To make a ponytail with black hair, use a brush or comb to smooth hair back from the hairline, and secure it with an elastic band or scrunchie. Add a dab of gel or pomade to the hairline, and brush around the edges for a sleek look.
There are many variations to the basic ponytail. Place the ponytail at the crown of the head if you want it high, or secure it at the nape of the neck if you want a low ponytail. Ponytails can also be placed on either side of the head. This hairstyle works with straight or curly hair. It is also suitable with or without bangs.
Women with shorter hair can add extensions to create a lengthy ponytail. Sew-in extensions or clip-on ponytails also help achieve this look. Because black hair is naturally dry due to its texture, metal-free elastics and satin-covered scrunchies work best when creating this style. Metal parts won't snag on any curls, and satin won't rub against the hair like cotton.
Part hair in the middle, on one side or wear no part at all. A dime-size amount of moisturizing product or natural oil adds sheen. Once the ponytail is secure, leave it loose, twist it or braid it down.