How to do a low ponytail
- Step 1: Prep your hair
- Step 2: Part your hair
- Step 3: Blow dry with cold air
- Step 4: Decide if you want a textured or sleek ponytail
- Step 5: Form your ponytail
- Step 6: Wrap your hair
- Step 7: Pull out a few face-framing layers
- Step 8: Lock-in your look
Whether you’re headed to do errands, taking virtual meetings, or simply want to keep your hair pulled back and polished, a low ponytail is the perfect everyday look.
With this chic and effortless style, you’ll be out the door in a flash – turning heads for the rest of the day. Here’s how to create a pretty ponytail that works for any occasion.
Step 1: Prep your hair
Wash your hair with TRESemmé Full Fiber Volume Shampoo to create volume without any weight. Infused with collagen technology, it instantly lifts flat hair, leaving your tresses full of bounce and vitality. To further enhance your hair’s volume and body, follow up with TRESemmé Full Fiber Volume Conditioner.
Step 2: Part your hair
Brush your hair to remove any knots and tangles. Then, gently part it in the center and use a thickening spray to give it the textured grip and lift you need. Spritz TRESemmé Volume Thickening Spray at the crown and roots and work into your hair with your hands to add a bit of volume and create a natural-looking finish.
Step 3: Blow dry with cold air
If you’re going for a sleek low ponytail just rough dry your hair with a blow-dryer to make it smooth and shiny. Select your dryer’s cold setting and use your hands to guide your hair. For extra volume lift your hair at the roots with your fingers and place the blow-dryer a few inches away from your scalp. Then use a round brush to create a big and bouncy or sleek and smooth look. Here’s how to elevate your styling technique and get a volumized blow dry before creating your ponytail.
Step 4: Decide if you want a textured or sleek ponytail
If you want a textured ponytail, you can use a curling iron to create vivacious waves. Find out how to make loose waves here. Then add some volume and grit with a texturizing spray that works for any hair type and texture. To get even more texture, spray TRESemmé Volume Clean Dry Shampoo on your roots, separating the curls with your fingers to create that natural look.
Step 5: Form your ponytail
When your hair is completely free of moisture, use a small amount of TRESemmé TRES TWO Extra Hold Mousse to create wisps around the hairline. Next, pull your hair towards the back of your head, gather it at the nape of the neck, using a comb or your fingertips and secure it with an elastic.
Step 6: Wrap your hair
To conceal the elastic, take a small section of hair from underneath the ponytail and spray it with TRESemmé TRES TWO Extra Hold Hair Spray. Then wrap it around your hair tie and secure it with a bobby pin.
Step 7: Pull out a few face-framing layers
Use your fingers to loosen a few strands at the ponytail above the elastic, creating natural texture. If you’d like to, pull out two small pieces of hair on either side of the part to beautifully frame your face and create a romantic look.
Step 8: Lock-in your look
To lock in your stunning look, generously spray TRESemmé TRES TWO Extra Hold Hair Spray, which gives perfect lightweight hold and keeps frizz and flyaways away.