high braided ponytail weave
31 Jan

If you’ve got a weave to enhance your hair and give it an extra feminine touch, then you probably want to know how to pull off a variety of hairstyles utilizing this asset to its fullest. Black women with weaves have created numerous ways to do just that.

One of the up-and-coming elusive and elegant ways to use your weave to its maximum capacity is through experimenting with the high-braided ponytail. There are all sorts of ponytails with braids, but high ponytails are just sleek and chic. Here are four ways to try out the high braided ponytail with your weave.

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Huge Braid Ponytail

What Is It?

With all the additional hair that goes into having a weave, taking a huge or jumbo braided ponytail is one must-try for long locks. Popularized in the 1990s most notably by Janet Jackson in the Poetic Justice movie this trend has transcended through the decades and gained even more fans with its luxurious look. They are sometimes referred to as box braids and are styled into long and chunky braids that both weaves and natural hair can be fashioned into.

How to Do It?

  1. Prepare your hair with your preferred hair smoothing product. Gather your hair into a high ponytail and brush it into place. Make sure your hair is smooth from the roots to the tips using your brush.
  2. Use a rubber band or clip of choice to secure the high ponytail. Secure your weave using the rubber band and align it with your natural hair.
  3. Once you have your high ponytail stable and firm on your head, separate your hair into 3 sections. Make sure each section has both natural hair and hair from your weave.
  4. Braid the 3 sections of your hair and be firm when securing the end of your hair with a rubber band. Add jewelry, cuffs, or other accessories to add your personal touch to your huge braid ponytail.

Classic Braided Ponytail

What Is It?

If you’re looking for something that’s just always on-trend the classic braided ponytail is for you. With all the basics of braiding incorporated in one do you will have enough hair and style to play with but without the pressure of trying things outside your comfort zone. This one will never go out of style.

How to Do It?

  1. Take out any braids you have if you have some on. Comb your hair gently but thoroughly.
  2. Braid your hair into cornrows. Secure each cornrow on the edge of its head and tie them all into a braided ponytail. You can use cuffs and clips to add some color and ice to your look.

ponytail with braids

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Feed-In Ponytail Braids

What Is It?

To get a smooth transition from your natural hair to the weave you can use this braids hairstyle while you are doing your cornrows. This is not only a very stable way of integrating the hair into your natural hair but also looks fabulous because of its seamless attachment to your natural hair.

How To Do It?

  1. You can prep your hair using pomade or styling gel to add some moisture.
  2. Divide your hair into two equal sections horizontally. A rat-tail comb can be useful to get a straight line going through the middle of each section of your hair. You can have one section in the front and one section in the back. If you plan on working with the front portion first then hold the other side with a clip.
  3. Turn each of the cornrows in the front and back sections into braided ponytails. Add some hair after 2 to 3 stitches you are doing the cornrows. Use ribbons or colorful rubber bands to accessorize.

Colorful Braided High Ponytail

What Is It?

Add some new hues to your tresses with some colored weave. If you just want that pop of color for a unique spin on the usual high braided ponytail with your weave this welcome addition is going to be the star of the party.

How To Do It?

Get some colored weave to add to your natural hair. You can experiment with different shades that are to your liking. Vibrant colors like yellow and neon purple, blue, or pink are in seasons all year round so that might be the best way to get everyone’s attention onto your vivid new weave. Another way to have a more natural look is to have light browns that look more like highlights.
Comb and prep your hair using a hair smoothing product.
Create flat cornrows throughout your hair in the pattern or sections you prefer. You can have two sections like the style above this one or you can have your hair in 3 vertical sections in front and have those meet with one horizontal section in the back. Whatever you prefer is up to you.
Connect the colored hair to your hair as you do your cornrows. Gather all of those into a high ponytail for a sleek finish. Instant color and fun!

Final Thoughts

Thinking of ways to style your weave to maximize your use out of them can take lots of creativity, time, and effort. The simpler ways mentioned above can be your starter pack while you venture into new and unconventional ways to rock your weave.

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