How to perk up your ponytail by braiding it

Of all the items in your hairstyling arsenal, the ponytail holder is something you probably reach for the most. Those little elastic bands make it easy to lift your hair up and out of the way at a moment’s notice. Now, a ponytail has its place, but sometimes you just want something a little more stylish. Say hello to the braided ponytail.
This quick style requires nothing more than a couple hair elastics, a hair brush, and some hair spray. You can rake your fingers through your hair or use the brush for a more polished effect, but don't overthink this. Just create a three-strand braid with the ponytail, secure it, spritz it, and forget it. There's no need to overcomplicate things.
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Materials
- Hair elastics
- Hair brush
- Hair spray
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Instructions
1. Create a high ponytail by pulling all of your hair back, then secure the ponytail with a hair elastic.
2. Use the hair brush to smooth the hair in the ponytail, then braid it until you reach the ends. Secure the bottom of the braid with another elastic.
3. If there are any small hairs sticking out at the top of the braid, simply tuck them into the weave.
4. Spray your hair with hair spray to hold everything in place.
Wasn't that simple? Stay pretty!
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