The Sock Bun

This post will have nothing to do with food or fitness but I learned something this weekend that I need to share with you.  I went my cousin’s goodbye party on Sunday (her and her husband are moving to Vancouver :( ) and met a ton of great people.  It was seriously the most fit party I’ve ever been to.  I know that sounds weird but it looked as though everyone could have been featured in a magazine of some sort.

Me with my cousin, Sheila :)

It’s always great to be in a party room full of people who enjoy the same things as you do.  I didn’t feel like a total freak talking about food and fitness with those who were there.  Sure, we had a night of (over)indulging but we all recognized it as just that.  No one felt guilty or took out MyFitnessPal to track their cupcakes or chips.  It was a nice little reminder for me; it’s okay to let go sometimes, as long as you are on track most of the time.

Us with Sheila's muscleman husband, Jude!

I met one girl, Gillian, who had the nicest bun in her hair.  It was perfect.  I don’t know about you but whenever I throw my hair up in a bun I look a bit dishevelled and there are pieces flying uncontrollably.  I asked her what her secret was and she said a sock.  There was a sock in her hair.  I think I’m the only one who has never heard of this because when I googled it, the sock bun was everywhere.  There are how-to websites and YouTube videos explaining the whole sock bun technique.

Gillian and her beautiful sock bun!

It’s really easy, comfortable, and headache-free.  I always get headaches when I put my hair in a ponytail or bun so this is going to be something that I will be rocking!  I thought my hair was going to be too short but it totally works!  I might even rock the sock bun to workout.  Gillian said she has a sock for special occasions and a sock for the when she works out too!  I love it.

Have you heard of/rocked this sock bun?

Favourite party food?



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    Wow that sure is a beautiful bun! I have never heard of using a sock before, I will have to look into that! Although when I was dancing I used to have to wear a bun for ballet almost everyday, so since than I’ve kinda rebelled and haven’t worn a bun since!

    P.S are you sure this post isn’t about food? A BUN sounds delicious to me, especially if it’s hot out of the oven 😉

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    I’ve tried it a few times but I can’t seem to get used to it and I just feel like I look weird in it. It might stem from the fact that I used to wear a bun as a kid so it sort of makes me feel like a kid again…in a bad way though. LOL

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    I learned about the sock bun a month or two ago… But I could never get it to work in my hair. I think my hair is too short or the layers keep me from being able to keep it tight and tucked in. I was mostly interested in the sock bun for sock bun curls…but I have just been wrapping my hai around socks and that works (but isn’t as comfy to sleep in)

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    wow! never heard of it either- that is a perfect bun! i partied this weekend too and enjoyed every moment of it. its okay to let go once in a while and get back on track the next day- in the end its about the memories :)

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    Nicole K says

    I had to do the sock bun everyday during Basic Training. I cant force myself to do it anymore even though they do look nice. It can work for shorter hair too…if you have long hair than use a thicker longer sock and if you have short hair just use a smaller sock like a dress sock :) just found your blog a week ago and have been glued to your posts! Thanks for all you do

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    This is quite possibly the coolest thing I’ve seen in a really long time. I have curly hair so sometimes I love the crazy, wild bun. But on some occasions it’s just not appropriate and I want to tame the beast while keeping my hair out of my face. THANKS, GILLIAN! 😉

    PS: Looking forward to meeting you on Saturday! EE!

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    OH. MY. GOSH!

    I was completely confused when you said SOCK bun, so of course I clicked on your link — that is ridiculously AWESOME! My hair is never not up and it’s no stranger to the sloppy bun/knot and I often get headaches from it, too!!

    I hope it’s super easy — I want to try it today!!

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    HA! I’ve NEVER heard of the sock bun but I’m going to have to try that one out! It’s super cute and classy! :)

    I went to a similar party this weekend. It was a birthday party for my trainer friend and everyone there was a trainer or worked at the gyms. Talk about smoking hot!

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    Alejandra says

    Sock bun is the best thing ever ever EVER!
    I’ve become such a pro- gimme 5 minutes and I look like I walked off the Mad Men set.
    Side note- the waves/curls the next day when you roll out your hair are amazing.

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    Julia @ Pain, Pride, Perseverance says

    never heard of the sock bun! sounds intriguing so i will have to google later :) also. are all canadian men just super hot!?! or just the ones you know…because i think i may be convinced to move to Canada 😉

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    Sounds like a fun party with great company. I have not heard of the sock bun either so you are definitely not the only one. 😉 It looks awesome so I’ll have to check out the You Tube video.

    I love being around fit people and hearing all of there secrets. Love it!! Goodluck to your cousin in Vancouver!

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    I’ve never heard of using a sock in a bun! I love it! This is definitely a hairdo I am going to attempt to rock! Thanks for the tip lady!

    Hmm, favourite party food? That’s a hard one. It depends on the occasion! But I can never resist pastries!

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    Stefania says

    That’s brilliant! I’m going to try that on my daughter right now who has ballet in an hour. Thanks for sharing. Love your blog.

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    Cracking up about the sock! Never heard of that! And you are so right–keep it on track the majority of the time, and you are good to go with a little indulgence now and again.

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    I have *never* heard of the sock bun but was trying to work out how to get the perfect bun the other day (and completely failed!) Will totally give this a go tonight. Love your blog btw – have been following it since you won the bodyrock comp and love it!

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