How To Curl Hair With Socks: Do It Yourself

by Shagufta Y on February 7, 2013 · 35 comments

Hey Everyone,

Hope all of you are doing great guys.  Today’s article is a quick tutorial about how to get loose waves or curls overnight with absolutely no heat.  This trick of getting heat-free waves is called the “sock bun curl trick.”

All you would need for this is:


1. A clean sock.
2. Scissors.
3. A hair tie or band.
4. Water to wet your hair.
5. A comb, preferably a wide-toothed comb for tangle-free hair.

So, let’s get started:

Take a clean sock and chop off the upper curve of the sock as shown in the picture.


Now, as shown in the picture below, starting at the actual open end of the sock, start rolling the sock out until you reach the end and get something that looks like a doughnut, as shown in the picture. Make sure the doughnut is rolled tight and firm.


Now, wet your hair mildly.

Now, comb all your hair thoroughly to make sure there are no tangles and now bring all your hair to the top of your head, the crown area, and tie it up into a pony.  You can let it be loose, does not have to be very tight, as shown in the picture number 4.


Now, as show in picture number 5, insert the doughnut/sock bun into the ponytail at the tip and tuck in the ends of your pony into the sock firmly and then start rolling the sock inwards as shown.


Keep rolling the sock and keep tucking the hair in until you reach your scalp.

Once you finish rolling, your bun should look something like as shown in picture 6.


Now, go to bed with this bun on the top of your head and the next morning, you would wake up to beautiful waves or curls. Now, depending on your choice of waves/curls, keep the bun loose if you just want waves or secure it tight if you want curls.  Set the curls with a setting spray and you are all set for the day, thus getting beautiful hair without any heat damage done.


Another variation for overnight heat-free curls:

1. Wash your hair/wet your hair.
2. Divide the hair into two parts and braid your hair into two plaits and go to bed.
3. Next morning, you would have beautiful waves in the hair.

Another use of sock bun:

You could also use this trick if you love buns in your hair. You could follow the exact same steps, but you just have to make the bun at the back of your head and you could sport a chic bun to any do just by accessorizing it with flowers or any hair accessory.

Hope you guys try it and do let me know how it came out 🙂

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Sheen February 7, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Wow so simple……


shagufta February 7, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Yes dear….do try it out…. 🙂


Dipti February 7, 2013 at 8:08 pm

wow nice I must try this sometime.. 🙂


shagufta February 7, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Thankuuu dipti….do try it…its d best altrnative 2 all d heat damage….


Parita February 7, 2013 at 8:18 pm

I do the braiding technique 🙂


shagufta February 7, 2013 at 10:39 pm

Yeah…dat gives gud results too…. 🙂


Gowme Sundaram February 7, 2013 at 8:21 pm

wow tutorial and i’ll try fr sure…. 🙂


shagufta February 7, 2013 at 10:40 pm

Thnku gowme…..yeah…u shud try….quite easy…. 🙂


Abeer February 7, 2013 at 8:24 pm

This is one of the most interesting tutorials .. I never knew socks cud help hair curl hehehehehehe quite innovative hehehehe


shagufta February 7, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Thnku so much abeer…..yeah…socks did prove quite helpful this time…. 🙂 😉


neha February 7, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Omg i love those wavy beachy hair im trying it out


shagufta February 7, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Thnx neha…do try it out…
Ul luv ur hair n also urslef for avoiding all d heat…. 🙂


ife February 7, 2013 at 8:54 pm

it dsnt work for me…. means i cant roll my hair smoothly inside…. u have done it nicely… 🙂


shagufta February 7, 2013 at 10:44 pm

Ha… takes a lil practice…it took me also a lil practice bt den it seems easy
….jst do it a couple of times…..ul get it… 🙂


aparajita February 7, 2013 at 9:14 pm

wow! superb idea! 🙂 we can even do it with a big scrunchy na? 😀


shagufta February 7, 2013 at 10:46 pm

Thnku aparajita…..n yes…..true..i did try wid a scrunchy also….n it works provided d scrunchy is quite tight n firmly elastic… 🙂


Rati February 7, 2013 at 9:30 pm

I looved love the final result shagufta. your hair look so gorgeous and beachy. :))


shagufta February 7, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Thnku so much rati….. 🙂 🙂


Devie February 8, 2013 at 12:01 am

I’ve been meaning to try this for a while; I’m actually sitting with a bun in my hair right now. Had the time today, figured out why not, saves me a wash 😛
Thanks for sharing! My bun isn’t anywhere as neat as yours, but I figure I’ll master it with some practice 😀


shagufta February 8, 2013 at 10:06 am

haha….yes Devie…. the bun thing does take a bit of practice…am glad u tried…..hope u wil like d outcome.. 🙂 🙂


Misha February 8, 2013 at 12:14 am

fab idea!!! thaks for sharing 🙂


shagufta February 8, 2013 at 10:07 am

Thnkuu Misha…. 🙂 🙂


Mansi February 8, 2013 at 12:21 am

Wow this is really creative…i gotta try this…


shagufta February 8, 2013 at 10:08 am

Thnku mansi….. 🙂


neetu lohani February 8, 2013 at 1:20 am

Wow.. too gud gal.. 🙂 m definitely doing it today itself.. u r wonderful… 🙂


shagufta February 8, 2013 at 10:09 am

awww… 😀 ….Thankooo so much Neetu….. 🙂


Nafisa Ali February 8, 2013 at 4:17 am

wow! such lovely curls n ur hair looks lovely!!


shagufta February 8, 2013 at 10:09 am

Thnku so much Nafisa… 🙂


Manisha February 8, 2013 at 8:39 am

love the final result… 🙂


shagufta February 8, 2013 at 10:09 am

Me tooo…. 🙂 …. thnku…. 🙂 🙂


amy February 8, 2013 at 11:42 am

this is the first tutorial i’m actually going to try! i have long dark hair just like yours 😀 thanks!x


shagufta February 8, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Thnku so much amy… so glad u r gng 2 try it…. 🙂 🙂


sakhi February 8, 2013 at 11:46 am

wow..very effective


shagufta February 8, 2013 at 12:12 pm



Meghana Joshi June 20, 2016 at 11:55 pm

Anything that can make me get rid of curls/ waves and get straight hair heat-free??


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