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The Ultimate Guide to Ponytail Hair Extensions

The ponytail was first invented on Sept. 15, 2012, when Ariana Grande stepped on the scene wearing her iconic hairstyle.

Okay, so ponytails have been around a lot longer than that - but there’s no denying she made the slick, voluminous, and high ponytail a masterpiece everyone wanted to copy.

Well, whether you’re trying to recreate this famous ‘do for a fancy night out, or you need to give your everyday, casual pony a boost in the volume department, it’s ponytail extensions to the rescue!

Yup, that’s right, beauty queens - ponytail extensions exist, and trust me when I say they are transformative.

Let’s learn how to go from dull and lifeless ponies to bouncy beauties!

What Are Ponytail Extensions?

Ponytail extensions are a lot like other kinds of extensions on the market.

However, instead of being multiple pieces, they’re a single unit designed to add volume, length, and style to your ponytail! There are a lot of different types of attachments used for ponytail extensions.

Private Label utilizes the easiest and most convenient option, featuring a small built-in comb and wrap-around hair for a comfortable, secure, and, most importantly, invisible attachment.

All of our ponytail extensions are crafted using 100% human hair that’s professionally colored for the best, most natural results.

This also means they’re styleable, whether you want to add fun color to your ponytail or romantic curls.

human hair ponytail colors


Benefits of Ponytail Extensions

If you’re eyeballing our ponytail extensions but aren’t sure if you should buy or not, I encourage you to check out these top five benefits of ponytail extensions.

1. Immediate Ponytail Transformation

With ponytail extensions, recreating your image is a cinch.

In fact, most ladies (including myself) will tell you that adding a ponytail extension to your mane can be done in under five minutes.

Wow! Ponytail extensions will instantly give your pony a significant boost.

Whether you’re looking for lots of gorgeous lengths, tons of body, or both, you can rest assured our Private Label ponytail extensions will do the trick.

2. Easy to Install

I’ll be honest with you - not all hair extensions are easy to install, especially if you’re doing it entirely on your own.

But with ponytail extensions, it’s as easy as one, two, three.

Don’t believe me? Scroll down and check out the section “How to Apply Ponytail Hair Extensions.”

Trust me, it’s so simple, even if you don’t consider yourself a “master guru” of hairstyling.

3. Versatile and Customizable

With Private Label ponytail extensions, you don’t have to worry about sticking with a “single” style.

Because our ponytail extensions are crafted with 100% human hair, you have the freedom to style and customize as you please.

For example, you might want to add some voluptuous, glamorous curls for a fancy event. Go ahead!

On the other hand, you may need to fiddle with the color to get your “perfect match.”

Sure! With such versatility and customization, these ponytail extensions are worth every penny.

4. Won’t Damage Natural Tresses

Some women don’t want to mess with extensions because they want to protect their natural strands.

I totally get it - nobody wants to destroy their natural mane for a night of gorgeous locks.

However, you’ll be pleased to know that ponytail extensions are designed to be non-damaging to natural tresses, so you can enjoy a stunning ponytail without worry.

blonde ponytail hair extension

5. Low-Maintenance

Finally, ponytail extensions are relatively low-maintenance, especially compared to other kinds of extensions.

(Don’t worry—I’ve included a section on how to care for these lovely extensions in this article!)

Choosing the Right Ponytail Extension

Although Private Label ponytail extensions can be customized for a perfect match, it is still best to start with one that most closely resembles your natural tresses.

Here are my top three tips for choosing the right ponytail extension:

  • Pay attention to the color: Choose a ponytail extension that is as close to your natural shade as possible. That way, you won’t have to worry about doing too many alterations (if any!). Private Label has a wide range of hues to suit your needs.
  • Don’t forget texture, too: Matching your natural texture will also make your life easier. Of course, Private Label has various textures available!
  • Consider the length: Finally, consider how long you want your ponytail to be.

We have a wide selection of lengths, although many are the perfect length at 20 inches.

How to Apply Ponytail Hair Extensions

Applying a ponytail extension is so easy!

Even if you’ve never worked with extensions before and don’t consider yourself a great stylist, you can put these beauties in your mane without a problem.

It’s done in five simple steps:

  1. Style your hair into a ponytail. The first step is to style your natural hair into a ponytail as you normally would.
  2. Brush your ponytail extension. You don’t want to deal with tangles or knots after applying the extension to your hair. That said, go ahead and use your extension brush to get rid of any obstacles and ensure smooth, silky strands.
  3. Secure the ponytail with the built-in comb. Private Label ponytail extensions come with a built-in comb that will secure to the top of your ponytail. Simply slide the comb into your ponytail at the thickest spot at the top.
  4. Wrap and secure. Finally, you’ll wrap the hair portion around your ponytail to conceal the built-in comb and secure the extension.(If you don’t feel it is secure enough, I recommend using a few bobby pins - that’s what I always do!)
  5. Style as desired. You can leave the ponytail extension as-is or style it however you please. (I will share some great styling options in the next section!)
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Styling Ponytail Extensions

With a ponytail extension, you don’t have to settle for a single style.

Private Label ponytail extensions are designed with human hair, so the options are endless!

Here are some fantastic ideas to utilize our ponytail extensions:

  • Slick-Straight High Ponytail - Of course, you can’t go wrong with this sexy hairstyle!
  • Wavy/Curly Ponytail - Add an extra dose of allure by designing gorgeous waves or curls into your pony.
  • Low Ponytail - On those days when you want to be more casual while still turning heads, a low ponytail is all it takes.
  • Braided Ponytail - Add an element of interest to your pony by intertwining your locks into a braid. Any braid will do, whether you rock a classic three-strand or a wowing fishtail.
  • Half-Up Ponytail - Half-up, half-down hairstyles are always stunning. However, because of the added thickness in the updo, you might want to add some extensions to the lower half to balance things out.
  • Side Ponytail - Go ahead and unleash your inner 80s gal and rock the side pony!
  • Bun - Yes, girly - you can style your ponytail extension into a gorgeous and voluminous bun, too!

Caring for Ponytail Extensions

Ponytail extensions can last a surprisingly long time - with some users, myself included, getting a full year out of their unit.

However, this isn’t possible without proper care and maintenance.

Here are my top tips for caring for your ponytail extensions and extending their longevity: 

  • Brush Regularly - It’s so imperative to brush your extensions regularly. Use a brush or comb designed explicitly for extensions - they’ll work the best!
  • Wash Regularly, Too - Extensions need to be washed, just like your natural hair - albeit not as often as your tresses. After about five or six uses, or when they start to look and feel grimy, wash using an extension-friendly shampoo.
  • Don’t Forget to Condition - Extensions do not have natural oils like your hair. That said, they’ll need some help in the moisture department! A good leave-in conditioner is paramount.
  • Take It Out At the End of the Day - Never sleep in your ponytail extension! It is not designed for long-term wear, especially when sleeping in. Even if you take the proper precautions, it’s a no-go, hon!
  • Store Correctly When Not in Use - Chucking your ponytail extension into the bathroom cabinet is not a good idea. That’s how tangles, mats, and other obstructions are formed! Instead, hang your ponytail extension on a hanger or another safe spot.
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Ponytail Extension Colors

Looking for that perfect color ponytail?

Our selection of 100% human hair ponytail extension have been professionally colored along with many colors to choose from.

We hope you can get a close match to your current hair color without the need of a hairstylist to further color the hair.

Here are your ponytail color options:

  • Natural Black: This is the natural 1B color. It looks almost black until you hold it in the sun. The natural black ponytail is a perfect match with most of our other hair extensions and wigs in the natural color state.
  • Jet Black: The jet black ponytail has been colored to achieve this dark color. This is a great addition to anyone that is already rockin' a jet black hairstyle or using other extensions in our jet black collection.
  • Auburn: What a beautiful color! This reddish auburn ponytail can match your current red hair or add a fun flare of color to any hairstyle. We love this color!
  • Honey Blonde: A lot of virgin hair extensions will color to a honey blonde which has been a popular choice among our clients for the past decade. Our honey blonde ponytail is the perfect match for some additional length and volume.
  • Bleach Blonde: Do blondes have more fun? Maybe! Our bleach blonde ponytail is a blast! So easy to install and have a pony in no time.

Private Label will continue to grow out it's collection of colors. If there is a ponytail color you would love to see us offer please leave it in the comments below!

Shopping for Ponytail Hair Extensions?

Ready to completely transform the way your ponytail looks?

Private Label has a wide selection of stunning ponytail hair extensions designed to look immaculate and be easy to install.

The ponytail of your dreams awaits you - let Private Label make them a reality.

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As a busy professional and mother, ponytail extensions offer the perfect blend of convenience and style, effortlessly transforming a look from drab to fab in minutes. Whether I’m going for a sleek high pony for a professional vibe or a voluminous, tousled pony for a night out, these ponytails provide endless versatility without the commitment of permanent changes to your natural hair. Or ruining a bundle with glue using the extended ponytail method. Plus, they’re a lifesaver on those busy mornings when time is of the essence but you still want to slay the day with a flawless hairstyle!

Tasha Morris

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