How to Do a Beautiful Pull-through Ponytail

by Laineymariebeauty
2 Materials
10 Minutes

Hey guys! Today, I wanted to show you a fun hairstyle that I call a reverse pull-through ponytail.

I'm obsessed with how it looks. Follow along for a quick and easy, step-by-step tutorial.

Tools and materials:

  • Bobby pins
  • Clear elastics
Tying a half ponytail

1. Tie a half ponytail and flip the ends through

Starting at the top of your head, gather a small section of hair and tie it off with a clear elastic.

Next, create a hole directly above the elastic and pull the end of the ponytail under and up through the hole.

Tightening hair

Now tighten it to make sure it’s secure.

Tightening hair

Here’s what it should look like right now from the back:

Progress shot

2. Repeat step 1

Grab the inverted half ponytail that you just made and add a section to it from the right side of your head then from the left side. Combine them all to make a lower ponytail.

Secure this with another clear elastic.

Tying hair

Create another little hole above this elastic, and pull the ends of the ponytail underneath the hole and up through it, like you did before.

Tightening hair

Then again, tighten it to secure it.

Pulling hair

Continue to make these pull-through ponytails all the way down until you run out of hair. At this point, your hair should look like this:

Progress shot

3. Finish the braid

Add a clear elastic to the end, without adding any hair from the sides.

Then, create a little opening above that final elastic and pull the ends of the hair up and through the hole.

Finishing the braid

Here’s your braid so far:

Progress shot

4. “Pancake it”

Now it’s time to “pancake” each section, so you basically just pull at each side to fluff out the braid. 

"Pancaking" hair

Keep doing this until you achieve the amount of volume that you like.

"Pancaking" hair

I went up and down my head several times until I got it to look like this:

Adding bobby pins

5. Secure with bobby pins

This step is optional, but I opted to secure the braid in a few places just to make sure no hairs would escape this unique, ponytail hairstyle.

It also made it lay more flat against my head. It lasted me all day without budging. 

Adding bobby pins

Here’s how it looks from the front:

Pull-through ponytail

And from the back:

Pull-through ponytail

Pull-through ponytail

I hope you enjoyed this pull-through ponytail hairstyle!

It’s great for beginners since you don’t need to be an expert at braiding to achieve this look.

For more hair content, check out my post on 4 Cute and Easy 60-second Hairstyles.

Suggested materials:
  • Bobby pins
  • Clear elastics

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