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How to create a DIY bouncy ponytail

Does your ponytail need a little lift and volume? Add bounce to your ponytail with just a few extra steps.1. First, after you hair has been blow-dried and soft curled use your fingers to separate it, giving it wispy appearance.2. Then, place a little styling wax between your fingers and apply to some strands to add definition.3. Section off a large portion of your hair on either side of your head.
DIY Hairstyle - Bouncey Ponytail
DIY Hairstyles: Easy Step-by-Step Hair TutorialsBetsy Blundell / Today

Does your ponytail need a little lift and volume? Add bounce to your ponytail with just a few extra steps.

1. First, after you hair has been blow-dried and soft curled use your fingers to separate it, giving it wispy appearance.

2. Then, place a little styling wax between your fingers and apply to some strands to add definition.

3. Section off a large portion of your hair on either side of your head. You will add this hair into the ponytail afterward.

4. Next, smooth the back of your hair & pull the hair up at the same time into a very high ponytail that sits just behind your head’s crown area. Secure the ponytail with a clear hair band.

5. Take the two side pieces that were left out earlier and smooth them out using a small brush.

6. Finally, wrap one piece under the high pony and secure with hair pins. Repeat the same method to the side.

A version of this story originally appeared on iVillage.