This is one that I’ve recently done to jazz up Goose’s ponytail and it’s quick and easy for those mornings where you might be running late. Goose has wanted her hair up off her neck a lot lately in a ponytail (since it’s finally long enough all over) so I’ve been trying to come up with different things instead of just the same standard ones that I’ve done in the past.
Begin by making a ponytail. Make it as high or low as you like. Then section out a piece of hair from the top of the ponytail.
Divide that section of hair into 2 sections. Make sure they are damp or put some type of product in to keep the fly aways down. Then cross the right over the left section and pull it through like you are doing a shoe string knot. Pull it tight.
I did this first without spraying it and getting it wet, so you can see all the fly aways. (I redid it after I’d taken these pictures, so in the rest of the pictures the knot looks a lot tidier.) Once you’ve got the knot tied, secure it with a little rubber band (hopefully you can see it there on the left side of the knot). The rubber band will be hidden within the knot.
Hopefully you can see the difference in the “cleanness” of this knot vs. the one above. After you’ve put the rubber band in, use 2 bobbypins – 1 for each side of the knot. Slide them in on the backside of the knot and into the head of hair to secure the knot against the head. Otherwise it just sort of sits all crazy on top of the base of the ponytail.
And there you have it. A knot on top of your ponytail.
Here’s a view from the side. I curled the ends of the knot as well as the ponytail with my flat iron. I thought the hair hanging down from the knot was almost like the tails of a ribbon, as if she had some bow up on top of the ponytail.
And one last shot. Sorry for the lighting or lack of it in these pictures. I realized, after the fact, that my camera was still on the setting I’d used when we are at the circus several nights ago.
Oh, and I almost forgot. Today she wanted 2 ponytails so I did this on the top of each of them. Because I was working with less hair, I didn’t pull the knots as tight. I did the same thing as above, just one for each ponytail.
And that’s it! Knotty ponytail(s)!