How-to for a Man's Ponytail

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How-to for a Man's Ponytail
Wear your ponytail correctly to avoid hair-loss conditions that affect men over time. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Pull your hair back into a ponytail in order to keep it neatly arranged once it has all grown past the back of the head. The male ponytail is most-commonly worn low, but it can be worn high in some instances as well. Wearing your hair pulled back into a ponytail correctly reduces the number of times it will have to be brushed, in order to to keep its healthy appearance. Create a masculine-looking ponytail in less than five minutes.

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Things you need

  • Brush or comb
  • Elastic hair band

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  1. 1

    Brush or comb your hair back thoroughly. All tangles should be brushed or combed through, before the hair is to be tied back.

  2. 2

    Gather your hair in between your thumb and index finger on the hand that is not brushing or combing. Brush or comb the hair towards the location of the ponytail, at either the base or centre of the back of your skull, or at top, near the back of the crown area.

  3. 3

    Wrap the elastic hair band around the grasped hair at the base of the ponytail with the other hand. Repeat two or three times, to secure the ponytail as needed.

Tips and warnings

  • Ponytails pulled at the centre of the back of the skull, or near the crown, provide the wearer with face lift-like effects.
  • Utilise a strong styling gel or spray to hold back shorter strands of hair which may not reach the elastic band in the back.
  • Masculine hair ties and medallions to match your attire can be found at many online and local jewellery retailers.
  • Do not brush and pull your hair too tightly before putting it into a ponytail, otherwise a hair-loss condition called "Tension Alopecia" can occur.
  • Do not wear ponytails for extended amounts of time, or while you sleep.
  • Only use elastic hair bands to pull back your ponytail hairstyles, instead of rubber bands.

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