Hair Hack for When You Can't Find a Hair Tie

Taylor Pfeffer
by Taylor Pfeffer
2 Minutes

If you run out of hair ties or you’re out and you don’t have one with you, but you really need to tie your hair back - what do you do?

Well if you know this hair hack, you know exactly what to do.

Forming ponytail

1. Ponytail

Hold your hair back in a ponytail with one hand.

With the other hand, pull a small section of hair from the side into a loop. 

Keep hold of the end of the loop in the ponytail.

Looping hair

2. Loop

Pull the loop out until it’s large enough to wrap around two fingers.


3. Twist

Twist the loop around your fingers.


Twist it again so it’s a closed loop.

Wrapping hair

4. Wrap

Wrap the loop over the base of your ponytail and grab it with your other hand.

Wrapping hair

Pull the ends of your ponytail through.

Twisting hair

5. Twist again

Twist the loop again on the other side and pull the ponytail through it.

Twisting hair

The loop is now wrapped around your hair twice.

Pulling ponytail

Pull your ponytail tight.

Hair hack for when you can't find a hair tie

Hair hack for when you can't find a hair tie

It works! Your hair is held securely and there’s no hair tie in sight.

Let me know if this works on your hair.

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