I have done this twice now; once like Leia's hair with two buns, and last night just one on the middle top of my head.
So you may be asking yourself; Why would one want to sport Leia buns?
Well, I'll tell ya, it's definitely NOT for the look of it.... I look TOTALLY ridiculous with these things in my thick hair!
Bu-ut.... you knew there was a but, right? They make the prettiest curls in your hair.... and the best thing is, you don't need heat to make them! I whip the hair up in a pony or two, spritz with a little water, make the bun, sleep and VOILA! A messy bun in the morning.... No, silly, that's not where it ends.... once you take the bun out, your hair will have the biggest, bounciest curls you never had!
I am in love with this method for several reasons; 1. My hair is so thick that my arms get cramped trying to use a curling iron on it. B. I don't like using too much heat on my hair, it damages the ends too easily. Thirdly, I like the occasional curl. And, D. I'm lazy, and like the option of not washing my hair for two or three days.... I know, now you're saying; Eww, she doesn't bathe for two to three days at a stretch! Not true. I just don't wash my hair everyday.... it's thick, course, dry, native hair (you know, like Tonto?).... I don't have troubles with oiliness, so my hair can literally go days without a washing and still look fresh. I can go as long as waiting to wash on the third day, and no longer.... after that I feel gross!
Aaaanyway, here's the tutorial for how to make curls with the sock bun....
Enjoy! I hope you try it in your hair too. Have a great day ;)