When an individual that has medium length or long hair and is just is out of ideas for how to style it then the perfect solution is the ponytail. It has many advantages such as keeping the hair off the face and looking neat and tidy without a lot of work.
If you want to have the perfect ponytail look then there are some steps that you are going to have to take in order to achieve this.
First, you want to start with clean hair; otherwise, you are going to have difficulty if your hair is oily because the band holding your ponytail is going to slip because of the oil.
If your hair is dry and you have not conditioned it then you are running the risk for splitting the ends. So to begin with, make sure that you shampoo well and use a conditioner unless of course your hair is oily. Towel dry it as there is no need to blow-dry your hair for the ponytail look. You might want to add a little bit of gel to give it a nice shiny look and to help keep those flyaway hairs under control.
The best way to get your ponytail in instead of trying to fight with all the hair at the back is lean forward and brush all your hair down to your face. Bring all of the hair from the back forward. Once you have done this then you can gather all of your hair in one bunch and apply the holder that you are going to be using.
Now many people would use elastics but if you are going to use these then make sure that they are coated or covered in material such as scrunches for example. Once you have done this, you can stand back up straight and adjust your ponytail to exactly where you want it to hang from. Some individuals like a ponytail that will hang almost from the top of the head whereas others like it in the middle section of the back of the head and some even lower. This is going to come down to the type of look you want and if you are going to do anything further as far as styling with your ponytail
You can do other variations with your ponytail look as well. Perhaps if you do not want it at the back you can have your ponytail to the side. This way what you need to do is turn your head to the side to gather all your hair at this time.
Then there are different ways that you can dress up your ponytail by using some pretty ribbons, which are ideal, if you have used thin elastic. Alternatively, you may want to go with many of the scrunches. All one has to do is take a look around your home and you are going to find some creative ideas for adding that extra touch to your ponytail.