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how do you ponytail?

Wow, it's been a while since I posted a thread! So I want to know about your ponytail technique, and I would love to see some pics :love10:. I'm at work right now so I don't have pics, but I will try to take some later.

So do most people do a high or low ponytail? Do you just throw it back, or do you comb the top part straight?

I can tell when I've been slacking on my protein, because my hair looks so blah in a ponytail. The top part will just straighten out when I pull it back. I usually go for a high pony, but when it gets longer I like a low pony with a side part from time to time.
2b/c wavy modified CG since July 2012
medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
hair likes protein, doesn't like oils, easily OC'd

low poo: JCHCC, CJGCS
RO/co-wash/LI: YTCarrots, DB Pumpkin Seed
stylers: a bunch of stylers that are all pretty much the same (KCCC, UFDCM, CRCM, CKCJ) or ArcAngel if I need more hold
DT/PT: CJRM, CNPF
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  • lifescoutlifescout Posts: 69Registered Users
    My hair is pretty long (almost waist length when straight) and I don't like how my hair looks at all in a curly ponytail. I only wear a curly ponytail if Im going to be home but on the rare occasion that I do wear it to go somewhere, it's a high ponytail. I brush the front of my hair all into the ponytail so that its smooth and then slick down the strays with some gel. I get alot of shrinkage so the actual ponytail just ends up looking like a poof in the back of my head.
    I do like wearing a ponytal when I straighten it though because I feel like the smoothness in front flows well with the smoothness of a long, straight ponytail in back. Hope that makes sense!
  • elizardelizard Posts: 284Registered Users
    nobody has an interesting twists on the ponytail, huh? all i have is the same old boring one on my way to yoga. i was hoping for some inspiration.
    2b/c wavy modified CG since July 2012
    medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
    hair likes protein, doesn't like oils, easily OC'd

    low poo: JCHCC, CJGCS
    RO/co-wash/LI: YTCarrots, DB Pumpkin Seed
    stylers: a bunch of stylers that are all pretty much the same (KCCC, UFDCM, CRCM, CKCJ) or ArcAngel if I need more hold
    DT/PT: CJRM, CNPF
  • StephaniieStephaniie Posts: 46Registered Users
    I don't have pictures.. But i use this technique: Curly Hair Trick

    It works great for me.! :thumbright:

    Mix of 3C & 3B
    Medium porosity
    Low density
    Medium width

    Excuse my bad english :oops:


  • asianrunnerasianrunner Posts: 2,251Registered Users
    I just throw it up, but more often than not I opt for the messy bun!
    Coarse texture, normal-high porosity, normal elasticity (Komaza Care), very weak waves
    cleanser: Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix

    rinse out: GVP Conditioning Balm, CJ Beauticurls, CJ Smoothing

    jellies/creams: CR Curl Maker, KCCC
    gels: CJ CQ, CJ Pattern Pusha, BRHG

  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    Messy bun here too....
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • monipearlmonipearl Posts: 95Registered Users
    i used to wear nothing but ponys. low ponys, high ponys, middle ponys, side ponys... lol.

    now i mainly wear my curls loose. but my fave go-to lazy day style is the messy bun. i pineapple at night and in the morning i modify the pineapple into a bun by twisting the scrunchie once around as if tightening the ponytail but not quite pulling all the hairs through.

    if i want to get fancy with it, i pull out some curls around the face. (pic is from valentine's day)

    and actually, my new thing is two low ponys. you know, pigtails. sorry, no pics. i wear them loose or bunned (a la princess leia). it's fun and funky. :)
    3c-4b. probably.
    medium/coarse texture.
    (extremely)high density.
    low porosity, normal elasticity.
    co-wash: suave naturals daily clarifying condish with drops of rosemary oil.
    detangling conditioner: tresemme naturals.
    deep conditioner: curly kinks curlycue renew, b.a.s.k. cacao bark, honey/evoo.
  • CurlyIndianGirlCurlyIndianGirl Posts: 161Registered Users
    my top bun, sure looks like a sticking out ponytail or like an attachment, lol
    3a with some 2a-2c, Medium/Low Porosity
    Co-wash:deva no-poo/Vo5 kiwi
    Detangle:Suave
    Leave-in:Shea Moisture/GVP conditioning Balm/AOHSR

    Since long hair- I finger twist in big chunks, which helps till 5th day hair:farao:
    Gel:LA sports
    Plop: Old T-shirt for 15 minutes ,diffuse
  • elizardelizard Posts: 284Registered Users
    So jealous of all this hair you ladies have! I feel like the pony I pictured is my only option. I love a good messy bun as well. Can't wait till my hair grows out.
    2b/c wavy modified CG since July 2012
    medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
    hair likes protein, doesn't like oils, easily OC'd

    low poo: JCHCC, CJGCS
    RO/co-wash/LI: YTCarrots, DB Pumpkin Seed
    stylers: a bunch of stylers that are all pretty much the same (KCCC, UFDCM, CRCM, CKCJ) or ArcAngel if I need more hold
    DT/PT: CJRM, CNPF
  • hambo02hambo02 Posts: 480Registered Users
    i hate how poofy my hair looks in a pony so i just do a messy bun
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    your pics look gorgoes i normally do a messy high bun. a tip to help with the fizz/puffyness, i always have a bit of oil on my hairs when im pulling my hair back. and somtimes put same on my ends as im pulling my curls through my elastic. somtimes i leave it in a pony sometimes i do a messy bun. if im going out or somthing ill leave my bangs out. its quick and easy and you can really see my curls :D

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
    :hello1:
  • curleeangelcurleeangel Posts: 53Registered Users
    Gah. I can't wait till I'm long enough for a pony again. It's getting long enough that I hate feeling it on my neck when I run! Maybe by the time it's 90°...

    Sent from my MB860 using CurlTalk App
    2b/c low porosity, coarse, high density and protein sensitive.
  • flippaciousflippacious Posts: 155Registered Users
    Gah. I can't wait till I'm long enough for a pony again. It's getting long enough that I hate feeling it on my neck when I run! Maybe by the time it's 90°...

    Sent from my MB860 using CurlTalk App
    This is exactly where I am right now. I can't wait until I can put my hair up again!

    I used to wear my hair up every single day (messy bun, high pony, low pony). Even when I wore my hair "down," I was constantly taking it in and out of a low pony in some odd attempt to control frizz haha. Then I got a job in the real world and decided I needed to learn to wear my hair down... and chopped it off to my chin.

    Right now when I work out, I pull the top half up into one pony, and then do a second pony on the bottom. It's really not a good look.
    2b/c, high density
    fine, medium porosity, normal elasticity
    loves protein, hates polyquats
    still searching for HGs
  • bosanbobosanbo Posts: 180Registered Users
    My hair is currently too short for anything but a ponynub. When it was longer I found that my density (high) always pulled my fine hair waaay down and gives me what a friend called (pardon my French) "the b*tch ponytail/bun." So I learned a trick:

    I gather up the bottom 2/3 of my hair with one elastic, usually a small clear "no tug" one, and put it into a ponytail at whatever height I like. I was raised in the 80's, so higher is better. Then I take the top 1/3 of my hair, the stuff around the crown and face, and sort of fluff it up to keep the curl, maybe add extra product at the roots for height, and use a second elastic to add that *loosely* to the whole ponytail. It can take some fiddling to hide the break, but it is worth it for a ponytail that doesn't look like someone is yanking my whole scalp back. If I want a bun, I then wrap the whole thing up, messy or tight.

    Looking forward to having longer hair again...
    I sort of blog
    I'm mostly away doing field work through mid-May.

    Hair: curlybob, fine, dense, low-po, big waves/ringlets (2C/3A)
    Co-Wash: Nature's Gate Herbal Conditioner
    RO: YTC Carrot, Aubrey Organics GPB
    LI: BS Shea Soft Styling Cream (HG)
    Styling: KCCC, Garnier P&C Gel
    1xWeek: low-poo, gelatin PT or Joico K-Pak
    Hair Likes: aloe, coconut oil, humidity, protein, long walks on the beach
  • elizardelizard Posts: 284Registered Users
    now we're talking, bosanbo. i may give that a try.
    2b/c wavy modified CG since July 2012
    medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
    hair likes protein, doesn't like oils, easily OC'd

    low poo: JCHCC, CJGCS
    RO/co-wash/LI: YTCarrots, DB Pumpkin Seed
    stylers: a bunch of stylers that are all pretty much the same (KCCC, UFDCM, CRCM, CKCJ) or ArcAngel if I need more hold
    DT/PT: CJRM, CNPF
  • RustinaRustina Posts: 894Registered Users
    bosanbo, I'm intrigued by your technique! Can you post a pic of what this double pony looks like?
    Sulfate/non-water-soluble silicone free since 8/16/10
    Northern VA
    Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
    Dye-free since 11/2010

  • bosanbobosanbo Posts: 180Registered Users
    Not on my own hair, it's too short ATM. But it can vary wildly, from "not skintight" around my face (what I like) to a Brigette Bardot poof! I got the idea from a friend, who is a MUA/hair guru. I said I love a bit of poof, but the lower half of my ponytail always drags it down. She said... just use two hair elastics. Ding!

    A lot of women do the "poof" by teasing the crown and pinning that back, then making a single ponytail. I don't want a big ol' crown poof (my head is already kind of pointy), I want more volume evenly around my hairline, so I take that whole front hairline area and leave it out, then kind of tease/puff it gently like I'm making a poof, but instead of pinning it (I hate looking at the pins or rolling onto them in yoga!) I just use an elastic to anchor it to the pre-existing ponytail. I leave the top on kind of looser so it covers the "break." It's never pulled down by the lower one, so far!

    On me it kind of winds up like this: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.weddingsalon.com%2Fblog%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2012%2F06%2Fponytail2.jpeg" class="Popup

    I just don't slick it down as much on the sides, either. If I tried to do this look with a single ponytail, the weight would instantly drag it down. So... two sections it is. The bottom one has to be very firmly anchored!

    LOL, am I making sense? Glad this is helpful to people.
    I sort of blog
    I'm mostly away doing field work through mid-May.

    Hair: curlybob, fine, dense, low-po, big waves/ringlets (2C/3A)
    Co-Wash: Nature's Gate Herbal Conditioner
    RO: YTC Carrot, Aubrey Organics GPB
    LI: BS Shea Soft Styling Cream (HG)
    Styling: KCCC, Garnier P&C Gel
    1xWeek: low-poo, gelatin PT or Joico K-Pak
    Hair Likes: aloe, coconut oil, humidity, protein, long walks on the beach
  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Posts: 940Banned Users
    My hair is too short right now, but I love low loose romantic ponys. I don't like tight anything though. As a child it felt uncomfortable and my heart shape face looks better with a bit of volume in the frame. I'm not a high pony kind of girl. I'm just not that perky?

    Like this, except I have a tighter curl pattern:
    Loose-Curly-Ponytail-Hairstyles.jpg
    3C/Fine to Medium/Low Porosity/High Density

    :love5:MoistureMoistureMoisture:love5:

    Low Poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo
    RO/DC: DB Pumpkin Seed Curl Moisturizing Conditioner
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: Queen Helene Sculpturing Gel & Glaze

    No Salts, No Waxes, No Butters, No Heavy Oils
    No ACV, No Saponified Oils, Protein Sensitive
  • bosanbobosanbo Posts: 180Registered Users
    Oy, that's how I want my hair to look in a ponytail... Fine hair = no jumble of romantic curls...
    I sort of blog
    I'm mostly away doing field work through mid-May.

    Hair: curlybob, fine, dense, low-po, big waves/ringlets (2C/3A)
    Co-Wash: Nature's Gate Herbal Conditioner
    RO: YTC Carrot, Aubrey Organics GPB
    LI: BS Shea Soft Styling Cream (HG)
    Styling: KCCC, Garnier P&C Gel
    1xWeek: low-poo, gelatin PT or Joico K-Pak
    Hair Likes: aloe, coconut oil, humidity, protein, long walks on the beach
  • RustinaRustina Posts: 894Registered Users
    Ooh, that's how I want my hair to look, too - except I need about 6 more inches of growth to get there!! I am suffering through the horrors of growing out my hair so that I can eventually have that low, long, romantic ponytail.

    bosanbo, thank you for the link and for the explanation. I don't think I can use it now, as my hair is too short to ponytail like that (I get a pony puff instead, which I HATE), so I'm doing lots of twisted, messy buns for now. But I will definitely try your technique when I get enough length!!
    Sulfate/non-water-soluble silicone free since 8/16/10
    Northern VA
    Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
    Dye-free since 11/2010

  • LuuuuucyLuuuuucy Posts: 146Registered Users
    Bosanbo, thanks! I tried this today with zero fuss and it worked great! My hair alway looks boring in a pony because it has no height or volume around the front. This was a two second fix. I could do even better if I was trying to do a "dressy" pony!
    Curly work in progress
    2C with some 3A if all the stars align
    Low porosity, medium to low density and fine
    No sulfates since 2009
    CG since 2013

    In my stash:
    Shampoos and conditioners- Tresemme Naturals Low Poo, Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing Aloe, Suave Naturals Coconut
    Leave Ins- Kinky Curly Knot Today
    Stylers- KCCC, AG Recoil, KY Lubricant (yup), SM Curl Milk
    Gels- Ecostyler, Biosilk RHG
    Mousse- Devacurl Uplifting Foam, Suave Captivating Curls
  • bosanbobosanbo Posts: 180Registered Users
    Happy to help! :happy1:
    I sort of blog
    I'm mostly away doing field work through mid-May.

    Hair: curlybob, fine, dense, low-po, big waves/ringlets (2C/3A)
    Co-Wash: Nature's Gate Herbal Conditioner
    RO: YTC Carrot, Aubrey Organics GPB
    LI: BS Shea Soft Styling Cream (HG)
    Styling: KCCC, Garnier P&C Gel
    1xWeek: low-poo, gelatin PT or Joico K-Pak
    Hair Likes: aloe, coconut oil, humidity, protein, long walks on the beach
  • YoshimiYoshimi Posts: 237Registered Users
    Stephaniie thank you so much for the link to the curly hair trick, I just tried it out and I love it, instant extensions!

    Sent from my HTC_Amaze_4G using CurlTalk App
    2C, Medium thickness, Low posity
    Recovering from a year of keratin and bleach with CG

    Routine

    Low Poo, Condition, Leave in, Curl cream, Supersoak, Gel, Diffuse on high heat, with minimal lift to encourage waves and reduce frizz, Dry on cool with nozzle down to smooth hair and finish drying,Shine Serum

    Weekly gelatin protien treatments.
  • HouseofcurlsHouseofcurls Posts: 322Registered Users
    I do a bun, never a pony, because of the length. I'll try and get a pic.
    Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
    Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
    Mom to a straight and a curly.


    "The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

    Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
    CoWash: Tressemee naturals
    RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
    LI: Tresemee
    Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
    Always wash upside down.
  • CurlyIndianGirlCurlyIndianGirl Posts: 161Registered Users
    bosanbo the trick for ponytail you had mentioned would work perfect for me. I have been having this issue where my long hair drags my front scalp and at time even painful to get a good lose pony.

    I will definitely try it, if possible post pictures
    3a with some 2a-2c, Medium/Low Porosity
    Co-wash:deva no-poo/Vo5 kiwi
    Detangle:Suave
    Leave-in:Shea Moisture/GVP conditioning Balm/AOHSR

    Since long hair- I finger twist in big chunks, which helps till 5th day hair:farao:
    Gel:LA sports
    Plop: Old T-shirt for 15 minutes ,diffuse
  • CurlyIndianGirlCurlyIndianGirl Posts: 161Registered Users
    I tried bosanbo's trick today, oh my god! I totally love it. There is no scalp pulling anymore and my ponytail looks really pretty Yay!! Thanks a lot bosanbo!!
    3a with some 2a-2c, Medium/Low Porosity
    Co-wash:deva no-poo/Vo5 kiwi
    Detangle:Suave
    Leave-in:Shea Moisture/GVP conditioning Balm/AOHSR

    Since long hair- I finger twist in big chunks, which helps till 5th day hair:farao:
    Gel:LA sports
    Plop: Old T-shirt for 15 minutes ,diffuse
  • RustinaRustina Posts: 894Registered Users
    Can someone who's tried bosanbo's ponytail trick PLEASE post a picture? I'm dying to see the finished result!!!
    Sulfate/non-water-soluble silicone free since 8/16/10
    Northern VA
    Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
    Dye-free since 11/2010

  • bosanbobosanbo Posts: 180Registered Users
    Ha haaa, awesome! :happy7:

    My hair isn't even long enough for a ponytail right now, but I've become a Ponytail Guru... Now I'm even more eager to get it grown past my shoulders.
    I sort of blog
    I'm mostly away doing field work through mid-May.

    Hair: curlybob, fine, dense, low-po, big waves/ringlets (2C/3A)
    Co-Wash: Nature's Gate Herbal Conditioner
    RO: YTC Carrot, Aubrey Organics GPB
    LI: BS Shea Soft Styling Cream (HG)
    Styling: KCCC, Garnier P&C Gel
    1xWeek: low-poo, gelatin PT or Joico K-Pak
    Hair Likes: aloe, coconut oil, humidity, protein, long walks on the beach
  • CurlyIndianGirlCurlyIndianGirl Posts: 161Registered Users
    Rustina wrote: »
    Can someone who's tried bosanbo's ponytail trick PLEASE post a picture? I'm dying to see the finished result!!!

    This is not the best picture, but atleast it shows that the top scalp is not getting pulled by the ponytail(I have long hair) and its not as flat as it used to be.

    usually with regular ponytail, I cant wait to come home and remove my ponytail. But today, I was so comfortable.
    3a with some 2a-2c, Medium/Low Porosity
    Co-wash:deva no-poo/Vo5 kiwi
    Detangle:Suave
    Leave-in:Shea Moisture/GVP conditioning Balm/AOHSR

    Since long hair- I finger twist in big chunks, which helps till 5th day hair:farao:
    Gel:LA sports
    Plop: Old T-shirt for 15 minutes ,diffuse
  • elizardelizard Posts: 284Registered Users
    That came out really well!
    2b/c wavy modified CG since July 2012
    medium texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
    hair likes protein, doesn't like oils, easily OC'd

    low poo: JCHCC, CJGCS
    RO/co-wash/LI: YTCarrots, DB Pumpkin Seed
    stylers: a bunch of stylers that are all pretty much the same (KCCC, UFDCM, CRCM, CKCJ) or ArcAngel if I need more hold
    DT/PT: CJRM, CNPF
  • Becca7Becca7 Posts: 45Registered Users
    :sad6:
    Stephaniie wrote: »
    I don't have pictures.. But i use this technique: Curly Hair Trick

    It works great for me.! :thumbright:

    +1 I just found this last week and have been practicing it and I love it, only I do only 2 ponytails to make it look like the one...three just didn't work for me.
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