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You Will Need
- Hair that hasn’t been washed in 24 hours
- Hair creme
- A natural-bristle brush
- An elastic ponytail holder
- A hair dryer or flat iron
- Hair spray
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.
Moisten the ends
Moisten the ends with a leave-in conditioning creme.
Brush your hair
Brush your hair to the back of your head with a natural-bristle brush.
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.
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.
Prevent flyaway hair
Holding a can of hair spray about 12 inches from your head, mist your entire hairdo.
Pull out some pieces
If you’d like some locks to frame your face, gently pull out a few front pieces of hair.