entire head. I don't think I need any extra padding in my bun!

Plus, turning upside-down to get it on top of my head made me feel kind of sick.

I think I may re-interpret this one as sock/rag curls.

Sweet Beat
June 12th, 2011, 04:52 AM
http://i54.tinypic.com/2r3cr2g.jpg

Sookie
June 12th, 2011, 04:56 AM
Thank you missfortune9335!

Sweet Beat your hair looks beautiful! Amazing length:D

Immera
June 12th, 2011, 08:47 AM
Here is my effort. I don't like the sock bun. It gets frizzy and anyone who knows me knows I don't have that much hair. It's also heavy and on a hot summer day it gives me a headache.
I wash my hair daily especially in the summer, so the curls aren't an issue.
So I sock bunned Saturday and covered it with a scarf, did my errands and cleaned the house.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=105125&albumid=6347&dl=1307889749&thumb=1

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?pictureid=105126&albumid=6347&dl=1307889749&thumb=1

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6347&pictureid=105127

homeeduk8tor
June 12th, 2011, 01:19 PM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150272433326742&set=a.10150272433206742.374563.765321741&type=1&theater

My first sock bun...will check for curls tomorrow! I will post pics, too. Wish me luck.

proo
June 12th, 2011, 01:21 PM
Is there a trick for getting the ends in there smoothly so they don't wonk out?

homeeduk8tor
June 12th, 2011, 01:27 PM
Is there a trick for getting the ends in there smoothly so they don't wonk out?


When I did mine the ends just kind of naturally rolled up with the rest of the hair. I watched the YouTube video mentioned earlier in the thread and followed that technique. I may find that my ends are not smooth when I take the bun out tomorrow...but hopefully things will go well.

Aredhel77
June 12th, 2011, 04:25 PM
You can either get waves by making a sock bun, or you can use socks 'rag-roll' style for sections of hair. You roll the section of hair you want around a sock and up towards your hair (making sure the ends are tucked into the fabric) and when you reach the roots, you tie the sock in a knot to secure the hair inside. Then sleep on it and unroll in the morning, voila curly hair!

I haven't actually tried a sock bun but someone did post a link recently to a tutorial for sock curls.

I tried it last night and had very curly hair today! :cheese:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5833&pictureid=105099

Please excuse my very silly Paint editing :p, I looked worse in the original picture lol!

Here's the original tutorial that julliams posted a link to

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH12exAL1Dg&feature=related

I used more socks than the girl in the video, and I rope-braided each section of my hair to add even more wurl - result: very flipped-out hair LOL

UltraBella
June 13th, 2011, 12:45 AM
My sock bun = Fail!

I think this must be a style for people with thinner hair than mine, because by the time I got all my hair wrapped up in the sock bun on top of my head, it was about as wide as my entire head. I don't think I need any extra padding in my bun!

Plus, turning upside-down to get it on top of my head made me feel kind of sick.

I think I may re-interpret this one as sock/rag curls.

I would just suggest you try it a few more times, it can take some practice ! You will find many here with hair thicker and longer than yours who wear full rolled sock buns with ease, after much practice. ;)
I don't turn upside down at all when I do mine. I start my sock bun with my hair pulled to the side and as I roll closer to my head I bring it up above my head and roll down the rest of the way. I would not enjoy the head rush of being bent like that.

PrincessBob
June 13th, 2011, 01:14 AM
Okay, so my hair is in dampened sock buns (Leia Style) and I'll see what I get in the morning. I'm terrible at sock buns on my own head, They never stay up for long. so we'll really just have to wait and see.

homeeduk8tor
June 13th, 2011, 06:46 AM
OK, I released my hair from sock bun captivity this morning. It was my first attempt so I was excited to see what I would end up with. Well, I did have very nice curls for about and hour and after that my hair was limp and rather unimpressive. I ended up brushing it out with my BBB and bunning it. I think I will try again in another day or two but this time I think I will try wrapping the sock a bit tighter. My hair is so heavy so I don't know if it will ever hold a nice curl without hairstyling products. Any suggestions?

Silverdragn7385
June 13th, 2011, 02:11 PM
I wish I could achieve this look! My hair is too heavy and flat...I do get nice-ish curls on my some of my shorter layers, but the rest of the length looks wonky and frizzy. :(

owlathena
June 13th, 2011, 03:15 PM
loepsie has great youtube videos on sock buns and sock bun curls.


It never works for me though, always gets really frizzy.


ETA: oops! I'm too late. I think I accidentally read only the first page of this thread.

Grejs
June 14th, 2011, 05:59 AM
I've tried to make sockbun curls twice now. The first time, I tried it on damp hair, and then left it over night. Unfortunately my hair wasn't completely dry when I removed the sock bun. It didn't give me any proper curls, but at least my hair was wavy for most part of the day.

The second time, I tried it on lightly misted hair. My hair was nice and poofy the morning after, and I had some pretty curls. They didn't last that long though.

Im gonna have to try it a couple of more times, I haven't gotten the hang of rolling my hair in the sockbun properly yet.

Fizz
June 14th, 2011, 03:42 PM
I attempted this last night. Only used 5 socks ( because I started to get arm ache after the first two!)
But this morning when I took them out, I had 5 curls for about 10 seconds then everything flopped.:rolleyes:

I think I should have divided my hair into at least 8 sections, but it's so heavy I don't think the curls will stay.

I'm not great with hairstyles - still struggling to master any type of bun, and I still can't get my large ficcare to stay where I put it!
Spent 10 years patiently growing my hair, but too impatient to do anything with it!:disgust:

hypersensitive
June 14th, 2011, 09:38 PM
I didn't want to cut off any socks I own and I stumbled onto an idea: why not try leg warmers? They're already cylindrical and ready for rollin. This might work better for those with long and super thick hair, or if you want really loose curls/waves.

Peggy E.
June 16th, 2011, 02:54 PM
My sock bun = Fail!

I think this must be a style for people with thinner hair than mine, because by the time I got all my hair wrapped up in the sock bun on top of my head, it was about as wide as my entire head. I don't think I need any extra padding in my bun!

Plus, turning upside-down to get it on top of my head made me feel kind of sick.

I think I may re-interpret this one as sock/rag curls.

Maybe what you need to try is rolling your hair up in more than one donut sock bun - two, three, however many it takes to get the curls you're hoping to achieve.

I'd also had trouble getting the ends to stay tucked in to the curling bun. However, after watching the video linked here earlier, with her suggestion to use a goodly amount of water spritzed over the hair you're curling, I found that the ends stayed in place then.

It has been so long since I used photobucket, and they've made so many updates over there, I no longer know how to post pics from my "regular" computer program onto the photobucket and then over here. So, no pictures.... :o(

Beets
June 17th, 2011, 06:08 PM
I used Loepsie's secret (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I13J7ArHTkM&feature=feedwll&list=WL) to get all the hair tucked up in there. That was a good tip; it worked for me the first time (see bun on the left). The second time, I flubbed, but that's clearly my own problem (see bun on the right).

I'm holding a garage sale in the morning, so I can't promise that I'll do anything with the resulting curls, but here's me tonight, upsetting the dogs and children with my three heads:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3210/5843974546_6ac181ba46_m.jpg

hypersensitive
June 19th, 2011, 12:01 PM
I'm interpreting this as rag curls, done with socks like how yaya does on YouTube.
http://emob50.photobucket.com/albums/f305/silverstardust/photo.jpg

Rosake
June 19th, 2011, 06:08 PM
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq6/Doornroos_SA/Lala/P1030096.jpg

First time it didn't work for me, but then I made sure the bun is wet and tight enough : )

Only problem is, it doesn't last for a very long time. Any suggestions?

luxepiggy
June 21st, 2011, 07:19 PM
Sockbun curls, with a little extra oomph from Fekkai COIFF Contrôle Ironless Straightening Balm (ironic, isn't it? :p), which I applied to my damp hair before rolling it into the sockbun
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=6020&pictureid=86932


Is there a trick for getting the ends in there smoothly so they don't wonk out?

I wrote a blog post on that a while back (^(oo)^)
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/blog.php?b=82518

KittyLost
June 22nd, 2011, 04:54 AM
Yey! A style of the month I can do :)

An old picture of sock curls, gained by having wet hair and wrapping it around the middle of the sock then trying a knot in the sock to keep hair in place until it is dry. Unknot the sock after a very difficult nights sleep and unroll lovely curls :) These stay all day on me, starting off as tight curls then loosening into lovely waves.

http://www.forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5356&pictureid=94506

Rosake
June 22nd, 2011, 09:42 AM
Put the bun right on TOP of your head, so that it wont be a difficult night :)

littlenvy
June 23rd, 2011, 06:54 AM
I know I'm late :p but here is mine:

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=5914&pictureid=106030

It was way more curly but silly me I brushed it and that turned it into a wave. Totally forgot that curly hair does not have to be brushed.

KittyLost
June 24th, 2011, 01:37 AM
Put the bun right on TOP of your head, so that it wont be a difficult night :)


I don't bun! It's lots of pieces of hair wrapped round many socks. It's similiar to the deep S waves method by Elainehai.

Rosake
June 24th, 2011, 05:45 PM
@KittyLost, oh I see o: are they lots of little buns or are they rags from socks?

Does anyone know a hair friendly way of making these pretty curls stay in your hair longer than an hour? =)

missfortune9335
June 24th, 2011, 06:19 PM
@KittyLost, oh I see o: are they lots of little buns or are they rags from socks?

Does anyone know a hair friendly way of making these pretty curls stay in your hair longer than an hour? =)

Well, I don't know how well it works for everyone, but I have *very* good luck if I work some aloe vera gel (the pure, un-colored, uncented kind...) into my hair before bunning or using soft rollers.

WaitingSoLong
June 27th, 2011, 10:56 PM
I really want to try this but don't think I can get all my hair to roll into a sock donut. I am also very impatient and the SUPER LONG TUTORIALS are not my thing (yes I watched them and skipped ahead as much as I could). lol. All my bookmarked tutorials are a minute or less. I don't even turn up the volume. :shrug:

Anyway, I may try a scarf thing instead. My problem is my hair length....tips? I cannot reach the ends of my hair when it is on top of my head, and I canot roll it up from the back. I am really curious how the longer hairs did this?

littlenvy
June 28th, 2011, 01:43 PM
My hair is way shorter than yours but I still find it much easier to do two rolled buns; one on top of my head and one in the middle in order to get the curls. The good part is that you do not have to be neat with it. And there is no need for the sock to be all covered. In fact, it actually works better for me when I just roll one side of the sock. The curls are much more uniformed. :)

Lianna
June 28th, 2011, 07:01 PM
My hair is way shorter than yours but I still find it much easier to do two rolled buns; one on top of my head and one in the middle in order to get the curls. The good part is that you do not have to be neat with it. And there is no need for the sock to be all covered. In fact, it actually works better for me when I just roll one side of the sock. The curls are much more uniformed. :)

Great idea, little envy! I always have trouble covering the sock with the fully rolled mode. It's always a mess. I tried only one side and I think it will be good now. :)

This is what I did. It's easy this way. More people should try it! :cheese:

http://oi51.tinypic.com/jsdhxi.jpg

I'm not sure if this thread is about sock bun curls or rag curls either. :p

Rosake
June 28th, 2011, 08:09 PM
Well, I don't know how well it works for everyone, but I have *very* good luck if I work some aloe vera gel (the pure, un-colored, uncented kind...) into my hair before bunning or using soft rollers.
hmm interesting, I will definitely try it out ! :)

littlenvy
June 29th, 2011, 07:10 AM
Great idea, little envy! I always have trouble covering the sock with the fully rolled mode. It's always a mess. I tried only one side and I think it will be good now. :)

This is what I did. It's easy this way. More people should try it! :cheese:

http://oi51.tinypic.com/jsdhxi.jpg

I'm not sure if this thread is about sock bun curls or rag curls either. :p
The title says 'sock curls' :) but I'm sure you can use whatever you want to curl as long as its not heat.

And I'm glad you like this method better. Picuture looks great btw.
It takes a touch longer for the hair to fully dry this way but the curls are way nicer and hold much better. At least that's what I find.
If I need the curl to hold a lot longer then just for few hours, I usually make up a horstail tea and add just a little bit of conditioner to it. Shake it up and spritz the hair length before I roll. This gives me soft curls unlike aloe vera which makes my curls hard and stiff. Not sure but I think its the silica in horsetail that makes the curl keep.

MagicAndMayhem
June 29th, 2011, 09:43 PM
Uhhh I did these for my friend's wedding this month but I didn't get a proper pic...ugh.
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7896&pictureid=106592

So here is my sock bun curls from May...loooooove them

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=7896&pictureid=103809

whitestiletto
June 30th, 2011, 04:59 PM
Here's my sock bun curls, first pic is first thing in the morning and second pic is after I worked all day with my hair down and played with it a bit. I'm quite pleased at how well the curls held up and how much body I have at the end of the day, I often have a problem with my hair falling flat.

My hair was quite damp when I put it into the bun, I took a shower at night and waited till my hair was about 2/3 dry, then wrapped it and went to sleep.

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=8177&pictureid=106688http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=8177&pictureid=106689

LyraS
July 4th, 2011, 10:42 AM
I've never tried this before. I will definitely give this a go and hopefully be able to post up a pic.

Buggheart
July 5th, 2011, 08:32 PM
So I tried this last week and it worked out pretty well. My hair is not super long, is layered, and its on the fine side so I didn't get great curls and had trouble wrapping it. But I was at the craft store over the weekend and they had baby socks on clearance so I bought them and gave it another try and they worked much better. So if you have thin hair or it's just not really long yet, try baby or childrens' socks as they are smaller and hold tighter.

Kristin
July 5th, 2011, 08:49 PM
I love sock curls, but they fall flat in about 5 minutes (as do all of my curls, despite the method). Is there a trick for making them stay?

Sheryl
November 24th, 2011, 10:39 AM
I am going to try this with the horsetail! I grow most of my own herbs and have tons of horsetail growing here naturally. I think I am going to cut some and dry/freeze it for hair experimentation. Thanks for the tip!

I make a spray on/leave in conditioner with a teeny bit of commerical conditioner, aloe gel and glyerine then fill sprayer with water. I use that now for curling but would like something with a little more hold. I think I will make a tea of the horsetail and add that too.

I guess I'll have to keep it in the fridge then, eh? There's already so many non-food hobby/gardening things in my fridge/freezer as it is...

CrunchyMama
December 4th, 2011, 06:59 PM
So I'm like 6 months too late on this one, but what the heck! Here are mine!


http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/picture.php?albumid=9205&pictureid=120481

cubiczoeconia
December 12th, 2011, 12:14 AM
Is there a trick for getting the ends in there smoothly so they don't wonk out?

I have hat problem, as well, and even the tutorial didn't help. Practice, practice, practice, I guess:o

kidari
December 23rd, 2011, 05:38 PM
What I do for making the curls last is using mousse on it right before rolling it up. You can look into mousses that do not contain alcohol- these usually come in foam pump dispensers instead of the aerosol cans. The mousse also gives a lot of control to effectively roll the hair neatly into the sock bun. I have layered hair so my trick to rolling it up efficiently is to slide the sock only halfway down my ponytail and then grabbing the rest and twist and roll them around the sock until the ends are neatly tucked away before rolling down the sock. As you roll the sock down to the base of your ponytail you spread the hair around the sock evenly as you go but mostly it's all about practice. I occasionally use a flat iron to remove the dents at the top from the ponytail but if I wore the sock bun at night, in the morning I will spray some water on the top portions and create a low bun and after a few hours take it out and that maintains the curl as well as removes the dent from the ponytail without using heat. These methods work for me, hopefully they help someone else out!

christiner
March 21st, 2012, 08:58 PM
this does not work for my hair at all. i have to do headband curls instead.

LizTheLyre
June 18th, 2012, 12:08 PM
whenever i do this, i end up with a line where my ponytail was, but no waves... :(