How Do I Get Rid of Frizz in My Ponytail?

Second day hair is heavier, making it perfect for this look.
Second day hair is heavier, making it perfect for this look. (Image: Hemera Technologies/ Images)

According to InStyle Magazine, today's ponytail trends call for sleek and sophisticated up-dos, not fluffy tops and ends. Some hair types and styles make this look challenging. Even after your low-profile ponytail is in place, heat and humidity could cause it to curl. Tackle frizz two ways -- by preparing hair before you put it up -- and touching it up while wearing. You don't need professional help, just insider tools to keep your ponytail looking nice and smooth.

Things You'll Need

  • Styling gel
  • Paddle brush
  • Hairspray
  • Ponytail elastic

Squirt a dime-sized amount of styling gel into the palm of your hand. Rub the gel into the hair, working it into the ends. Don't rub gel all over, as this will make hair feel and look greasy.

Touch your hair line over your ears with the gel. Don't apply gel to your bangs, if you have any.

Spray the paddle brush lightly with hairspray. Gather hair at the back of your head with a paddle brush. Secure it with a ponytail elastic.

Smooth the hair at the forehead and over the ears with your fingers. Spray the hair lightly for added control.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use a hair straightener to smooth out puffy hair ponytail ends.
  • Wrap a piece of hair from your ponytail around the elastic to cover it.
  • Applying too much gel and hair care products to your hair will make it look dirty.

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