The ponytail is the most casual and convenient way to fix your hair. However, this particular hair style has gotten a bad rap in the style industry because it has so often been seen on the street and come to be associated with under-dressing. The main reason for this is that a lot of women don’t have the time to make their ponytail be more polished. All they do is grab a clip, tie their hair, and go!
However, if you put in a little bit of effort, you can make this hair style appear to be casually elegant. You’d be surprise at how easy it can be! Here are four steps to creating the perfect pony tail even at your own home:
When styling your hair in an up-do, such as a ponytail, it is important to have a base on your hair to ensure every strand stays put. Thus, you need to apply a styling gel on your hair before doing a ponytail to eliminate frizz and to make it easier to handle your hair. If you don’t have a styling gel, a dry shampoo should do the trick. Refrain from using a serum, though, because it will make your hair coarse. Use a blow dryer to smoothe the hair. Do not forget the smaller sections of your hair to ensure that your ponytail looks polished from all angles.
This first step is essential in creating the perfect ponytail so never skip it.
Strategic positioning of your hair is vital in creating the perfect ponytail. Place your ponytail right at the crown to keep everything else in place. If you need to add more volume or length into the hair, you can also try adding hair extensions.
One of the biggest mistakes that a lot of women make when making a ponytail is to center it or flipping their hair. What this does is basically to deplete the volume off of your hair. Use a paddle brush to organise your hair and use an elastic band to secure them into place. Be extra careful when choosing elastic band to tie your ponytail in because some bands cause hair breakage and damage.
The fourth and final step is all about fine-tuning your ponytail. For a sleeker look, add a final dose of styling cream to dampen the hair and use a low-heat blow dry to secure every strand in place.
If you love wearing ponytail, then follow the steps above to create a polished ponytail look that suits your style and make you stand out. If you can execute this look correctly, you can wear a ponytail to an evening or black-tie event and make quite an impression.