How to Choose the Right Ponytail Extension
How to Choose the Right Ponytail Extension
Ponytail extensions are incredibly popular right now, and with perfect ponytails all around us, we can't help but wonder how to choose the right ponytail extension. Been wondering the same? Keep reading for some tips and tricks to help you find the perfect pony piece!Keep Reading
Perfect ponytails seem to be everywhere right now. From Ariana to Molly Mae, the ponytail is a classic style that's both versatile and easy to achieve. It's easy to get hair envy over the beautiful length and volume that seem imperative in creating the perfect pony.
The truth is that a factor in creating these ponies is usually a perfectly blended hair/ ponytail extension. Ponytail extensions can be a great way to add some extra volume, length, and oomph to your natural pony; and they can lend themselves well to a range of styles.
So, how do you find the right ponytail extension for you? Let's find out!
- How to Choose the Right Colour for Your Ponytail Extension
- How to Choose the Right Texture for Your Ponytail Extension
- How to Find the Best Ponytail Attachment for Your Hair Type
- How to Blend Your Ponytail Extension
How to Choose the Right Colour for Your Ponytail Extension
The key to getting a great blend and finding the perfect hair extensions is finding the right hair extension colour. Of course, finding the perfect match is easier said than done, so here are some top tips for matching your natural hair to your ponytail hair extensions:
- Match to the root/mid-sections of your hair so that the ponytail won't look out of place when attached.
- Review your hair in natural light.
- If you're basing the match on a photograph, make sure the lighting is good and that there are no filters
- Get a second opinion if you can!
At Stranded Hair Group, we offer a free colour match service, where a member of our team will help you find your perfect colour match, based on a photograph.
Not a selfie fan? We also offer colour samples for £1 which can be found on our website.
How to Choose the Right Texture for Your Ponytail Extension
Another factor that should be taken into consideration when searching for the perfect ponytail extension is texture. By this, I mean the texture you want to achieve in your pony, and the texture of your hair.
I'd always recommend considering how your natural hair texture would work with the different attachment styles; would it offer enough grip and support to hold a claw clip attachment? Or do you have pin-straight hair that might be better suited to a drawstring attachment?
Also, think about how your natural hair would look with the ponytail attached and how they would blend together.
It can be good practice to style the front of your natural hair before you add the ponytail extension, to create a unified look.
How to Find the Best Ponytail Attachment for Your Hair Type
Ponytail extensions can come in a range of attachment styles, the main ones being an adjustable drawstring, a claw clip, or a wrap-around. While all of these attachment types can be relatively easy and quick, some hair types are more well-suited to certain attachment styles. It's important to find the attachment that is best suited to your hair type to optimise comfort and minimise damage.
What Kind of Ponytail Extension is the Easiest to Use?
It can depend on your hair type and skill level, but the easiest application method would probably be the claw clip. However, it's important to choose the application that will be the best suited to your hair type, and lend itself to your desired look.
What is the Best Ponytail Attachment for Fine Hair?
Model is wearing our Medium Wand Wave Ponytail in 18/22 Iris- our lightest ponytail product.
The best attachment type for those with fine hair would probably be the drawstring method. This method is the lightest of the three, which means it puts the least strain on your natural hair, and there's minimal tension on your scalp. The drawstring attachment style allows you to get a close connection and a seamless blend, without the pulling that can cause breakage to fine or fragile hair.
What is the Best Ponytail Attachment for Thick Hair?
Model is wearing our Medium Flicky Ponytail in 18/22 Iris.
The best attachment type for those with thick hair would be the claw clip method. The claw clip can securely grip the ponytail piece to your hair while holding your natural strands in place for a perfect pony that stays put.
What is the Best Ponytail Attachment for Short Hair?
Model is wearing our Long Straight Ponytail in 18/22 Iris.
The best attachment type for those with short hair would be the drawstring, again. As long as you can get your hair into a small bun, the drawstring method with be able to conceal your natural hair while also achieving a good blend and giving you the desired length and volume.
What is the Best Ponytail Attachment for Long Hair?
Model is wearing our Bounce Wrap Ponytail in 18/22 Iris
The best attachment type for those with long hair would be the wrap-around. This is because you don't have to worry about fitting your natural pony inside the extension or inside the attachment like you would with a claw-clip or drawstring method.
How to Blend Your Ponytail Extension
Colour match and texture aside, what is the best advice for blending your ponytail extension into your natural hair?
- Make sure that your extension piece is attached properly and at the right height for the application type, so it doesn't appear bulky or visible
- If you're using a drawstring method, make sure that your natural ponytail is properly concealed within the piece- I'd recommend putting your natural hair in a small bun, and attaching the ponytail to that.
- Brush through your ponytail extension with an extension-friendly brush, to make sure the hair is as tidy as possible.
It can seem daunting when you're trying to find the perfect ponytail extension, especially when there are so many factors at play in achieving your hair goals. Hopefully, this blog post has given you some insight and useful tips to help you choose the perfect ponytail extension for you!