I discovered the sock bun months ago, I cut up multiple socks and still couldn't make my hair look presentable. I came to the conclusion I had too much thick, long hair and the sock bun wasn't for me.
However, a few weeks ago, I discovered the hair donut, a donut-shaped hair tool made out of mesh. Despite its large size, it only weighs .4 oz and is comfortable to wear. I purchased the largest one I could find on eBay. (It was only $3.00, including shipping.) You can also find these at most beauty stores and even H&M. If the sock method didn't work for you either, try to get your hands on one of these. It definitely made a difference for me.
All you need is a hair elastic and sock/hair donut. Bobby pins and water are optional, but definitely help. A video explains it best:
What I like about the sock bun is its easiness, no heat, no products, and most importantly: you can get two hair styles (two days) from it.
Be sure to lightly spray your hair with water before forming the bun. Wear it all day, sleep on it, wake up the next morning, remove the bun, and you have curls:
socks & donuts,
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