2mins For A Fuller Ponytail

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Do you have those days when your hair is feeling really limp?  Or you like the look of a full ponytail, but don’t want to ding around with fake hair pieces?  Or do you just have fine hair?  Here’s a quick and easy way to make your ponytail look fuller in 2 minutes or less.  NO JOKE!  I love this and use it on school days when I just want to pull my hair back.  I always get compliments about how thick my hair looks.  Want to know my secret?  Here it is!

Yep, my secret little weapon.  The little hair clip that practically everyone has.  If you don’t have one, you can get them at Walmart for about $3 and you get an entire package like this…

Let’s get started!

Step 1:

Divide you ponytail in half with your fingers and flip your hair back.  Hold this section on the top of your head.

Step 2:

 Put the clip in your hair. 

Step 3:

 Tease the top section of your hair, just a bit.  Don’t over do it because you want it to be a natural look and not a big rats nest! 🙂  Spray your hair with a good aerosol hairspray.  I also took a hair dryer and dried the hair sprayed hair to speed up the drying process.  There you have it!  A nice and full looking ponytail that is easy and takes no time at all.  This will also last me all day long as I’m teaching and running around.


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  1. says

    Hi Melanie,
    That was way too quick! Thank you for sharing this helpful instruction. I’ve read a lot of Pony-tail instructions but your steps are very easy to understand. Looking forward for your next pony tail wth design. 🙂

  2. Eva says

    My gosh I wish people would read all the comments before they ask the same question over and over
    Yes….you leave the clip in after you spray your hair…

  3. Tarnia says

    Aweeeesome!! But.. I think my pony tail is sooooo thin, the clip would poke through the fine thin hair!?

    Can NOT wait to find me some of those clips! Thank you soooo much for sharing X

    • melanie says

      Hi Tarnia,
      Try one of those mini clips. This way it should be hidden by your hair. If you have trouble finding them, try the children’s section for hair. Hope this helps!:)

      Artzy Creations

  4. Patty says

    Wow – do I ever need help in the pony tail aspect of my life!! This looks great – just one question though. Don’t laugh, but do you leave the clip in, or do you take it out after the teasing and spraying?? Thanks!!

    • melanie says

      Hi Patty,
      No worries! I’m not laughing. Just go ahead and leave the clip in. It’s really light weight so you’ll probably even forget it’s there.


  5. Kellie says

    Just wondering a couple of things… 1/ what size clip are we talking about here? And 2/ do you put the clip in with the teeth vertical or horizontal?
    Thanks for the tip 🙂 I’m just getting into wearing ponytails but not a fan of the blah just hanging low pony.
    Looking forward to your reply !!

  6. Mili Rock says

    Thx for sharing, I’m always looking for new styles..I am also a very busy person on the go…& for this 63yr old my Ponies looks fantastic…

  7. Jess says

    I just tried it! What an amazing beauty secret..how did you ever comes across something so
    easy yet so effective! Thank you for sharing!

  8. April Counts says

    I hate doing my hair, so I wear it in a ponytail everyday. I think I will love this idea, just to make that plain pony look a little cuter. Thanks.

  9. Jordan says

    Seriously. I can’t wait to try this. My hair isn’t really thin but it certainly is not very thick either. Thank you for giving this tip out. (:

  10. says

    Thank you everyone for your comments. Thank you to Lee who pointed out my grammar mistake. I have not commented on any the grammar comments until now. I will tell you that I do have a tendency to type really fast and will make mistakes from time to time.
    Artzy Creations

      • Lee is correct says

        Jessica B, you need to chill out. Lee is just pointing out a grammar error. Most bloggers who publish on the Internet aim for correct spelling and grammar; it’s part of a professional presentation. Lee was not rude and did not attack Melanie personally; s/he just stated a fact. YOU, on the other hand, chose to attack someone personally. “Seriously, get a life” is a very immature statement to make. Most bloggers THANK commenters for catching typos and then fix them ASAP. People do the same thing with newspapers and other paper publications. There’s nothing life-lacking about this.

        • Jax says

          Maybe if Lee had been a bit nicer about how s/he stated the fact.. It does sound a little rude in my opinion, as does your lengthy attack of Jessica. A little ‘over done’ perhaps.

          • Tess B. says

            I can’t believe you guys are fighting over this when really this is something to help you with YOUR HAIR not your ENGLISH! Lol

    • Lee is correct says

      Lee is correct, Melanie! It’s “over do” not “over due” — “over due” refers to overdue library books 🙂

      I’m going to try this hair trick! Thanks!

      From a fellow teacher

  11. Jennifer Little says

    I am going to give this a try. What I have been doing, that I figured out on my own is, that I do the clip, but I clip it to my head underneath of my actual ponytail. It completely works, but by the middle of the day, my head is killing me. I think this would feel much better to my head lol. Thanks for posting!

  12. Jeanne says

    This is Amazeballz! I have never commented on anything I’ve found on Pinterest, but this I couldn’t resist! I’ve been trying to achieve this look forever. I usually end up with a lot of hair teasing and it still goes flat within minutes. I’ve tried poking a bobby pin through the middle to give my pony a little lift but it just ends up poking the heck out of my head. Thanks for the brilliant tip!!!

  13. Renee says

    I’ve been a hairstylist for a long time. my hair is very fine as well. when I want volume in my pony, I take about 1/3 of it, lift up as described above, then I use 2 gold bobby pins (since I have blonde hair) in place of the hair clip. Sort of criss/cross them for more security just above youth hair tie. You shouldn’t even need to tease it, but I do a little for more volume.

  14. Gracie says

    Aww wish I had these smaller clips..I have the bigger ones..I cant wait to try this .. Such a big difference.. Thanks for the tip

  15. says

    Genius! And so easy. Thans for sharing as I have really fine hair, lots of it but super fine. I love pony tails but they always look pathetic. I will definitely be doing this!

  16. Melanie says

    Hi Leslie. Here are a couple of things you could try if your clip is poking through. First, instead of dividing your hair in half, flip two thirds or more to the top. This way your clip will be well hidden. Another thing you could try is actually teasing a little more of your hair. If you have really thin hair, you might try a baby clip. The really tiny clips that are similar to these. You might have more success with a smaller clip than the larger one. Hope these tips have been helpful.

  17. Leslie says

    Hey… I tried this but you could see the clip poking out through the top. Any tips to stop that from happening? Thanks!

  18. Jackie Munger says

    What a great idea! I have super fine hair (that is now falling out after having a baby) so my ponytail is completely pathetic. I found you on Pinterest.

  19. Melanie says

    Hi Everyone! Yes, you do leave the clip in. This will maintain or help to maintain your fuller ponytail for the entire day! Enjoy! 🙂

  20. casi says

    I think you leave the clip in.Am I correct? Please reply as I see a lot of people are wondering the same,thanks!

  21. Melanie says

    Hi Samantha. No, you leave the clip in. This helps the ponytail maintain the fuller look throughout the entire day.

  22. Samantha says

    This is probably a dumb question, but you do take the clip out at the end, correct? Thanks so much for this post!

  23. heather says

    thank u so much for leaving step by step intructions!! i find cute hair styles on over websits w/ no intructions!!! so thank u very much 🙂

  24. Nisha says

    Aha, neat trick. When i saw this pic on Pinterest, i expected to see something like fluffing up hair in ponytail through fingers to bring volume. But this is a smart one 🙂

  25. Beth says

    I love this, but I have a silly question: do you leave the clip in, or do you take it out after teasing the hair? 😛

  26. Marloes says

    Found you through Pinterest. Thanx a lot for this little secret, I’ve got so many of these clips, they certainly will get my hair up. Thanx!

  27. says

    What a nice idea!
    I have thin hairs too, so I must it give a try: thanks for sharing!
    I’m here from the gunny sack party and I’m a new follower(Pinterest) because I think your blog is inspiring (I’ve loved the fabric you’ve choosed for the ABC dress); I’d really like if you would spend some minute visiting my brand new sewing/serging blog and, if you like what you see, maybe you could follow me too 🙂
    Tx a lot,
    MammaNene from


  28. melanie says

    Hi Paula,
    Happy Holidays to you an your family. I know Annie will love the spritz cookies. Thank you for checking out my blog and Happy New Year too! 🙂


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