Ladies! Take a look at the images below and see if you can pinpoint the connection between the three (other than the obvious one—they're all ponytails, duh!):
Figure it out yet? Yes? No? Maybe? I'll go ahead and tell you: Their hairlines are super smooth. Feel free to scroll up for a second look.
See? I recently realized that a sleek perimeter is the key to a perfect ponytail. There's no way around it—you have to tend to your hairline, no matter your texture. Case in point: Even J.Lo looked after hers when she rocked this lions mane ponytail.
To ensure yours is just as groomed, invest in these three things:
1) A soft bristle toothbrush.
It's tiny enough to catch those baby fine and flyaway hairs that live around your edges.
2) A can of strong hold hairspray.
Mist it onto the toothbrush instead of directly onto your hair. That way you won't risk spraying too much on your hairline.
3) A flat iron.
Even though it's just a ponytail, always flat iron your hair first. Even if it’s full of texture, as the pictures above prove, it looks more polished when your hairline is clean and smooth.
Now, that's not to say that only pin-straight or beachy wavy hair looks good in a ponytail. Far from it—kinky curly hair looks just as fantastic pulled up, as long as flyaways are nonexistent.
What do you think? Do you ever flat iron your hair before putting it into a ponytail? Think you'll start, or does it feel like an extra step?