High Ponytail With Messy Tousled Waves 101

My hair hasn't been playing ball at all lately. It's a little bit of an awkward length and with the recent heatwave, there is no way I've wanted my long tresses on my back. I'm a big lover of the ponytail, it's a classic but they're so many different variations to it that you're bound to find something that works for you. I've got a simple tutorial to share with you today and it's a great one for the warmer months as well as being incredibly simple. 


To create a simple high messy ponytail you will need:

  • Your heat tool of choice
  • Heat protectant
  • Hair tie
  • Bobby pins
  • Comb
  • Brush
  • Backcomb brush
  • Hairspray 

I've been a lover of ghd for years, seven in fact. And that's a testament to just how well their hair tools perform and how long they last when you take good care of them. I've been using their new ghd Platinum straightener which has tri-zone technology which uses three sensors across the plates to help keep the tool at a good temperature for your hair. Of course, there isn't a heat tool around that won't cause some sort of damage to your hair but it's awesome that these have been designed with that technology. The shape of plates makes these great for not only straight hairstyles but messy waves too as they don't create harsh lines in the hair which can often happen with other straighteners. ghd are pricey hair tools, there is no denying that but as I've had my old pair for 7 years that makes them well worth the price tag in my book. 


To create a messy wave I simply clamp my hair in the straightener and twist away it from my face. I then work through the rest of my hair going in alternate directions. 


Once all the hair has been styled pull it back into a ponytail. I just simply grab my hair and put it into style with my hands. You can use a brush but I prefer to use my hands to maintain that messy look. 


Once you've put your hair into whatever tie you're using [personally I love the telephone hair ties as they don't put any kinks in the hair. It's time to loosen up the style a little and take some of the pressure of your tresses by loosening it slightly. 


Taking a small amount of hair from the bottom of your ponytail wrap this around the hair tie. I find that this creates a more polished look and hides ugly hair ties. Simple secure at the bottom of the ponytail with a bobby pin. 


And that's it. Now when photographing this post it was 30 degrees so I apologise for my slightly frizzy tresses, normally my hair is painfully sleek but the humid air just added to the messy look. To finish I always hair spray my fringe into place and backcomb the ponytail to add a little bit of volume. Typically I do this is on second or third-day hair as my hair tends to be that little bit more gritty and holds the style a lot better than it does on freshly washed tresses. 

What's your favourite hairstyle at the moment?

R x

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