How to get a longer, thicker ponytail instantly

Through navigating the world of perfectly imperfect wavesshoulder-grazing lobs, the art of the perfect messy bun or choosing the rights bangs for your face shape,  there is one hairstyle you can always count on to get you through a night out, the workday, or a workout…the humble ponytail.

Whether it’s a textured high ponytail, an elegant low ponytail, a stylish braided ponytail or a sleeker look to hide that third-day hair, it’s no wonder the ponytail has remained a staple hairstyle for all women.

That’s why we’ve put together this tutorial, to show you three different ways to get a longer, thicker ponytail instantly using hair extensions: a high ponytail, a textured ponytail, and a low ponytail. These styles are quick and easy to create, which make them a perfect choice to amp up an everyday ponytail. By strategically clipping in a few wefts, you can easily and quickly make your ponytail look longer without the need of an additional faux clip-in ponytail.

Watch the video below to learn how to get longer, thicker ponytails instantly, or scroll down for step-by-step instructions. In this video, Karin wears her 220g Dirty Blonde Luxy Hair extensions. In the tutorial below, Kassinka wears her Seamless Platinum Blonde Luxy Hair extensions. 

Ponytail 1: High ponytail with hair extensions 

You know how the saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” and you can never go wrong with a classic, perky high ponytail. 


Start off with by separating a small ponytail at the crown of your head. This little ponytail will act as a secure base for clipping in your hair extensions.


Take a 3 clip weft and start clipping it in around the ponytail. Be sure to clip it in as close to the hair elastic as possible, so that you will have space to clip in other wefts. The tighter you clip these wefts in around the hair elastic, the more comfortable and secure it will be.


Continue to clip the rest of the 2 clip and 3 clip wefts in the same way, around the little ponytail that you’ve created. You can also stack a bunch of wefts on top of each other, then wrap the whole mega weft around the ponytail if it is easier. For even more thickness, you can use 1 clip wefts and clip them onto the wefts that are already clipped into your hair. 


Now, gather all the remainder of your hair into a high ponytail, covering the first ponytail fully. Secure the ponytail with a hair tie and smooth away any flyaways.


To finish off the look and conceal any wefts that may be poking out, take a strand of hair and wrap it around the base of your ponytail, fully hiding the hair elastic. Use a bobby pin it to secure the hair strand underneath the ponytail. 

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