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Name of the style: Slicked back ponytail
Introduction: With its simplicity, elegance and ease of making, the slicked back ponytail is a way of wearing your hair for any event – formal or informal. The best thing about this style is that it suits both men and women equally well! It consists of scrunching and bunching all the hair together at the back by a band. Many models and cheerleaders have opted for this way of wearing the hair quite successfully.
Time required: About 5-10 minutes
- Hair spray
- Hair gel
- Flat iron
- Scrunchie or hair elastic
Pre-styling preparation: Comb the entire head of hair to remove away any tangles or dead hair that might be there. While combing, it is preferable to comb the hair back rather than in front of the face. Use the flat iron in ‘medium’ setting to iron out the hair in 3-4 inches sections. At the end of this step, the hair must be fully flat.
Now, take a small dollop of hair gel on to the palms of your hand and gently run this gel through the hair. Apply it by moving the hands backwards from the face and upwards from the back towards the neck.
The actual combing and styling: Use your better hand to comb the hair from the sides and the front, using the other hand to hold the hair in place. Comb the hair upwards from the neck, into the other hand. Ensure that there are no bumps in the hair. Secure the ponytail with an elastic band. Pull the hair to ensure that the band is holding firmly.
Post-styling care: Hold the hair spray at a distance of 5-6 inches, spray the hair roots near the face and above the neck. As you spray, gently run your hand in the same flow direction as you combed. This will ensure that the hair sticks. Do not pull the elastic too tight as this can cause bumps.