Summer is here and this mama wants her hair back and out of her face. Anyone else? I love having longer hair, but it gets hot in the summer and I’m always looking for ways to pull it back and away. Most days if we are being completely honest it is up on the top of my head, but I am starting to break my hair off from wearing it like that all the time and sometimes I have somewhere to be that I need to look even just halfway decent so I have been trying new cute ways to pull my hair back. I’ll be completely honest, my cute stylist Michele is where I saw this pony tail first and I knew it was so amazing and simple that it had to be share with all of you.
A few secrets to it before we get started:
1 – Use something to smooth your center pony tail down, it will make the rest of the style go so much easier I promise. I use Navy Hair Care Style Navigator that I have been using for just about over a year now. I am legit on my 6th bottle of it I use it that much and love it. It will smooth that center pony down (it also is a heat protectant if you are looking for one) and won’t weight it down which is key!
2 – Don’t expect perfection, let it be a little messy on the sides and let some hair fall out. It adds to it and who likes perfection anyways?
3 – Use a texture spray. I know, I know, I am going to talk about Navy Hair Care’s again but it is because I really use it and love it. I’ve shared my secret to reviving my curls with just the front pieces and their Pebble Beach Spray on stories and I also use the Pebble Beach Spray on the finished wrapped around pony tail with this style because it adds so much body to the pony tail under where the hair tie will go without making it crunchy or feel nasty.
Don’t feel obligated to purchase Navy Hair Care, however if you do use code DANI to save yourself 30% because who doesn’t want to save a little bit of money. I don’t get any commission or anything from your purchase, just love it and want you to have it and save a little too.
PRODUCTS NEEDED FOR THE SIMPLE PONY TAIL TUTORIAL:
- Texture Spray
- Smoothing Spray
- Clear Elastics
- Hair Scarf
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
1 – Section your hair off from behind your ear forward on one side and pull it in front of your shoulder or clip it out of the way.
2 – Repeat on the other side so you have one center section left.
3 – Spray or use something to smooth down the center section of your hair.
4 – Tieoff center section with an elastic.
5 – Take one side of the hair that is in front of your shoulder and cross it over the pony and to the other side.
6 – Repeat with other side of hair, take it crossing over the center pony tail and to the other side.
7 – Take both side sections that have been crossed over and put them together under the center pony tail, tie off with an elastic.
8 – Spray the finished pony tail with texture spray to give it some body.
9 – Tie a hair scarf around the pony tail!