How to Put on a Synthetic Ponytail

Hair extensions, falls, fake ponytails and fake buns are a way of changing your hairstyle on a daily basis without resorting to extreme cuts. Use a fall to wear hair long one day and wear a fake ponytail the next. Hair extension pieces are made with either real or synthetic hair, both of which have their own pros and cons. Synthetic hair pieces, for example, can look fake while real hair pieces require much more intense maintenance and tend not to last as long. Use drawstring fake ponytails for a simple yet sophisticated look.

Wash and conditioner hair as usual and towel dry. Comb hair out using a wide-tooth comb and spray detangler. While combing hair, comb it up and away from the face to help train it for the bun you will create.

Secure hair with an elastic and wrap the hair around itself to form a tight bun. Create the bun low, in the middle or near the top of the head depending on where you would like to place the ponytail. Secure with hair clips. Smooth any bumps in the hair with gel or hairspray and remake the bun if bumps are too severe. Allow to dry.

Insert the top comb that is attached to the fake ponytail right above the bun. Secure the bottom comb on your fake ponytail underneath the bun. Grab the fake ponytail's drawstring and pull it to secure the ponytail in place.

Pin the drawstring underneath your ponytail with hair clips or hair clips.


Use talcum powder to dull synthetic hair that appears too shiny and plastic-looking.

Things You'll Need

  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Wide tooth comb
  • Detangler
  • Gel or hairspray
  • Hair elastic
  • Hair clips and clips
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Kent Page McGroarty has worked as a writer since 2006, contributing numerous articles to various websites. She is a frequent contributor to the health and fitness sections of the online magazine EDGE Publications and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Saint Joseph's University.