Wearing My Wig In a Ponytail

by admin on May 22, 2013

Ladies, meet my ponytail! Well not really “my” ponytail, but Mila’s ponytail. There was some dialogue yesterday on the WHLP facebook page about ponytails and wigs, so I decided to get Mila into a hair tie and snap some pics.

Most any wig can probably be tossed into a low ponytail. I can make a ponytail on any of my wigs (see Mila’s pic below), but there are companies that sell special wigs called “pony wigs” that are specifically designed with the ponytail/updo in mind that will allow for a higher ponytail than a standard wig can probably accommodate. Those wigs have the bottom wefts sewn upwards to make it easy to clip or pull up in the back. I don’t own a pony wig.  There was a time I was seriously considering getting one for the gym, but then I decided to just look yucky while working out and wear a beanie cap or buff. It’s much more comfortable for me to smother my hair under a hat, than to wear a wig at the gym.  I have made peace with looking bizarre a few hours a week whilst trying to keep myself from falling off a treadmill.

Mila’s pony isn’t perfect, but I definitely feel good enough in it, to wear it out like this. The back of my head was shaved about a month ago, and it’s grown in a little, so I’m not currently working with any usable bio hair to integrate back there at the nape.  If you look close at  the picture to the top left you can see a tiny bit of the shaved hair growing in there, which means I’m going to pull out the clippers and zap it.

Prior to cutting my hair off I was able to make a more perfect pony simply by yanking out a portion of the nape hair and pulling that up with the wig hair into the ponytail, which makes it look rather flawless in my opinion. The back here is ALL wig, but the front does have some of my own bio hair pulled out.

I suppose I could also have nape baby hairs cut into the wig, but at the time I cut this wig I didn’t even think of that, plus my own bio hair was long enough back then to pull out of the bottom and integrate in the back so it wasn’t really necessary.

My wiggies are never completely perfect, but they are pretty darn awesome. I just aim to make them look as natural as I can and just like with regular bio hair, some days my wigs will look better than others depending on whatever… if it was freshly washed, or if I spent more time with it, and some days I settle for the “rolled out of bed and fell on my face” head of hair. I don’t expect it to be perfect and I forgive and embrace the limitations and imperfections that supplemental hair does have. That’s how I make it work for me :)

Happy Wigalicious Ponytail Wednesday!


{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Janet May 22, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Thank you for this! It looks great! I miss my ponytail and will definitely try your suggestions!

Debbie May 22, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Thanks for sharing your pictures. Amazing! Love the pony. I’m going to have to give it a go one day. Debbie

Nookum May 22, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Looks great!!! It’s a follea, right?..if yes, what type of follea and color? The color looks darker than the usual color u wear..does it come with the highlights or did u add them later?

Sorry for all the questions.

m May 22, 2013 at 7:33 pm

You have a real talent for making your hair look so natural…..thanks for sharing

Bonnie May 23, 2013 at 3:12 am

Love the pony pics! you look great. I usually wear my hair on the messier side and my ponytail is definitely into the realm of the bedhead ponytail. I honestly didn’t think I would be able to wear it in a ponytail as neat as this! but just last week I started thinking about it. Haven’t tried it yet but now you have inspired me. :) I currently feel like I’m having a small issue with the straps and hooks back there so maybe I’ll snap some selfies and see what I can see.

Thanks for posting these. you look amazing and your pony looks oh so perfect. In a great way.

admin May 23, 2013 at 9:20 am

Thank you for the comments!!

@Janet – I know the feeling of missing the pony, give it a shot, I made it a little higher in this pic, but the super low ones are even easier to pull off

@Debbie – Pony pony, give it a go!

@Nookum – Yes, this is a Follea, it’s my Aero-2, the one I named Mila :) She was a lighter color before but I had her colored not too long ago: https://www.womenshairlossproject.com/wigs/milas-follea-aero-2-makeover/ The highlights were there originally from when I got her, and when it was colored, it was just a solid color put over the already highlighted hair which maintained those highlights (albeit darker highlights now).

@m – Thank you

@Bonnie – Thank you! Messy ponies are great! I tug on mine too sometimes to yank out hairs or make it lower. I think you could wear the “neat” pony because you have the nape wispies, which will make it look even better. I may eventually get some of those too : ) Snap the selflies!

Annette May 23, 2013 at 12:28 pm

“some days my wigs will look better than others depending on whatever… ”

REALLY like that sentence, Y – JUST LIKE REAL HAIR – I remember when I had MY hair and “some days” were better than others, too… I HOPE HOPE to be where you are someday!!! I just want to FORGET about this – with so many other things on my plate – HL, should NOT be one of them!!!

Nuni Ta June 9, 2013 at 4:28 pm


I am an Spanish girl who has Alopecia Totalis. I lost my wig the other day and I couldn’t find it… it is worse than loosing your glasses!!

hahaha at the end it was under the bed and I had to go without it …

wanda January 18, 2016 at 9:28 pm

Hi Y and all you ladies out there. My question is how do you keep your wig down in the back and snug to the back of your head? My head is rather flat in the back and wigs, hair bands etc ride up and look very wiggy. Thank you.

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