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I wear my hair in a ponytail most days. And I’ve tried lots of styles of ponytail holders. So when I saw the Pony-O advertised on Instagram I had to try it and let you know if it was worth the $10 price tag.
My hair is long-ish, thick and curly. If it doesn’t look curly in photos it’s because I’ve flat ironed the %$&^ out of it. I also get a keratin smoothing treatment once or twice a year to keep it under control. And because my hair pretty thick, my ponytails are heavy. So when I’m jumping around in a one-hour Zumba class, I am constantly having to readjust or “hike up” my ponytail because it is slipping.
I started using a basic nylon ponytail holder. In fact, I always joke that I never make a trip to Target without buying another package of them because I lose them like its my job. They’re ok, but I have to keep readjusting them because my hair slides. And I definitely get some hair breakage (and creases when I pull them out.)
Then I tried this new “phone cord” style. If you’re too young to know what the “phone cord” reference means, this is probably not the right blog for you – lol. They’re available everywhere but I often found that my hair was getting tangled in them.
I clicked through and saw that the Pony-O’s were $20 for two. Ugh. At $10 did I really want to take a chance on losing them? But you know I’m always up for taking one for the team so I ordered a set so that I could try them and report back to you.
They arrived in less than a week. Not exactly Amazon Prime speed, but also not “slow boat from China” speed. I ordered a color that I thought would match my hair. Here’s a quick video showing how I put it on:
In summary, I’m super duper happy with the Pony-O. It holds really securely and doesn’t pull my hair out or leave a crease. There are a bunch of ways to use it for other hairstyles (buns, waterfall, etc.) so check out these Pony-O videos on YouTube for full tutorials.
As for me, I’m off to Zumba.
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