Are clip-in ponytails any good? Here's everything you need to know

November 22, 2022 5 min read

Wondering if clip in ponytails are any good? We've rounded up the top five reasons to try ponytail extensions

What is a clip-in ponytail extension?

A clip-in ponytail is your secret to great-looking hair, fast.

Pre-styled and ready to be clipped into your natural hair, these hair accessories create longer, bouncier, more beautiful-looking ponytails. But be warned: they may cause extreme cases of hair envy.

Made from realistic-looking fibres, clip-in ponytails are designed to look like your natural hair. Just fuller, thicker and healthier, of course. So, whether you've got short hair, fine hair or minimal time on your hands, they're ideal for transforming your look in record time.

But, are clip-in ponytails really any good? Do they feel comfortable and how long do they last? Find out everything you need to know about this much-loved hair accessory below.

5 reasons to try ponytail extensions

1. Get good hair in an instant

Not all of us are naturally blessed in the hair department. One of the biggest draws of a clip-in ponytail extension is that you can achieve gorgeous, healthy-looking locks, without having to make a single trip to the salon. 

Whether you want to fake your way to a fuller, longer ponytail or are looking for a way to disguise damaged locks, a clip-in ponytail can give you your hair confidence back.

Crafted from natural-looking fibres, our clip-in ponytails come in a range of wavy, flicky or straight styles, so you can pick the perfect texture for you. Plus, they're designed to imitate human hair; so they move, feel and look ultra-realistic. No one needs to ever know.

2. They are comfortable

Want to rock your perfect ponytail all day long? Not a problem. The wrap and bulldog clip systems have been specially designed to feel comfortable from AM to PM.

While it may take a little time to get used to the weight of a ponytail hair piece (our styles are particularly luscious, with some weighing an impressive 170g), these attachments have been developed to minimise stress on the natural hair so you get a more comfortable fit.

3. A quick fit

Need for speed at 7am? We get it. When there's minimal time, a pre-made ponytail can save you precious minutes in the morning. Our clip-in ponytails are quick to fit and look seamless, so you can run out the door knowing you look your best.

We have two types of attachments on our clip-in ponytails. Our Flicky and Long Straight ponytails use built-in claw clips that attach to your natural hair. This style also features a bungee cord drawstring, so you can wear your natural hair in a bun and tighten the cord around it.

Meanwhile, our Bounce Wrap and Body Wave ponytails use a comb and velcro wrap method. This dual-system expertly blends with your natural hair by wrapping around your existing ponytail.

4. They won't break the bank

There's nothing like being pampered at the salon. But if you're looking for ways to save your hard-earned cash, it's time to invest in a clever hairstyle you can DIY at home and re-wear.

A glamorous clip-in ponytail will pay for itself quickly. Not only can you save yourself money and time ahead of a big event, you won't have to splurge on those expensive hair growth products (you know: the ones that promise miracle results in a matter of weeks...). 

5. They let you switch up your style FAST

Why spend months and months laboriously growing your natural hair out when you can achieve a long, flowing ponytail in an instant? Clip-in ponytails are great for quickly switching up your hairstyle no long-term commitments necessary.

From poker-straight styles to big, bouncy curls, simply select the ponytail that feels right for you in the moment. Take yours on the go and switch up your look for after-work drinks or dinner. The possibilities are endless.

Frequently asked questions

How do you fit a clip-in ponytail extension?

One of the best things about using a clip-in ponytail is that even hair novices can create an immaculate hairstyle. Here's how to fit a clip-in ponytail quickly:

Step 1: Start by brushing through your hair.

Step 2: Gather your hair into either a high or low ponytail, depending on the style you'd like to create. Secure with a hair tie.

Step 3 (for the Medium Flicky and Long Straight Ponytails): Using the claw clip provided, clip the hair extension over your natural ponytail. Alternatively, you can remove the bulldog clip and use the drawcord method. Simply twist your hair into a bun first. Now place the extension over your bun and tighten the drawcord fastening. Be sure to tuck the cord away for a flawless finish.

Step 3 (for the Bounce Wrap and Body Wave ponytails): Slide the built-in comb into your hair just above your ponytail. Now wrap the extension tightly around your natural ponytail and use the velcro to secure it. Wrap a section of hair around the base of the ponytail to disguise the fitting.

How long does a clip-in ponytail last?

Your ponytail can last several months or even longer depending on how well it's cared for. Treat your ponytail gently, always hold the attachment securely when brushing and follow the recommended care steps to prolong its lifespan.

Can you sleep in a clip-in ponytail?

No. You should always remove your clip-in ponytail before bed. Sleeping on your ponytail can not only be extremely uncomfortable but damage both your natural hair and the extension.

After each wear, gently brush through your ponytail, being careful not to tug at the hair. To keep your ponytail safe and clean between wears, store it in the original packaging or in a lint-free dust bag.

How much should I spend on a clip-in ponytail?

Clip-in ponytails are one of the most affordable extension options on the market. Our high-quality, fibre ponytail clip-ins start at just £26.

How often should I wash my ponytail extension?

You won't need to wash your hair extension every time it's used. However, we do recommend washing it every few weeks to keep it in top condition.

To wash your clip-in ponytail:

Fill a sink with lukewarm water. Submerge the lengths of the extension into the water and rinse. Apply a gentle shampoo and massage it into the hair. Rinse out. Now apply a gentle conditioner to the lengths of the hair and leave in for a couple of minutes. Wash out using clean, lukewarm water. Leave it to dry naturally. Brush through before your next wear.

Now you know if clip-in ponytails are any good (erm, yes!), find out how to properly fit yours on our blog.


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