By (Bella Naija) Rose Umane | Aug 03, 2018
Summer beauty pretty much revolves around taking it easy. The heat and all the outdoor activities that come with it – you know what I mean BellaStylistas! Pool parties, BBQ’s, day-long beach jaunts – make it pretty impossible to commit to an elaborately glam look.
We’ve got you covered with the jumbo ponytail! All it really requires is a hair tie (or a needle and thread to tack it if you’re the anxious type), Darling One Million Hair Extensions some hair gel and spray oil or hair polish. Realistically, it should take no more than 20 minutes and hey presto chango! You’re a glam goddess. Read on to explore a step-by-step breakdown on how to achieve this look.
1. Step One
Use a pea-sized amount of leave-in all over your hair and comb upwards. Try ProfectiV Mega Growth Leave-In Strengthener which will add just enough softness to your hair without making it heavy.
2. Step Two
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Rake a sculpting gel through your roots as you scrape your hair back. Start with a tight ponytail at whatever point you feel, if you are going for more of a Sade Adu vibe place it closer your nape, if you’re more of an Ayanda Thabethe girl have it close to your crown.
3. Step Three
Now tightly braid your hair and wrap it until it is secure. Depending on the ponytail size and length you want, split the pack at the base of the braid and use an elastic band or hair tie to secure it.
4. Step Four
Braid the entire pack as tightly or loosely as you want all the way down. Flip it over to cover your natural hair. Loosen the braid if you need to and ensure you mold and shape it over your own hair. This should disguise it completely and give it a seamless look.
“If you want a softer, more romantic look braid loosely,” says hairstylist Eunice Iwakin, but if you’re looking for a sportier look make sure the braid is very tight and secure.
5. Step Five
Seal it in. Smooth your edges – if you’re a fan of baby hair now is the time to perfect it. If not, finish up with a teensy bit of hair polish to give your hair the shine it needs. Avoid putting any product on the finished braid.
Check out The Effortless Hair Trend Celebrities Are Obsessed With Right Now for some more pony-tales!
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