Easy Hack to Perk up Your Ponytail

Eva Pautov
by Eva Pautov
3 Materials
3 Minutes

Here’s a quick and easy ponytail hack to transform your limp, droopy ponytail into a perky one.

Especially if you have thick hair, the weight of your ponytail can drag it down, so instead of looking bouncy it ends up looking a bit sad.

Try this really simple hack to perk it up!

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Tools and materials:

  • Hairbrush
  • Ponytail tie
  • French style hairpin
Ponytail hack

1. Lean back

Brush through your hair thoroughly.

Lean your head back as you gather your hair together with both hands.

This automatically means your ponytail will be higher at the back of your head.

Ponytail hack

2. Make the ponytail

Grasp your hair together at the back of your head as high as you can.

Ponytail hack

Secure it with your ponytail tie as usual.

It looks “okay”, but nothing special.

Now for the magic!

Ponytail hack

3. Separate it

Separate your free hair into two sections, horizontally.

Bring the top section forward out of the way.

Ponytail hack

4. Pin it

Grab a U-shaped French style hairpin.

Holding it flat, push it into the lower section of your ponytail.

Ponytail hack

Angle the end you’re holding down towards your hair, then twist it upright. This will help secure it and also give some lift.

Now push the prongs straight down into your hair.

Ponytail hack

Release the top section of your hair and arrange it to cover the hairpin.

Ponytail hack

Ponytail hack

The result - a perky, bouncy ponytail! And it will stay in place looking good all day.

Let me know in the comments if you love it too.

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Suggested materials:
  • Hairbrush
  • Ponytail tie
  • French style hairpin

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