It can be difficult to know what to do with your hair sometimes and you may be getting fed up with the same boring plait or bun. Perhaps, you don’t even put your hair up as you aren’t sure how. If you are looking for a new hairstyle, the sleek ponytail trend is for you. As seen on Kim Kardashian West and famously Ariana Grande, it is one of 2018’s most popular trends. If you aren’t sure how to get this super sexy sleek look, be sure to keep on reading!
1. It all starts in the shower
Prep is one of the key things to getting things to turn out well in life. Well, hair care is the same! If you want to rock a super sleek ponytail look, you need to treat and help your hair to be on the right path. Luckily, Pantene have you covered if you suffer with dry frizzy hair. Their pro-v smooth and sleek shampoo is 3.99 from retailers such as Superdrug, all you need to do is apply to the hair for nourished smooth locks.
2. Detangle and dry
After nourishing your hair in the shower, drying it is equally important. Give your hair a good brush to get rid of any knots, you could then apply a heat protectant. Tresemme heat defence styling spray is a great choice.You can buy it from Boots for £5.50, it is great to protect and enrich hair. You can then proceed to drying your hair, on a cool heat is best to contain frizz and allow it to dry sleek and shiny. If you let it air dry, it could create frizz or curls which you don’t want for this look.
3. Smooth with straighteners
Because we are after a super sleek ponytail look, it is important to straighten. If you don’t want to do this step you do not have to, but if you have naturally curly hair it may be a good option to ensure the sleek pony lasts all day and night. Just take your favourite straighteners, GHD is a great choice of brand as they automatically regulate a temperature for your hair. Spray some additional heat protection on and then section the hair and begin to straighten.
4. Time to section
Now you have prepped the hair to perfection, it is up to you to decide If you want a high sleek pony like Ariana or low sleek pony like Kim. You can also choose to have a neat centre parting, or a sexy side parting. You can get creative with this part and decide which works for your personal taste best.
5. Perfectly put up
Now you will need a mirror and a hair brush. Brush through your hair to remove any knots, then brush your hair into the palm of your hand to create a normal pony. Grab the top of the pony with your fist and be sure to brush out any lumps and bumps caused by getting your pony into place. You can then grab a clear elastic band for a tidy invisible look, or a normal hair band will be fine. Tie the band around the hair tightly to create a tight, sleek ponytail look.
6. The finishing touches
You can now brush through the end of the pony to ensure it is smooth, you can get a small tooth comb to brush away frizz or knots at the front of your hair. It is now crucial to set all of your hard work. You can take some hairspray, I love the v05 ultra hold hairspray for 3.99 from Superdrug, this will hold any stray hair all day to maintain an ultra-sleek look! You could also add some hair oil to the ends of your pony to create shine. Ta-da you can now let your hair do the talking!