We are huge fans of the ponytail here at Free People. It’s a hairstyle that looks effortless and playful, but chic at the same time. Today I want to share with you a little secret to make your ponytail look longer and fuller. I’ve been doing this trick for years and am always looking for people to share it with.
Step 1: Start with your hair down. This works best on medium to long, wavy hair. If you don’t have naturally wavy hair, curl it first with a large iron. Grab 2 ponytail holders – one standard hair rubber band, and one tiny one.
Step 2: Gather the hair on top of your head, as if you were going to wear your hair half-up — like you may have done back in elementary school (I actually still wear my hair like this, by the way). Add some hair on either side from the hair next to your ears, as pictured. This helps to conceal the second ponytail that you’ll create later. Secure the hair on top of your head (wherever you want your ponytail to start) using the standard hair rubber band.
Step 3: Take the rest of your hair and form a second ponytail closer to the bottom of your head. Secure this with the tiny rubberband, as you want this ponytail to lie as flat against your head as possible.
Step 4: Fluff the hair of your top ponytail around so that it covers your bottom ponytail, and you’re all set!
Here are my before and after shots — it’s like my ponytail doubled in size!
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