You’re lusting after a bouncy, flirty ponytail but injecting it with long lasting oomph is no walk in the ponytail park. Don’t trip, we got you. Below, three celebrity hairstylists share their go-to drugstore products for creating a voluminous ponytail including how to correctly use them to add the most giddy-up-and-go to your pony.
Garnier Fructis Style Full & Plush Volume Hairspray: $5
“I love this for volume and adding oomph to ponytails because it adds hold and shine without making the hair crunchy. It gives an extra strong hold for body and supports lift! Flip your hair upside down and spray the Garnier Fructis Style Volume Hairspray 8-10 inches away from your scalp, concentrating on the root area to build in the lift! Then flip your hair up and pull your hair back loosely to your desired ponytail position, and spray this to create the desired height and volume you want for your ponytail.” —Alexander Armand@alexander_armandBuy it here.
Not Your Mother’s Plump For Joy Body Building Dry Shampoo: $7
I love it because it’s clean and doesn’t have a build up so you can spray as much as you’d like! That’s great because you can manipulate the hair how you need without being scared of the product. I apply it on the ends of the pony if it’s a sleek look with volume. Hold your arm above the area at full arms length and get to spraying! If volume at the root is needed, I hold my arm the same length away and just do a little at a time as I build the pony.” —Malaika Frazier@malaikafrazierBuy it here.
“This spray is softer and lighter than most texture sprays I’ve used. I love it for a tousled ponytail that still has movement and texture. After hair is in a ponytail, use this as a finishing product by spraying about 10-12 inches from hair to create volume and texture.” —Alex Brown@alexbrownhairBuy it here.