How to create a woven ponytail

How to create a woven ponytail

This hairstyle is perfect if you love a peppy ponytail but want to try something a little new. The braids on both sides are actually a waterfall braid and french braid which makes creating them an absolute breeze if you already love doing those. It’s actually the same technique as seen in this recent tutorial. Braiding them really closely together and then strategically pulling out the edges creates an intricate woven effect that makes the braids look more difficult than they actually are.

For a similar style be sure and check out the Double Woven Headband Headband Braid, which is a waterfall dutch braid and dutch braid combination.

To see more ponytail hairstyles be sure and visit my Ponytails page under the Hair Menu at the top of the page.

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Woven Ponytail Tutorial Steps:

  1. With a part on the left side, separate the hair down the back of the head so it creates a left and right side.
  2. Tie off the right side so it’s out of the way to work on the left side first.
  3. Take a 3″ section of hair, next to the part, and divide it into three pieces for a waterfall braid.
  4. Cross the side strands over the middle, one at a time, starting with the back strand.
  5. Next, cross the back strand over the middle and bring in a section of hair, incorporating it into the crossed strand.
  6. Drop down the front strand and bring in a section of hair from directly underneath it, crossing it over the middle section as a replacement piece.
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 until the braid reaches the part at the back of the head.
  8. Braid the rest of the hair down into a regular braid, tie it off with an elastic, and pin it out of the way.
  9. Next, pick up a section of hair, near the face, underneath the waterfall braid, and divide it into three pieces with the first waterfall strand as one piece.
  10. Cross the back strand over the middle then cross the front strand over the middle.
  11. Cross the back strand over the middle again and incorporate the next waterfall strand to create a french braid.
  12. Cross the bottom strand over the middle and bring in a section of hair like you would for a regular french braid.
  13. Continue braiding the hair until it reaches the back, middle part again, keeping the braids close together so it creates a woven effect.
  14. Once it reaches the part, braid the hair down into a regular braid and tie it off with a clear elastic band similarly to the first braid.
  15. Now let down the hair on the right side and repeat steps 3 through 14 with the hair on that side.
  16. When all the hair is braided, wrap everything up into a ponytail and pull out the little elastic bands from the individual braids.
  17. Gently pull on the edges of all the braids so they appear thicker and more combined.
  18. Take a piece of hair from underneath the ponytail, wrap it around the hair band, and secure it underneath the ponytail with a hair pin.
  19. Grab a curling iron and curl the ends of the ponytail.
  20. Then finish with a few spritzes of hairspray to hold everything in place.

How to create a woven ponytail

I filmed this weaved ponytail hairstyle back in April before I’d chopped my length and it’s the last video I have with my long hair. It’s also the last video I have where I had to film using my crappy broken lens so… yay for that. I thought I’d posted this video ages ago and just found it unpublished in my drafts. I honestly can’t remember anything these days so you’ll have to bear with me, but due to the voiceover I’m guessing it was supposed to go up in August as a back to school hairstyle… whops! I’m behind on the tutorial that’s supposed to go up tonight so this one will do! I have to apologize for the crazy colors in the video, my lens was a mess.

Onto the hairstyle — uhh… first off, I LOVE IT! I’ve seen tutorials similar to this that use bobby pins to secure the hair and for a busy mom who doesn’t have time to re-adjust or fix bobby pins that slide this method does the trick. You’ll need a few clear elastics and three minutes max to pull this beautiful weaved ponytail together. I hope you enjoy the tutorial and make sure you’ve subscribed to my YouTube channel because starting next week I’ll be sharing Halloween Makeup/Hair tutorials!

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How to create a woven ponytailStep by step instructions:

1) Gather hair into a low ponytail leaving out two front sections of hair
2) Gather a small section on the right side of the head, from the very front, and twist away from the face
3) Wrap the twist over and around the center ponytail. Lift up the elastic underneath the ponytail and combine the twist with the ponytail. Repeat on the other side.
4) Gather another small section of hair from the front on the right side, directly underneath the first twist, and twist away from the face
5) Secure the twist by adding a new elastic to the ponytail
6) Gather another small section from the front on the left side, directly underneath the first twist, and twist away from the face. Wrap over the ponytail base and secure by adding to the already existing ponytail holder
7) On the right side, gather the last section of hair, twist away from face and drape over the ponytail and secure by adding to the existing elastic. Finally, what’s pictured, gather the last section on the left side and twist away from the face. Drape over the center ponytail
8) Secure the twist by adding a final elastic around the ponytail and cinch up by splitting the tail in half and pulling.

And for those that need some more direction, checkout the video tutorial! Are you subscribed?!

I think one of our all time favorite styles is this basket weave hairstyle. We love it, but let’s get real. Something like that is probably not going to happen on a school morning! Here’s a compromise, a quick little weaving trick to make a boring old ponytail or pigtail go from ordinary to extraordinary!

First make your basic ponytail, then get your plastic needle out for some quick weaving. (Really, this only takes a couple extra minutes.)

Man, I really wish I could figure out how to turn off the flash on our camera! Besides the unwanted flash, this is showing how to easily thread your hair onto the plastic needle. Start by putting both ends of a small piece of dental floss through the needle like this.

Then take a small piece of hair from the underside of the ponytail and put it through the loop of the dental floss.
Pull on the ends of the floss and thread the hair right through the eye of the needle!

Now start “sewing” the hair around the ponytail.
I was able to go around the ponytail twice with one strand. If your daughter’s hair is shorter, you may have to use 2 strands of hair and only go around once with each strand. Just make sure you go through the hair the opposite way on the second time around (over or under first) to create the woven look. You could go around as many times as you wanted, but I wanted this subtle, so we stuck with twice. Also, make sure you end with the strand underneath the pony.After you are done sewing, take another small piece of hair and wrap it around the elastic of the ponytail. Secure with one more clear elastic at the bottom of the wrapping to hold everything in place. I pushed the hair up out of the way so you could see the elastic in this picture. We did this with pigtails one day.

A high ponytail with weave is one of the loveliest hairstyles that women around the globe are crazy about. And why wouldn’t they since it is so stylish, chic, and elegant at the same time?

The working ladies of the twenty-first century know that they must have a strong hairstyle game to look professional and stylish to make a better impression on the people they meet. Therefore, they go for this exquisite style most of the time to stay confident and pretty.

What Is Weave?

The weave is a set of artificial hair that you use to enhance the volume of your hair. It gives a lovely texture to the hair, making it look thicker and more stylish while ensuring things are kept as natural as possible.

They come in curls and straight hair in any color and length that you want, and you do not have to worry about getting a perfect match for your natural hair.

A weave is easier to put on your hair, and it stays put on your head unless you want to remove it. This means that you do not even have to think about the weave coming off when you have fun showing off your perfect hairstyle.

How to Style Ponytail with A Weave

Styling a high ponytail with a weave is relatively easy and simple. You need to make sure that you follow these steps thoroughly and finish off the look with some cool makeup to look amazing. Here is how you can get your hair in a weave ponytail.

  • Dry your hair properly making sure that there is no moisture left in it and then brush it gently.
  • After having brushed your hair, use a hair tie to put your hair in a high ponytail.
  • Then take a weave that you like and insert two bobby pins in it, one at each end of the weave.
  • Then stick one side of the weave in your ponytail and start covering your ponytail in the weave by moving it in circular motions.
  • Then secure the other end with a bobby pin too.
  • In the end, use a hair spray to make sure that your hair stays in the ponytail and no frizzy hair pokes out of the ponytail.

Watch The Following Video of DIY High Ponytail with Weave in a Quick and Easy Way

Best High Ponytail Hairstyles with Weave

Weave high ponytails are lovely, and you need to try them on, but before that, you need to have an idea of different styles, don’t you? Here are 11 best high ponytail hairstyles with weave that you can choose from.

1. Weave Ponytail with Bubbly Braid

This bubble high ponytail with a weave is a great way of styling your hair as it has fun and chic bubbles running throughout the length of your hair. These ball-like bubbles are a great way of showing your carefree and fun craving side.

2. Ponytail with Natural Curly Hair

If you have some lovely curls, why not flaunt them in an impressive hairstyle? This is a super trendy and attractive style which is going to get you a lot of attention wherever you go.

The gold accessories and the lovely pattern at the front of the head make this curly high ponytail with a weave hairstyle even more attractive.

3. Sleek Braided Ponytail

This cornrow braided high weave ponytail is a dream hairstyle of many fashionistas as it gives them an opportunity to play with their hair as much as they want. The braids running down the front of your face look exquisite and the overall look is so modern and stylish that it is hard to resist.

4. Curly Half Pony

This chic and fashionable weave high half up half down ponytail is a great way to keep hair off your face but still fall around to help you look carefree. It is relatively youthful and refreshing, and you can go for it whenever you are torn between tying your hair and letting it stay unbound.

5. Shiny Smooth Purple Ponytail

This sexy version of the high ponytail with weave hairstyles is as good as you can aim at. The hair gently cascades down the sides and back of your head, making you even more attractive and approachable.

6. Neat Braided Side Ponytail

This side ponytail with a weave braid is sleek and exquisite as it has all the hair neatly arranged in it. The hair is slicked to the surface of your head, making you seem modern and highly fashionable.

7. Ponytail with Braided Front

Want to kill the stunner look with perfection? Then go for this attractive and hard to ignore style.

8. Curly Genie Ponytail

These dyed curls get even more pretty when put in a sleek high ponytail with a weave like this.

9. Wavy Ponytail

Why always go for a straight ponytail with such impressive curls when you can have a weave high ponytail?

10. Blonde Highlighted Curly Ponytail

This weave high ponytail is not only stylish but also quite youthful and funky.

11. Braids with Messy Curly Ponytail

When added to this curly high ponytail with weave, the tiny half braids make you look fresher and younger.

Weave & Sew in are the same?

No, weave and sew-in are not the same thing. A weave is more of a wig that you stick on your hair with bobby pins or glue. However, a sew-in is sewed in your hair with a needle and thread. A sew-in works best for braids, but a weave goes well with every hairstyle.

Can You Wash Weave Hair?

Yes, you can wash weave hair as much as possible. Just make sure that you get it dried thoroughly before storing it.

What Type of Weave Is Best for a Ponytail?

All kinds of weaves are alright for ponytails, but the simple weave wig which does not need to be glued to your hair is the best one.

So, what are you waiting for? Pick and style your hair in these lovely high ponytails with weave hairstyles to make it big on fashion statement!

How to create a woven ponytail

We have received many requests lately for some quick and easy DIY hairstyles (that can be done on yourself) for school mornings. So, this week we decided to film a “back to school hairstyles series” which includes instructions to create 3 cute and easy hairstyles. Yay! Each of these ponytails can be completed in less than 5 minutes and are most likely easy enough to do on yourself.

All 3 of these hairstyles will work for teens and women as well as for little girls. “The Princess” will be starting middle school this year and plans on wearing lots of quick “no heat styles” such as these ponytail designs to school (as she does not want to get up any earlier than she has to, but still wants to look cute!) We love that each of these styles are simple, but something more than just a standard ponytail.

In our video below, we have included a tutorial for each of the following ponytail styles:

  • Hairstyle #1 The “woven ponytail.”

How to create a woven ponytail

How to create a woven ponytail

How to create a woven ponytail

Supplies needed to create these styles:

Hairstyle #1 – 2 hair elastics, 1 Topsy Tail (optional.) We found our “topsy tail” online. I have also seen them at Claire’s, drug stores, and beauty supply stores.

Hairstyle #2 – 1 hair elastic, pomade, gel (or water) to help control flyaways (optional.)

Hairstyle #3 – 1 medium size hair elastic, 3 small elastics (the brand we use is “Goody Ouchless.”)

3 Quick and Easy Ponytail Hairstyles Video Tutorial: (Click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.)

How to create a woven ponytail

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  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Skill Level: Beginner

DIY Hair Scrunchie

If you’re nostalgic for the 1990s or you just need something soft to tie your hair back, then you’re in luck. It’s fast and easy to make your own fabric hair scrunchie!

They’re so inexpensive that you can practically have one to match every outfit. They’re the perfect fashionable yet functional gift, or you can wear them to the gym if you’re hoping to add a little pop to your usual workout gear.

Because they only require straight stitching, scrunchies make a great first sewing project for kids. And once they get started, kids will want to make them for all of their friends.

What You’ll Need

Equipment / Tools

  • Rotary cutter, cutting mat, and ruler (or scissors and a marking tool if not using a rotary cutter and mat)
  • Straight pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron
  • Large safety pin


  • 1/8 yard fabric (or a fat quarter or scraps – to work with scraps, see the cutting instructions)
  • 1/4 yard 1/4″-wide flat elastic
  • Matching thread


Gather Materials

You can use either knit or braided elastic – either will work for a scrunchie.

Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics are easiest to work with for beginners – quilting cotton is ideal. For a different feeling, try a lightweight stretch velvet or velour as shown above, but pay attention to the nap of the fabric.

Note: Avoid silky, slippery fabric as it tends to slide out of the hair. If you choose this type of fabric to match an outfit, use another type of ponytail holder under the scrunchie to keep it from sliding.

Cut and Press the Pieces

Cut an 8″ long piece of elastic.

Using a rotary cutter (or fabric scissors), cut a 3″ x 22″ strip of fabric. Press each of the 3″ wide ends under 1/4″ with wrong sides together, to form a crease for the final stitching.

If you want to add an optional decorative tie on the scrunchie, cut a 3″ x 8″ strip of matching fabric, then fold it in half the long way. Measure and cut from the fold to 1 1/2″ in from the non-folded edge to form a point at each end.

How to create a woven ponytail

Sew the Main Scrunchie Tube

Fold the 3″ x 22″ strip in half right sides together, matching the long sides, right sides together, unfolding the 1/4″ crease that you pressed. Pin the elastic at one short end, matching the raw edges. Using a 1/4″ seam allowance, sew across the short end where the elastic is pinned, pivot at the corner, then sew down the long edge. Backstitch or lock the stitching at the beginning and end of the seam and reinforce across the elastic. This prevents the stitching from coming apart as the elastic pulls.

How to create a woven ponytail

Turn the Scrunchie Right Side Out

Attach a safety pin to the loose end of the elastic. Turn the tube right side out from the open end, using a chopstick, the blunt end of a pen or pencil, or a tube turner if you have one, and pull the safety-pinned end of the elastic out the open end.

You can either hold onto the end of the elastic when turning (the safety pin makes it easier) or attach it to a secure surface (by pinning it to an ironing board cover) as you turn the fabric right-side-out.

If you struggle to hold the elastic as you turn the tube, first turn the tube right-side-out and then use the safety pin to guide the elastic through the scrunchie. Then push the fabric down as you go.

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Attach Elastic Ends Together

Sew the loose end of the elastic to the closed end of the scrunchie as shown, sewing back and forth across the elastic. Remove the safety pin if you haven’t already, and refold the open end of the scrunchie to the inside along the fold line.

How to create a woven ponytail

Close the Gap to Cover the Elastic

Straighten the fabric to make sure the seam is in the same position all the way around the scrunchie.

Slip the open end of the scrunchie over the end with the exposed elastic and sew straight across, backstitching at beginning and end.

The thread doesn’t match in these photos so you can see the stitching better, but you should use matching thread throughout the project.

How to create a woven ponytail

Sew the Extra Tie Piece

This part of the scrunchie is optional, but it adds a fun detail.

Fold the 8″ strip with pointed ends in half, right sides together. Using a 1/4″ seam allowance, sew from one point in toward the center, then stop. Sew from the other point in toward the center, and then stop, leaving a 1″ to 2″ gap for turning.

Trim the seams at the corner points to reduce bulk, then turn the tie right side out and press.

Fold the seam allowance in and sew the opening closed. You can do this by hand with a whip stitch. Or, for a faster finish, sew the opening on your sewing machine, stitching about 1/16″ from the folds of the gap. This seam doesn’t really show once it’s on the scrunchie, so it doesn’t need to be perfect.

How to create a woven ponytail

Add the Tie to Your Scrunchie

Tie the extra piece around the scrunchie on the seam where the elastic meets. A tight single knot holds well enough. This piece acts as a playful decoration, as well as a means of covering that seam.

Remember hair scrunchies when you are cutting out other sewing projects. Save up the scraps that are large enough and use assembly-line methods to sew a pile of hair scrunchies at a time.

If you have smaller scraps that are still at least 3″ wide, you can piece them together to make a patchwork scrunchie!

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How to create a woven ponytail

An invisible ponytail, also known as an inside ponytail, is a woven hairpiece intended to make a ponytail look fuller and thicker. Invisible ponytail hairstyles last up to two weeks and are constructed using adhesive hair wefts. The chosen weft should be as close to your natural hair color as possible in order to look the most natural. However, purchasing a lighter weft will produce a highlighted effect. These extensions are appropriate for those with thin, fragile hair, as they work to add thickness and volume.

Separate your bangs from the rest of your hairstyle. Though bangs and invisible ponytails are not mutually exclusive hairstyles, you must keep the bangs separate so that they remain free from the updo.

Locate the point on your head where you want the base of the ponytail to be and gather your hair in your hand over that spot.

With a pin-tail comb, which has a very thin metal point, draw a circle around the ponytail’s base, keeping the comb close to your scalp. Draw the circle about 2 inches from your natural hairline all the way around. This should provide you with a solid circular parting all the way around your head, leaving fringes of hair all the way around your ponytail.

Secure the base of the ponytail close to your head with a hair elastic. Comb out the surrounding hairs on the outside of the circular parting.

Position your hair weft around the base of the ponytail, pushing the adhesive into place on your hair. This process can either be done with several short hair wefts or one long weft that you wrap around the ponytail.

Continue wrapping the weft or adding rows of extensions until the base of the ponytail is covered almost up to the circular parting. Press the roots of the weft against your scalp once it is in place to ensure that the hold will be stable.

Straighten your natural hair within the ponytail and remove the elastic band.

Straighten the hair that was brushed out of the ponytail and smooth it over the top of your scalp. Rub a dollop of beeswax or gel between your hands and smooth it into place. It should now cover the roots of the extensions. This process will help keep the style smooth and stable for as long as possible.

Pull your hair into a ponytail and tie it into place, ensuring that the positioning is the same as the initial ponytail you created. Remove the salon clip and straighten your bangs to complete the style.

If you have black hair, a weave ponytail is one of the most versatile styles that you can wear. Despite its length, a weave ponytail falls to a sharp angled bob, so it doesn’t look too long or bulky. The style is also quite flexible, as you can incorporate any color or style of braid around its base. A straight high ponytail is another great choice.

How to create a woven ponytail

To add length and volume to your hair, choose a style that highlights the natural curl pattern of your tresses. You can try wearing a bob, or a braided part. Either way, you’ll look stunning. A layered top is another great choice. Using a braiding iron, you can add curls and waves to the wig for a glamorous and flirty effect.

How to create a woven ponytail

A weave ponytail is a beautiful hairstyle that is very versatile and can be paired with extensions and other types of extensions. This hairstyle also works well with relaxed hair. The waves will make your hair look shiny and pretty. If you’re wearing a weave, try wrapping your hair around the base of the ponytail. Use a curling iron to style the waves. This will give your ponytail an elegant and stylish look.

How to create a woven ponytail

If you’re a woman who wants to avoid styling her hair, a black ponytail may be the perfect choice. While braided ponytails can be incredibly easy to manage, you’ll have to be careful to follow the instructions carefully. It’s important to moisturize your scalp, as the hair extensions will dry and dehydrate your scalp. And because black hair is very prone to tangles, the braided ponytail will last a very long time.

How to create a woven ponytail

A black ponytail with a side braid can look a little casual or a bit more elegant. The side braid can also be used to create a ponytail with an extra twist. A low-styled pony can be worn day after day with different accessories. A black weaved ponytail can be a classic choice for thick hair. It can be worn up or down. In addition to braids, it can also be adorned with a bun.

How to create a woven ponytail

A black weave ponytail is an incredibly stylish and comfortable style. You can either use a woven hair ponytail or a wig to add a touch of glamour and shine. This style will look great on a black woman’s head and can be a great choice for a party or a special event. And it’s not just for black women, but it’s a great choice for anyone with long, curly, or naturally curly locks.

How to create a woven ponytail

A black ponytail is an essential piece of any black woman’s wardrobe. It is practical, sleek, and beautiful. It is suitable for daytime and nighttime. A low ponytail will keep your hair looking polished and is ideal for any occasion. A stylish, yet simple hairstyle is the perfect style for everyday black women. It can be recreated with the use of a curling iron and a textured clip.

How to create a woven ponytail

A black ponytail can be a chic style that can be worn day or night. The sleek and flawlessly straightened hair is the perfect style for a black woman. It is also very versatile and can be worn for day or night. A low ponytail can be easily copied with a curling iron, too. This style is the best choice for daytime or nighttime. A low ponytail will give you the fullness and length you need.

How to create a woven ponytail

A weave ponytail is a unique and beautiful style. If you have natural hair that is loose and wavy, a weave ponytail will be a perfect choice for you. It will create a pretty, shiny, and loose wave that is easy to maintain. To achieve this look, wrap your hair around the base of the ponytail and use a curling iron to add more height and texture to your style.

How to create a woven ponytail

A high-curled black ponytail is a stylish style that is great for night out. It will still allow you to do your daytime activities without losing your look. A messy black ponytail is the perfect choice for a prom. A messy ponytail is very stylish, and a great option for a special occasion. This style will make you look like a glamorous princess at the party. If you want to make a statement, a curly ponytail is the perfect hairstyle for you.

When it comes to tried-and-true hairstyles, braids will always have a special place in our hearts. That being said, there are times when sticking with a traditional braid can get a little boring. One of our favorite ways to update the look? A braided ponytail! There are so many ways to try out this hairstyle trend, including options that evolve from your go-to plaits like French braids and fishtail braids. Ready to style your hair? Try one of these ten styles, ahead.

Braided Bubble Ponytail

If you love a tousled, voluminous look, you’ll love a braided bubble ponytail. After putting your strands in a high ponytail, begin to braid the length into a traditional three-strand braid. Secure with hair ties after every inch or so of braiding to create your “bubbles.” Gently tug at the braid to add more volume and body as you go. Want more texture? Try the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse.

Dutch Braid Ponytail

Try Dutch braiding your face-framing strands toward the back of your head with one Dutch braid on each side. When you reach the back of your head, secure the remaining hair into a ponytail. To kick the look up a notch, weave a piece of fabric or ribbon into your braid.

Half-Up Braided Ponytail

Rather than braiding your entire mane, consider a half-up braided ponytail. First, create texture throughout your mane with the help of the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse. Then, separate a top section of hair that goes from one ear to the next. Secure the section into a half-up pony, then braid it into a fishtail braid and tie off with a clear elastic. Talk about a romantic hairstyle!

Sleek Braided Low Ponytail

We love a sleek, slick look. First, apply a bit of hair gel, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Clean Style Gel, to the crown of your head. Slick back any flyaways and stray strands! Then, pull your length into a ponytail and weave it into a tight, neat braid. Wanna make it look even cooler? Add a bunch of hair clips throughout the braid to jazz it up.

Wraparound Curly Ponytail

Have naturally curly hair? This hairstyle was made for you! First, gather your curls into a high ponytail. Then, weave and wrap a small braid around the base of your ponytail. Secure with a few bobby pins on the underside of your pony and say hello to loads of beautiful texture!

Classic Braided Ponytail

Who says a braided ponytail has to be complicated? Give yourself a classic braided ponytail hairstyle by first pulling your strands into a ponytail, using an elastic to secure them. Then, braid the length of your ponytail into a traditional three-strand braid. Make it chunky or looser by pulling on the strands. Keep it in place with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Weather Control Hairspray.

Colorful Braided Ponytail

Want to spice up your classic braided ponytail without too much effort? Turn to temporary hair color for a totally revamped look! Take your pick of the hues in the L’Oréal Paris Colorista Hair Makeup Temporary 1-Day Spray line. It will wash out in just one shampoo—no commitment necessary! You can apply the color any way you like, but one of our favorite options is adding a fun hue to individual sections of the braid to amplify its woven look.

Fishtail Braid Ponytail

Gather your hair into a ponytail at the height of your choosing—we love a pony that sits about halfway up your head for this look. Secure with an elastic, then put your braiding skills to use and create a fishtail braid on the length of your locks. Gently tug at either side of the braid to add volume and a bit more texture. Be sure to spritz the look with hair spray, like the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Precious Oil Satin Hairspray, before heading out the door.

Double Braided Ponytail

Not a pro at French or Dutch braiding just yet? You can still get the look of two braids leading into a ponytail by weaving traditional three-strand braids. First, create two one-inch sections at the front of either side of your head. Pull the remaining hair into a high ponytail. Then, braid each face-framing section into a three-strand braid. Pull the braids back toward your ponytail and wrap their ends around the ponytail’s base before securing with a few pins.

Dominatrix Two-In-One Braided Ponytail

We’ve seen this absolutely stunning style everywhere from our Instagram feeds to the red carpet. All it takes is slicking back your hair with the L’Oréal Paris Anti-Frizz Elvive Dream Lengths Serum, tying it back into a low pony (add extensions for major length), and sectioning the hair into two sides. Next, braid each, and then twist them together for a super intricate look.


If your hair gets frizzy in the humid summer heat, or you’re just looking to update your limp and straight strands in the winter, a stylish and woven braid hairstyle helps to tame any hair drama. Using a few expert style tips, it’s easy to weave a little femininity and glamour into your medium-length or long locks. If you’re attending an evening wedding or special event, add a little sparkle and shine to your new hairdo by slipping a sequined headband on your head or pinning a jeweled brooch at the base of the braid.

Work a dollop of thickening mousse through your freshly washed strands. Rake the product through your hair from root to tip. When heat-styling or blow-drying hair, some experts recommend using a lightweight, alcohol-free mousse to add body and hold to fine, thin or normal hair that is wavy, curly or straight. A thickening or volumizing mousse also adds texture and hold to the braid without making the hair feel sticky.

Blow-hair dry with a round bristle brush. To create sleek, straight hair, blow-dry 2-inch sections at a time. Set the dryer on medium heat and point the nozzle straight down the hair shaft to prevent frizz and add gloss to your tresses.

Grab 3 to 4 inches of hair near the ears. Pull both sides of the hair back and braid them into a wide and loose braid at the back of your head. Separate the hair into three equal widths and weave the hair down until you create a loose, three-strand braid.

Wrap a small, clear elastic band at the ends of your hair to finish the look. Spritz hair with a shine spray for extra gloss.

Introduction: Woven Bracelet

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Learn how to make a beautiful handwoven friendship bracelet for you and your friends. These bracelets are easy and really fun to make. You can start off with a simple design and make them more elaborate as you become more familiar and comfortable with the process. They take about an hour or so to make, depending on how wide you make yours. All you need is some embroidery floss, a loom, scissors, and a needle to get started!


Embroidery Floss / Thread (Experiment with different widths and textures of threads)

Loom (or a makeshift loom – If you do not have a loom you can make one using cardboard. If you search online you will find several tutorials on how to make various simple looms from cardboard to popsicle sticks. The loom used for this tutorial is from Etsy and a bit bigger than you will actually need for a bracelet, but it works).

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

Decide on the colors and textures of thread you want to use for the bracelet you are making, you can always add or take away a color as you work on it. You can make it one solid color or as many different colors as you’d like to add. I usually have an idea of what I want to do beforehand, but allow myself room to change it up as I go, adding a shape or line of color here and there.

Step 2: Prepare the Loom

I usually use a thinner – stronger thread to warp (warp is the thread stretched on the loom that holds everything together) the loom. For this bracelet, I am using black thread to warp the loom. It helps to use a different color than your weft (weft is the thread that is woven into the warp to create the bracelet, this doesn’t need to be as strong as the warp thread). For the weft, I am using embroidery floss, including a gold floss that is a bit stiffer than traditional floss.

Warp the loom, starting by tying the thread to the loom peg. Then, tightly wrap the thread from one end of the loom to the other. Make sure the tension is even on all the strings. The length of the thread will be determined by your loom, just make sure it’s long enough to make a bracelet. How many strings you have going vertically on your loom will depend on how wide you want your bracelet. I have eleven total for this bracelet, which makes a bracelet that is about an inch wide. Once all of your threads are in place tie the other end to the loom, making sure it’s tight.

Step 3: Weave

Once the loom is warped you are ready to weave. This weaving pattern I show you here is called the tabby or plain weave, it’s the most basic type of weaving and creates a strong, beautiful texture. Different weaves create different fabrics, you can experiment more once you get the hang of the tabby weave. It is created by going over then under the warp and repeating it each time. Over, under, over, under, over, under to create the weave.

Start off by tying your embroidery floss to the outside of one of the warp threads. I use a piece of tape to begin to tighten my warp a bit to make it easier to get the tension under control while the embroidery floss is woven onto the warp. After a few rows, once the floss is in place I then remove the tape. With your needle and floss, start by going under one thread then over the next and under the next and so on. Be sure to keep the tension even as you go, this will become easier the more you do it.

Step 4: Continue Weaving

You can weave the entire bracelet using one color or add more colors as you go. If you run out of thread just start where left off, you don’t need to tie the thread on, the tension created as you weave will keep the thread in place. You can trim the excess thread as you go or leave it all, as I do, until the end, and then trim it off.

Step 5: Adding a Shape

Adding a line or shape to your bracelet can make it feel more personal. For this bracelet, I wanted to add a golden full moon shape. I started by looping the gold thread around the central thread, then going below that loop to the next line down from there and weaving in and out of three strands of thread, making sure to loop the correct direction as not to unweave the thread. I continue weaving down the bracelet, getting wider with the gold thread as I go until I reach the middle point of the shape, then I decrease strands to form the circular shape, making sure the tension is just right. Once you finish the shape you can move it down slightly to weave around it, then tightly sliding it back into place, once the area around it has been woven in. Keep in mind it’s still the same plain weave for the entire bracelet. It can be a little tricky filling in a space that isn’t a straight weave, but with practice, you will see it’s pretty simple and forgiving once you slide everything into place. You can weave small shapes here and there and weave around them as you go. Once you get the hang of it you can even weave the shapes of letters to form short words on your bracelet.

Step 6: Weave + Trim

Continue weaving until you feel that your bracelet is long enough for the wrist you are making it for. Once you are to the end you can tie the last thread around an outside string to secure it in place. If you haven’t already you can trim all the excess threads off now, getting as close to the bracelet as you can with the scissors.

Step 7: Braid the Remaining Strings to Finish

Once you have trimmed all the excess threads you can now cut the bottom row of thread from the loom. Snip every other thread from the loom only on one end. Now you are ready to braid the warp thread at the bottom end of the bracelet. Finish braiding to the end and knot the braid at the very bottom, trim off any extra thread from the knot. Next, snip the top of the warp thread from the loom. I use the knot from the first braid to secure it in place on the loom to braid the other end. Braid it as you did on the opposite side, tying a knot to the end. If your tension was tighter on one side you may need to redistribute the threads a little by pulling them down or pushing them up in a certain area to get the bracelet to lie completely flat.

Step 8: It’s DONE!

Tie your bracelet to your or your friend’s wrist and show it off! I like to double knot it in a fisherman’s style sliding knot so I can take it off when needed. To do this you can wrap one end of the braid around the opposite braid and overhand knot it and pull it tight, but not too tight that it won’t slide. I then do the same thing with the other, untied side. If done correctly the strings should tighten when pulled in opposite directions.

Ponytails are very underrated. These can often get overlooked especially when it comes to hairstyles for special occasions. This is about to change. We have found 23 amazing weave ponytail ideas that will show just how gorgeous and stylish ponytails can be. We have braided looks, stylish side ponytails and more. No matter what your style, there is a ponytail for you.

1. Bubble Weave Ponytail

We would like to begin with this bubble ponytail. A bubble ponytail is a stylish, cool and creative hairstyle that will suit anyone. You can find tutorials online to help you recreate the look but usually it involves putting hair ties into the hair all the way down the ponytail. Try the whole hairstyle or maybe just the ponytail without the braids.

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2. Curly Ponytail with Braids and Cuffs

Looking for a glam hairstyle? Then this idea is for you. This ponytail features beautiful curly hair with trendy triangle braids and two loose braids at the front. The braids are also accessorized with gold hair cuffs and more. We love this ponytail, the curls are stunning! Recreate a similar look to this or try a different braid design.

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3. Sleek Low Ponytail

Next, we have a chic weave ponytail. This one is sleek, straight and stylish. There is also a beautiful wrap of hair where the hair tie would be. A hairstyle like this is easy to wear and will give you an elegant look. You can recreate a ponytail like this in any color. Also, try a different hair length or weave style for a pretty, shorter ponytail.

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4. Braided Ponytail with Weave

Braided ponytails look amazing, here is a gorgeous example. The hair is braided into a stylish fishtail with a combination of thin and thick braids on the top of the head. This look has been finished off with gold hair rings. A ponytail like this is for the trendsetters. You can try the whole hairstyle or just the fishtail. There are tutorials online to help you with this technique.

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5. Braided Side Ponytail Idea

You can’t go wrong with a classic braid. This ponytail shows how to wear a braid in a trendy but also easy way. The hair has been styled high on the head with a thick side braid. For this ponytail, the braid is long but you can opt for a shorter braid too. You can have a braided ponytail like this in any color.

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6. Trendy Half-Up Ponytail

Can’t decide whether to wear a ponytail or to leave your hair down? Well, with this hairstyle you don’t have to! This look features a high ponytail that only uses half of the hair. The rest of the hair has been left loose. This creates a cute and stylish half-up, half-down look. Recreate a similar style to this or try a different braid design.

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7. Curly Half-Up Ponytail with Weave

Next, we have a sky-high ponytail. This type of ponytail is loved by celebs like Ariana Grande and Beyonce. It just involves a ponytail that has been styled super high on the head. You can choose a ponytail like this or choose straight hair instead of wavy. This is also a ponytail that you can style half-up and half-down like the one featured above.

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8. Braided Low Ponytail

You can make the classic ponytail unique by having a cool braid design. Here is an amazing example. The hair here features a combination of thin and thick braids on the head that then lead to a sleek ponytail. You can use any braided design when creating your own ponytail, you can add funky colors too.

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9. High Ponytail with Weave

Looking for a trendy ponytail that makes a statement? Then you need to check out this hairstyle. This ponytail is long, thick and features a beautiful twist. Hair like this is glam, stylish and can be dressed up or down to suit any occasion. You can recreate a long twisted ponytail like this or try a shorter length.

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10. Sleek Ponytail with Curls

Our next idea features a beautiful burgundy weave ponytail. The hair is sleek to begin with and then the ponytail is very curly. We love the curls because they add style and elegance to the ponytail. The color is trendy too, especially for the fall and winter. Recreate this look or try the ponytail in a different color.

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For those days when you want to rock a ponytail or messy bun and a hat, crochet one of these beanies that will accommodate your hair while keeping you warm! Crocheted messy bun hats look like your average beanie, but they have an opening at the top so your hair can come through instead of being flattened inside.

These crochet hats started as a trend, but they aren’t going anywhere. And why would they? Ponytail hats are cute and practical, and this list of patterns is sure to convince you!

Shell Stitch Hat With a Bow

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Many ponytail and messy bun hats start with an opening that’s tight around your hair. This shell stitch hat by Lauren of Daisy Cottage Designs has a larger opening, which makes it easier to slip on over your hair bun.

The shell stitch design gives this a nice texture and the added bow makes it extra special. This and many of Lauren’s other patterns are free, but you can also buy the PDF version for easy printing and saving.

Super Bulky Puff Stitch Beanie

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Even beginners can make this super bulky messy bun beanie! Phanessa Fong includes video tutorials along with her pattern so anyone can successfully accomplish this project. Puff stitch makes the bulk of this hat, which you can make as a traditional beanie or with the opening at the top!

Buffalo Plaid Messy Bun Hat

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What could be cozier than a buffalo plaid winter hat? Learn how to crochet in plaid from Whistle and Ivy’s tutorial series, which includes the messy bun hat, an infinity scarf, and boot cuffs!

Instead of a large or elastic opening, this pattern weaves ribbon through the stitches so you can cinch up the hat and embellish your hair with a pretty bow!

Vertical Rows Messy Bun Beanie

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Instead of working in the round, try this crocheted beanie made with vertical rows. Although it includes a few special stitches, it’s still easy enough for beginners who have already made a few projects. The free pattern includes two sizes and works around an elastic hair tie at the top.

Pigtail Crochet Hat for Kids

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What’s better than one ponytail? Two pigtails! Bethany from Haute Kippy designed her version of the ponytail hat for a young friend who wanted to show off her pigtails. It’s toddler/child-sized, but if you want to try this fun style, you could add more stitches for a larger version.

Easy On and Off Bun Beanie

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No need to pull this beanie on over your hair—just wrap it around your head and button it in place! Crochet this extra-wide headband-style hat with single crochet and chain stitches to form the faux cables. Not only does the button closure make this easy to put on over your perfectly styled bun, but it also adds a fun detail.

Crochet Ponytail Hat With Ties

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This ponytail hat from Crochet by Jennifer has a bonnet styling with braided ties. Perfect for intermediate crocheters, the main body of the hat features a basket weave stitch pattern. It also comes in a few sizes, like all the hats in Jennifer’s shop. Be sure to look through her extensive collection!

Chunky Crochet Ponytail Hat

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You can crochet this beehive-style hat in a flash because it’s made with super bulky yarn. The pattern includes five sizes, as well as options for adding the stripes and the bow. With just this one pattern, you can make hats for all your friends and family!

Third Loop HDC Messy Bun Hat

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Erin from The Cookie Snob designed her version of the messy bun beanie in the style of her series of 3 mL beanies. They hold more than 3 milliliters, but the backstory for the name includes some fun geekery. And to create the rows of horizontal chains, she works into the third loop of the half double crochet stitches. It’s a fun way to make a hat with a popular look!

Cat-Eared Ponytail Hat

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Although this last ponytail hat is a knitting pattern, the cat ears make it too adorable to skip. For those who both crochet and knit, grab your needles and cast on this cutie! But even if you don’t knit, you might just be inspired to work up some triangle ears to attach to your favorite crochet ponytail hat!

Want a style that can go from day-to-night like that and is actually doable? Then you need a slicked-back ponytail. If you think you can never get your hair quite as sleek and bump-free as Beyoncé or J. Lo, allow me — and celebrity hairstylist Dominick Pucciarello — to show and tell you exactly how to score a sexy, sleek pony in no time.

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2. Use a nylon and boar bristle brush to smooth strands. “Using a mini nylon and boar bristle paddle brush, gather your hair right below the crown of your head, smoothing the front and sides as you brush your hair back,” he says. “The mixed bristles will help knock out any static and give you that sleek effect you’re after.” Jess, the hair model here, used a travel-size Mason Pearson to get the job done.

3. Smooth the sides with product. “Still holding your hair with your right hand, apply a quarter-size amount of hair gel-serum — which provides hold, but won’t make your hair feel or look hard and crunchy — onto your fingertips, and then spread it all over your hair, starting a half of an inch back from your hairline to give it that wanted sheen,” Pucciarello explains. Jess used Oribe Gel Sérum here.

4. Spritz on a finishing hairspray. This equals extra hold.

5. Secure your ponytail with a bungee. “Using a bungie hair tie, which has a hook on each end, insert one of the hooks into the top center of what is about to be your ponytail and wrap it around several times, linking the two hooks together when you’ve reached the tightness you desire,” he says. “The bungee allows you to pull your hair up without transferring your ponytail to each hand as you secure it, which is ineviatably what causes bumps in your slicked-back style.” Try these bungees from Ricky’s.

6. Polish up your pony. “After your ponytail is secure, take a small section of hair from underneath it and wrap it around the bungee to conceal its appearance for a chic, pulled-together look,” he adds.

And you’re done. Now, go out and flaunt your sexy, sleek style.

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Griffin

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How to Style a Perfect Ponytail, No Matter Your Hair Type

  • Ponytails are simple hairstyles that transcend formality.
  • There are plenty of ways to wear ponytail, from high or low on your head to wearing it with varying accessories.
  • Here’s what to know about styling a ponytail, as well as inspiration photos you can pull from for your next occasion.

Ponytail hairstyles are some of the easiest ways to look put-together without exerting much energy. The versatility of the style is a welcome reprieve from the fact that we can’t all commit to a three-hour beauty routine like Cassie from “Euphoria”; in fact, depending on a few factors, it’s easy to look like you actually spent a lot of time on your hair even when you didn’t.

Ponytails can also act as a protective and low-maintenance style for those of us on the go. Braided ponytails have the ability to last up to four weeks at a time, and for those of us who don’t know how to braid, sleek ponytails with a long braid are a go-to style that can last quite a few days at home.

Still, with the seemingly endless variations of ponytails available (how could we forget curly, low, or short ponytails?), we decided to bring it back to the basics with the best tips to achieve the perfect look. From choosing a hair tie and accessories to styling preferences, here’s how you can achieve a perfect ponytail — every time.

First, How to Choose a Hair Tie

What you use to secure your ponytail can lessen any breakage on your actual hair, which is why picking the right hair tie is key. Still, choosing the best accessory for you depends on your hair type and the look you’re going for. If you want an easy ponytail hairstyle that just gets your hair out of the way, we recommend the Sephora Collection Snag Free Hair Elastics ($5 for 12). Not only do these hair ties hold your hair in place, but once you’re ready to take your hair down, they also won’t tug at your hair like normal elastics do. People with straight hair or fine hair can also opt for a spiral hair tie to minimize snarls or damage, like this Kitsch 8-Pack ($8 for eight).

For people with thicker or curly hair, we recommend hair ties that are larger in size or thicker in width but still have a softer outer casing so as not to pull at the hair. We like the Thick Cotton Ponytail Holders ($8 for 100, originally $13) from Amazon, but another hack you can try is to use a headband as a hair tie instead, and these Goody Ouchless Headwraps ($4 for six) are the perfect size for thicker hair.

If you want to add a touch of luxury to your daily look, no matter your hair type, try the Slip Small Slipsilk Scrunchies ($39 for six). These hair ties are made entirely of mulberry silk and will not cause creasing or dents in your hair.

High Ponytail, Low Ponytail, or Somewhere in Between: Choosing a Location

Generally speaking, there are three places you can secure a ponytail: high on your head, low near the nape of your neck, or somewhere in the middle. While none of these locations signal a style that is better for formal vs. informal occasions, there are a few things to keep in mind when deciding on ponytail location.

There were a handful of very, very dark years when people seemed to forget all about the claw clip, which is a tad rude considering it saw them all the way through middle school. That’s no easy feat, especially back when we had braces and loved brick brown lipstick.

Now that the claw clip is back in its proper place ruling over all those flimsy bobby pins and barrettes that barely hold back bangs, we’re here to help with suggestions on how to use the versatile hair accessory, starting with the most basic and dependable way to use a claw clip to ensure your hair doesn’t fall within the hour. Follow these steps before going on to master these trendier claw clip hairstyles.

The French Twist

This is the flippy hairstyle that was most popular in the 1990s and makes a super quick and easy updo on the fly. All in all, the process should take about 30 seconds. This method works well on most textures, including curly hair that hits a bit below the shoulders.

1. Gather hair into a low ponytail and twist until half of the length of your unsecured ponytail is tightly coiled. It might take just one twist for short hair or several for long hair.

2. Raise the twisted base of your ponytail up and against the middle part of the back of your head. The twisted hair should be tight enough to not balloon out or loosen when you do so.

3. Secure the topmost part of the twisted hair against the roots with your claw clip. You might need to repeat this step with the clip until you have the desired grip against your scalp.

4. Let the loose ends (the lower half-length of your ponytail) fall over the French twist.

5. You can also customize this style by trying one of these two variations on the classic claw clip hairdo below.

The Ponytail Twist

1. Gather hair into a ponytail that hits right in the middle of the back of your head. (Instead of the usual low ponytail.) Secure with an elastic.

2. Twist the length of the ponytail about two-thirds of the way down to the ends and wrap around once fully as if forming a bun, stopping with the loose end facing up. There should still be length of your ponytail leftover.

3. Using your claw clip, clamp where the bun twist ends and your loose ponytail hair begins. If the style is a clock, the claw clip should be at 12 o’clock. This creates a higher and more secure version of the traditional low French twist using a claw clip. It especially suits thicker or longer hair.

The Half-Up Twist

1. Separate the top half or third of hair above the ears from the bottom half as if styling a half-up hairstyle. (It can be helpful to loosely secure the bottom half with an elastic or scrunchie temporarily to ensure you’re only working with the top half.)

2. Twist the length of the ponytail about three-fourths of the way down to the ends and wrap around two to three times as if forming a bun, stopping with the ends facing down. Unlike the ponytail twist, it should look more like a classic bun, but there should be just a few inches of length from your ponytail leftover, hanging out towards the bottom.

3. Using your claw clip, clamp where the bun twists end and your loose ponytail hair begins. If the style is a clock, the claw clip should be at 6 o’clock. This creates a half-up style with volume and enough hold to stay. For very thick or long hair, you can use a clear elastic to secure before twisting to ensure it doesn’t fall. This is an ideal hairdo for medium-sized claw clips, as well as shorter hair or curly and kinkier hair textures.

Between these three basic claw clip hairstyles, you’re stocked with reasons to keep your favorite claw clip tucked away safely in your purse or on your bathroom counter in case the need for a cute and fast French twist arises. Shop our favorite claw clips below.

September 8, 2020 By Veronica Lovvorn & filed under Sewing Blog.

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Let’s be honest: you can never have too many headbands. Especially when you make them all yourself! Here are some go-to patterns that are easy to stitch and show off.

1. Seven-Step Headband

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With only a few strips of fabric and a piece of elastic, you can stitch this simple headband in an hour. Consider it the perfect project for using up your scraps!

2. Stretch Knit Headband

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Using small cuts of knit fabric (with at least 25 percent stretch) and ¼” wide elastic, design a custom-fit headband that’ll look totally profesh. They’re so cute, you can wear them for any occasion.

3. Double-Sided Headband

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You can make make stylish double-sided headbands with fat quarters, some fusible interfacing and a small piece of elastic. Not only will this accessory add a pop of color to your wardrobe, it’ll keep your hair in place and out of your eyes — so it’s perfect to wear while crafting!

4. Simple Tie Headband

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Don’t have time to style your hair, or just want to add a cute touch to your outfit? Look no further — this headband is for you; and it comes together in a cinch.

5. Stretchy Headband

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Upcycle an old hair band and make a perfect medium-weight headband that’ll look stylish on your noggin. This project is super stretchy, so it’ll stay on your head even during the most rigorous exercise.

6. Knotted Headband

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This pattern may be basic, but it’s a true classic. And while it may be designed for woven fabrics, it’ll work for knit fabrics that have some stretch. Plus, the pattern includes sizes from newborn and up, so you can make some for the whole fam.

7. Lace Headband With a Fabric Flower

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Flaunt a boutique-style lace headband without spending all your money. This one takes mere minutes to sew, and the flower embellishment, while totally cute, is optional.

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Beyonce, Jennifer, Kim, Nicole, Paris, Rihanna. Celebrities are known for wearing sophisticated ponytails and up-dos when walking the red carpet. According to StyleList, the ponytail is a fashion mainstay that has never gone out of style. You too can have an alluring hairstyle like the stars. Hair weave extensions can easily transform a thin, lifeless ponytail into a long, glamorous one by following a few simple steps.

Wash your hair and apply a moisturizing conditioner. Dry your hair and finish with a light, moisturizing hair lotion or pomade.

Gather your hair together. Use a nylon bristle brush to sweep your natural hair up into a ponytail. Once your ponytail is in the desired location, secure it with an elastic ponytail holder.

Twist your ponytail and then coil it around the ponytail holder to form a bun. Anchor your hair with hair pins.

Attach the end of the extension track to the base of the ponytail holder using a hair pin. Wrap the extension hair around your natural ponytail tightly, until you get to the end of the extension. Use hair pins to fasten the track. Secure everything to the base of your bun with a few more hair pins.

Wrap a piece of extension hair from the back of the weft around the base to hide the track’s seam. Secure the ends with one or two hairpins.

Style your new ponytail. Braid it, iron it, curl it or just leave it straight. Spray with a finishing spray for a polished look.

April 26th, 2021

When Woven started, we had a simple mission – to help people spend time on what matters most. At its core, this mission is about helping people to make productive use of their time.

We sought to accomplish this mission by changing how people use one of the most important tools in the productivity suite – the calendar. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished. Woven became the most powerful calendar on the market. Our technology preserves what Google and Microsoft are best at, while addressing many of the problems with calendaring that they left unsolved. In the 2 years following our launch, Woven has scheduled over 2 million meetings, saved our users more than 10 million minutes in the process, and helped them make sense of 250+ million events across 40+ million attendees.

Today, the team that chased that very ambitious mission is becoming part of something even bigger – a company that is transforming the workplace: Slack

Slack is tackling issues we care about in productivity, but more importantly, they are doing it on a massive scale and with great success. And, they have been an early supporter, advisor, and investor in Woven via the Slack Fund. They are the obvious home for our team.

Woven is the most powerful calendaring technology outside of Microsoft and Google and it is a product that we’ve become dependent on to run our lives. We wish we could maintain Woven for our users whom we have so much appreciation for, but sometimes the best path forward requires a goodbye to something we love.

If you have questions about Woven service discontinuation, please see these frequently asked questions.

We wholeheartedly thank our users for all of their love and support.

How to create a woven ponytail

How to create a woven ponytail


How to create a woven ponytail

Google released their “Year in Search” trending data for 2020 and “how to trim hair at home” made the list—well, look no further. Meet the ponytail method, also known as “The Unicorn Cut.” This DIY haircut method that’s been blowing up on YouTube has people tying their hair into an extremely high ponytail that looks like a unicorn horn and giving themselves a refreshed haircut with a single snip. It’s a bold move to say the least, but the results aren’t as harsh as they seem.

The ponytail method can only give you one type of haircut: a heavily layered one. As a professional hairstylist, I’d suggest only entertaining this method if you have extremely long hair or curly hair, because drastic layers are best suited for curly texture and lots of length.

Thankfully, attempting this haircut method at home requires only a few affordable tools. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A pair of shears
  • Two hair ties
  • A detangling brush or wide tooth comb
  • A mirror
  • Optional: Thinning shears

Continue reading for a quick breakdown on how to achieve this 5 minute transformation in just 5 simple steps.

Brush Your Hair

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To start, you’re going to remove any knots from the hair with a detangling brush. If you have curly hair, you can use your favorite wide tooth comb. Make sure that the hair is completely dry so it doesn’t shrink up after you cut it. I’d also recommend doing this on clean hair instead of second or third day hair because the natural oils our scalp produces can weigh our strands down a bit more and therefore the length of your hair may shrink up a bit after your first wash.

Create a Bump-Free High Ponytail

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Next, flip your tangle-free mane upside down and collect the hair into a high ponytail just above the center of your forehead (channel your inner unicorn). Flip your head right side up and check in your mirror that the placement of your ponytail is centered before securing with a hair tie.

To avoid bumps, you can use your detangling brush to help you smooth the hair down around the scalp.

Determine Your Desired Length

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Then, determine how much length you want to cut off. If you aren’t sure, start small with 1/2″ or 1″ (depending on how long your hair is to begin with). If you don’t cut enough off the first time around, you can always go back through this process again because well, you can always go shorter. Plus, this is only a five minute process.

Use your second hair tie to mark that line where you’re going to cut. Wrap it close to the base of your ponytail and then slide it down to your cut point.

Make The Snip

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Your one and only snip is going to be made just below that second hair tie, cutting straight across. Having sharp shears is important, especially for a cut like this that’s working through such a thick, concentrated area of hair. If you use kitchen scissors or anything that has a dull blade, you’ll find that the scissors will really struggle to glide through the bulk of your strands and will leave them more susceptible to fraying quickly.

Now, I would recommend never cutting your length above the chin. Following this advice will ensure that your shortest layer falls no higher than your jawline. If you desire to have a longer fringe or side bang, I’d suggest leaving those bits out and blending them into your layers after the bulk of your hair is cut.

You can use your shears for this cut if you prefer blunt ends, or if your long hair has a finer density and you prefer that it feels fuller versus wispy. For thicker hair and curly hair, you might consider using texturizing shears if you have them available to you. Thinning shears have a lot less room for error because the cut they make isn’t so harsh. These shears will give you a much softer, blended finish on your ends.

A Few Finishing Touches

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You’ve done the majority of the work and your hair is almost ready to go. As a professional stylist, I have a few last minute tips for detailing your newly layered ‘do. These are all totally optional, but they have the power to transform your cut even further to looking like it was done by a pro.

  • Point Cutting: If you’ve let your ponytail down and you feel the layers are looking a little too harsh or blunt for your hair type, I’d recommend point cutting your ends. Toss your hair back into that unicorn ponytail — you can use your regular shears or thinning shears for this — and with a taut grip around those ends, use your shears to cut straight up, into your ends. Point cutting will provide a softer, lighter finish to your ends and can break up what may feel like “shelf” layers.
  • Fine-tuning Your Shape: The ponytail haircut method will give you a distinct “V” shape when it’s all laying down against your back. If you prefer a your strands to fall with less of a notable shape, here’s what you do — create a clean, center parting split all the way down your head. Bring each side around to the front of your shoulders and make a straight snip across the bottom layer of hair. Cross check that both sides are even by bringing them together beneath your chin. Losing that last layer will eliminate the long point that creates the “V” shape, and will leave you with more of a soft “U” shape, like a square manicure with rounded edges.
  • Product: Styling aside, if you have the ability to pick up a tiny travel size bottle of Virtue Split End Serum ($20), I highly recommend doing so. I use this after every haircut to help seal freshly cut ends and prevent any fraying or future splitting. Continuing to apply a pea size amount of this product to your ends when you get out of the shower, will help keep them looking healthy and extend the amount of time until your next haircut.

Whether you are a seasoned professional cutting hair for hair donations, or an individual cutting a ponytail in your own home, please follow these simple steps.

Guidelines for Measuring and Cutting Your Hair Donation

Make sure hair is a minimum of 12 inches for proper hair donation length. We encourage you to wait and grow a longer ponytail (14+ inches) to have the most impact on a child in need.

    • Pull curly hair straight for a more accurate measurement.
    • Start the measuring tape at the start of the ponytail.
    • Stop measuring where the ponytail starts to thin due to layers or split ends.

Hair must be clean and stored/packaged completely dry.

    • Wet hair will mold in shipping and will be thrown away.

Hair cannot be permed, color-treated, or highlighted.

    • Temporary coloring or highlights that wash out are acceptable but must be completely washed out before cutting. Gray hair is accepted.

Tie hair into at least four sections (six are even better) around the head for a more generous donation.

    • Hair that is pulled into one ponytail or braid results in a loss of up to four inches of hair. To section ponytails:
      • Make a center part
      • Starting from this center part, part the hair over the top of each ear. This will create four sections of hair

To create four ponytails:

    • Tie the hair in front of each ear into ponytails, and then tie the hair behind each ear into ponytails.
    • Make sure each ponytail or braid is tightly secured. Hair that is loosely wrapped tends to become loose when shipped, making it unusable.
    • PLEASE be sure hair is tight and secured with several rubber bands 2-3 inches apart.

Cut hair above rubber band.

Seal all dry ponytails in a Ziploc bag.

Place Ziploc bag along with Hair Donation form and barcode/ID number in a sealed envelope addressed to:

Wigs For Kids — Hair Donations
24231 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, Ohio 44145

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Are you ready to donate? Click on the button below to fill out our Hair Donation form.

Please consider adding a small financial donation to help Wigs For Kids with the cost of hair processing, services, and hair replacements (which average $1800 yearly per child). Any amount helps us get closer to helping a child. You can make your financial donation on the Hair Donation form by selecting “Include Monetary Donation” from the drop-down menu.

If you use our online Hair Donation form and include a print out of your barcode with the donation, you can expect a thank you within 60 days of Wigs For Kids receiving your ponytail.

If you fill out a paper form without a barcode, you can expect a thank you within 4-6 months of Wigs For Kids receiving your hair. We truly appreciate your donation and will do our best to send a thank you as quickly as we can. Thank you for your patience and your donation!


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How to create a woven ponytail

Ponytail palm plants are useful in the tropical to semi-tropical exterior landscape, or as a potted specimen for the home. The palms develop pups, or side shoots, as they mature. These smaller versions of the parent plant are easy to divide away from the mother palm. Propagating ponytail palm pups will give you new little palms to share with friends and family or just provide you with another source of this attractive, ornamental succulent.

About Ponytail Palm Plants

Another name for this plant is the elephant’s foot palm due to its thick, roughly skinned trunk. It is in the same family as agave plants and native to southeastern scrub desserts of Mexico. It is not a true palm but a succulent, which saves moisture in the trunk.

In times of drought, the trunk will shrink in diameter and get slightly shriveled bark. When the rainy season arrives, it sucks up and stores as much moisture as it can and the trunk swells markedly.

It is not a hardy plant in cooler zones and can sustain damage to the roots and trunk in excessively wet soils. As a container plant, ponytail palm care is minimal and the plant thrives on long periods of neglect.

The palm is slow-growing but may get up to 30 feet (9 m.) in its native habitat, although it is more likely to be less than 10 feet (3 m.) in captivity.

Ponytail Palm Shoots

This lively, little plant produces side pups as a method of propagating itself. Once the palm has matured, it begins to grow smaller versions of itself that sprout from the base of the mother.

Removing pups from ponytail palms is the easiest way to grow more of the succulent palm. Ponytail palm shoots divide easily from the parent plant and then require rooting to produce viable plants.

Propagating Ponytail Palm Pups

Spring is the best time to divide ponytail palm shoots. Carefully excavate around the base of the parent plant to expose the base of the pups. Use a clean, sharp knife and cut the pup away from the adult plant. Pups that are 4 inches (10 cm.) tall are usually forming a root base and make the best starts.

Use a nearly soilless medium, such as a cactus mix or sand-based potting soil. Place the rooted end of the pup in a moistened medium in a well-draining container. Cover the container with a plastic bag lightly secured around the edges of the pot. Place the container in a warm room in moderate light. Every few days, uncover the pot and mist the surface of the soil.

Ponytail Palm Care For Newly Potted Pups

Provided soil drainage is adequate and you do not overwater the palm, this plant is remarkably unfussy. The plant only needs water every two weeks or so and you can completely suspend watering in the winter months.

Cut off damaged or diseased foliage as it occurs and repot every 2 to 3 years.

Optimum temperatures for ponytail palm plants are 70 to 80 F. (21 to 27 C.), but they do quite well in average home interior temperatures.

By Emma Matthews published 31 July 20

The key to your early crafting.

How to create a woven ponytail

Unsure how to get hold of Grounded Woven Fiber? This material is vital in several blueprints and recipes, but it’s not a textile that you just stumble across. There’s a small matter of analysing and combining a specific raw material before you can put your Woven Fiber to good use.

Tools including the Grounded axe, Pebblet Hammer, and Spiky Sprig all require Woven Fiber in their recipes. The sooner you begin crafting this material, the better chance you have taking on the threats that await in Grounded’s oversized garden. It’s a simple process, so let’s cut to the chase and learn how to make Grounded Woven Fiber, and which recipes it’s used in.

Grounded Woven Fiber: How to craft it

Woven Fiber is made by combining three Plant Fiber together. Plant Fiber can be found all over the map in Grounded, as tiny green plants. You can also find it when chopping down grass.

If you’ve just started playing, there’s no need to venture too far from the opening area. Comb the area surrounding your nearby Field Station and collect as many Plant Fiber as you like.

After collecting a haul of Plant Fiber, head back to the Field Station and interact with the Resource Analyzer. Press Space to analyse the Plant Fiber. The first time you do this, you’ll unlock the Woven Fiber recipe.

To craft Woven Fiber, press Tab and click on Craft. Under Materials, select Woven Fiber. Providing that you have three or more Plant Fiber, press Space to craft the item.

Grounded Woven Fiber recipes and blueprints

Alongside several other ingredients and items, Woven Fiber can be used in these recipes:

  • Pebblet Axe
  • Pebblet Hammer
  • Spiky Sprig
  • Sprig Bow
  • Acorn Shovel
  • Ant Club
  • Torch
  • Canteen
  • Eyepatch
  • Ant Knee Guards
  • Clover Poncho
  • Armor Glue
  • Clover Shin Guards
  • Clover Hood

Woven Fiber is also required in these blueprints:

  • Chair
  • Door
  • Storage Basket
  • Plank Pallet
  • Log Pallet
  • Dew Collector

As PC Gamer’s guides writer, Emma is usually juggling several games at once. She loves competitive first-person shooters like CS:GO and Call of Duty, but she always has time for a few rounds of Hearthstone. She’s happiest when she’s rescuing pugs in Spelunky 2.

Going from HIIT class to holiday parties? All you need are the right accessories to transform your strands from sweaty to celebratory.

The ponytail is the white T-shirt of hairstyles. It looks good on everyone, can be dressed up or down, and is easy enough for even the most amateur hair stylist to DIY. Best of all? It can hide greasy, haven’t-washed-in-two-days, post-spin class strands. That will come in clutch for your holiday party circuit—sometimes you just don’t have time to hit up your local blow dry bar. Just camouflage your sweaty hair in an on-trend sleek ponytail and dress it up with fancy accessories.

How to Get a Sleek Ponytail

Celebrity hairstylist Laura Polko, who works with Gigi Hadid, Shay Mitchell, and Hailee Steinfeld, swears by T3’s smallest size round brush for brushing hair back. “There is something about the bristles on the brush where it gives a super sleek effect that you can’t achieve with a vent brush,” she says. She also likes prepping hair with Sexy Hair’s Foam Party. “I start applying it to hair in two-inch sections, directing the hair back as I apply,” she instructs, adding that she uses a hair dryer one inch away from the hair to direct it back from the hairline and start forming the ponytail shape (her pick is the T3 Cura Luxe dryer).

How to create a woven ponytail

One of the hardest parts of achieving a sleek ponytail is fighting flyaways. Polko uses Sexy Hair hairspray mixed with a pomade. “I make sure I get the pomade really warm and rub it together so I don’t get any chunky pomade at the hairline,” she says. “I then use my hands (no brush) to smooth it back. Lastly, I’ll hit the hair again with my T3 Cura Luxe dryer at a medium heat and low speed to set.” Sometimes, she’ll also use a flatiron at the hairline in small one inch section sand comb it back into place with a fine tooth comb. To finish, take some hair oil or spray a bunch of hairspray as a last step to get that enviable shine.

As for elastics, Polko says she uses four of Scunci’s clear ones. “You have to make sure you hold the pony super tight with your hand while wrapping the elastics around,” she says. “If you let the pony go loose for even a second, it can lose the shape you’ve been building. The clear elastics are nice because you can stretch them a bit more and get them super tight, whereas a regular ponytail holder can only go so far.”

How to Accessorize Your Ponytail

Now that you know how to get a sleek ponytail, it’s time to adorn it. Look festive with party-ready hair accessories, ahead.

Hair Cuff

A cuff makes any ponytail, high or low, more elegant, says Crystal Johnson, hairstylist and owner of BlondEmpire salon near Orlando. Apply a hair oil to make sweaty strands look intentional (it’s a trend!), and “secure with an elastic band to prevent flyaways,” she says.

How to create a woven ponytail

Elevated Elastics

Swap a hair tie for a bow to make your look a little more yuletide and a little less yoga, at a savasana level of effort. Leave out some face-framing pieces to add a touch of elegance, or up the ante (literally) by placing the pony at the crown of your head. “The higher it is, the more you’ll see the bow,” says Johnson.

How to create a woven ponytail

Colorful Stacked Pins

“I love colorful pins stacked or crisscrossed on a low ponytail, with a deep side part,” says Polko. To keep your look in place, lightly spritz each one with hairspray or create a base with bobby pins that match your hair color, then slide brighter variations on top.

How to create a woven ponytail

Personalized Clips

Let your hair do the talking with a customized clip. A large barrette can weigh down strands, but it’s well anchored near your temples. Slip it on with some help from a texture-adding styling product. “I use a rattail comb to get it into place, then follow with a little pomade,” says Polko.

How to create a woven ponytail

Padded Headband

How to create a woven ponytail

Johnson says that a headband “gives your hair a more polished look.” There’s no doubt padded headbands, in particular, are having a moment in 2019—go for one with tiny pearls all over for a touch of opulence. “Make the pony tight and make sure it’s full and bouncy,” Polko suggests. “Put the headband right behind the ears so you can see the mini part.”

This article originally appeared in the December 2019 issue of Women’s Health.

How to create a woven ponytail

Ponytail palms are truly interesting houseplants with their spiky poof of slender leaves capping a decidedly elephant skin trunk. They are not true palms, however, so can you trim ponytail palms? Read on for the answer on how to prune ponytail palm and the chances it will come back from severe top damage.

Ponytail palms are inexpensive, fun little houseplants with slow growth and minimal care needs. Place the little plant in full sun and water sparingly and normally it will continue its tortoise-paced growth and give you no trouble. About the only problem with these plants is overwatering.

Can You Trim Ponytail Palm?

Let’s be clear on the difference between trimming and pruning. Trimming may be done with shears and generally refers to the removal of the tips of leaves. Pruning is done with the intention of removing base and woody material for plant rejuvenation, or restoration.

The ponytail palm leaves are sensitive to injury and tend to get dark at the ends. Cutting back ponytail palm leaves is easy in order to preserve the appearance of the plant. Use good sharp scissors or yard snips to cut off just the discolored parts.

Ponytail Palm Pruning

Ponytail palm is a single-stemmed plant, which means that if you want to prune any base or woody material, you would literally be removing the trunk. Cutting back ponytail palm is not an effective method of maintenance in that it would leave an open trunk and no greenery.

The action would expose the stem to mold and mildew and it would likely rot before it could ever start producing any more leaves or offsets. The plant doesn’t have stems so much, as simply the long strappy leaves that arch out from the slimmest part of the trunk.

Ponytail palm pruning is only used if you want to remove the pups for planting. This would be consistent with the definition of removal of base or woody material.

Making a Three Headed Plant

Pruning ponytail plants that are less than 6 inches (15 cm.) tall will result in the plant producing more heads. It only works on the very young plants and you should make slightly curved cuts into the main trunk to force growth.

Keep the plant in an arid region, without much humidity, to prevent the cut from rotting. Once it calluses, the plant will send out a shoot and eventually leaves to form another cap of foliage. Growers often create two- and three-headed plants in this manner, for larger ponytail palms with extra interest.

How to Prune a Ponytail Palm for Sucker Removal

The suckers are also known by the cuter name — pups. These grow at the base of the thick trunk snuggled up to the parent plant. Also called offsets, they should be divided from the main plant in spring and planted as separate, although cloned, plants.

The leaves grow in clumps with a base that attaches to the trunk. The clump is an offset or pup. Use a very sharp, clean knife or pruners for pruning ponytail palms and plant the pups immediately in gritty potting soil.

How to create a woven ponytail

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How to create a woven ponytail

  • Total Time: 2 hrs
  • Skill Level: Beginner

The woven wheel stitch is an easy-to-learn embroidery stitch that packs a considerable punch. It is sometimes called woven rose stitch, and as its name suggests, it forms a wheel or rose-like circle of woven thread. Although technically comprised of several stitches, the woven wheel it is referred to as a single stitch. Add it to your bold and beautiful floral embroideries.

This weaving part of this stitch can be done very tightly, which will build up a thicker and more dimensional stitch, or you can keep the weaving a little looser, resulting in a softer and flatter stitch. Experiment with it to see what you like.


Practice on a small square of cotton or other fabric of your choice, using needles of type and size appropriate to the fabric.

What You’ll Need

Equipment / Tools

  • Embroidery hoop sized for practice cloth
  • Embroidery needle, size between 1 and 5
  • Tapestry needle, size between 22 and 24, for weaving (optional)
  • Small sharp scissors
  • Pencil or water soluble marker
  • Ruler


  • Small square of cotton fabric for practicing
  • Six-strand embroidery floss


Woven wheel stitch is made up of two parts, the spokes and the weaving around them. The spokes are created with ​straight stitches, and must be odd in number for continuous weaving. Weaving proceeds in a spiral from the center out, needle and thread going over, under, over, under, around and around to the outside.

Use a blunt tapestry needle when weaving to help keep you from accidentally splitting other threads.

Getting Ready

If you are still learning to stitch, go ahead and mark your fabric with a few practice lines for your five spokes as shown below. Use a ruler and a water-soluble pen or a pencil.

Place the fabric in the hoop. Cut a 12 to ​14-inch length of six-strand embroidery floss and thread it through the embroidery needle. Knot the other end.

Working Woven Wheel Stitch

To begin, bring the needle up and down through the fabric to make five ​straight stitches as shown, forming a star. Try to make each stitch evenly spaced and the same length.

  1. Bring the needle up through the back near the center. Begin weaving the needle over and under each straight stitch spoke. Be careful not to catch any of the threads with your needle.
  2. Continue weaving around the spokes until the circle is filled in and you can no longer see any of the spokes showing.
  3. Take the needle down under the edge of the weaving at one of the spokes.

If you run out of thread as you are weaving, bring the needle to the back, secure it, and bring up a new thread where you left off, continuing to weave as before.

When working the straight stitch spokes, you will want to use a sharp needle to pierce the fabric. When you are weaving, however, it’s best to switch to a tapestry needle with a blunt tip. This will help prevent the needle from catching and pulling the weaving. Switch back when you are done weaving and ready to finish off your thread.

How to create a woven ponytail

More Examples and Ideas for Use

There are all kinds of options for making this stitch. You can weave tightly around the spokes, creating a thick and dense flower. Or you can weave more loosely, just tight enough to bring the threads in so they touch. The looser weave makes a much flatter flower, which can almost look too flat to be considered a “woven rose.” Fuff the finished flower a bit with your finger to give it a fuller look.

Although shown here with only one color, it’s easy to change colors throughout the stitch to create multi-color flowers or other motifs. You can also leave the center open, giving you room to fill it with other stitches, such as french knots. To do this, stitch the spokes so that they don’t touch in the middle.

Woven wheel stitch is also commonly used with silk ribbon embroidery. To try this, stitch the spokes with a single strand of embroidery floss. Then do the weaving with ribbon. As you work around the circle, pay attention to the ribbon’s twists, folding and turning it to get the look you want. Add this to your stitch knowledge, and you’ll be making large roses and floral landscapes in hardly any time!

You’ll see them on messy buns instead of teased side ponytails, but the scrunchie is back in style! These little ruffled fabric circles are easy to make. I’m going to show you how to make a scrunchie without sewing a stitch.

How to create a woven ponytail

As a 90s teen with a current teen, it’s kind of fun to have one of my old fashion trends in common. Although I will never concede that “and I oop” is less ridiculous than “cool beans”.

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The Secret to a No-Sew Scrunchie

If you don’t want to sew a scrunchie or don’t have a machine, it’s easy to make a scrunchie without sewing at all. The process itself is nearly the same. As is often the case with a DIY project, the secret is the right glue.

For fabric, including DIY scrunchies, I use my very favorite fabric glue. It dries quickly and clear, and keeps fabrics in place permanently. But for this project,it has 2 big benefits.

  • It’s washable. That means your scrunchie can be tossed in the washing machine if it gets dirty or sweaty without falling apart.
  • It’s flexible, so your handmade scrunchie stays soft and, well, scrunchy. Unlike hot glue, which turns brittle and can crack. Plus, you can keep your fingerprints!

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Making Scrunchies: The Basics

Just like in sewn scrunchies, you can customize the “poof” and “scrunch”.

Sure, those are technical terms. Let’s go with that.

Just modify the length or width of the fabric rectangle to customize the look of your DIY scrunchie. In general, longer and wider fabric rectangles will make a bunchier version, while shorter pieces will make a scrunchie that is smoother. A narrower piece of fabric will make a mini scrunchie, which can be less overwhelming to thinner hair. I prefer a 4″ wide x 21″ long piece of fabric (instead of 3.5″) for a standard scrunchie that will wrap 2 times around a bun or ponytail. Making a scrunchie without sewing is a little easier with the extra bit of width to work with.

As for fabric, any type with a tighter weave will work when making a no-sew scrunchie. Looser woven fabrics allow too much glue to squeeze through, leaving you with a big mess and not enough fabric to stick securely. Try making scrunchies using cotton or cotton blends, flannel, or polyester for everyday scrunchies, silk, satin, or even velvet for fancier styles. Flannel and textured fabrics make wonderful fall scrunchies, while stretchy performance knits are great for workout hair ties.

How to create a woven ponytail

When making your No-Sew Scrunchie, make sure you use a good strong line of fabric glue without skipping spots. Make sure your glue is dry before moving to the next step, which should take only a few minutes.

How to create a woven ponytail


Pretty up your ponytail with this easy braid
A braid adds a pretty twist to this easy ponytail hairstyle.

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You Will Need

How to create a woven ponytail

1. Make a side part, then take a section of hair from the front left side of your part to your left temple.

2. Split this into three and weave together to make a braid. Braid the right over the centre, then the left over the right and continue to braid that section.

3. Stretch out the braid to make it look thicker. Secure the end with a pin or small elastic.

4. Gather all your hair into a ponytail and secure with an elastic. Take the pin or elastic off the first braid, now it is tied in with the ponytail.

5. Take a small piece of hair and wrap it around your hair elastic to cover it.

How to create a woven ponytail

2 Hair Scarf Styles


  • 1 scarf
  • 1 elastic hair band
  • bobbi pins


The Ponytail Hair Scarf

The Low Braided Bun Hair Scarf

When it comes to hair accessories, the hair scarf is very much top of my list! Keep reading to learn how to tie a hair scarf and create 2 awesome styles, the ponytail hair scarf and the low braided bun hair scarf.

How to create a woven ponytail

After years of having short hair– see here for reference!– I’ve been really enjoying trying out new hairstyles lately. Especially ones that I can do in under five minutes since Ever, although totally adorable and sweet, does make time more of a limited resource these days. So, my attention turned to hair scarf styles!

I was inspired by this photo and decided to run over to Mel’s place and see what we could come up with together. You would be surprised how many iterations of this we tried before settling on these two as our favorites! Keep reading for the full tutorial and my favorite bandanas– you can see other ways to wear them here and here!

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How To Tie The Ponytail Hair Scarf – Step By Step

  1. Begin by putting your hair into a low pony. (I made mine extra long with these extensions!)
  2. Wrap a bandana or scarf around the pony and tie in a small knot on top .
  3. Pinch and pull the hair above the pony to create a little poof action volume and messiness.
  4. Wrap the bandana around a few times crossing front and back alternating sides until there are two smaller pieces left remaining.
  5. Tie in bolo knot- like you would tie a mans tie.

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How to create a woven ponytailHow To Tie The Low Braided Bun Hair Scarf – Step By Step

  1. Begin with hair in a low pony tail.
  2. Separate pony into two sections.
  3. Twist the two sections to create a rope braid.
  4. Tie braid with a rubber band at the bottom.
  5. Pull rope up and around and wrap around the pony tail holder.
  6. Pin around with bobbi pins to secure bun.
  7. Tie bandana around the bun, knotting at the top.
  8. Pull bandana under and out of hair – weave through bun however you’d like and pull together in a single knot on one side when finished.

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Hair Scarf Style 1 – The Ponytail Hair Scarf

The classic ponytail tie is certainly the easiest scarf style to achieve. Simply place your hair in a ponytail and knot the scarf around the base and let the ends hang down. This look is perfect with a rectangle silk scarf in a fun print!

Hair Scarf Style 2 – The Low Braided Bun Hair Scarf

You can throw your hair up in a classic bun and simply wrap the scarf around the base a couple times to create this effortlessly chic look. Works well with a classic cotton bandana.

Bonus Style – The Classic Headband!

A feminine look with little effort. Take a thin silk scarf and wrap it around the top of your head and tie in a bow at the nape of your neck. You can secure this style with bobby pins.

Top Tips For Hair Scarf Styling

  • For a longer ponytail try some easy clip in hair extensions
  • Keep the hair scarf extra secure, with a thin hairband – use one that is transparent or matches your hair color.
  • For the low bun, tie your rolled scarf around the bun once for longer tails or twice around to make it shorter.

Check Out These Other Easy Hair Ideas

  • Effortless Up Do Hair Tutorial for Summer
  • 2 Floral Hair Tutorials that are Perfect for Summer!
  • How To Do A Braided Bun Hair Tutorial
  • Topsy Tail Pigtails Hair Tutorial

Have you tried these hair scarf styles? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

How to create a woven ponytail

How to create a woven ponytail

Fabrics like vinyl or laminated cotton are commonly used in sewing, whenever you’d like a tough, water-resistant fabric.

Reusable lunchbags. Snack bags. Tablet cases. Diaper bags.

Unfortunately, neither vinyl nor laminated cotton are great choices for the environment, so what do you do if you want to sew something that’s water-resistant, but you don’t want to use plastic?

You make your own waxed fabric!

The process is simple, the results are natural (although NOT vegan), and when you’re finished, you’ll have a sturdy, water-resistant fabric that you can sew into whatever you like.

beeswax. Check out your farmer’s market for a local beekeeper.

fabric. My favorite thing about this method is that you can use any cotton fabric that you fancy. If you went shopping for waxed fabric, you’d have a very limited selection of colorways to choose, but when you make it yourself, you can choose whatever you’d like from your stash–just remember that the wax will darken your fabric a bit.

cardboard or newspaper. You’ll want enough to make a thick layer of padding for the fabric.

paintbrush. I can’t remember now what tutorial it was for, but I know that I’ve previously suggested that you keep a paintbrush just to use with your beeswax. Does anyone remember what I was teaching you to make when I told you that?

heat gun . I know you’re going to want to ask me if a blow dryer will work instead, and the answer is that I don’t know, because I don’t own one, although I don’t see why it wouldn’t. See if your blow dryer will melt a little chunk of beeswax and if it will, you should be good to go.

How to create a woven ponytail

1. Cut your fabric to size, then iron and de-lint it. Trim your fabric down to a size that’s just a little larger than you need, then iron out the wrinkles. Get some masking tape and look over your fabric, picking up any cat hairs or stray pieces of lint–whatever is on the fabric when you wax it will STAY on that fabric for freaking ever.

2. Lay the fabric over the layer of cardboard or newspaper. You’d think that you’d want something non-porous, so that it doesn’t soak up any of the beeswax meant for the fabric, but you actually don’t want your fabric super-saturated, or it’ll be stiff and will crack when you fold it. Instead, make this layer of cardboard or newspaper thick enough to catch all of the excess beeswax, and then recycle it when you’re finished.

3. Melt your beeswax. You might have noticed by now that all of my beeswax tutorials call for a dedicated crock pot–it’s by far the best method for melting beeswax and keeping it melted while you work, and if you wipe it out when you’re done, you can use the crock pot for other crafts. I bought mine from Goodwill ages ago for the whopping price of $4.50–I think I’ve gotten my money’s worth!

How to create a woven ponytail

4. Paint on a layer of beeswax. Dip your paintbrush into the melted beeswax, then begin to paint a thin layer of beeswax over the entire surface of the fabric. Don’t worry about making it even or about any puddles of excess beeswax–we’ll take care of those later.

How to create a woven ponytail

5. Melt the beeswax into the fabric. Set the heat gun to its hottest setting, then hold it just a couple of inches above the surface of the fabric. Run the heat gun back and forth over the fabric, watching the beeswax magically melt into it.

How to create a woven ponytail

6. Turn the fabric over and repeat. When you go to lift of the fabric, you’ll notice that you’ll have to pull it from the cardboard–excess beeswax will have made it sticky in spots, but we’re about to fix that. Flip the fabric over so it faces down, and again run the heat gun over it, but more quickly this time. You’ll be able to see any differences in shading that will tell you where the beeswax spread unevenly, so just heat those spots again, and the beeswax will distribute more evenly.

You can now fold and store your waxed fabric, and sew all kinds of great things with it. I’m going to make the tablet case from Present Perfect out of this particular piece of waxed fabric, so I’ll keep you posted with my results!