How to Get a Thick Ponytail

Glam Girl Gabi
by Glam Girl Gabi
7 Materials
30 Minutes

Does your ponytail look wimpy and short, with areas of thinning?

Today, I’m going to show you how to get a thick ponytail. This trick that I discovered gets a lame ponytail looking big and full in no time. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Clip-in extensions
  • Scalp foundation
  • Elastic hair bands
  • Hair cream
  • Hairbrush
  • Curling iron
  • Ribbon (Optional)
Sectioned hair

1. Section hair

First off, I’m going to section off the top of my hair and make a bun at the very top of my head. Then, I tie the upper-back section of my hair up in a ponytail using a small hair elastic. 

Adding clip-in extensions to ponytail

2. Add clip-in extensions to ponytail

Next, I’m going to take a bunch of clip-in extensions and add them to the ponytail at the back of my head.

Make sure you use extensions that are a similar length to your natural hair, otherwise they won’t blend in nicely. 

Slicking hair back over the extensions

3. Brush hair over the extensions

Next, I’m taking down the bun at the top of my head and adding cream to the front section of my hair to make it look slick.

Then, I’m brushing everything backward, over the extensions to camouflage them, and tying it all back in an elastic band.

Ponytail with clip-in extensions

Already, my ponytail looks so much longer and fuller. 

Curling ponytail with curling iron

4. Curl your ponytail

I recommend curling the ponytail to help blend the extensions in with your natural hair. 

Ribbon added to big ponytail look

5. Add ribbon

As an optional step, you can also add a ribbon to your ponytail like I did.

Applying scalp foundation

6. How to apply scalp foundation

Now it’s time to go in with scalp foundation. This is a really easy way to make your hair appear thicker.

I simply brush the scalp foundation onto any areas of my hair that look a bit sparse. Ideally, you want to use a really dense brush for this step. 

Finished big ponytail look

How to get a thick ponytail

And here’s the finished look! Now you know how to get a full, thick ponytail using clip-in extensions and scalp foundation.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and found it helpful. Please leave me a comment down below letting me know how you get on with recreating this gorgeous, big ponytail look!

Products used:

  • Me Cosmetics scalp foundation
  • Tymo Aqua Curling Iron
Suggested materials:
  • Clip-in extensions
  • Scalp foundation
  • Elastic hair bands
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