Sock Reuse: Hair Buns and Cascades of Curls

We’re delighted to share this simple reuse for clean old socks, thanks to our friend Jana and her lovely family, dedicated re-users, all. What’s your favorite way to keep socks in service when they’re not fit for feet any more?

Put an Old Sock to Work as the Base of Bun

Why Waste It?

Do you have a few lonely socks laying around?  We always do!  Even though there are many Sock Bun tutorials on Pinterest, the girls and I thought we’d do our own.

Step 1:  Dampen your hair and put it up in a high ponytail.

 Step 2:  Find your lonely sock (tube socks are best but not necessary), cut the toe off and roll it up into a donut.

Step 3:  Place the rolled up sock over the ponytail in your hair.

Step 4:  Slide the sock roll 2/3 of the way down your ponytail.

Step 5:  Fan out the hair below the sock roll and begin tucking it over and into the sock roll.  Working it gently with your fingers, begin rolling it towards your head.

Step 6:  Leave it in your hair overnight.  The beauty of this bun is that it’s so high up on your head, it shouldn’t…

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Categories: Repurpose and Reuse, Trash Pile - All Our Stuff, Upcycle

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