Curling hair that has been swept up into a ponytail has been trending a while now, with rave reviews. It simplifies getting a quick, professionally rendered hairstyle without the chunk of time and expense. Any type of curls that can be created with hair can be done in record time with a ponytail, and you’re good to go! Who knows how the advancement of the idea got started? Perhaps someone suddenly decided she didn’t care for doing the ponytail thing after curling was completed, or maybe at some point while out and about, the ponytail holder elastic thingy snapped, and there was no way to go from there but all-down. Whatever the catalyst, we’re glad! This seemingly simple event managed to give women with medium length to long hair a new creative edge for styling ease.
The basic need to know thing is that anything you can do to a full head of hair can be done to a ponytail. The main prerequisites are to start out with clean hair that is fully dry, and to avoid a telltale indention where the hair was cinched, make sure that your dry hair’s completely cool before securing your ponytail. And even if you discover any unwanted evidence, it’s easy to come back with your flat iron, just to the exact place and smooth it away. Strategically leaving out some face-framing strands is always fine—just remember to do something to them. Before proceeding with some specific styles, it’s worth a mention that when your hair is secured in a ponytail, you can easily pin those curls flat (to the head or not,) the night before, sleep on it and when you wake up, your hair is seconds away from getting you out the door looking top glam! Another basic is to first apply some good heat protectant to your tresses anytime you heat style—like now. And last—ponytail curls involve separating the hair into manageable strands to curl, and the pony-rule of thumb is—the larger each section, the looser the curl, and vice versa.
Mix It Up
While these are all fantastic and proven, it can be fun to mix them up, for instance, giving your curls extra dimension with a “composition style” that includes both lose, beachy waves and finely curled ringlets. Brush some sections and leave some as formed. It’s all about fun here. The following are some suggestions for trying your hand at easy ponytail hair beauty:
Get Bold Medium to Kinky Ringlets
This one’s the most time consuming of all, particularly if you’re going for those tiny baby hair curls that are trending. By rolling up 4-5 inch strips of aluminum foil for enough substance, take each section of hair (remember—the more, the looser effect,) and securely wrap around and around to the ends, securing with a bobby pin or clip. When you’re done, come back with your flat iron and give each clamped section a few seconds of direct, clamped heat. Then, simply remove the foil strips and go, or you could brush a few out and leave a few curled.
The Braided Pony
With your high ponytail secured, braid no less than two sections—the more, the merrier, but go for size symmetry on this one. Run your flat iron slowly down each braid. Cool completely before unbraiding, and finger-rake, tousle but don’t touch, or separate, but don’t brush this one.
Quick and Easy
Secure a high pony, and separate into sections corresponding with the curl intensity you’re after. You might try alternating the curling wand barrel sizes for extra fun flavor. This one’s super quick and super easy! Cool completely, take out your ponytail, rake with fingers, light spray and dash!
Try concentrating your curling to the ends only, and this one’s great for anyone struggling with split or uneven ends. By curling all your tips only a slight bit, they’ll all look marvelously well-kept.