How to Create a Sleek & Smooth High Ponytail

Lately, I’ve been totally crushing on sleek ponytails. Many of us think that ponytails are for those days when you just don't have time to do your hair or that it's something that you throw your hair into after the gym.

Ponytails can make quiet a statement.  Ponytails are perfect in showing off flawless makeup or to make a statement with your clothing since you won't be hiding behind your hair. It’s definitely a way to make yourself noticeable! In recent times, the ponytail has made a huge comeback with stars like Kim Kardashian and Blake Lively rocking the hair-do!

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Steps for Achieving a Sleek Ponytail:

1.  If you have extremely thick hair like me run a straightener through your hair OR you can always blow dry your hair straight.

2.  Using an elastic, gather all hair into a high ponytail (or into the height which you want).

3.  Take your favorite hair spray and hair spray your head lightly.  If you’re not a fan of hair spray you can always use a light-hold hair gel.

4.  Using a fine tooth comb, comb the top and sides of your hair until your hair looks perfectly smooth and sleek.

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Tips & Tricks for Achieving a Sleek Ponytail:

Tilt Your Head Back – Tilting your hair back when pulling your hair into a ponytail creates a tighter hold.  This also keeps the hair underneath from slipping out (especially with baby hairs!). 

Use a New Elastic Make sure you’re using a new elastic or an elastic that’s tight .

Let's Get Fancy  If you want to get a little bit fancy, you can take a small piece of your hair from the underside of the ponytail and wind it around the base of the ponytail to cover the elastic.  Then pin into place for a long-lasting hold!

Product Review: Brazilian Keratin Therapy Flat Iron Spray

Many Indian women either have naturally stick straight hair or extremely thick frizzy hair. I unfortunately I have been blessed (I use that term loosely) on the later. My hair is extremely thick, wavy, and frizzes up very easily.

I'm always on the hunt for a straightening spray that not only helps to straighten my hair but will also protect my hair. Basically a two in one product. I was in CVS a month ago and was looking for a product to use in my hair before using a flat iron. I stumbled upon the Brazilian Keratin Therapy Flat Iron Spray by Organix.

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On the bottle, this product says it does the following:

"Rich coconut oil along with lush keratin proteins strengthen and soften the hair, while avocado oil and cocoa butter smooth the cuticle to hold straight, strong tresses, finishing with a brilliant glow and luminescent shine." 

Doesn't it sound wonderful? 

My hair before using the Brazilian Keratin Therapy Flat Iron Spray: 

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My hair after using the Brazilian Keratin Therapy Flat Iron Spray: 

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For those that are concerned with this product damaging your hair, this product is both sulfate and formaldehyde free.  My hair felt so much more softer after using this product.  This product is lightweight and does not weight down your hair or make your hair sticky.  As an added bonus is smells aaaaamazing like coconut!! 

How do you use this product? I run a hair brush through my hair to remove any tangles and then I part my hair into sections. I lightly spray the product onto my hair section by section and then let the product dry.  Then I go in with my flat iron like I would normally. I can fully straighten my hair in about 15 minutes! My hair pretty much stays straight all day and I've gotten so many compliments on it. 

I would recommend this product to everyone!