How to tighten a ponytail

A tight ponytail has to start with a tight elastic, but what if your hair elastic isn’t the perfect fit? We all have different thickness of hair so sometimes you are left with not enough elastic to go around a second time leaving a loose ponytail that’s not tight enough to hold. Here is a simple way to tighten the elastic band to give you a secure and tight ponytail.

step 1
Step 1

Here is the excess elastic.

step 2
Step 2

Hook a hair grip through the excess elastic and start twisting the hair grip till it becomes tight and the ponytail is feeling secure.

step 3
Step 3

Point the grip down into the middle of the ponytail and push it deep inside the pony. I have left it sticking out so you can see what to do but when you have pushed the grip in you wont see it.

For a few other tips on doing tight and secure ponytails see the post tips for putting up long hair.


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