Messy ponytail: A laidback ‘do for chilling out

All Things Hair Team | 09 November 2018
Messy ponytail. Closeup shot of Asian woman wearing a dark blue jacket with long black hair in messy ponytail standing against a blue background
5 minutes Style Easy

It’s time to make a mess! A stylish mess, that is. Add a twist to your casual hairstyle by creating a messy ponytail. Here’s how. 

A lot has been said about the versatility of a ponytail. Not only can you wear it to different activities; you can also jazz it up depending on the occasion. Casual days usually call for a simple, low ponytail, but why stop there when you can make your hairstyle better? Add a chic twist by going for a messy ponytail. Here’s how to make one.



8 Easy steps in creating a messy ponytail



Messy ponytail: Asian woman with long black hair wearing a plaid polo shirt against a blue background
1

Nourish your hair

Start by washing your hair with TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Shampoo and TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Conditioner. These products help bring back lost nutrients so you get hair that’s not only beautiful but also healthy.

 

Messy ponytail: Asian woman wearing plaid blouse spraying sea salt spray on her long black hair standing against a blue background
2

Add texture

Spritz TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray on your hair to create a textured look. Spray on your roots as well for maximum effect.  

 

Messy ponytail: Asian woman wearing plaid blouse parting her long black hair and standing against a blue background
3

Part in the middle

Using a tail comb, create a center part starting from your hairline up to your crown. 

 

Messy ponytail: Asian woman wearing plaid shirt teasing her long black hair standing against a blue background
4

Tease hair

Get a section of hair from your crown and tease it. This will add volume to your ‘do. Start teasing from mid-length up to the roots of your hair. 

 

 

Messy ponytail: Back shot of Asian woman wearing plaid blouse tying her long black hair and standing against a blue background
5

Tie hair

Gently comb your hair to smooth it out, being careful not to ruin the volume you made through teasing. Then, gather your hair at your nape and tie into a low ponytail using an elastic or hairband.

 

Messy ponytail: Back shot of Asian woman wearing plaid blouse putting her long black hair in ponytail standing against a blue background
6

Hide it

Take a section of hair about 5 cm in width from your ponytail and wrap this around your elastic. Secure it with a bobby pin. This will make your hairstyle look more chic and put-together, especially if the color of your hairband is different from your hair.

Messy ponytail: Asian woman wearing plaid blouse fixing her long black hair and standing against a blue background
7

Let loose

Take a few strands of hair from your hairline, loosen them up, and let them frame your face.

Messy ponytail: Asian woman wearing plaid blouse spritzing hairspray on long black hair and standing against a blue background
8

Spray

Spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray as a finishing touch to make your hairstyle last all day.

 

Messy ponytail: Asian woman wearing plaid blouse and dark blue jacket with long black hair in ponytail standing in a park
9

Go out

Now, you have a chic and laidback hairstyle worth showing off. You might want to take a selfie first before heading out the door. You can wear a messy ponytail to school when you want to look extra pretty but not overly dolled up. It’s office-appropriate, too. You can put your hair in a messy ponytail to go with your blazer and slacks to rock a corporate-chic vibe.

Order the products you need for this hairstyle by using the following links:
TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Shampoo
TRESemmé Detox & Nourish Conditioner
TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray
TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray

With a chic, messy ponytail, you won’t look plain and drab even on a casual day. You can chill out and look good in doing so. We’re sure a messy ponytail will be one of your go-to hairstyles now that you know how to make it.

Next read: A well-styled fringe can take your look to the next level. It can also go well with any hairstyle. Here are different ways on how you can wear your ponytail together with your bangs.