How to Make a Ponytail With Hair Extensions Black Hair

Everyone loves a good ponytail. It takes all of those pesky hair strands out of your eyes while also creating an adorable and flirty look. But if your hair’s not long enough to reach the top of the charts on Instagram’s #ponytailstyle hashtag, you’ll need a little help from hair extensions.

Now, you could “cheat” and take the easy route with ponytail extensions. But the more popular method (and the best way to customize your final ponytail style) is to create your own ponytail with hair extensions. It’s not as complicated as it sounds, I promise.

Do you want to make a ponytail with hair extensions? Then keep reading. Today, we’re going to have a little DIY fun and make our own ponytails using extensions and hair ties. You can use straight, curly, wavy – whatever hair type you desire.

Who’s ready to make a ponytail with hair extensions?

How to Make a Ponytail With Black Hair Extensions

Before we get started, you need to buy some hair extensions, babe! You’ll need weft hair extensions in your desired texture. This method can work with all hair types, so don’t think you’re limited to curly ones.

You will also need a hair tie. Any hair tie will do. However, if you have thinner or finer hair and don’t want the hair tie to be overly visible, I recommend buying a smaller hair tie. You’ll still be able to make the ponytails without the item being on full display.

Here’s how to do it.

1. Prep Your Pony

Before we DIY these cute ponytails, you will need to take care of your natural strands first. That said, wash and dry your hair as usual. Use your favorite product to slick your hair back into a super tight ponytail. (OK, not so tight that it hurts!)

If you have somewhat long hair, you’ll want to plait the strands so they can be concealed easier later on.

2. Make Your Ponytails

Now that your natural hair’s “ready for action,” we need to make the ponytails. This can sound a little tricky, so bare with me.

Remove the rubber band so that there is no longer a weft but rather small pieces of hair. Section it off in half, so there is a loop at the top with the same length of hair hanging off of either side. 

Put the hair extension loop through your hair tie. Then hold the hair tie and the hair extensions with one hand. Use the opposite hand to loosen up the loop of the hair extensions. It will need to be big enough to feed the ends of the hair extensions through.

Pull the ends of the hair extensions through the large loop on top, above the hair tie. Pull tightly until it creates a knot around the hair tie. At this point, the hair extensions should essentially be “tied” to the hair tie. 

3. Continue Until You’re Happy with the Thickness/Appearance

Now, you’re going to continue looping and knotting the hair extensions onto the hair tie until you’re happy with the way it looks. Make sure you are satisfied with the level of thickness the ponytail provides.

OK, I know that this method sounds a little complex. If you need some visual help, check out this video:

I love, love, love how she details precisely how to make the ponytail!

4. Separate, If Necessary

Sometimes, hair extensions can group together, especially on the ends. Take the time to separate the hair extensions until all grouping is removed. Be gentle while separating the strands. You don’t want to cause shedding or other issues accidentally.

5. Apply and Secure the Ponytail

Now that your ponytail is assembled and looks fantastic, you can apply it to your mane.

Essentially, you’ll want to start by wrapping the hair around your natural hair’s ponytail. If the ponytail feels too loose, you can apply some bobby pins to give it a securer hold. Make sure the ponytail covers all of your natural hair.


OK, you can officially call yourself a DIY diva! And it wasn’t even that hard to make these ponytails, right? All of your friends will be asking you to make a ponytail for them, too. But before you go start a ponytail-making biz, check out these frequently asked questions.

Can you pull hair extensions into a ponytail?

You can pull hair extensions into a ponytail. The biggest thing to consider is that you’ll need to work double time to ensure that the hair extensions aren’t visible after pulling your hair into a ponytail. The best way to avoid this is by strategic placement or natural strands and backcombing.

What is the best hairstyle for black hair?

Black hair looks amazing in so many hairstyles. You can keep it simple and elegant with a chignon, try out some new protective styles like cornrows or twists, wear double puffs or pigtails, or try out some beaded faux locs.

How should you wear your hair to bed black hair?

There are a couple of ways to wear your hair to bed, all with one primary goal – to protect the hair. Some options include: sleeping with hair up in a satin bonnet or on a silk pillowcase, using Flexi rods, tying hair loosely into a low ponytail or bun, or putting the hair into Bantu knots. Consider applying a bit of hair oil to keep hair and scalp in tip-top shape.

Making a Ponytail with Black Hair Extensions is Fun and Easy!

See? Making ponytails with black hair extensions isn’t too complicated, and you’re left with a completely customized and great-looking ponytail you’ll want to wear time and time again. Once you get the technique down, you’ll be able to make DIY ponytails in as little as ten minutes or less!

Have you ever made your own ponytail with black hair extensions? Do you have any tips or tricks you’d like to share with other readers?

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