Perfect Hairstyle to Keep Those Short Hairs Together

4 Materials
5 Minutes

I love putting my thick, straight hair up in a high ponytail, but I was always annoyed by the short hairs at the base of my neck that were left loose.

Tools and materials:

  • Tail comb (optional)
  • Invisible hair ties
  • Claw clip
  • Large hair tie
Tying hair up

So I came up with this idea to use those hairs as part of the style itself. Here’s how to do it.

Dividing hair

1. Divide your hair

Make a horizontal parting in your hair near the nape of your neck. Clip the rest of your hair out of the way.

Securing hair

2. Secure it

Wrap a hair tie around the hair below the parting, drawing it into a mini ponytail.

Pull the ends of the hair sideways, to make the ponytail as tight as you comfortably can.

Sectioning hair

3. Section it again

Release another horizontal section of hair above the first. 

Incorporating sections

Wrap a hair tie around both the new section and - importantly - the free ends of the previous section. You’re incorporating the first mini ponytail into the second one.

Pull the ends tight again.

Incorporating sections

4. Continue

Depending on how thick your hair is, repeat once or twice.

Each time, make sure to catch the ends of the previous section into the new ponytail, and pull it tight afterwards.

Tying hair

5. Final tie

Release the rest of your hair from the clip.

Draw this final section and the previous one into a high ponytail using a stronger hair elastic.

Pull the ends tight and floof out the tail.

Neat high ponytail hairstyle

Neat high ponytail hairstyle

Now you have a bouncy, high ponytail and no loose ends to make it look messy.

And when you swing your hair, the underneath section looks beautifully styled too.

What do you think of this idea?

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Suggested materials:
  • Tail comb (optional)
  • Invisible hair ties
  • Claw clip
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  • Vallaree Spires Vallaree Spires on Apr 29, 2023

    Going to try this way. I usually start at the top, and make mini ponytails all the way down, but doing this from the bottom up looks really nice.