How to Make a Poofy Ponytail Black Girl

If you are looking for a hairstyle that is easy to maintain, then it’s time to try the poofy ponytail. This style is perfect for black girls who want their hair out of their face without having to put in too much effort. In this guide, we will tell you how to make a poofy ponytail black girl in some easy steps and also giving you some tips and advice to maintain the poofy ponytail hairstyle.

How to Make a Poofy Ponytail Black Girl

Things You’ll Need

  • A towel
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Elastic Band
  • Hairbrush or comb (optional)

Steps To Follow: How to Make a Poofy Ponytail Black Girl 

Step One: Wet Hair and Use Shampoo

First of all, make sure your hair is wet. This will help to remove any dirt or residue on your scalp that might prevent the shampoo from properly penetrating the strands. Then apply a generous amount of shampoo into your roots and work it through with water until you have created suds. Next, rinse the shampoo away.

Step Two: Apply Conditioner and Rinse Again

After rinsing your hair with water again to get rid of any lingering shampoo or condition from step one, apply some conditioner onto your strands. For best results use a deep conditioning treatment on dry hair so that you can wear it overnight for better penetration into the scalp but if you don’t have time then make sure to thoroughly work in the product before applying more water after fifteen minutes has passed.

After this add another generous amount of shampoo and repeat steps one through three until you are happy with how clean your hair is feeling and looking.

Step Three: Towel Drying Your Hair Out

Now that we’ve gotten all the shampoo and conditioner out of your hair, it is time to dry it. Take a towel and wrap around the bottom half of your head with a rubber band or clip in place at all times until you are ready to begin styling. You want to make sure that you are not directly touching any strands with the towel so as not to disturb them while they air-dry which can cause too much frizziness for certain hairstyles such as this one.

Step Four: Drying Your Hair

For longer-haired people who have just showered, soaking up most if not all of the water from their locks before drying will help immensely when trying to achieve more volume on top since supersaturated hair has an easier time holding onto moisture and will be less likely to frizz which can help avoid a poofy ponytail.

For shorter-haired people who don’t want any more volume, air-drying is the best way to go about drying your hair for this style of the poofy ponytail as you won’t need much time and it’s not such an intensive process. For all types of hair, mix in some leave-in conditioner or detangler into your locks before drying so that they are easier to manage while wet if needed.

Step Five: Styling Your Hair Now That It Is Dry

The final step after completely dry is styling. You may use a brush and blowdryer on high heat with cool air coming out from the blowdryer to get rid of any loose hairs sticking out with your hands, combing and smoothing them into the rest of the hair.

If you don’t have access to a brush or if it is not available at your moment, then use some styling wax on your fingertips and rub in through all hair evenly. The main idea behind this step is that the ends should be as flat as possible so they are less likely to stick up which will create more volume throughout the head than desired.

Now that you know how to create these fantastic poofy styles, go ahead and show off your new look with pride!

Tips on Maintaining Your Poofy Ponytail Style

So now we know how to make poofy ponytail black girl style but who wants their hair looking like a mess after only one day? Here are some tips on how to maintain your poofy ponytail style, black girl.

Tip#1: Make sure you use a lot of hair products when styling the hairstyle. You could also add some texturizing spray and gel for extra hold if necessary. This will help keep it in place, especially on hot days where frizz would be an issue otherwise.

Tip#2: When washing this type of hairstyle, make sure you wash from roots down so that dirt doesn’t build up in the middle part of your hair! It’s important to scrub with shampoo gently around the scalp area because too much rubbing there can cause breakage as well as dryness which is two things we want to avoid (especially since African American women are more likely than any other group to suffer from dry hair).

Tip#3: When it comes to drying your hair, avoid heat styling as much as possible. Blowdrying and flat ironing can cause some serious damage. If you have a lot of natural oils in your hair then try using an oil moisturizing product on the ends only or air drying so that they don’t become dried out over time!

Frequently Asked Question:

How Often Should I Wash My Ponytail?

You could do this one two ways: either every other day or maybe even once a week for those with really oily scalps (or who just like their poofy hairstyle less greasy)!

What Kind of Products Should I Use to Maintain My Poofy Style?

Products recommended are mousse, pomade, hair conditioner, and/or gel. The products should be applied before styling the curls into shape (i.e., when damp). Products will help hold the curl while retaining its natural appearance too.

When washing your hair, avoid using any shampoo products which contain sulfates as this will make your curly locks frizzy over time. If you want to use a deep conditioning product, make sure it’s made for curly hair!

How Long After My Hair Is All Set Should I Sleep on It?

You can go ahead and get your beauty rest now that you’ve finished setting up your new poofy ponytail style! Remember not to wash out these curl until they’re dry (which usually takes about an hour)!


The poofy ponytail is a popular hairstyle that can be worn in many versatile ways. It’s also an easy style to achieve on your own at home, as long you have the right tools and products! 

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