One can never go wrong with ponytails! But simple as they may seem to create, pulling off a sleek ponytail is more than just tying it up with a hair tie. You may find yourself wondering why it never quite looks how it does when it’s done by a pro. For our Eid Hairstyles series, we have collaborated with the best in the business, Sabs The Salon, to show you how it’s done! Here’s what Sadaf from Sabs came up with:
Our guide will ensure that you follow all the steps necessary for a killer look that will make heads turn. Here’s how to rock the sleek pony:
1. Start with clean hair that is freshly washed with Sunsilk Perfect Straight Shampoo
2. Flat iron your hair for an ultra-sleek look
3. Use the tail comb to create one section of your hair and brush it back depending on how high you want your ponytail to be.
4. Apply gum or hairspray for extra hold and a smoother finish.
5. Tie it into a neat ponytail on your crown with elastic.
6. Gather the other half of your hair and comb them upwards the same way avoiding any extra strands in the bottom.
7. Secure it together with the other half using another elastic.
8. Lastly, take a small piece of hair from the underside of your ponytail and wind it around the base of the ponytail to cover the elastic and pin into place.
The secret lies in hair product, so break out the hairspray now for an updo that will last and look as smooth as glass!
7 ways to make damaged hair look healthier
Limp, fine hair bringing your spirits down? If the answer is yes, it’s time to give these age old volume boosting and shine faking techniques a shot.
Use a light oil or shine serum
A serum or light oil such as Jojoba Oil can fake the shine your hair is otherwise lacking. Moreover, most of these serums and oils are packed with nutrients your damaged hair will appreciate and love in the long run.
Toss it in a bun
An updo is the best trick to give the illusion of thicker hair. Put your hair down and brush your roots from the neck up. Then collect your hair and twist it into a fuller bun. Accessorize with fancy clips to add some bling to your hairdo.
Go for a trim
A good trim brings life and bounce back into your hair making it seem healthier. If you’ve delaying a trim not is the time to bid farewell to those split ends and rat tail!
Tease it at the roots to make it seem fuller
Back combing is age old technique to make hair seem fuller and voluminous. Tease your hair around the crown area to make it look big and healthier.
Use a moisturising shampoo
Damaged hair need extra! Extra care, extra oiling which is why it’s better to switch to a moisturizing shampoo like Dove Intense Repair that gives your hair that extra hit of moisture it’s craving without stripping off of its natural oils from the root to tip.
Wash with cold water to seal cuticles
Cold water seals in the natural oils while hot water strips your body and your hair scalp of it. If you’re someone who enjoys hot showers, end your hot shower with one last cold blast of water to seal cuticles and pores.
Sleep on a silk pillowcase
Cotton pillowcases tug at your hair and absorb all the moisture from your hair in the night making it weak and brittle. Switch to silk today for a luxurious napping experience and a happier head of hair.
Hairfall horror: DIYs and Sunsilk can save your hair
Heat, dandruff, straightening, curling – is there anything that doesn’t cause hairfall? While the dream of getting Rapunzel-like locks may seem far-fetched we dug into our organic books and found a couple of things that can heal your scalp and give that much-needed strength to your hair.
Soak two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water overnight. Blend it in the morning and add a little bit of water and 4 tablespoons of yogurt to give it paste-like consistency. Apply this on your hair and scalp. Leave in for half an hour. Wash off thoroughly with Sunsilk Hairfall Solution. Keep doing it on a weekly basis till you get the desired result.
Egg white mask:
Separate the yolks from the egg white. Mix the egg white thoroughly till you get a thick and even consistency. Apply the egg white to your scalp and hair using a dye brush (this is going to get messy so make sure you change into clothes you don’t mind ruining). Cover your head with a shower cap and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Then, rinse with cool water followed by Sunsilk Hairfall Solution.
Wash your hair with Sunsilk Hairfall Solution. Extract the pulp content from the leaf or stalk and rub into your hair. Massage the pulp into your scalp in circular motions. Leave it on for about 15 minutes, and then rinse with cold water.