How to Put in a Drawstring Ponytail

by Sarai Jeremiah

For someone looking for a temporary way to change their hairstyle, a drawstring ponytail is an option. Drawstring ponytails are a type of weave hairpiece made of human or synthetic hair. These types of ponytails feature a drawstring and small combs which are used to attach the ponytail to a person's natural hair. Like other weave hairpieces, drawstring ponytails are available in a wide range of colors, lengths, textures, styles and prices.

Items you will need

  • Drawstring ponytail
  • Wide-tooth comb
  • Gel or styling product
  • Elastic band
  • Bobby pins
  • Ponytail holder
Step 1

Wash, condition and dry your natural hair as you normally would.

Step 2

Comb your natural hair thoroughly with a wide-tooth comb to remove any knots or tangles.

Step 3

Brush your natural hair in the direction you want the ponytail to go, then apply gel or your favorite styling product on your hair and edges to give your hair a firm hold.

Step 4

Use an elastic band to put your hair into a secure ponytail. Wrap the hair that is in the ponytail around the base of the ponytail to make a bun. Secure the bun with two bobby pins.

Step 5

Place the drawstring ponytail over your natural ponytail and secure it with the attached clips.

Step 6

Pull the drawstrings on the ponytail tightly so that the drawstring ponytail completely covers the ponytail you made of your natural hair.

Step 7

Wrap the drawstring around the base of the ponytail and secure it with two bobby pins.

Step 8

Wrap a ponytail holder around the base of the drawstring ponytail to make it look more natural.

Photo Credits

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About the Author

Sarai Jeremiah is a freelance writer and graphic designer living on the East Coast, where she is currently pursuing an education in both fields. She has been writing articles and content on a variety of topics since 2006 and has contributed articles to Web sites such as Spark People.