Hair Hack: How to Get A Voluminous Ponytail

Do you feel like your ponytail is lacking in the volume department? A ponytail has been a simple go-to hairstyle for all hair types for as long as anyone can remember, and with good reason. Ponytails are super easy to create and can usually be done on the go. But what if you’re looking for an upgraded ponytail with as much volume as, say, Ariana Grande’s famous ‘do? While a little more complicated, a voluminous ponytail is still simple enough for anyone to achieve once they know what they’re doing. 

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    Tighten Your Ponytail

    Believe it or not, the first hack to getting a fuller ponytail is to ensure things are tight — a trick that doesn’t require any special products or tools. If your hair tie isn’t tight enough, your ponytail will look limp and is more likely to fall out as you go about your day.

    Secure your ponytail as tight as you can around your hair, and gently push the tie to the base of your scalp. Tightening the hair as much as possible adds volume and minimizes flyaways, giving a more extended hold and letting you count on your ponytail throughout your busy day. Just make sure not to do this every day to avoid putting too much tension on the hairline! 

    Quick Volume With Some Bobby Pins

    Bobby pins can be a quick and easy fix to limp or flat-looking ponytails. Crisscross two bobby pins at the base of your ponytail beneath your hair. This helps lift the hair and give it the appearance of more volume.

    Create Two Ponytails Instead of One

    Don’t have bobby pins on hand to add some extra oomph? No worries, because all you need for this hair hack is two hair ties — which, let’s face it, you probably already have on you at all times.

    Start by dividing your hair into two sections, one at the crown of your head and the rest at the bottom. Then, pull the top part of your hair into a ponytail like usual before tying up the bottom half of your hair directly beneath the first. You can tie these two ponytails together if you want to (or have the means), but it isn’t necessary.

    The two ponytails create the illusion of more length and body versus the traditional method. The nice part about this trick is it adds volume to the base of the ponytail and the end for more thickness all the way around. 

    Use the Right Products

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    The right hair products can make all the difference. Of course, the right products start with washing solutions that work for your unique strands. But there are products you can use in the moment to create more volume for your ponytail.

    Dry shampoo or a texture spray is an excellent choice if you’re looking to add volume during your styling session. Add these products slowly, section by section, focusing on the root and body of your ponytail. Remember to brush products through your hair to avoid buildup and heavy-looking hair.

    Another option? Mousse. Apply to your hair and blowout for a bouncy ponytail that will stay in place all day without looking stiff.

    Tease the Hair

    Want to know your mom or grandmother’s hair hack for big, thick-looking hair? Teasing it out. 

    Tease the hair at the top and back of the head using a fine-toothed comb. Focus specifically on the areas where you plan to have your ponytail. You’ll get the best results if you tease your hair after applying dry shampoo — and remember to carefully brush out the top layers for a neater look.

    Upgrade Your Hair Routine

    The most voluminous hair is also the healthiest, so it’s crucial you create a hair routine that works for you. What does an upgraded hair routine for healthy hair look like? Shampoo, conditioner and other styling products designed for your hair’s unique needs. 

    You’ll also want to ensure you’re taking care of yourself by eating the right foods and drinking plenty of fluids. Use heat protectants before heat-styling your hair, and remember to keep your scalp healthy. Choosing the right brush for your strands can make all the difference. 

    While everyone can rock a ponytail, no two hair types are identical. To keep your hair healthy and your ponytails voluminous, a customized solution based on your unique strands is essential. You can take the Prose hair consultation today to get your customized formula and upgrade your hair routine. 

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