I wear my hair in a ponytail most days. And I’ve tried lots of styles of ponytail holders. So when I saw the Pony-O advertised on Instagram I had to try it and let you know if it was worth the $10 price tag.
My hair is long-ish, thick and curly. If it doesn’t look curly in photos it’s because I’ve flat ironed the %$&^ out of it. I also get a keratin smoothing treatment once or twice a year to keep it under control. And because my hair pretty thick, my ponytails are heavy. So when I’m jumping around in a one-hour Zumba class, I am constantly having to readjust or “hike up” my ponytail because it is slipping.
Evolution of the Pony Tail Holder
I started using a basic nylon ponytail holder. In fact, I always joke that I never make a trip to Target without buying another package of them because I lose them like its my job. They’re ok, but I have to keep readjusting them because my hair slides. And I definitely get some hair breakage (and creases when I pull them out.)
Then I tried this new “phone cord” style. If you’re too young to know what the “phone cord” reference means, this is probably not the right blog for you – lol. They’re available everywhere but I often found that my hair was getting tangled in them.
I clicked through and saw that the Pony-O’s were $20 for two. Ugh. At $10 did I really want to take a chance on losing them? But you know I’m always up for taking one for the team so I ordered a set so that I could try them and report back to you.
They arrived in less than a week. Not exactly Amazon Prime speed, but also not “slow boat from China” speed. I ordered a color that I thought would match my hair. Here’s a quick video showing how I put it on:
In summary, I’m super duper happy with the Pony-O. It holds really securely and doesn’t pull my hair out or leave a crease. There are a bunch of ways to use it for other hairstyles (buns, waterfall, etc.) so check out these Pony-O videos on YouTube for full tutorials.
As for me, I’m off to Zumba.
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This review is from a year and a half ago
More telephone hair cords here.
You need to dunk them in hot water to get them to shrink back in shape.
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So sorry. It must have expired. I’ve reached out to the company to see if I can get another one.
I also got the pony-o and at first I loved it!!! Now after wearing for a couple of weeks I’m seeing hair breakage around where the pony-o grips. I like how it holds but too much hair is breaking where it grips so unfortunately I can’t use. And I didn’t even notice the breakage until about 2 weeks of wearing….not sure if it is just my hair texture or not. I’ve not had this problem with regular elastic band type ties.
How often did you wear it, everyday or occasionally? I really want try it but I don’t my hair to be damaged.
I wear it a couple of times a week. I really had no problem at all with damaged hair. And it held much better than a traditional pony tail holder.
It’s been 5 weeks and mine has not come. They have emailed me several times. If you’re ordering now be prepared to WAIT!!!
Can’t really give much of a rev.iew because I have not received my order and has been over 2 months. they have been received in my state at a post office an hour away from my residence and yet I have not received it it has been pending there for a week if I had to do it again I would not order again through this company.
Ulta sells the phone cord hair ties. I’ve been wanting to try the PonyO but I have fine, thin hair so I’ve been reluctant. Most of the people who have done reviews have thick hair.
Definitely does not work. Hard to hold open and put hair through
Mine did not stay up well and broke after about 50 days. I reached out to the company and they will only replace for free within 30 days. I’m not paying shipping for a replacement. The product lasted less than 2 months. Very disappointing.
These are ridiculously hard to use. I took to my friend who is a hairdresser and she was not impressed at all. Big waste of my money!