Celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin has a clever little trick for your textured ponytail that can help you fake fuller-looking locks and keep the base of your pony sitting high all day.
Here are her tricks for creating the tousled ponytail perfect for long hair.
1/ Prep your hair
Before blow-drying your hair, give you hair extra texture with a wave spray, like Redken Fashion Waves 07.
2/ Dry thoroughly
Blow-dry your hair until completely dry. If you’d like to keep some of your natural texture, don’t use a brush while drying, however if you’d like to control any natural curls, kinks or waves, use a paddle brush to dry.
3/Brush and spray
Once your hair is dry, use a strong hold hairspray like label.m Hair Glue, to spray throughout your hair, and then brush it out. This will help give your hair extra grit and hold.
4/ Create a half-ponytail
Section your hair horizontally from ear to ear and secure in a half ponytail, ensuring the base sits on the crown of your head.
5/ Secure the rest of your hair
Collect the rest of your hair and gather it up into a ponytail that sits just under the base of your half-ponytail, and secure it with a hair tie and bobby pins. Make sure that the tail of your half pony-tail blends in with your second ponytail. This helps create the illusion of a fuller, more voluminous ponytail that won't drop. It's also a nifty trick to use if you want your hair to look a little longer.
6/ Add some waves
For loose, tousled waves, used an oval-shaped curling wand, like Halo The Alexa Hair Curler and wrap sections of hair around the tool to create effortless bends
7/ Finish with a texturising spray
Spray the lengths of your ponytail with a texturising spray (we like Toni & Guy Casual Rough Texturiser) and scrunch your hair up for more shape.
This article originally appeared on BeautyCrew.