How to use ponytail extensions

July 27, 2020 3 min read

Craving an elegant, swish-worthy ponytail? Learning how to use ponytail extensions will take your up-do to a whole other level. 








Ponytail extensions are a quick and effortless way to transform your hair and work for casual coffee dates and special occasions alike. Ideal for all hair types, a ponytail extension can give you longer, fuller, shiny-looking hair that appears almost indistinguishable from your natural locks. Plus, it’s far easier to attach than you may first think. Feel confident your ponytail extension fits securely and looks perfect all day long with our top tips on how to use ponytail extensions.

Step 1

To prepare your ponytail extension, loosen the drawstring attachments on the extension and gently brush the hair through, creating a smooth, glossy finish. We recommend removing the bulldog clip from our Stranded Hair ponytail extensions. This allows you to fit the extension closer to your head, so you can achieve a more seamless finish. 


Step 2

Pull your hair up into a ponytail. A mid-height ponytail that sits at the crown of the head looks universal flattering on all face shapes. However, you can also play around with an extra-high ponytail that sits on the top of the head or, alternatively, go for a sleek low ponytail that sits at the nape of the neck. Once you’ve secured your ponytail with a hairband, wrap your hair into a tight bun and secure with grips.

For a romantic, elegant feel, consider teasing out sections around the face and elevate the look by softly curling these loose strands.

Step 3

Attach the ponytail extension over your bun. Slide the top comb directly above the bun and push it down until it's secure. Then, slide the bottom comb up into the underside of the bun to create a close fit.

Step 4

To secure your extension and enjoy all-day wear, tighten the drawstring attachments. These can be tucked up into your bun and hidden with a small grip.


Now the ponytail extension is fitted, you can feel confident your hair looks great, no matter what your day holds. If you’re wondering how to use ponytail extensions in other ways, we’ve compiled some ideas! Why not try:

  • Experimenting with your parting. Whether a deep side parting or a sleek, central parting, this is an effortless way to switch up your look. Simply part your hair with a fine tooth comb and mist a light layer of hairspray over your head to smooth down baby hairs and flyaways before fitting your extension.

  • Incorporate some romantic twists into your hair. Twist sections of your hair on either side and secure in a ponytail. To give the look a more relaxed, boho feel, gently pull on the twists to create volume and dimension. When you’re happy with the effect, secure into a bun and attach your ponytail hair extension.

  • Create a statement bun. Because our extensions are sleek, thick and long, you can achieve a beautifully full, luxurious-looking bun that’s almost indistinguishable from your natural hair. Simply wrap the extension around the base of the ponytail and secure with grips. We also have a range ofmessy bun extensionsthat you can use to create a quick, effortless bun









Our premium ponytail extensions are available in 28 natural-looking shades, so you can achieve a beautiful colour match. Choose between different styles, includingflicky ponytails andstraight ponytails, which are ultra-versatile and heat-resistant up to 180°C.

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