Whether it's for work or play, if you're looking for all the top tips to getting the sleekest ponytail in town, you're in the right place!
Super sleek and slick
Firstly, for the ultimate sleek ponytail, you'll need to start with clean hair. By using products that promote strength and shine, you'll give your hair a helping hand against dryness, and infuse it with a healthy sheen. Using a hair oil once a week will also fight against flyaways and give your hair a luminescent shimmer.
If you're planning on using a flat iron to straighten your hair, you should definitely think about using a heat protectant such as Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray, which should be applied before blowdrying.
When it comes to what brush you should use, most haircare specialists also say that soft, boar-bristled brushes will do the least damage to your hair, avoid static, and give your the smoothest look possible.
Brush your hair through thoroughly, making sure to focus on smooth, flat sides. As you brush the sides, pull the hair back and hold it loosely in your other hand. Brush over the top of your head to remove any last bumps, and secure your hair with an elastic at the nape of your neck.
To hide the elastic, take a small section of your hair and wrap it around the base of the ponytail.
Finish the look with a spritz of shine-enhancing hairspray, for day-long flexible hold!