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How to Style Your Hair in a Perfect Ponytail

Watch more Haircuts & Hair Styling videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Pull off the perfect ponytail with these easy hairstyling tricks. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Start with day-old hair The perfect ponytail starts with hair that hasn't been washed in the past 24 hours. Freshly shampooed hair is more difficult to control. Step 2: Moisten the ends Moisten the ends with a leave-in conditioning creme. Step 3: Brush your hair Brush your hair to the back of your head with a natural-bristle brush. Tip For a high ponytail, brush the hair up toward the crown of your head. For a low ponytail, brush the hair down and over your ears, gathering it at the nape of your neck. Step 4: Secure the hair Wrap an elastic ponytail holder around the gathered hair. For a polished finish, remove a small section of hair from beneath the ponytail and wrap it around the holder a few times before tucking the end into the holder. Tip Tilt your head back before you tie the ponytail to prevent bunching. Step 5: Smooth the tail Smooth the tail by running a flat iron over it once or twice, or wrapping it around a round brush and blasting it with your hair dryer on hot for 20 seconds. Step 6: Prevent flyaway hair Holding a can of hair spray about 12 inches from your head, mist your entire hairdo. Step 7: Pull out some pieces If you'd like some locks to frame your face, gently pull out a few front pieces of hair. Did You Know? An Indian man pulled a 39-ton train 33 feet with his 12-inch ponytail in April 2008.
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