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Hair Basics: Textured Ponytail

13/10/2010 20:52 | Updated 22 May 2015

Any girl with curls knows a sleek ponytail is almost impossible, but help is at hand. Take a look below for tips and tricks from celebrity hairstylist, Ted Gibson, to create this perfectly polished, textured ponytail.

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Hair Basics: Textured ponytail

The key to achieving a sleek ponytail - with highly textured hair - is the right tools. To minimise frizz and maximise shine, a boar and nylon bristle brush is essential. The double-bristle brush works with your hair, not against it, to create a smooth, frizz-free finish. Use the brush to smooth the hair into a sleek ponytail.

Hair Basics: Textured ponytail

Wrap a bungee elastic around the base of the ponytail and secure. The reason for the bungee? It holds better and doesn't leave the tell-tale dent when removed.

Hair Basics: Textured ponytail

If you don't have an elastic that blends with your hair colour, hide it. Remove a small strand of hair from underneath the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic. And secure the end of the strand with a bobby pin.

Hair Basics: Textured ponytail

If you have lots of texture, use a small barrel curling iron on a few strands to emphasise and define the curl. Styling tip: when wrapping the hair around the iron, leave the ends out. It creates a curl that looks more natural as opposed to contrived.

Hair Basics: Textured ponytail

To tame lingering frizz or flyaways, apply a shine lotion to the hair. Using a ten pence coin size amount, warm it between the palms of your hands and smooth it over the crown area. Finger comb any remaining product through the ponytail.

Hair Basics: Textured ponytail

A sleek and stylish textured ponytail.

Hair Basics: Textured ponytail

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