Women who have thin hair may find that getting a pretty bun is a bit of a challenge. As a professional stylist, I can tell you that you are not alone. Many women have difficulty getting a fat, full bun. For women with thin hair, tresses won’t fluff up and give you the volume you want for a perky ballerina or boho bun. If your hair is fine, the updo process is even more difficult. Backcombing and teasing the roots won’t give you the fullness you need at the tips. If this sounds like you, try one of these sock bun methods to get the oomph you want!
Do the Sock Roll
With a paddle brush, gather all the hair into a ponytail on top of your head. Secure it with a ponytail elastic. Now smooth the hair around the ponytail to remove any bumps. (I recommend using a fine-tooth comb.)
Cut the toe off a clean, short sock using sharp scissors. (This is the perfect time to use those socks that lost their partner in the dryer.)
Ease the sock down the ponytail; it should rest on your sock.
Now twist the ponytail two or three times then wrap the ponytail around the sock. You should completely cover the sock with the hair.
Keep the hair in place; secure it with bobby pins. Spray the hair with hairspray to set it.
Ponytail Roll Down
Position the sock piece at the ends of your ponytail. Gently roll the sock along the ponytail, rolling the hair into it as you go. For the best results, go slow and roll the ponytail evenly.
Once you’ve finished the bun, use bobby pins to keep it in place. For a wispy, Bohemian look, use a rattail comb to remove tendrils around your temples.
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