How to Create a Tousled Ponytail

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29-11-2020, 20:40
A tousled ponytail is a great way to get hair out of your face and remain stylish. The look only takes a few minutes, and it is easy to do with almost any hair type. You just need to start with textured hair, and use a few products to help you achieve the look. You can create a tousled high, low, or wrapped ponytail.

Putting Up a High Ponytail

  1. Start with a messy texture. It is easier to create this type of ponytail if your hair has grip. Do not start with freshly washed hair. Day-old hair is ideal. Use sea salt spray at the root for additional volume and texture.
    • If your hair isn't naturally wavy, you can add some wave and curl with a curling iron. Loosely curl 3-inch sections of hair at a time.
  2. Pull up the ponytail. Pull up your hair and gather it at the crown of your head. Secure the hair with a hair band. Don't worry if there are loose hairs. Messy hair is wanted for this style.
  3. Hide the elastic. Separate a 1-inch section of hair from your ponytail. Wrap the section around the base of the ponytail—around the elastic specifically. Secure the band with a couple of bobby pins underneath the ponytail.
  4. Finish with a texture spray. Use a texture product again, like sea salt spray, to give your hair more movement. Adjust the ponytail to make it as messy as you'd like. You can scrunch, twirl, massage your hair for a more tousled look.

Creating a Low Ponytail

  1. Start with blow dried hair. Begin with damp hair. Spray it with a heat protectant spray. Blow-dry it roughly so that it appears tousled and messy when it is dry.
    • You can find a heat protectant spray at many supermarkets and all beauty supply stores.
  2. Divide hair into sections. First part your hair. Part is softly; a hard part works better for sleep ponytails. Then divide your hair into at least three medium-sized sections. The amount of sections you divide your hair into depends on how thick your hair is.
  3. Texturize the hair. Going one section at a time, twist each section by holding the hair at the end. Then spritz it with a texturizing spray. Blow-dry the section. Repeat for all sections. Run your fingers through your hair when you are finished texturizing.
  4. Put the hair into a low ponytail. Gather your hair into a low ponytail. Secure the ponytail with an elastic. Leave out the extra strands of hair or pull a few out for a messier look. Finish the ponytail with hairspray.

Making a Wrapped Ponytail

  1. Add texture to your hair. Spray your hair with a sea salt texturizing spray. Spray it through the roots and length of your hair. Run your fingers through your hair, gently tousling it, for added texture.
    • Texturizing spray can be found at beauty supply stores and online.
  2. Put your hair into sections. Part your hair down the middle, stopping at the center of your head. From the middle of your head, part the back section your hair horizontally. Put it up in a bun temporarily.
    • Use a pintail comb to help you part.
  3. Add volume and more texture your hair. Use a texturizing powder on the front sections of your hair. Work the powder into your roots. Once you're done pull those sections into a loose, low ponytail.
  4. Divide the back section of your hair. Divide it into a few layers and backcomb it. Use hairspray and a comb to tease it. Join together the two sections with another elastic.
    • Lightly comb the top of your hair to smooth it out a bit.
  5. Make a hairband cover. Take a 2-inch section of hair from your ponytail. Wrap it around the elastics. The elastics should be completely covered. Secure the band with a couple of bobby pins placed underneath the ponytail.


  • Add a headband or hair clip to add something extra to the look.
  • The tousled ponytail is great look for the beach, casual outings, and going out at night.


  • Do not put too much heat or strain on your hair if it is weak and/or damaged.

Things You'll Need

  • Hair tie
  • Hairspray
  • Brush
  • Pintail comb
  • Texture spray
  • Heat protectant spray
  • Blow dryer
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