3 Creative Ways to Wear a Clip-in Ponytail

by Alex Haymes
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3 Creative Ways to Wear a Clip-in Ponytail

Clip-in ponytails are incredibly popular right now, and it's no surprise. They're a great way to elevate your natural ponytail and give your look a bit more punch. Getting tired of the same old pony? Keep reading for three creative ways to wear a clip-in ponytail. 

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Clip-in ponytails seem to be everywhere right now. From classic and simple to intricate and detailed, ponytail hair extensions are a great way to help bring a bit more oomph to your updo.

Tired of the traditional ponytail hairstyle? Let's take a look at three creative ways to wear a clip-in ponytail..

  • Tousled Pammy Bun
  • Fishtail Braid Ponytail
  • High and Tight Power Ponytail
  • Accessorising Your Clip-in Ponytail

Tousled Pammy Bun

Since the launch of Netflix's Pamela: A Love Story and the release of her What's in My Bag interview with British Vogue, Pamela Anderson's iconic 90s bun seems to have taken the internet by storm, with hundreds of people recreating this tousled look across a range of social media platforms.

I can't say I blame them. The Pammy Bun is the perfect messy updo; effortlessly chic and easy to recreate. Granted, we don't all have the luscious locks of Pamela Anderson, and those with shorter or finer hair might be suffering from severe hair envy.

Sound like you? That's where clip-in ponytail extensions could be the perfect solution!

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  • Section of your bangs/the front part of your hair
  • Brush your natural hair up into a high ponytail and secure this with a gentle hair tie
  • Attach your ponytail extension piece (I'd recommend a drawstring attachment style)
  • Use some bobby pins and begin to loosely pin up sections of the ponytail, creating a tousled bun
  • Once you're happy with your Pammy bun, pull out some pieces of hair and curl them, leaving them loose.
  • Add any finishing touches and hair accessories to your bun (I personally love using some embellished French pins if I'm wearing this look out)

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I recommend using our Medium Wand Wave Ponytail or our Long Wand Wave Ponytail to recreate the tousled Pammy bun. The texture and bounce in this product is great for giving your Pammy bun some extra volume and flair. The pony you choose is completely down to the size of the bun that you want.

Fishtail Braid Ponytail

A tried and true classic, the fishtail is a beautiful spin on the classic braid, and it isn't as hard to achieve as it may seem- especially if you have the help of a clip-in ponytail extension. Opting to put this classic hairstyle up into a pony can lend some more flirt and fun to your braid. So, how do you achieve the perfect fishtail ponytail? 

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  • Brush your own hair up and back into a ponytail and secure it with a hair tie.
  • Attach your ponytail extension (I'd recommend a wrap-around or claw clip extension type)
  • Brush through your newly extended ponytail with an extension-friendly brush to blend the ponytail extension piece with your natural hair.
  • Split your ponytail into two equal halves.
  • Take a small section from the right half and cross it over to the left.
  • Take a small section from the left half and cross it over to the right.
  • Repeat steps 5 and 6 until you reach the end of your ponytail.
  • Secure with a hair elastic.
  • Pull out the sides of your fishtail braid gently to add volume, width, and texture.
  • Accessorise and add any finishing touches you might need!

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I recommend using our Long Straight Ponytail to recreate the fishtail braid ponytail.

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High and Tight Power Ponytail

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  • Brush through your natural hair, taking time to tease out any tangles.
  • Using some hair gel/oil, slick your hair up into a ponytail on the top of your head.
  • Use an edges comb or a rat-tail comb to smooth before securing your ponytail with a hair tie.
  • Attach your ponytail extension (I'd recommend a wrap-around attachment style for this look)
  • Brush through the ponytail, blending your natural hair with the synthetic fibers
  • Add any finishing touches, or a spritz of hairspray to tame any final stray strands.

Shop the Look with Stranded

I recommend using our Bounce Wrap Ponytail to recreate the high and tight power pony. It's the perfect product to help you achieve a sleek and tidy ponytail, with all the volume and bounce of Ariana Grande's.

Accessorising Your Clip-in Ponytail

Another way to elevate your clip-in ponytail beyond styling is through accessorising. Hair accessories are a great way to add a little something special to your look, and each type of accessory can bring a personal touch to each one of these ponytail styles. 

Accessories like scrunchies or ribbons can be a great way to add some personality to your ponytail while offering a bit of extra security- especially if you're using a ponytail extension piece. Scrunchies can also bring a bit of retro flair to your ponytail look, which I'm always a big fan of. 

Bow clips are a great option if you want something with a more classic and timeless feel, and could work well with any of these styles- but especially with the fishtail pony. Accessories like these are super quick and easy to use, and can immediately make your pony or updo a bit cuter. 

There are of course smaller clip options that can embellish your clip-in ponytail updo. From embellished French clips like I mentioned with the Pammy bun, to simpler butterfly clips or detailed bobby pins. 

And finally, there are silk headscarves or Alice bands, which can be a simple way to bring some colour into your hairstyle. Padded Alice bands, also, can help bring a bit more volume to your updo. 

Really, the opportunities are endless with clip-in ponytails. Styling and accessorising your ponytail in different ways and experimenting with new things just goes to show you how versatile the clip-in ponytail truly is, and I hope that this article has offered you a bit of styling inspiration!

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