How to Achieve a Sleek Natural Ponytail: A Step-by-Step Guide

Ponytails are a quick and easy way to transform a simple everyday look into a stylish and effortless hairstyle that is sure to turn heads. The best part is that they can be worn anywhere, whether it's to work, on a date night, or on a girl's night out.

There are different ways to style a ponytail, from a bubble ponytail to a high ponytail, but one of my favorites is the sleek natural ponytail.

Bonus style tip: The sleek natural ponytail can also be a cute summer look.

Wondering how to achieve a sleek natural ponytail? Check out this tutorial for all the basics.

How to do a Sleek Natural Ponytail

What you need

  1. Styling gel
  2. Styling mousse
  3. Fine tooth comb
  4. Bristle brush
  5. Toothbrush/edge brush
  6. Elastic hair tie

Step 1: Part your hair

  • You can start with freshly washed hair or not.
  • Make your preferred part either a side or middle part with a fine-tooth comb.
  • Apply some styling mousse to your roots, smooth it down your hair and finger detangle.

Step 2: Sleek your hair down in sections

  • First, divide your hair into 3 sections, apply your gel to the topmost part of your hair, and smooth it down with a bristle brush.
  • Repeat for the other sections.
  • When you get to the hair at the front where your parting is, divide it into smaller sections and sleek down each section of hair gently.
  • Then gather all your hair into a secure low ponytail and smooth down any flyaway hairs.

Step 3: Lay your edges

  • Go in with a fine-tooth and style your baby hairs however you want.
  • Now, sleek them down with a toothbrush or edge brush.
  • Rock your sleek natural ponytail as desired.

At the end of the video, Bri Hall also showed how to achieve this ponytail look with extensions.

All you need to do is wrap your low ponytail into a bun and attach a natural ponytail extension to it for more volume and definition.

Now, that's 2 ways you can pull off a ponytail look!