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I am a curly girl. I have super thick, super curly hair, and it likes nothing more than to do its own thing. Pony tail holders and I are not friends. (read more)
DOES PONY O REALLY WORK?
As a general rule, I don't put my hair in pony tails. I do have pony tail holders, but they're mainly for putting my hair up at night when I go to sleep. Otherwise, if I do put my hair in a pony tail holder, it's only because I'm going to wrap it all up in a bun and give up on it for the day.
I do like how my hair looks when I pull it back, it's pretty, and it's out of the way, for about 20 minutes. Then it starts weighing the pony tail holder down, falling at wonky angles, and generally looking like I just rolled out of bed.
That's when the hair goes into a bun.
Previously, my only real experience with pony tail holders was scrunchies (I feel like SATC is frowning on me right now) or these little doo dads, which I do like, but again, just for night time.
I'd been pondering taking the Pony O leap, even talking to some friends about it, but I just wasn't sure. Is Pony O legit, or am I going to be shelling out $10 for a pony tail holder that doesn't hold my hair?
Well, I got my package in the mail today. Does Pony O really work? Let's see!
First though, let me tell you where you can, and cannot, get one.
IS PONY O SOLD IN STORES?
No, Pony O isn't sold in stores, so if you're wondering where to buy Pony O online, the first thing you're going to need to do is take a look at their website. They have a bunch of different Pony O holders, different colors, some blingy types, etc.
Where does Pony O ship from?
My package came from Colorado. I ordered on the 5th and received it on the 9th, so shipping was fast. The Pony O shipping cost was $4.95, but they do give you free shipping on orders over $39.00 so if you need a few, maybe you were blessed with lots of girl children, the shipping can be free.
WHAT TYPE OF HAIR DOES PONY O WORK FOR?
According to the Pony O website, Pony O hair ties work on every type of hair imaginable. As long as your hair is long enough to get into a regular pony tail holder, Pony O should work just fine.
Does Pony O work on thick hair? Yes, absolutely. I have both thick and curly hair, and here I am about nine hours after putting my Pony O in, everything is still in place, no movement.
Does Pony O work on curly hair? Again, yep, I've got first hand Pony O curly hair experience. Not only did it work, but I didn't have to pull it through the Pony O hair tie more than once, which means way less frizzing. That's a downfall of traditional pony tail holders (for me). The more I have to mess with a pony tail holder, the frizzier my hair gets. It's an evil cycle.
Does Pony O work on thin hair? Yes, again. Since you're basically squishing the Pony O hair tie onto your hair, it doesn't have to be a certain thickness to work. The rubber of the holder keeps it all in place (without pinching) and means from thick to thin, if you can squish the holder, your hair is going to stay put.
In a nutshell, whether you need a Pony O for thick hair, a Pony O for thin hair, or a Pony O for curly hair, Pony O has got you covered.
Okay, but what about Pony O for short hair? Well, I would think this might be the only case where your hair might need to be a little longer than what you'd put into a traditional pony tail holder. I say this only because a traditional holder is so slim, and Pony O is wider. I think the one I have in my hair now is about 3/4 of an inch wide, and the other one my set came with is more like a half inch.
If you're putting your short hair up with a pony tail holder and you've only got a half inch sticking out of the end, Pony O might only clamp your hair ends.
I can't imagine many scenarios where this happens, but just in case you're wondering, I wanted to cover it.
Let's talk about putting your Pony O in your hair.
HOW TO PUT IN A PONY O
Your Pony O will come with instructions, but just in case you borrowed one from a friend, or some nice person gave you one of their two pack, let's talk about installation. :)
Step 1 - Pull your hair into a ponytail, just like normal.
Step 2 - Pull your hair through the Pony O hair tie.
Step 3 - Press the Pony O flat against your hair.
Step 4 - Around your thumb, bend one side of the Pony O down and under, then, around your thumb, bend the other side of the Pony O down and under.
It will look like this in your hair, basically:
I'm going to show you all of this in my Pony O hair tie video, so if that didn't make sense, don't worry, it will.
I started with my pony tail pretty high, only because I'm so used to it falling down. It didn't fall down, and I was worried I wouldn't like how high it was, but I really do. I also really like that the Pony O doesn't just keep it up, but the wide band also pushes your hair out, giving it a little more sway since it's not resting directly against the back of your head and neck.
PONY O HAIR TIE VIDEO
IS PONY O WORTH IT?
Now that you know how I feel about my Pony O hair tie. Let's talk ways to get it cheaper, and whether or not it's worth the cost.
I'm going to say yes, it is. I mean, unless there's something else on the market like this, I feel like Pony O has got a great product that a lot of long hair ladies are going to love.
That said, spending $10 on a hair tie is not a small thing, so let's do what we can to get it cheaper.
There are a few Pony O discount coupons you can use, but the one I found that saves the most money is PONY15. Just enter that at checkout and it'll save you 15% on your order.
Of course they could discontinue that Pony O coupon at any time, but you can google "Pony O discount coupon code" and get the latest and greatest whenever you're ready to order.
And remember, anything over $39 gets you free shipping. Again, I'm looking at you, girl moms.
I hope you've found my Pony O hair tie review helpful, and of course if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. I do my best to check the comments here frequently, but you can always catch me on Facebook as well.
I'm loving this hair tie, and it's really making me look even more forward to that girlfriend's Disney trip in April since I know I won't have to be worrying and futzing with my hair all day long.
Who knows, I might soon be the owner of a Pony O hair Bun Barz!
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