Ponytail Braid

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Ponytail Braid is my go-to hairstyle for summer.

It requires zero heat, aka no curling irons or flat irons needed. It also is perfect for wet hair after a dip in the pool or running around the beach. Plus you can do it within minutes! I added a fun braid around my top ponytail to jazz up the style a little bit but it’s cute even without it.

Follow these steps to get your own version of this look:

Step 1 / Begin by brushing all the hair back into a high ponytail.

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Step 2 / Grab an elastic band, one without metal is the best for minimizing snags, and wrap it around the hair to create a ponytail. Not sure how to get a perfect high ponytail? Check out this tutorial, Master the High Ponytail.

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Step 3 / Take the hair from the ponytail and braid it down into a regular style braid.

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Step 4 / Tie off the end with a clear elastic band. For an extra gold star, wrap a piece of hair around the band to hide it.

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Step 5 / For this step, I grabbed a piece of hair extensions and braided it down into a single braid, then clipped it under the ponytail band. If you are one of the lucky ones with extra thick hair, take a strand from the ponytail and braid it first before completing step 4 above.

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Step 6 / Wrap the braid around the top ponytail and secure it in place with a hair pin.

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Finish with your favorite hairspray or hair wax, or nothing at all, letting those baby hairs fly to create a softer, more natural look as the day goes by; personally my favorite!

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  1. August 28, 2019 / 10:43 PM

    Wow. Ponytail is so easy and looks beautiful. I tried it today and so excited. Thank you for posting it.

  2. August 27, 2014 / 1:25 PM

    How do you get the body in your ponytail? Mine always look so flat to my head and if I make it loose it looks messy.

    • August 27, 2014 / 5:12 PM

      Dry shampoo works wonders! Spray it in your ponytail before you braid it (:

      • August 27, 2014 / 5:14 PM

        Oops I didn’t explain that very well. Not the ponytail its self but the front by my face…I don’t know why this is so hard for me to explain haha

        • September 2, 2014 / 1:24 PM

          I’m not exactly sure. Do you back comb your hair at all? This could help give body in the front portion.

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