You might not always put much thought into your ponytail. After all, it’s just a simple, lounge-around-the-house or go-to bad-day hairstyle. But your ponytail can be your greatest weapon in your hairstyle arsenal – if you use it correctly. Here are 10 of the best tips and tricks to get the most out of your ponytail.
1.Stack Two Ponytails To Get the Illusion of a Longer, Fuller Ponytail
If you want your ponytail to look fuller, simply part your hair in two sections – one on top of the other – and create two ponytails. The top ponytail will perfectly cover and blend with the bottom ponytail, creating the illusion of a super full ponytail.
2. Get Your Hair Off Your Neck with an Inverted Ponytail
A simple way to change up your ponytail is to make it inverted at the nape of your neck. This will let you get that romantic soft ponytail but the hair won’t be lying on your neck.
3. Use a Butterfly Clip for Volume
Does your ponytail look a little lackluster at the top? Get that volume by adding a small butterfly clip in the middle of the hair pulled back in the ponytail. Teasing at the top of the ponytail is a good option.
4. Cover Up The Elastic
Sometimes the elastic can ruin a cute ponytail hairstyle. Fortunately, thanks to clever hairstylists for sharing this clever little tip, you no longer have to worry about a black rubber band being the focal point of your ponytail. Sleek, tousled, short, long, thick or fine, this hair tip will work for everyone.
5. Try Salt and Water Spray for Texture
A messy ponytail looks more natural and often compliments an outfit. If your hair is straight or lacking some volume and texture, use a few sprays of saltwater spray before styling in your favorite ponytail.
6. Knot Your Average Ponytail
7. The Ponytail Bow
Another ponytail tip that works well with both high and low ponytails is tying a bow out of your hair. It’s a subtle way to get a big “wow!” when you show off the back of your hair. It’s much easier than it looks too!
8. Braid the Bottom of Your Hair for Flyaways or Short Hair
If you have short hair, layers, or a lot of flyaways, try braiding the bottom of your hair in one or two braids and then complete the rest with your favorite styled ponytail. It will keep everything in place.
9. Get a Bump-Free Ponytail
Spray a spritz such as heat protectant spray through your hair and blow dry, brushing your hair away from your face as you blow-dry. Instead of pulling your hair back into one ponytail, pull it up in two steps.
Pull back the top part of the hair and secure it in place. Then brush the bottom half up to the top half and combine the two sections. It makes things a lot easier to manage.
If you have some bumps or ridges, use a tail comb to smooth away any imperfections.
10. Think About Your Face Shape
The ponytail can be tremendously flattering when used correctly. Think about your face shape when you’re choosing a ponytail hairstyle. You want to create balance and emphasize the angles of your face by using texture and volume. More different ponytail hairstyles can be seen here.