Why Curly Ponytails Are The Perfect Party Hairstyle!

If you’re looking for a hairstyle that is both stylish and easy to manage, then curly ponytails are the perfect solution.

They offer a natural look that can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. Plus, they’re a great way to keep your hair out of your face while still looking chic.

Whether you need to add length to your existing hair, or you’re simply looking for a new style to try, curly ponytails are a great option.

There are a few different ways that you can style your curly ponytail.

Choosing A Ponytail Hair Extension 

There are many things to consider when investing in a ponytail hair extension.

You’ll need to know the kind of look you want to achieve, the weight of the extension, how much you want to pay and how to wear and style it.  

Fortunately, there are plenty of options out there to suit any and all ponytail needs. With curlier hair, it is often best to get a pre-styled option, like our chic Roxy extension.

This can help cut down on the time taken to style your hair in its ponytail and give you even results all over.  

Curly Ponytail Styles

Human Hair Or Synthetic Ponytail 

One of the most common questions with any hair extension is whether to use natural or synthetic hair. This can be a tricky decision, with many people preferring one over the other for various reasons.

Synthetic extensions are usually cheaper than human hair since they’re easier to produce. 

Synthetic hair is often easier to style and keep styled in the same way, while human hair will need to be styled again and again. The key question is how much upkeep and maintenance you’re willing to put into your extensions.  

Colour Matching 

Colour matching is an essential part of the hair extension buying process. You want to find a colour that matches your natural shade as closely as possible, or else it will be obvious that you’re wearing extensions.  

Here at RiRi, we offer online consultations for colour matching. All you have to do is take a selfie, send it over to us, and we’ll assess and get back to you.

Once you’ve got your perfect match, you’re all ready to go!

Colour Matching  Curly Ponytails

Curly Ponytail Styles 

There are many ways to style your curly pony, and switching up the looks regularly can be a great way to keep your style fresh.  

Wrap Around Pony 

Wrap around ponytails involves an extension wrapped around your natural hair, resulting in a beautiful, thick, curly ponytail. You use the extension for the majority of the ponytail, with your natural hair forming the wrap around to keep it in place.  

This can be a fantastic and stylish option and great if you don’t want to use heat to curl your natural hair. There are many ways to style a wrap around, from high ponies for a pinch of drama to more demur lower ponytails.  

Wave Ponytails 

A wave ponytail is more relaxed than other styles, giving you gorgeous mermaid waves to enjoy. They can be ideal for the beach, casual parties, or just going about your day looking fabulous.  

Wave ponytails may take a bit more effort than wrap arounds, but they are well worth it. You can style these by braiding the extension and drying it with your hairdryer. You should add some holding spray to keep the curls natural and beautiful.  

Wave Ponytail Hair Extensions

How To Apply Your Curly Ponytail 

How to apply your ponytail will depend on the extension you’ve invested in. Typically, this means clipping in the tail to your existing ponytail and wrapping the extra side extensions around to cover your hair tie.  

Getting the process right can take some time, so it is worth practising a few times until you’re happy with the results. You could also get someone to help you get the style right.  

Ponytail Maintenance & Care 

How often you wash your ponytail extension will depend on how often you use it. If you use it rarely, it won’t need as much washing as if you use it daily. It’s best to use gentle shampoo and conditioner made specifically for extension use.  

You should also gently brush out any tangles or knots without pulling excessively, which can damage the extension. You should also avoid sleeping in temporary ponytail extensions, which can cause damage and tangling.  

Final Thoughts 

A ponytail hair extension can be a great option to give you a chic look with minimal effort. Often ponytail styles can look underwhelming with only natural hair, particularly if you have very fine hair.

Ponytail extensions can fix that issue and result in voluminous, curly ponytails.  

The quality of the extension you use will make all the difference to the overall look. You should choose a reputable brand with experience providing quality hair extensions.

Here at RiRi, we believe in giving you the best quality hair extensions at affordable prices.  


What is a ponytail hair extension? 

A ponytail hair extension is clipped into your natural ponytail to create a thicker, fuller, longer tail. It also has two free strands of hair on either side to wrap around the hair tie.  

Are ponytail extensions easy to put in? 

Ponytail extensions are simple and easy to put in with a little practice. It is a good idea to watch a few video tutorials to help you get the knack.  

How often should you wash hair with hair extensions? 

You should wash your extensions whenever they need washing, which may be every few weeks for those that use them infrequently or twice weekly if you use the extension daily.  

How long do ponytail extensions last? 

Human hair extensions typically last longer than synthetic ones, with synthetic extensions lasting around three months and human hair lasting up to a year. To get the most out of your extensions, you should always care for them properly.

Written by our hair extension expert

Nancy Pinder

Nancy Pinder is our resident hair and beauty specialist at RiRi Hair Extensions. She advises customers daily in our Lakeside and Bluewater stores, helping them find the perfect look, length, and shade of hair extensions. Nancy also presents our TikTok live to thousands of viewers across the world. You can catch her on our TikTok every week here: @ririhairextensions_uk.

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