Tutorial: How to Create a Thick Ponytail (with Help from a Hidden Ponytail!)

Double up on your ponytail to add thickness to your hair.

a thick ponytail awesome look to try



A ponytail can do no wrong. When you just don’t know what hairstyle to try or when you get your hair off your face, a ponytail is a tried and true favorite that won’t be going away anytime soon! They are also the ultimate hairstyle to try if you have thin hair where you can create the illusion of thickness as you collect your entire head of hair together. A thick ponytail not only resurrects a bad hair day, it can create the facade of a polished and labored style without much hassle. Plus, by creating a double ponytail with some wavy locks, you’ll be able to create instant volume that will breathe new life into your hair. Read on to discover how to create this thick ponytail look in just seven easy steps!

Creating a Thick Ponytail in a Flash


Start clean.

Freshly washed and conditioned hair is the name of the game when it comes to adding (at least the appearance of) thickness to your ponytail. Try out TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Pre-Wash Conditioner and TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Shampoo whose formulas work to impart some volume and bounce to your hair.


Thick Ponytail start clean

Amp up the texture.

A sea salt spray is all you need to add some texture and grip to your ponytail. TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Sea Salt Spray can give you all the wave you need without leaving your hair feeling sticky.


Thick Ponytail add product

Curl your hair.

Now that your hair has been prepped, it’s time to curl. Start off by spritzing your hair with some heat protectant like Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Volumizing Weightless Blow Dry SprayThen, use a one-inch curling iron as you go section-by-section to create your curls. Holding the iron vertically will ensure longer and more banana-like curls — the ideal material for the perfect thick ponytail.

Thick Ponytail curl hair

Curl, curl, curl, curl.

Continue curling the rest of your hair until you’ve got every strand covered. Don’t worry so much about the appearance of the curl; focus more on creating as many ringlets as possible. You’re about to gather them all up anyway.

Thick Ponytail curling hair

Create a half ponytail.

The secret to an ultra thick ponytail is to actually create two ponytails. Start by using your thumbs to gather the hair above your ears, then slide them backwards until they meet at the back of your head. Separate this top section and secure it with a ponytail.

Thick Ponytail half ponytail

Create the second ponytail.

Take the top section that you just created and flip it forward on the top of your head so it’s out of the way. Next, create a ponytail from the bottom section and secure it just below the base of the first ponytail.

Thick Ponytail second ponytail


The added volume from this thick ponytail will have you sporting fuller hair in no time. Plus, no one will have any idea that you’re actually rocking two ponytails!

a thick ponytail awesome look to try

Looking for more cool hairstyles to try out? Check out our collection of quick and easy hairstyle trends to inspire your next look.

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