Waterfall Ponytail/Sport Hairstyle

I realised it was about time for another sports hairstyle tutorial, so today I’m going to show you how to create this cool waterfall braid ponytail! If you can waterfall braid, you’ll have this hairstyle down pretty quick. For those of you who can’t waterfall braid yet, see my tutorial here. I sort of just came up with this hairstyle yesterday, but I’m sure it’s been done before. 😀

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The thing that’s a bit different in this hairstyle to a normal waterfall braid in this tutorial is that the actually drop the top strand instead of the bottom one. {Watch the short video down below to see what I mean 😉 }

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Items needed: one hair tie, 4 bobby pins, hairspray.

Time: 5-10 minutes

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. To begin with take a small section from one side of the hair in the front and separate the hair into 3 sections..
  2. Do the first stitch of a normal waterfall braid, only drop the top strand out of the way {instead of the bottom one}.
  3. Now pick up a small section of hair to add back into the braid and add it back as the top piece. You have basically just dropped the top strand and replaced it with a new strand in the exact same location.
  4. Now take that top  strand and cross it over the middle strand.…
  5. You then add hair to the bottom strand {this is exactly what you would do with a regular French braid}and cross it over the middle strand…
  6. Repeat steps 1-5 over and over again until you get to just past your ear..
  7. Using the three remaining strands, create a basic braid and secure the ends with an elastic or clip for now..
  8. Essentially you’re just doing a french braid the whole time, only you drop the top strand each time over and pick up some more hair from just behind the strand you’ve dropped and continue…
  9. Repeat steps 1-8 on the other side, {trust me it’s really not as complicated as it all sounds 😉 }
  10. When you have both braids secured, gather up all your hair {except the two braids} and pull up into a ponytail, just before you secure it, grab the two braids and add them into the rest of the hair…
  11. Once you have the ponytail secured pick up a small piece of hair from the back of the ponytail and wrap it around the hair tie, and secure with a bobby pin or two.
  12. Finish with hairspray if desired. And you’re done!

A bonus to this hairstyle is that is you have any natural highlights in your hair {like me ;)}, or otherwise, they show up really well through the strands going into the ponytail! 😉

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I hope you enjoyed this waterfall sports hairstyle! What other sports hairstyles would you like to see? And remember you can leave any other hairstyle requests here.

Waterfall Twist

Hey everyone! Today I’m going to show you all a great hairstyle for looking nice with minimal effort. Out of the ‘nice’ hairstyles I do on myself, this is one of my favourites because it’s so easy but looks so pretty. (I’m doing it on my sister today) The waterfall twist I’ll show you today is similar to the beautiful waterfall braid-style in Sophia’s post Waterfall Twist and Reverse Fishtail, but it uses two pieces of hair instead of three to create a lovely twist. (If you like this post, I’m sure you’ll love her combo hairstyle!) This hairstyle is definitely DIY as well, and looks great on just about any length of hair. I hope you enjoy it! 😀

Items needed: hair tie, accessory (optional)

Skill level: easy

Time: 5 minutes

Step-by-step:

  1. Part hair as desired (I used a middle part) and separate out a piece of hair at the front of the head, on one side of the part.
  2. Take another section of hair next to it, and wrap/place it over the first strand.
  3. Drop the first strand, pick up a piece of hair next to it and wrap/place it over the strand you’re still holding. Repeat until you reach the back of the head and clip out of the way.
  4. Repeat on the other side, tie the two ends together, and accessorise as desired.

And there you have it! Because this style is so loose and gentle anyway, you don’t really need to pancake it, unless you have fairly long, heavy hair. If your hair’s a bit too short to do a waterfall twist all the way around your head, it looks really nice if you just go partway round, and pin the end back with something pretty.

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Comment below and let me know if you liked this tutorial! Bye for now! 🙂