No matter how many hair ties, ponytail holders or elastics we buy, they always seem to disappear when we need them most. We're then forced to loop or twist the ends of our braids and ponytails to hold them in place. But once lunch time rolls around, our locks are either in knots or hanging loose.
Feeling as though this is a hair battle we just couldn't win, stylist Travis Speck at Sally Hershberger Downtown came to our rescue with a trick to secure our strands without a hair tie -- and it involves backcombing.
The age-old teasing technique works wonders for sealing hair ends. By gently combing the hair forward and then pulling back, it creates a barrier similar to an elastic. For additional hold, Speck recommends spritzing the section with a blast of hairspray before backcombing. Simple, right?
See how it's done in the hair tutorial below and tell us in the comments section if this no-hair tie trick works for you.
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