The insider trick to a high, voluminous ponytail
It’s all in step number four
As chic and easy as a sleek low ponytail is, there’s something fun and flirty about a voluminous and texturised ponytail that sits high on your crown.
Celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin has a clever little trick for your textured ponytail that can help you fake fuller-looking locks and keep the base of your pony sitting high all day.
Here are her tricks for creating the tousled ponytail perfect for long hair.
Prep your hair
Before blow-drying your hair, give you hair extra texture with a wave spray, like Redken Fashion Waves 07.
Blow-dry your hair until completely dry. If you’d like to keep some of your natural texture, don’t use a brush while drying, however if you’d like to control any natural curls, kinks or waves, use a paddle brush to dry.
Create a half-ponytail
Section your hair horizontally from ear to ear and secure in a half ponytail, ensuring the base sits on the crown of your head.
Secure the rest of your hair
Collect the rest of your hair and gather it up into a ponytail that sits just under the base of your half-ponytail, and secure it with a hair tie and bobby pins. Make sure that the tail of your half pony-tail blends in with your second ponytail. This helps create the illusion of a fuller, more voluminous ponytail that won't drop. It's also a nifty trick to use if you want your hair to look a little longer.
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