Curly Ponytail Ideas That You Should Try

Are you looking for some exciting ponytail ideas for your curly hair? Well, then you are in the right place. Ponytails look so incredible in curly hairs. If you do not have naturally curly hair, you can also achieve curly ponytails.

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Though doing ponytails needs some creativity, but it is possible with minimal effort. You can make curly ponytails your hairstyle arsenal when you are going to a party, or a date, or workplaces. Sure, everyone will be stunned, looking at you. There are numerous ways/ ideas to create lovely curly ponytails. These vary according to hair lengths. We will discuss here some popular curly ponytail ideas you can try at home and choose the right one matches with your look.

Curly Hair High Ponytail

Generally, any hairstyle can be created in your long curly hair. But long hair is hard to manage. Ponytails are great solutions in this regard. This high ponytail idea will work perfectly in your long curly hair. This means when you are gathering and securing your hair at the back of the head, you just need to keep that tying point slight high.

  • Use a detangling brush to reduce tangles
  • Gather all of your hair at the mid-back of your head
  • Secure them by using a clip or an elastic band (whichever you prefer) to make a ponytail
  • Create some loose bouncy curls in your ponytail using a curling iron
  • Apply a suitable hair spray to set your hairstyle for the day

2. Low Ponytails for Curly Hair

Low Ponytail Curly Hair

This is another unique ponytail style. This time, you need to tie your hair at the lower back of your head. As a result, you will get a low curly ponytail for formal occasions. This style suits not only long hair but also the medium length hair.

  • Detangle the hair with a detangling comb
  • Gather all the hair and tie with a hair tie or an elastic band at the lower back head
  • Grab the curling iron and power on it to create curls in pony.
  • Use a hair spray that will keep your curls unhurt throughout the day

3. Cute Curly Ponytails

This ponytail idea will make you look prettier and cuter. It is a perfect hairstyle before going out on a date and applicable for medium length curly hair. You do not need to use a flat iron this time. Just keep the hair in the way as it is.

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  • Brush out your hair backward with a detangling comb
  • Hold the hair tight at medium height
  • Tie the hair with an elastic band
  • Wrap the elastic band with hair so that none can see it
  • Secure the hair strands with a bobby pin by tucking it below the pony
  • Finally use a hair spray to enhance your look

4. Messed-up Curly Ponytails

Messed-up Curly Ponytails

If you have naturally straight or wavy hair, then this can be the right curly ponytail style for you. It will give you a messy, disordered, careless look. Do not worry about it. Instead, this will make you more attractive. Just keep following the steps correctly in order to gain this lovely ponytail.

  • If you have any tangles in hair, then detangle it first with a brush
  • Gather all the hair in one place
  • Use an elastic band or a clip to hold it tight in one place
  • Tie at the midsection of the back head and make a ponytail
  • Loosen some hair in the front to achieve a messy look
  • Use curler for creating curls or waves in the ponytail. Also, make small waves on the front section
  • Spray a hairstyling spray for better output

5. Side Curly Ponytails

Side Curly Ponytails

The idea of this curly ponytail is, you need to keep your ponytail at one side of your head, and you will keep some hair strands loose on the other side. It looks great in medium length hair. You can apply it for casual occasions.

  • At first, straighten your front section hair with a flat iron
  • Brush out the hair to get rid of any tangles
  • Part your hair and make sections
  • Keep all of the hair at one side to make a ponytail
  • Tie with an elastic band
  • Keep some front section hair strands loose at the opposite side
  • Use your hair curling tool to create curls of different shapes and waves

6. Half-up Curly Ponytails for Short Hair

Half-up Curly Ponytails for Short Hair

A half-up curly ponytail is done when your hair is ponytailed at the upper side of the head. Actually, this hairstyle is applicable for short curly hair. It is for them who do not like long hair ponytails. So cut your hair and make it short, if you have long curly hair. The rest of the tricks are in the followings:

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  • Straighten your front section hair
  • Get rid of tangles with a brush
  • Hold your hair tightly and tie them with an elastic band over your head
  • Curl the back section of your hair with a curling iron
  • After that, give finishing touch with a hair spray

7. Pineapple Curly Ponytail

Pineapple Curly Ponytail

This ponytail style is called the ‘Pineapple Curly Ponytail’ because your hair looks like the pineapple thrones after you own this ponytail style. It has a slight difference from the half-up ponytail. Instead of keeping the ponytailed hair to the backward, you need to keep the hair tousled to the front section. That will give you a different look than others. If you have medium length curly hair, you can give it a try.

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  • Use a flat iron and straighten your front section hair
  • Brush out the hair to detangle
  • Hold the hair tight you want to make pony and tie them over the head with an elastic band
  • With a curling iron, make small bouncy curls and waves
  • Keep the hair disorderly at the front side of your head
  • Now, it is the time to spray some hair spray that will longer your curls

8. Curly Ponytails With Braids

Curly Ponytails With Braids

Making braids in hair is actually classy and fancy women like to do braids. You will be surprised to know that you can make cute curly ponytails with braids. This requires some extra effort. But a little effort will open the door of possibilities and make your day.

  • Straighten your curly hair with a flat iron
  • Use a brush to remove tangles and make sections of your hair
  • Take 2 distinct parts on both sides and make braids
  • Take another section which will make a ponytail and tie them up with the braids at the back of the head
  • Use a curling iron to add lovely curls in your pony
  • Apply a hair spray to set the style so that it can last long.

Bonus Tips

  • Use heat protector spray before using heat generator tools every time
  • Choose flat iron and curling iron with tourmaline technology.

Final Words

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Any successful hairstyle depends on your caring for your hair. We have shared some trendy curly ponytail ideas with you above. Our endeavors will be fruitful if you can achieve your desired curly ponytails. So, do not be late and go, give a try.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Hi there,

    I came here to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have naturally curly hair and styling them always felt a chore to me. Nothing seemed flattering and no hairstyles worked on my hair.

    But when I read your article and learn so much amazing curly ponytail style from it, my hair game is on point. I adorn my curls with versatile ponytails every day; I never felt such confident about my hairstyles before.

    Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. You guys never fail to impress your readers.

    Keep up the good work and best of luck.

    • Dear Quennie,

      First of all, thank you very much for your kind words. We are overwhelmed with your response.

      We are also glad that our article was helpful to you in some way or the other.

      Please keep coming back for more.

  2. Hello,

    First thing first, I would like to mention that I enjoyed reading this article. It was well-thought-of with adequate information.

    However, while some of the ponytails were well-described and easy to understand, others weren’t. I particular didn’t understand the “Side Curly Ponytails” hairstyle. It was not explained properly for us to get the idea. I would like to suggest writing a bit more where needed so that readers get the main idea easily.

    Nevertheless, there is no denying that it’s a good piece of writing.

    • Dear Catherine,

      Thank you very much for writing to us. We appreciate our readers’ response.

      And, we would definitely keep your suggestion in mind when writing the next article.

      Till then please stay with us.

  3. I loved this article. I tried the Pineapple Curly Ponytail on my short hair and it looked fabulous. Even my boyfriend loved it. I am so happy that I found this piece of article.

    Thank you very much.


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