I have had long hair most of my life. I feel sorta like Samson.. If you cut off my hair I'll lose my strength! It's the only thing I really like about myself so I try to keep it healthy, and rarely use a blow dryer , curling, or flat iron on it. I am always game new non damaging ways to give body, or curl so when I saw the sock bun on Pinterest I thought , why not what the Hey? I gotta say, I was more than impressed with the amazing curls I got when I unrolled the bun. It was literally the top cut off my sons dress sock that I simply pulled over my damped pony tail, and roll and tucked my hair on down till it formed a large donut bun on top of my head. I slept on it then took it down the next day right before I went out. I just fingered through it and gave it a light spray, and it held wonderfully well. Hope you try it for yourself!! Happy Tues!!