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How To Do A High Ponytail That Won’t Fall Down

High ponytail looks easy but this hairstyle can be frustrating when the base gets off-center or when it gets saggy underneath. You don’t have to experience that anymore because we’ll teach you how to do this hairstyle the right way!

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In this article:

  1. Styling Tools You Need for a High Ponytail
  2. How to Do a High Ponytail

Easy Steps to Do a High Ponytail

Styling Tools You Need for a High Ponytail

  • Elastic hair ties
  • Bungee elastics
  • Hair blower
  • Boar brush
  • Hair gel
  • Hair protectant spray

How to Do a High Ponytail

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Step 1: Straighten Up Your Hair

Use a blower and a brush to straighten up your hair from the roots to the tips. This will help you achieve a secured high ponies.

Here’s the trick:

  • Flip your head over and blow-dry your hair with a brush in the same direction starting from the roots.
  • If your hair is dry, use water to dampen it.

Note: It’s important to use a hair protectant spray to prevent damaged hair.

Step 2: Break the High Ponytail Into Two Parts

Tying these half-up ponytails doesn’t have to be perfect. This will only help you make the next steps quick and easy.

Here’s the trick:

  • Divide your hair into two sections by parting it from one ear across to the ear
  • Tie each part in a half ponytail

Step 3: Gather the First Half

Use a boar-bristle brush to smooth your hair. Once done, position your ponytail based on how high you want it to be, then secure it with a small hair tie.

For a sleek ponytail, use a hair gel to smoothen your hair from the roots before brushing it up.

Tip: If you don’t know where to place your high ponytail, picture out an imaginary line that runs from the corner of your eye to the crown of your head as a guide.

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Step 4: Do the Second Half of Your Hair

Gather the rest of your hair up with the same brush and join it with the upper half that’s already tied up. This will make the rest of your hair stay in place.

Step 5: Secure Your High Ponytail With a Bungee Elastic

Bungee Elastic Definition: An elastic cord usually made of rubber bound together by fabric with two hooks at each end that’s used to tie hair.

Hold the ponytail with your one hand and stick the bungee elastic into the base of your hair with your other hand, making sure it’s tightly wrapped. Hook the other end to finish the tie.

Step 6: Cover the Bungee Elastic With a Sliver of Hair

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To make the base look pretty, cover the bungee elastic with some hair for a perfect finish.

Here’s the trick:

  • Get a half-inch section of your hair under the high ponytail and wrap it around your hair’s base.
  • Make sure you completely cover the bungee elastic.

You can also use a hairpin to secure the bungee elastic. Finish the ponytail with a hair gel for a smooth final look.

If you need a visual guide, watch this high ponytail tutorial from Howcast:

Now that you already know how to secure your high ponytail, you can rock this hairstyle without the bumps or lumps. If you want to make the ponytail look chic, decorate the base of your hair with a flower or the side of your head with a cute and elegant hair clip.

You have many ways to beef up your hairstyle so start looking good and classy with an Ariana Grande look!

What fashionable high ponytail tricks can you share with us? Leave them in the comments section below! 

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