Wash and shampoo your hair. Unlike many updoes, it is more beneficial to have clean hair when attempting to create the perfect pony. It also helps if your hair is wet so that the rubber band holds tighter and keeps those wispy pieces down.
Prevent a baggy pony by putting your head back. This will give place natural tension on the rubber band and help it to leave your hair with a smooth and finished polish.
For that super long ponytail that we all dream of, pick yourself up some tensions. If you don’t already have some, these would be my suggestions. Secret Extensions are very low maintenance and take seconds to put in. Luxy hair has super great quality, but is a little pricier and takes more time to put in, but definitely worth it.
Find the perfect height for your ponytail by drawing an invisible line from the direction of your jaw line to the back of your head. That level is where your pony will be most flattering.
Straight hair makes for the perfect pony. So, be sure to blow your hair out straight with a round brush. That way it still has some volume on top, but will be super smooth and silky throughout the rest of your head. I use the Brushlab Jumbo Hair Brush because it works great and my hair always feels silky afterwards. Plus, it’s like the best round brush out there!
Placement is everything! Your perfect placement is dependent on your hair type. Thinner hair is best placed lower on the head. This will flatter the jaw line and look best. Thicker hair works best higher up on the head. It will create the perfect looking cheekbones (along with a little blush).
Pull a piece of hair from the ponytail and flawlessly wrap it around the pony. This will give you a seamless and classic look in the quickest way possible!
Use friendly elastic to secure your pony. Never use any rubber bands with no special coating. These will rip your hair out upon removal and, of course, really hurt! Blax Hair Elastics are seriously the best and they won’t leave your hair damaged.