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! 😉 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.  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!)

3 Super Simple DIY Styles

This week’s post isn’t really fancy – these hairstyles are for those days when you just don’t have the time! 🙂 Each of them is a simple way to accent your hair in under a minute, and they’ll work on nearly any length of hair. I hope you enjoy these DIY ideas! (To enlarge smaller images, just click on them 😉 )

#1: Twist back + accessory

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For this pretty look, just take a section of hair, twist it, and clip it back with an accessory of your choice.

#2: Mini rope twist

 

 

Take a section of hair and split it in two. Twisting the two sections to the left, (as in the #1 style, Twist back + accessory) place the left piece over the right one. Take the new left strand in your left hand, and the new right strand in your right, and repeat.

(Sorry that there aren’t any step-by-step photos with this. If you’d like to see a video, try having a look at Sophia’s post, DIY Overnight Curls/Waves. The method of a rope twist is nearly the same as a lace rope twist, just don’t gather up hair as you go.)

#3: Faux fringe

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For those of you who (like me :D) aren’t game to get a real fringe, a faux fringe is a fun way to get a different look, without actually cutting any hair. Just take a section of hair at the front of the head, smooth it out to one side, and clip it back. To hide the clip, make sure you clip it underneath the hair falling on your shoulders.

And that’s this week’s post – three super simple DIY styles. Let me know in the comments what you thought of this post; hope you all have a great Easter! 🙂