Braids and ponytails go together perfectly, and this simple tutorial for a horsetail loose braids ponytail will become a favorite. A super easy style that turns a basic ponytail into a hair masterpiece is sure to become a favorite. I love the easy accents with simple beaded hairpins that really take it to the next level. This step by step tutorial is going to take the mystery out of this gorgeous hairstyle.
Horsetail Loose Braids Ponytail
There is just something about braiding hair that turns it from drab to fab. This easy braided ponytail idea is one that I love when I am feeling like adding something just a little extra to my hair. It’s basic enough to work for daily wear, but the added accent pins make it nice enough to wear for an event. This is one longer hairstyle that can work for a day at the office, or just staying at home lounging on the weekend.
This style is very similar to a French braid but is a looser and less exact braid. To me, that makes it much easier to manage to do on your own hair, and the result is always good since it is supposed to be looser.
If you prefer wearing a ponytail more often than not, you may want to check out these fun ways to bump a ponytail without teasing your hair. I also love this list of perfect ponytail ideas. There are tons of unique ways to really make your hair the star of your outfit. Of course, you can always go with this great half up half down hairstyle that is sleek and easy to create.
Do I Have to Add Accent Pins?
You don’t have to add the accent pins or beads to this braid, but I love how they make it look. They really take it from an ordinary style to a bit classier look. I find this style to be one that would look absolutely lovely for a wedding or a special tea party.
Tools I Use
- Wide tooth comb
- Detangling brush
- Bobby pins
- Hair rubber bands
- Beaded accent hairpins
- Topsy Tail braiding tool
Other hair tools I love:
How to Create a Horsetail Loose Braids Ponytail
Start by combing and detangling hair so it is easy to work with while braiding.
Start by pulling back a small section of hair from the center of the top of your head and securing with a hair tie. Leave the front section down and use only a small center section.
Now, you will pull a small section from either side of this from the front sections of your hair and cross over the ponytail you just created.
Now, you will use those two sections, and the existing ponytail, and create a single braid by taking the new sections, pulling them together.
Next, you will be dividing up the existing braid into two sections, and weaving together a single time and securing with another hair tie.
Continue this process gathering hair from the sides and bringing to the back to then cross over existing braid, and incorporate.
This process is similar to a traditional French braid, only with hair ties between each section, and a looser overall style. If the process is confusing in pictures, check out our video tutorial above for a better visual of each step.
When you near the nape of the neck, you will stop braiding and secure the braided sections with a final hair tie.
Now, you will gently pull each section to fluff and separate creating a looser more natural look.
Take a section of the end of the braid and wrap around the bottom hair tie to conceal it. You can tuck the end of the hair into the hair tie, use a Topsy Tail to pull it through itself or secure with a bobby pin. An alternate option would be to tie a ribbon over the hair tie.
The final step for this style is to add a few beads or floral hairpins along the center of the braid as an accent.
You’ll love how easy this style is and how beautiful the result turns out!