How to Spiral Curl Your Pony Tail With a Curling Iron

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How to Spiral Curl Your Pony Tail With a Curling Iron
Spiral curling your ponytail always looks great. (Thomas Northcut/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Curling spiral curls is a fancy way to jazz up your daily ponytail. This is a particularly appropriate style if you are planning on going out for a special occasion or simply want to break out of your usual hair routine. Doing this style can easily be done from your home and will take you less than 30 minutes to complete. You will only need a few items in order to execute this look.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Curling iron
  • Hair tie
  • Hairspray
  • Heat protectant spray
  • Comb or brush

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  1. 1

    Liberally apply a heat protectant spray all over your hair. Use a comb or brush to make sure that your hair gets full coverage of the product to ensure that your tresses will be less prone to heat damage. Make sure to run a comb or brush through your hair several times to remove any tangles or knots, which may disrupt the hair curling process.

  2. 2

    Pull your hair up into ponytail using an elastic hair tie. Usually spiral-curled ponytails look best when they are up high as oppose to low, however a lower ponytail can give you a more relaxed and rustic hair style.

  3. 3

    Plug in your curling iron and let the temperature heat up for about a minute before beginning the curling process. Open up the curling iron and place a piece of hair that is approximately half an inch to one inch thick onto the rod. Clap down on the piece of hair starting at the tip of your tresses. Carefully roll the curling iron upward until you reach the base of the ponytail. Your hair should be coiled onto the iron, avoid over lapping your hair, as it will make your curls less defined. Hold the curling iron on your hair for 5 to 10 seconds and then release the barrel to let your curl drop.

  4. 4

    Repeat step three for all parts of your ponytail until your hair is fully curled. Once you are finished let all of your curls cool off for about a minute. Run your fingers through your curled hair for a less stiff hair style. Spray hairspray all over your hair to ensure that the ponytail curls will last all day.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not hold the curling iron on your hair for more than 10 seconds, or you will risk heat damaging your hair.

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