Ponytail Tips & Tricks
Want the perfect sleek & smooth ponytail? Use a straightening balm and apply on the entire head- from roots to tips on dry hair & then take sections of your hair and use a flatiron, before you put up your ponytail! Take 3-4 passes with your iron on each section of hair, adding more straightening balm as needed (make sure you have a heat protector as part of the balm’s ingredients to prevent heat damage from tools on your hair).
Struggling with frizz ?…..only to have a frizz-ball of a mess? You’re not alone! Humidity, heat, extreme temperature swings, dryness, & even regular humidifier usage indoors can cause your pony to become frizzy! Be sure to apply a frizz-reducing or heat protectorant to your hair before & after creating your pony & steer clear of hot-tubs, saunas, & humidifiers if you can. Apply a weekly moisture pack or hair masque to aid in reducing overall frizz.
Having trouble keeping vivacious curls on your pony? When it comes to curls- be sure to spritz in a mousse or curl booster on each section before you wrap it around your curling iron. Loosely remove the curling iron and then spritz a firm hold hair spray or more mouse to lock in the curl (use your fingers to loosely separate curls, if needed).
Bring on the shine! If you want to really ramp up your ponytail this season, the way to do it is to add some mega shine! Lightly spray on a shine boosting hair care product or try using natural avocado & argan oils & apply a few drops directly to your hair & scalp (avoid your scalp if you’re break-out prone) and then style into your ponytail as your normally would. Try using a daily shine & strengthening supplement that can also assist with improving your hair’s natural shine.
The Beauty Closet’s Top Ponytail & Up-do Brush:
Static Free Ponytail Pro
I’ve fallen absolutely in love with this fabulous new ponytail brush from Cricket! It’s super easy to use and solves the issues with brushes in days past that didn’t allow for your hair ties to be in nearby reach- while trying to master that perfect pony! Cricket’s new design has a special place right on the handle for you hair ties and comes with black & white hair ties too :) It also works beautifully with almost any hair type and this is a tools that will make anyone a ponytail genius- it’s pretty foolproof.
A unique blend of boar & nylon bristles gives your pony a smooth, bump-free look, without hurting the heck out of your head! Plus, there’s a staggered, fine-tooth comb on the other side of the brush that features a sectioning pick so you can get just the right definition & part- plus the staggered teeth are awesome for teasing & adding extra volume too. I’ve come across some similar attempts at this brush and it failed in the design & cost areas for me as they were much more expensive & didn’t do what they promised! Cricket really nailed it on this ponytail brush for just under $14- you’re sure to fall in love with as much as I have :)