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Trying to maintain a super high, snatched pony is the most annoying thing as it keeps dropping. Basically, anyone who says ponytails are simple have clearly not attempted the ultra-high, super-sleek, no-bumps-whatsoever ponytail that celebrities with professional hairstylists can pull off. It is all about getting it super secure in the beginning and using the right techniques that will really hold your hair in place.

You’re Not Using A Bungee

Choosing a thing to tie your pony up may sound not that important. It can be a small thing, but it will make the biggest difference in helping to hold your pony in place. Your pony will slip down when you are pulling your hair through a regular elastic, not mention it is hard to get the pony base real tight. So what can replace a normal elastic? It is bungee elastic. With it, you will be able to hold your pony in place and also pull it tightly. Hook the clip on the end really securely so that your pony can remain high all day.

You’re Not Propping It Up

To create a high, no bump ponytail, we need not only elastics, but also other small accessories like bobby pins. Bobby pins can help you create a voluminous, ditsy style pony that Kim Kardashian loves wearing. This trick is especially helpful for fine hair. All you need to do is push two bobby pins into the back of your ponytail, through the elastic and it will push up the hair for a way fuller effect. The fun thing in this way is you can use as many bobby pins as you want to create as much lift as you need.

You’re Not Adding Texture

It can be a little struggle to hold in a high pony if your hair is too thick, but if yours is fine hair, it is difficult too as it is often really soft and smooth. To deal with this problem, you can use texturizing sprays. Spray them through the lengths of your hair before creating ponytail and the elastic can hold onto more on your hair.

Two Simple Ways To Create A High Ponytail Without Dropping

Anchor Ponytail

This is the number one hack that that will totally change your ponytail game and will hold your hair in place forever. This technique creates a lot of body, making this a good style choice for girls with thinner hair.

Step 1: Create a small ponytail at back of your head

Tease your crown with a teasing comb to create lift at the root. A teasing comb can help you grab all your fine, baby hair and secure them in your pony. Next, make a mini ponytail at the crown and secure it with an elastic. The back and sides of your hair should remain outside this mini ponytail.

Step 2: (optional) Add hair extensions 

You can add volume for your hair by clip-in extensions. Clip in your wefts around the base, starting with the smallest weft. We recommend you add one two-clip weft first, then two three-clip and finish by one four-clip. After that, straighten your own hair into the extensions.

Step 3: Gather hair into a ponytail

Gather the back portion and the sides to form your high ponytail. Secure with a bungee elastic.

Step 4: Wrap a small section of hair around the base and secure it by a bobby pin under the tail.

Slicked-Back High Ponytail

This hairstyle is the higher version of anchor ponytail above.

Step 1: Blow-dry your roots straight up.

Chris Appleton – Kim Kardashian and Ariana Grande’s go-to stylist – says the key to getting your hair cooperating is to flip your head over and use a bit of heat and a boar brush to dry your hair in the same direction at the root. If your hair is already dry, dampen it with water, then coat it with a heat protectant spray to protect your hair while you reshape it.

Step 2: Do half of your ponytail first.

Break the style into two parts to get a really smooth, secure ponytail. Part your hair in half from ear to ear, then tie it up in a half-up ponytail. While gathering it, brush your hair by a boar-bristle for smoothing. Then position it on the front half of your head and secure it with a small hair tie.

Step 3: Add the second half by brushing the rest of your hair up and join it with your already-tied ponytail.

Step 4: Secure the whole thing.

The best way to prevent your ponytail from moving off-center as you secure it is to use a bungee elastic. Hold the ponytail in place with one hand, stick the hook securely into the base of your hair, tightly wrap the bungee elastic around the base until you’ve reached the end of the cord, then hook in the other end to secure it. 

Step 5: Make it pretty.

Grab a half-inch section of hair from under the ponytail and wrap it around the base until the bungee is completely covered. Use a hair pin to secure it.

A very good way to add volume for you sleek ponytail as we’ve mentioned is adding hair extensions. You can find a wide range of high quality extensions in APO Hair.