The perfect update to the low ponytail

 
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Sometimes all we have time for in the morning is a quick ponytail and other times we want a sleek and sophisticated low ponytail. No matter what you prefer this look is perfect for you and it can be done in under 10 minutes (once your hair is dry).

This hairstyle might look hard but it is very simple and easy. It is a twisted low ponytail and then I embellished the look with this beautiful clip from APSE Adorn. I loved the twisted and curved motion of the clip because it is perfect with the hair accessory trends of the moment and the gentle curves complement the twist of the hair. You could also choose hairpins and place them in the crease of the hair. So don’t worry you are not limited to one clip style.


Let’s get started!

 
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To start, select where you want your part. I went with a center pair, if you choose a side part then I suggest the opposite side that your hair will sit on.

Next, gather all your hair as if you are going to tie it in a low ponytail but instead of tieing it start twisting it at the nape of the neck and keep twisting the hair along the neck to the side of your face. Make sure you are turning the twist up towards the top of your head to create the same twist shape as pictured.


Place the hair tie here. Then use your fingers to brush down some hair from the twist until the tie is covered.

Place the hair tie here. Then use your fingers to brush down some hair from the twist until the tie is covered.

Once you have reached the twist to your ear lobe take a hair tie and tie it (tuck it high up under the twist). You may still see some of the hair tie visible but you can twist and wiggle down some hair until the tie is covered.

Your hair should be twisted tight enough that it feels secure and it is not able to fall out. If not then you did not twist it tight enough.


Finally, I took the wave clip and placed it on top on my wave. Depending on what clip you have you may want to play around with the location. Try to keep the clip near the crease of the hair twist (adding clips in the crease will help to add strength to your twist if it is feeling a little loose. ).

It is as simple as that! Just an easy twist and a clip and you have a fresh take on a low ponytail.

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Products used before:

WET: To start I used Virtue’s Smooth Shampoo which smells absolutely amazing, like walking through a fresh garden! I paired it with Suave Professionals Conditioner with Coconut Oil, it is one of my go-to conditioner's that is inexpensive but provides great results.

DRY: I used my Dyson Airwrap with the flat brush which has replaced my flat iron (yes, you read that correct! since I bought my Dyson I have not used my flat iron at all).

POLISH: And to finish my hair and give it some added shine I used KMS defrizz lotion and Drybar Sparkling Soda Shine Mist.