How to Create the Perfect Pretty Ponytail

Pretty Ponytail Hairstyle

Who Doesn’t Love a Pretty Ponytail?

Mom’s on the go sometimes default to a ponytail and little to no makeup when its time to rush the kids around am I right?  Well what if you learned how to create a “pretty” ponytail? Sporting a pony isn’t just for those rushed days and it doesn’t always have to look like you just didn’t have time for your hair.  The key to looking good and feeling good about yourself is to make time for yourself even when ponytails are needed.  Here’s how to create the perfect pretty ponytail.

1. Blow Dry with Purpose – For a super sleek modelesque ponytail (with no bumps or fly aways), blow dry your hair with a boar hair brush in the direction you want the hair to lay when polling it back. Blow dry hair from the root (make sure brush is round) and smooth out hair section by section.

2. Lean Head Back – When pulling hair into a ponytail, lean your head back slightly so all of your hair falls in the same direction. Once you grab ahold of your hair, use your boar hair brush to smooth out strands and blend them together.

3. Use the Right Type of Elastic – When you secure a ponytail with a thin pieces of elastic, the hair loses tension over time and it won’t hold.  To keep the hair in place, use a thicker elastic the same color as your hair, with no metal (metal tears the hair),  and twist the elastic a minimum of three times.  The third time usually secures hair in place and keeps the hold nice and tight.


The directions above give you a sexy slicked back JLo look. Perfect for keeping your hair out of your face but gorgeous and appropriate for any where you have to run to.  


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