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  • How to create a sleek ponytail at home
LaQuan Smith

A sleek ponytail is a simple ‘do that’s practical too. But when you’re fighting frizz, a polished ponytail can feel like a distant dream. We’re here to make that dream a reality. All you need to go from frizz to fabulous is the right combo of tools and products.

How to create a sleek ponytail at home

Read top stylist Ryan Trygstad’s five pro tips to achieve the sleek and chic ponytail of your dreams, for fresh-off-the-runway style.

Step 1: Prepare to dry

Start with wet or damp hair. Spritz TRESemmé Thermal Creations Protective Spray Heat Tamer from mid-length to tips. Make sure you spray from 10-12 inches away and use a section clip to keep loose hair tied back. It’s designed to work at temperatures up to a huge 450°F, helping to stop heat damage and keep hair soft.

Step 2: Back-to-front blow-dry

You’re not going to dry your hair the usual way. Using a paddle brush, blow-dry your hair away from your face.

Stylist tip: The key is to not form a part. You don’t need to section your hair, just brush as you blow-dry so you get an even result.

Step 3: Beat the heat

Section your hair, then use your trusty TRESemmé Thermal Creations Protective Spray Heat Tamer to spray from mid-length to ends before straightening. This damage-defense spray helps leave your hair shiny and enviably soft.

Stylist tip: Brush through any remaining kinks in each section before using the flat iron. This will help to reduce breakage and split ends.

Step 4: Pony up

Brush your straightened hair up using a soft bristle brush to make a high ponytail. Use an elastic to secure your hair.

Stylist tip: Usea thin piece of hair from the ponytail to wrap around and conceal the elastic. Secure with a bobby pin to keep it tidy.

Step 5: Get set

Finally, give your sleek new look staying power without stiffness. Spray on TRESemmé TRES Two Extra Hold Hair Spray from 10-12 inches away. It helps fight frizz to keep you looking polished all day long and through the night.

Ta-da! You’ve fought the frizz and you’re looking fresh. How’s that for a rapid runway look at home?