1. Add Volume.
Rub your fingers through the front part of your hair and let it fall into it’s natural part. In a zig-zag motion, select a small section of hair a few inches behind your natural part, near the very the top of your head. We want to avoid using a straight line here, as it helps keep the back comb volume. Sprinkle some Pure Abundance Hair Potion at the root of the hair and back comb the section no more than an inch from the base of your scalp. Spray with hair spray. Repeat this step 3-4 times with small sections of hair, moving down your scalp. Once you’re finished, lightly smooth the back combed sections with your finger or wide tooth comb.
2. Find the Perfect Placement.
There are two places a ponytail best flatters your face. Hold a comb along the your jaw line, just under your ear, to locate it. For a lower ponytail, angle the comb down along your eyebrow and ear line. We decided to add lift at the top of my hair and secure the ponytail at the nape of my neck. This tip blew my mind.
3. Secure Lift and ponytail base.
Once you decide where you want to place the ponytail, secure lift at the top of your head by combing/smoothing the top section of your hair back, leaving hair around your face. Twist this section once, and secure with a few bobby pins. This allows the back combed area of hair to be free from the weight of the ponytail. Follow this step by create a small ponytail at the nap of the neck, leaving hair around your ears and either side of your face.
4. Add Texture.
Separate the hair on either side of your face into two sections. You’ll make four loose braids in total, two on either side of your face. Start with the section closest to the nape of your neck on the opposite side of your part (if you have a side part). Once you’ve loosely braided the section of hair, sprinkle it with some hair potion and lightly slide your index finger and thumb up the braid. Release the braid and pull it apart slightly with your fingers. Take the loose braid, drap it slightly around the side of your head, and wrap the end around the small ponytail at the nape of your neck. Secure it underneath your ponytail with bobby pins. Continue this technique with the other sections of hair. Remember to keep it loose and let some of the ends stick out slightly. You could do up to loose six braids if you really want to amp up the volume, or two for a simpler look. The braids allow for the ponytail to look loose and messy without falling apart immediately.
It helps if you style with day-old hair. Your hair has more texture and the natural oils help for a more secure updo. If you loose lift through out the day, carefully stick your fingers into the back combed section of hair and lightly scrunch the area to reactivate the pure abundance hair potion. Add hairspray to this section if needed. If your ends start to get frizzy, twist them lightly in between your fingers. You can also simplify this process by creating two braids instead of four. I’ve recreated this look with only two braids in under 5 minutes and the look is still really great!