I tried TikTok’s low ponytail hack on thin hair: photos

I’m pretty up for testing almost any TikTok hack, especially when it comes to hair. I’m always looking for ways to make my hair look fuller, avoid using too much heat and damaging my hair, and improve the basic looks I wear every day. I’ve had tons of success testing TikTok hacks in the past, so when I came across a video where a woman took her low ponytail from dull to fabulous in less than two minutes using just a rubber band to hair, I knew I had to test it out for myself.

While scrolling through the comments, I noticed a few people saying they wanted to see the hack on layered hair or thin hair since the woman in the video had quite thick hair. Since I have both hair in layers and fine hair, I wasn’t sure if it would work for me, but I ended up being pleasantly surprised.


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To test the hack, all I needed was a small hair tie, so I grabbed one and got to work. I started by pulling the top half of my hair into a ponytail and securing it with my hair tie. From there, I divided my ponytail into two sections so that there was a gap between the two pieces. I then flipped the ends of my pony back into the hole.

The next part is where things get a little tricky, and I had to watch the video a few times to make sure I understood. I took my thumb and index finger and pushed them into the hole of my ponytail with my left hand, and at the same time I used my right hand to grab the remaining hair that was not tied with an elastic. I then took the coin in my left hand and twisted it to the right, which flipped the hair. From there, I took the hair in my right hand and passed it to my left fingers, pulling the bottom layer of hair through the hole and placing it over the top layer of hair.

TikTok has elevated the low ponytail hack on fine layered hair

I couldn’t see anything for myself until I grabbed a mirror, but once I did I was immediately impressed. My hair actually looked longer in this style, and I was really shocked that I created such a cool look using just a hair tie and my two bare hands. It gave my ponytail a lifted look, and it looked great with my tiny translucent brown highlights popping out.

Overall, this hack definitely works on fine hair as well as layered hair, and I think it would look equally cute on thick or curly hair. I’m going to adopt this style every time I create a low ponytail because I think it gives my hair a chic, slicked back look in just minutes.

Image source: POPSUGAR Photography / Renee Rodriguez