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How to Create a Folded Ponytail for Long Hair

Long Hairstyles

If you have long hair, then chances are you’ve received a compliment—or two—about how gorgeous your locks look. But if you have long hair, then you also know that it can actually be quite the process to style your strands since you have so much to work with. And in the summertime, you may want to keep your long hair off your neck to avoid excess sweating. What’s the perfect style to help keep you cool in the heat? The ponytail, of course! Now, you might be thinking that ponytails are pretty basic—after all, you throw your hair up into one when you head to the gym. But we’ve got one that takes things up a notch—we’re talking about a folded ponytail. Here, learn all about why this style is perfect for long hair and how to get the look.

Long hairstyles 101: Long hair can rock just about any style, from braids to buns to yep, ponytails. And when it’s hot outside, putting your hair up may seem like your best option. Whether you opt for a side fishtail braid, a top knot, or a high ponytail, having long hair allows you to try a different hairstyle basically every day of the week. While traditional ponies can get boring, this take on the style is anything but. The folded ponytail is a super-chic update to a classic look—and it’s an awesome way to style your long hair when you want to pull it back from your face and look totally put together.

How to create a folded ponytail for long hair: This style might look seriously intricate—but it’s actually pretty easy to create. Just watch the video above for step-by-step instructions on how to get the look. You’ve got this!

The L’Oréal Paris styling products you need for this folded ponytail style: Ready to try this long hairstyle yourself? Grab your blow-dryer and have a hair tie and a few elastics on hand. To start, you’ll want to apply a heat protectant, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Quick Dry Primer Spray, to wet hair before blow-drying. Then, once you’re almost done blow-drying your hair, apply the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Thermal Smoother Cream and get back to work. When your hair is completely dry, you’re ready to move on to actually creating the folded ponytail—more on that in the above video!

So, to recap, you’ve got plenty of styling options when it comes to long hair. And the folded ponytail is one of the prettiest hairstyles out there for your hair length. When the temps start rising, pulling your hair up into a ponytail is a great idea—and this take on the style is super-chic. Wear it to work, to brunch with friends, or on a date—it’s definitely versatile! Watch the video above to see exactly how to create this pretty folded ponytail style and you’ll be good to go. Long hair, FTW!