Wash and shampoo your hair. Unlike other updoes, a perfect ponytail requires perfectly clean hair. Also, slightly damp hair holds tighter around the side trapping shorter layers in as it dries. Keep some leave in conditioner on hand for fly-aways.
Straight hair works best for ponytail, so blow dry your hair straight with a blow dryer that comes with a concentrator attachment. For naturally wavy or curly hair, apply straitening balm to damp strands.
Choose hair friendly elastic to secure your ponytail. Never use rubber bands with no special coating that will protect your hair from pulling and ripping.
- Put your fingers at the crown of your head
- Gather up a large section of hair (about 3 inches wide by 2 inches deep)
- Tease it on the underneath to give it volume
- Run your hairbrush over this section lightly
- Pull hair into a ponytail just above the middle point at the back of your head. To avoid an annoying ” hair bag” underneath your ponytail, hold your head back when pulling your hair up and fixing the elastic.
- Secure with a hair-covered elastic or wrap a strand of your hair around the elastic itself
- Pin the end of the strand underneath the ponytail with a bobby pin
- Finish with some hairspray on the sides and back of the hair
- Part your hair deeply on one side (or in the middle)
- Brush it smoothly over across your forehead
- Tuck any stray pieces behind your year or mist with hairspray
- Keep the hair sleek and close to your head
- Pull it back
- Secure the ponytail at the nape of your neck
- Use some hairspray all over your head