How to Rock a Fake Ponytail on Short Hair: Trying Out Hair Extensions

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In this tutorial, I’m going to be trying out some hair extensions for the first time. If you want long hair, but you have short hair, what can you do? Well, the answer is this right here. I have here a fake ponytail for short hair, which I’m going to put on, and I’m excited to see how it looks.

Tools and materials:

  • Faux ponytail
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair elastic
Extensions for the fake ponytail

Fake ponytail

This is what the back of the ponytail looks like, and then you have a piece to wrap around. These extensions are the 18" e-litchi ponytail extension.

Tying hair up in a high ponytail

1. Tie your hair up

Start by tying your hair in a high ponytail on the top of your head.

Wrapping the fake ponytail around hair

2. Apply the fake ponytail 

Place the fake ponytail on top and wrap it around your ponytail. Then, pull the Velcro piece around.

Wrapping a piece of hair around the Velco

3. Wrap around the hair strand

Take the extra strand of hair and wrap it around to conceal the piece of Velcro. You want to wrap it around as many times as you can until you reach the end. Then, take a bobby pin and secure that little piece of hair in place.

How to do a bun with a fake ponytail

You also have the option to create a bun simply by wrapping the ponytail around and sticking one bobby pin in it. Take note y’all - just one pin.

Braided high ponytail

You could also braid the ponytail. That would look really cute. 

You could also use a curling iron because the wig is made from 100% human hair, and you can curl human hair. That would be fun to try out. 

How to care for hair extensions

Make sure to take care of your hair extensions. Have a read of the instructions for use on your extensions and follow what they say. The packaging I have here says you need to use cool or warm water to wash them.

You wash them with shampoo and brush the shampoo in gently. Then use a conditioner, rinse thoroughly and apply a cream rinse. I will probably use the same products that I use on my hair.

How to make a fake ponytail look real

So my final thoughts are I’m impressed with the quality and the way the ponytail feels. It’s not pulling on my hair, it’s not heavy, and it just feels like I have my hair up in a ponytail.

At first, I was a bit worried because I’d never had a fake ponytail before, but then I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to apply. I also think that the color matches my hair color really well. 

Fake ponytail for short hair

I also want to mention that you should go for extensions that are made well and they won’t shed at all. If you go for the cheapest option out there, it just won’t be as good. You want something that is high quality and will last.

If you don’t want to grow your hair out and have the job of maintaining your long hair, opting for a faux ponytail is a great option. 

Suggested materials:
  • Faux ponytail
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair elastic

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Join the conversation
  • Gwyn Dean Gwyn Dean on Dec 02, 2021

    I love your make-up video. And yes, this hair piece is very pretty on you. But then your are a very pretty lady. What brand is your hair piece?

    • Jdee Jdee on Dec 03, 2021

      Thank you so much! You are so kind and I appreciate your sweet words. The pony tail extension is from E-Litchi and is 18". Under the video on YouTube in the description box there is a link for it and I have a 10% off discount code... Thank you again!