Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Second Day Hair: Side Twist Pony

I have been growing out my hair ever since I had babies and started the journey as a stay-at-home-Momma. In order to help the growing process along I began to only wash my hair every other day instead of every day. In the past I could never even consider this, my hair just got too greasy after 24 hours. With some time and dry shampoo my scalp adjusted to this routine and now my hair doesn’t get nearly as greasy which is VERY nice. However, most of the time my hair is a bit flat on the second day so I can’t wear it completely down giving me the opportunity to get creative! Especially this summer, it has been so hot and with lots of hair on my back it’s nice to pull it up. So I’ve been sporting a few go to summer friendly hairstyles, but I think this one might be my favorite!

I’ve done this side twist pony a handful of times and enjoy it every time. I usually get a ton of compliments and it only takes about 5 minutes!! Not to mention once it’s up, I don’t have to mess with it for the REST-Of-THE-DAY! 


Side Twist Pony

Step 1: Side part you hair

Step 2: Start on the side that most your hair is falling on

Step 3: Grab the front section of hair, split in two (see photo above)

Step 4: Twist once, going up, before twisting again grab another section of hair from below near your ear, like French braiding but only grabbing hair from one side. (see photo above)

Step 5: Continue with the process of grabbing hair from the one side and twisting until you reach the back of your head, grab a hair tie and put the portion of hair that you have twisted in a tight messy knot and out of the way (see photo above).

Step 6: Repeat steps as above on the other side of your hair, all of your hair should be up and twisted in side one or side two

Step 7: Once your hair is twisted all the way to the back on the second side, hold that portion tightly with your hand. With that same hand grab the first side that is in the pony tail holder near the base and carefully undo the holder with your other hand.  Keep a tight hold on both sides and rewrap the pony tail holder tightly around your hair (including both sides) in a pony.

Step 8: Grab a section of hair from the middle underside of your pony tail, wrap that piece of hair around the pony tail holder to conceal it completely, secure with bobby pin and smooth any loose piece with hairspray. Spray the whole pony and twist lightly to hold.

Have fun twisting!!

That’s my Shiny ~



  1. I did this to my hair for work this morning- so easy!

  2. I do this to my hair today before work- thanks for the idea :)

  3. Thinking about doing this for my hair today, super cute and looks easy enough to do, something other than a regular pony.

  4. ThriftyNikki and Erica! Thanks so much for commenting! I'm glad you like the hair style! This is still one of my favorties, I just wore my hair like this last week!

  5. I've been trying to do this but cant seem to get it right. Any chance we could get a video tutorial tutorial?

    1. Sorry it has been difficult for you! Maybe one day I will figure out the video tutorial thing. Life has been busy since I posted this, keep trying! The biggest part is getting your fingers used to the movement and keeping it tight, once you figure that part out you should be good!