*Totally boring confession alert* Recently I’ve been loving wearing my hair in a ponytail. The one style I begged and begged not to have from the age of 4 to 10 (actually 4 – 7, my mum really wasn’t very good at hair) has now become part of my everyday routine. The change of heart is partially attributed to hair being left to do it’s natural thing and obviously partly to do with my everlasting obsession with the Olsen twins (an obsession that’s now been growing for nearly 15 years – FIFTEEN. I can’t even…)
For more casual days I’ve been loving a high ponytail, I leave my parting showing instead of scraping it all back and leave a few pieces flowing free at the front. I’m not overly careful when pulling it up into a high position which gives a lot of height at the crown. After securing it tightly I pull at the roots around the front of my hairline which gives a little more body to the sides, before popping hair slides all over the gaff to keep the body and height. When I want things to look slightly more pulled together (only slightly, it’s still a messy ponytail after all) then I opt for a low pony tail with loose pieces around the face a little backcombing for lift and, again, a lot of hair slides. This style in particular is one I don’t think I’ve ever been drawn to before, but with shorter hair I’ve been loving it!
With both styles I’ve been using my Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray before styling. A quick blast with the hairdryer later and (I feel like) I’ve got a lot more hair to play with. I also love using texturising sprays when I’m pulling my hair back, as they tend to give my hair a lot more grip which helps make the styling process much easier. I normally use the Bumble and Bumble DrySpun Finishing Spray*, but recently I’ve been using their City Swept Finishing Spray*(which you can get here if you’re US based) instead as it works much better with my hair type – keep your eyes peeled for this one, it’s a goodie.