Kids’ hair is either fun to play with or crazy to manage — there is really nothing in between. As a parent, I'm pretty sure you can relate to the struggle of having a really busy morning, and your daughter whining about her hair before going to school. To calm down the chaos, you resort to putting her hair in a ponytail.
The ponytail is definitely the easiest hairstyle for kids when you're trying to get out the door! But, unfortunately, using an elastic hair tie can actually damage their hair.
When you use a regular hair tie, you pull and tug, and the back and forth on the elastic causes friction that can break hair. Not to mention, if it’s too tight, it can pull on the hair follicle. Plus, if they wear their hair up to sleep, it can get tangled and finding an elastic in that mess can cause even more damage.
However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t or shouldn’t put kids’ hair up. Get it out of their face for playtime at school or on the playground with a non-damaging and comfortable PONY-O.
Use a PONY-O For More Comfortable Ponytails
PONY-O is a gentle, patented hair accessory that’s comfortable and secure in every hair type, no matter the age! It’s easy to use and stays in all day without having to constantly readjust the hold.
The genius to our design is the way you put the PONY-O in, and take it out. It’s made with a malleable metal and coated with a soft silicone, so there’s no snagging or hair pulling. Feed hair through it, bend it, and you’re good to go.
PONY-O is perfect for easy, hassle-free ponytails for kids who have fine, thick or curly hair. Kids can even use it on themselves!
How to Make a Ponytail With PONY-O
Step 1: Using only your thumb and pointer finger, feed hair through the PONY-O and pull it down, close to the head.
Step 2: Let go of the ponytail, and flatten the PONY-O with both hands.
Step 3: Bend each end down separately under the ponytail, using your thumbs. (It’s important that you don’t bend the PONY-O once in the middle. It won’t hold hair like it’s supposed to.)
For an even tighter hold, bend the ends down a little more. If your kid pulls on the ponytail to make it tighter like they might with an elastic band, the PONY-O will loosen. Juts bend it back down to re-tighten.
More of a Bun Girl?
If your little one isn't feeling the whole ponytail thing, don’t worry! Our sister hair accessory, BUN BARZ, is just as comfortable, secure and non-damaging. And it creates cute, easy buns without using any elastics or bobby pins. Use it to make a classic bun, or space buns (aka bun pigtails).
To use BUN BARZ, you’ll need to first put in a PONY-O. This will hold the hair up and in place. The Bun Bar will then shape it.
Step 1: Put hair up into a ponytail, and place hair between the Bun Bar.Slide the Bun Bar down the ponytail until you get to the shortest layer.
Step 2: Hold it tight and roll hair forward.
Step 3: Bend the Bun Bar back, one side at a time, to create a circular bun shape. Give it a good, solid squeeze to make it tight.
Step 4: Gently pull pieces of hair around the back of the Bun Bar to completely cover it.
Parents Love PONY-O and BUN BARZ Too!
Without a doubt, PONY-O and BUN BARZ are the perfect hair accessories for creating non-damaging ponytails and buns for your kiddos. But, we guarantee you’ll love them too. They’re both so comfortable, you’ll probably forget you’re even wearing them. Order one for your little one and one for you today.
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