November 12, 2013

Poofy ponytail tip

I posted awhile back about how to boost your ponytail with 2 little bobby pins, and it has been quite popular on Pinterest. It does the trick, but I'm not going to lie, the bobby pins end up digging into your head, and it hurts after awhile. But with m heavy hair, I've been wanting to figure out how to get my ponytails to not looks so ...much like a horse tail.

I recently saw this pin on Pinterest (follow me!), tried it, and LOVE the way it works! My hair is so thick and heavy, my ponytails usually sag, even if I tease the crown a bit. But by putting it half up first, it actually stays poofy!

So what you do is tease the crown a bit, and smooth it the way you like it.
Then divide it and put it half up with an elastic band
Tighten the band and poof the top up a bit, if desired.
Then bring the rest of the hair up and secure it all together with another hair elastic


12 comments:

  1. Love! I have such thick hair and it always just flops.

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    1. Yes, Kat! It would work great on your ultra thick, shiny, healthy, gorgeous hair!

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  2. So I found this on Pinterest, tried it and am really glad I did! My hair is SO heavy that when I would do a poof it would always fall out after an hour or so. This really helped me and I know it will become a main part of my hair tricks I use often! Thank you!!

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    1. Yay! Oh that makes me so glad! I was so happy to find it too, I couldn't wait to tell everyone. Such a great trick! :)

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  3. Brilliant! I have long heavy hair as well and my pony tails always look like I'm going to the gym. Cant wait to try this!

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    1. Thick hair is a blessing and a curse, right?! Hope it works great for you!

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  4. I have the opposite problem- fine, straight and limp hair. I am going to try this; I bet it gives my ponytail a fuller look. Thank you for the tip!

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  5. Dinah charbineauJanuary 28, 2014

    Yay, I can't wait to try it and I think it will look good with flat ironed hair~bonus!!! Thanks so much

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  6. I have a query. When i tie up my heavy hair in a ponytail, within 20 minutes I get a bad headache from the tension. Could you please suggest what brand of ties or bands you use? Should they be thick to hold my hair? I know I am doing something wrong.

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  7. Fab! Gonna try this on my long fine hair 😀

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