I love my sock buns I like mine sleek and smooth. I use a very thick sock and cut hole on bottom. I roll the sock completely. After pulling my hair into a high pony tail I slip my hair through. Using my bristle brush I completely cover the sock. Place another elastic around hair to secure. I used the headband ones because I have thick curly hair. with excess hair I twist around bun and secure with bobbing pins. I'm a flower person so the bow is a must.