I have been rocking the high ponytail a lot lately! Partially because of the warm weather, but mostly because it’s the first time in my life that I’ve been able to wear one without it sagging after five minutes. Cheers to making up for lost time!
I give full credit to the products I use. In the spirit of working smarter and not harder, I’m sharing my favorite products and a few helpful hints with you today!
Starting the process with the right products is so important. My hair is noticeably smoother when I use this product before I blow dry, which makes a big difference when I’m trying to smooth it into a ponytail and avoid bumps. My hair used to knot and tangle really easily – no matter how I was wearing it – until I started using Prep Rally.
Piling all of your hair on top of your head while smoothing out all of the bumps takes a good hairbrush. I’ve used a Wet Brush for the past eight years and have tried to convert everyone I know. (I buy these as gifts!) They’re affordable, last forever, and work well on hair that tangles easily.
I’ve tried a lot of different types of hair ties. Oddly enough, these from J. Crew Factory are what work best for me. I have fine hair – and a lot of it. The coils on these grip my hair and keep my high ponytail from becoming saggy.
I typically add some beach waves at the bottom to give my ponytail some body and movement. I take one inch(ish) sections and curl them all the same direction.
This is my faavorite part! I use this to break up the curls a little bit and give my hair more volume. Then, I spray it toward the ends of my hair and also at the base of the ponytail. (I also love to spray this in my hair when it’s down and curled.)
I learned about this product from Karen, she posts the cutest hair tutorials! I have a lot of baby hairs, and this product is great for smoothing them away. (Also good if a couple of random long pieces like to fall in the back like mine do…) This product is not aggressive at all, be prepared to use more than you think that you will need. I like to go back over the “mascara-ed” pieces with a brush.
And that it’s – simple enough, right?! What’s your go-to summer hair style?