How to Create the Perfect Ponytail!

Today I’m going to let you in a little secret: how to make your ponytail look longer, and more full with just one simple trick! (No hair extensions required!) I’ve done this hairstyle on and off for quite a few years now, it looks so good in second day curls, and you could even add a dutch braided accent going into the ponytail like this.

I would recommend you use curls as the base for your ponytail, because if you have straight hair the trick will be much more noticeable. Plus, when you have a long ponytail of curls it looks great! πŸ˜‰ You can do whatever curls you’d like, I just did some loose messy curls today for a more casual look.

Time: 1 minute (max!)

Difficulty: Super easy!


Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Β Begin by scooping your hair up at the front like you would a normal ponytail..
  2. Next, gradually add hair from both sides of our hair all the way to the base of your neck,
  3. You should a upside down “V” shape of hair left out underneath the ponytail you’re holding in your hand..
  4. Tie off the majority of the hair in a high ponytail (the higher you do it, the longer you hair will look)
  5. And leave that V shaped section out of the ponytail..
  6. Adjust the ponytail to you liking and make sure the hair underneath is not visible.
  7. And you’re done!

Let me know if you liked this tutorial, and any feedback you have (we love to read your comments!)

24 thoughts on “How to Create the Perfect Ponytail!

  1. Awesome! So do you pull back the bottom section into a ponytail as well, or just leave it as is? πŸ˜€ Also, would this work on hair that is straight on top and super-curly on the bottom layer? Thanks!

    1. You can if you’d like to, (I’ve seen it done like that before) however I think it’s less noticeable if you leave it as is. πŸ™‚ Well yes you could do it like that, though I think if you had to leave one section not curly it’d be the bottom one, because it’s the top one that hides the hair underneath. If you’d like to see some awesome no heat curls, check out Sophia’s posts here:

  2. This is super cool, I have to try it sometime! My hair is straight though, but when my hair is wet it waves a bit so I’ll have to try it then. πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you, I’m glad you like it! I’m sure it’ll look great on you if you do try it out. πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ Ok awesome, well as I said above feel free to check out some of our no heat, and wand curl posts if you’d like to create some easy curl! πŸ™‚

  3. OH. MY GOSH. BEST POST YET. I rarely have my hair out of a ponytail, but I had NO IDEA that this was a thing! TOTALLY going to do this right now. THANKS!!!!!

    1. I’m so happy you like it Mia!! I know, I think I had the same reaction when I first learnt how to do it, it’s just so simple and awesome! πŸ˜€ Let me know how it turns out!! You’re welcome! πŸ™‚

  4. Well, that’s totally easy. BTW, I love your shirt. Where did you get it?

    One question: I have straight/wavy hair. Does the hairstyle work better with curly hair like you had or could I do it with wavy hair?

    1. Thank you very much! I used my small curling wand to create the curls (and I just figured out a new technique the other day), in fact I’d be happy to do a tutorial on them if people would like to see it?

  5. Love this hairstyle! I am not very good at working with hair, but this looked so easy and it involved a ponytail (daily occurrence with my hair), so I gave it a try as soon as I saw this post. I was very pleased with the result and can’t wait to do it with curls. πŸ™‚

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