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How To Create The Perfect Sleek Ponytail

How To Create The Perfect Sleek Ponytail

Brittany Aldean
3 minute read

Dear Diary, 

I am so excited to show y’all one of my all-time favorite hairstyles—the low, slicked back ponytail. It’s super simple, yet so sophisticated. This is THE off-duty model look of the moment, but it was also on all of the runways this past season. This style is absolutely perfect for our Xo Britt ponytail extensions—you will definitely see me rocking this look backstage and on the next red carpet. 

Step 1: Flat Iron Your Hair 

The first and most important step to the perfect, slicked back ponytail is starting with straight hair. Flat iron your hair to minimize any natural texture. 

Step 2: Smooth Hair Down with Gel 

In order to give your hair the hold that it will need to stay perfectly put-together and sleek, apply hair gel to the fingertips and run through the hair, focusing on the roots. Alternatively, you can spritz some hair spray throughout the roots by lifting up small sections of hair and spraying under each layer. 

Step 3: Brush into a Low Ponytail

Once you’ve applied your styling product of choice and distributed it to the top of the hair, it’s time to brush your hair into the low pony. Middle parts are the on-trend choice today, but using your natural part is always a great option too. Use a mixed nylon and boar bristle brush to achieve that perfectly smooth, glassy look. The mix of boar bristles will nix any static and create a smooth, slick texture. 

Step 4: Secure 

Next, secure hair in a low ponytail just below the ears with an elastic. 

Step 5: Add Xo Britt Ponytail Extension 

Insert your Xo Britt ponytail using the comb right above your elastic and wrap the small, adjacent strand of hair around your ponytail to hide the velcro and elastic. Finally, secure the strand of hair with a bobby pin. 

Step 6: Hairspray 

And last but certainly not least, grab your favorite hairspray and spritz your roots to ensure that hair will remain sleek and chic all night. 

And there you have it! A sleek, sophisticated style that is both easy to create and easy to transition between day and night. For an extra glam look, add a strategically placed rhinestone chain like the one I paired with this chic black outfit to your center part. 

Ready to step up your hair game and let your confidence shine? Shop the full collection of clip-ins here and don’t forget to tag us at @xobrittaldean to be featured on our page! 

Xo Britt 💋

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