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We are Obsessed with this Effortless Sweptback Ponytail

The effortless ponytail of our dreams!

If you’re trying to step up your ponytail game then we have the style for you! Casual yet chic ponytails can be difficult to achieve. You can end up with lumps, bumps, and a ponytail that falls flat and looks dull. Don’t stress! We’ll all the tips you need to create a beautiful sweptback ponytail and we’ll include our must-have products to create the look. Keep reading for the scoop:

Tips for Creating a Sweptback Ponytail

Prep with Dry Shampoo

Yes, you read that right! You need some dry shampoo to pump up the volume and take away any excess oils. Although this isn’t a high ponytail, it requires a lot of volume from your roots to give it that professional look.

Use some Suave Professionals Refresh & Revive Dry Shampoo before creating your sweptback ponytail.

Hacks to create your Ponytail

Pull your hair back with a brush to make sure you have a completely smooth base. Secure your ponytail just a little bit above your neck to offer some lift. Make sure this style is tight and secure. Hide your elastic by wrapping a small section of hair around the elastic and secure it with a bobby pin.

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Nourish your hair and add shine with some oil.

Add Some Nourishment and Shine

Bring the shine and health back to the ends of your strands by adding a small amount of shine serum. TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum will add shine while fighting your frizz with the help of Marula oil.

Made with Keratin and Marula oil from Africa, this serum delivers 5 smoothing benefits—fights frizz, detangles knots, boosts shine, adds softness and tames flyaways, for hair that’s silky but still full of natural movement.

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Hairspray will be your best friend for this look.

Smooth and Secure with Hairspray

Get your sweptback ponytail extra smooth and frizz-free with a final touch of hairspray. We have been loving Love Beauty and Planet Light Hold & Frizz Control Coconut Milk & White Jasmine Hair Spray for taming any pesky baby hairs.

Not only does this spray tame your frizz and give a light hold, but your locks will be left smelling amazing!

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How stunning is the final product?


Those are the tips you need to create a smooth and sexy sweptback ponytail!

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