How to Make Fine Hair Look Bigger in a Ponytail

twist out ponytail

Bigger hair

Fuller hair

That’s what most of us fine hair sistas are looking for. Well, sometimes you have to fake it til you can make it! (Ok. We’ll likely never make it on our own but let’s not look at the glass half full!)

There’s techniques and tools that can be used to make your hair look fuller, especially when styling it in a ponytail.

In this post on summer go-to hairstyles, I shared a style that made my ponytail look super full and big. (Coincidentally, it’s the pic featured at the beinnging of this post) As in, way bigger than it would normally look without using the technique that I did to make it look so full.

Well, those of you with inquiring minds wanted to know how I did it (it’s super simple by the way), so I put together a little video tutorial. Like to see it, here you go:

See. Easy right? I mentioned it bears repeating. Make sure you work on hair that’s in a curly state vs straight. It’s not that you can’t get a bigger ponytail on fine hair when it’s straight. It just doesn’t look as voluminous. So, work on hair that’s either in a wash and go, twist out or braid out. My fave is actually a twist out. It makes the hair look really full and put together.

Tools and products I used:

  • A seamless elastic band that’s slightly stretched out of shape.
  • 4 bobby pins
  • Ecostyler Curl and Wave gel (this is optional. You can use any edge control product of your choice)

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A Prayer for Our Hair:

Father God in heaven, your word says “Be careful about nothing; but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” So, thank you for the gift of healthy strands. May they stay nourished and strong. In Jesus Name. Amen.

Michelle Smith

Michelle is a Christian special needs mom residing in the NYC area who shares useful tips to grow and maintain fine natural hair. She’s a published author and Creator of Fine Natural Hair and Faith, inspiring others with faith for living along side knowledge on how to care for their “crown.”


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