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