Several weeks ago, I wrote about my personal struggle to find the perfect hairstyle for Walt Disney World. With the unique combination of long days outside, central Florida weather, and the unfortunate frizzy-yet-thin hair that I was ‘blessed’ with, I felt doomed to spend my days in Disney looking unattractive and disheveled. I even contemplated buying a hat (but I also have a rather large head. Really, it’s all a very bad combination!)
But one kind Mouse on the Mind reader made a suggestion that saved the day–and my trip photos. The sock bun, she said, was just the thing I needed. And do you know what? She was absolutely right.
The sock bun is just what it sounds like–a bun that you make using a rolled up sock. And while the actual sock was a bit heavy for my thin hair, I found a version made from a sponge-like material available at my local beauty supply store. You see it featured in the photo at the top of this post–it’s the thing that looks like a donut. Combined with a hair band to keep the little flyaways down and three bobby pins, I found a hairstyle that met all of my Disney touring requirements–it was quick and easy to do (from shower to out the door, eight minutes), required few items (for light packing) and no appliances. It stood up to rides, wind, and humidity and it looked great. Check out my results photos below, taken after a long morning and afternoon spent on the Keys to the Kingdom tour in the Magic Kingdom.
Needless to say, I’m thrilled to have found this hair styling option. To be honest, I’ve worn it more than once since I’ve returned from my trip, and I’m sure it will be my go-to style when I return to work in the fall. After all, English teachers are supposed to wear their hair in a bun, right? And, as an added bonus, if I leave off the hair band it even works well with ears!
I’d like to send a super special thank you out to MotM reader Holly Ford who originally suggested this hairstyle. Thanks for commenting and for saving my Disney trip photos! If anyone else has any in-park hair solutions, please share them below–thanks!