What’s the first thing that springs to mind when you think of a quick and easy hairstyle?
A ponytail is a classic option, but if you want to ‘PIMP UP’ the plain ponytail, I have a trick that will really take it to new heights…and it involves just a bobby pin or two!
All you need is a hairbrush, an elastic hairband and a few bobby pins!
Are you READY? Let’s get ready to POP!
Start by brushing your hair and tying it up in a regular ponytail.
I love using my Tangle Angel hairbrush because it’s so gentle on hair, yet tough enough to detangle ALL my knots in NO time!
If your hair is sensitive, prone to splitting or colour treated then let this brush absorb the shock of brushing to your tresses without causing damage like so many other brushes.
Insert bobby pins vertically into the elastic hairband in your ponytail, facing downwards towards your head.
This props up your ponytail and makes it appear higher and fuller.
Next, take a small 1 cm section of hair from underneath your ponytail – this will help cover the elastic band, making the ponytail look more chic.
Wrap that small hair section around the hair bunch and add a bobby pin or two for extra support (and to hide the hair bunch, securing any stray hairs!)
Secure the hair that covers your hair band by inserting another bobby pin vertically into the newly covered hair.
Hold the ponytail tightly, and with your other hand, gently pull the hair upwards at the top to create more volume at the crown!
Finally, you can puff out the ponytail with your hands or backcomb it slightly with a fine-tooth comb, giving it even MORE volume and texture – whatever technique you prefer!
Enjoy your new, BOOSTED chic ponytail!
Try it for yourself – transform that plain everyday ponytail into instant GLAM (that will stay ALL day!)
…let the pinning commence!
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