Up your hair game in a flash with this PONY effortlessly chic texturised ponytail – the ultimate day-to-night style
The good-old ponytail is the LBD of the beauty world… It’s the fail-safe, no-mess, no-fuss hairstyle that we rely on time and time again; it can be done in a matter of minutes and, with a little dry shampoo, you can even skip a wash. But the same ponytail day after day can get boring, so here’s how to vamp up your ’do just by adding texture. The best part? It’s perfect for nights out, too.
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1 BYE-BYE FRIZZ If you have naturally wavy hair (lucky you!), apply an anti-frizz serum, like John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength 6 Effects Serum, R115,95, to damp hair and allow it to air-dry. You can help it along with a hairdryer if you’re in a time crunch, or consider washing it the night before to save time in the morning. 2 GO BIG Add volume to the roots by backcombing with the Kardashian Beauty Back Tease Comb, R185, then and secure it with a hairband. Don’t use a brush to pul.
3 TIE IT UP Take a small section of your ponytail, wrap it around the hairband and secure with a hairclip or two. For extra hold, you can spray the hairclips with a little hairspray. Finish off by gently pulling out a few strands of hair around your face to soften the look, and set your style with some hairspray, like Clicks Ultra Hold Hairspray, R32,95.
4 TEXTURE TIME For this look, you’re going to want to create as much volume and texture as possible, so use a texturising powder on dry hair to add that extra bit of va-va-voom. We love Indola Innova Volumising Powder Texture, R269,95.
5 CURL IT Divide your hair into sections and use a curling iron to create beachy waves. You can do it quite roughly as you’ll be pulling this back into a ponytail, so don’t spend too long trying to get perfect curls. Set your curls with a small pump of L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Silk & Gloss Curling Mousse, R94,95.