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How many times have you left the house with a super high, snatched pony only to find that an hour later it’s completely dropped? Super annoying, especially if you’ve spent ages getting it right, but you may be making some key mistakes. It’s all about getting it super secure in the beginning and using the right tools that will really hold your hair in place. Being pony experts we thought we’d fill you in on the four main reasons why your ponytail keeps dropping, and how to fix it...
You’re Not Using A Bungee
This may sound like a really small detail but it’ll make the biggest difference in helping to hold your pony in place. When you tie your hair with a regular elastic it can slip down as you’re pulling your hair through it, and it’s much harder to get it really tight. If you switch to a bungee elastic you’ll be able to hold your pony in place as you’re tying it and can pull the bungee really tight so that your pony doesn’t slip. You just need to make sure that you hook the clip on the end really securely into your hair before you start to get the right tension.
You’re Not Propping It Up
This is a really good tip for fine hair and will help to give you that voluminous style pony that Kim K loves wearing. All you need to do is push two bobby pins into the back of your ponytail, through the elastic, and it’ll push the hair upwards for a fuller effect. This is really simple and you can use as many bobby pins as you like to create as much lift as your hair needs.
You’re Not Making An Anchor Pony
This is the number one hack that will totally change your ponytail game! It will hold your hair in place forever. An anchor pony is basically a smaller pony that you make first, before gathering the rest of your hair around it. It helps to literally anchor your hair in place to stop it from dropping. All you need to do is take a small section of hair in a circle around the point where you want your ponytail to sit and secure it with an elastic. Once this is done you can then take the rest of your hair and tie it in a ponytail over the top to hold everything in place.
We have a tutorial on using the anchor pony technique with your M+B hair extensions here. You can use this hack with or without extensions but they’re obviously a great way to add some extra length and volume to your look.
You’re Not Adding Texture
Just as thick hair can be a struggle to hold in a high pony, the same goes for fine hair as it’s often really soft and smooth. To combat this, we’d recommend spraying some texturising spray through the lengths of your hair before you start creating your pony. This will help to give the elastic more to hold onto and it’ll be less likely to slip out of place. If you’re not sure what to use we’d recommend the OUAI Texturising Hairspray for this which really helps to build volume and texture while giving your hair some extra staying power.