Friday, June 8, 2012

Things I Used to Hate: Holey Socks

For the record, "holey" is totally a word. I know because I checked Merriam-Webster. But let's be honest...I was gonna use it anyway.

Close friends, family, and ex-boyfriends know that one of my pet peeves is a sock with a hole in it. I just can't stand it. Wearing a holey sock makes me feel gross. I literally cringe when I accidentally put one on and find a toe sticking out or my heel sticking, as skin does, to the linoleum floor in the kitchen.

I happen to be one of those special people whose second toe is longer than their big toe. I don't mind, cuz you know it's a sign of genius, right? So, because I'm a genius, holes in my sock inevitably occur at my second toe, which sticks out like mocking tongue.

I hated holey socks. Until recently, when I was introduced to....


Thanks to Hello Giggles I now know how to put my holey socks to good use. Making a sock bun is pretty simple. You simply cut off the toe of the sock (where the hole is!!!). Roll the sock up like a doughnut. Put your hair in a ponytail. Pull the end of your ponytail through the middle of your sock doughnut and spread it around. Then just roll on down the ponytail towards your head, tucking in the hair as you go. For a real tutorial, go here.

Here's my sock bun.

When I first read the tutorial, I was curious about the part where she says the sock bun creates cool waves if you put it in while your hair is damp and sleep on it. See, I already have naturally curly hair AND I shower at night. So my hair is almost always damp when I go to bed. I wondered what the sock bun would do to my hair. 

I tested it out, fully prepared for disastrous results (you never know if you don't try), and it...was...awesome! The sock bun totally works with my natural curl during the night, turning my hair into a glorious, voluminous mass of curl with some serious body. 

By the way, it's really hard to take a picture of your own head.

I'm still working on perfecting my sock-bun-curly-beadhead look, but am pretty much a fan. And now...I can embrace my holey socks with open arms. No more hate. Just love.


  1. cool, i wanna try that! nice discovery!

  2. I am amazed. And a little sad to see the death of your aversion to holey socks. It was such a cute little quirk...

  3. Don't worry--I still hate wet socks! And I don't foresee that changing anytime soon...

  4. Wow! What a great idea...I am so glad there are creative people who can come up with these things. Thank you for sharing.


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