Faking long hair without extensions

In the last two years I posted an annual blog on the hairstyles I’d created that year, 2016 and 2017. I just came up with a new style too fun not to share now. My hair is fairly long although I cut a few layers into it over winter. To do this you’d need enough hair to pull into a ponytail high on the back of your head. My photos, taken in the mirror, aren’t great quality, but you’ll get the idea.


Wow! What long hair!

So, here’s the “trick” to this illusion. When hair looks like it’s all pulled up in a high ponytail, it suggests there’s enough of it that even when pulled up, it is still very long. But this is a deception because what I did was separate my hair in 3 sections as if to make a simple braid. Instead of braiding I took the two outside pieces and pulled only them into a high ponytail, leaving the middle section untouched. You could put a band around the middle section or let it hang freely.

NOTE: Folks, I have ponied up – although it kills my frugal “geez will you look at these prices?!!” self – for a month of decent internet. This means I’ll be around WordPress more, both posting and reading other blogs. I miss both more than you might know!

12 thoughts on “Faking long hair without extensions

  1. Kate Crimmins

    Good to have you back again. That’s a clever idea. I was astonished at long your hair was. Even when I had long hair (lots of years ago), pulling them up would have made them look much shorter.

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  2. Sheila Moss

    Nice hair. I used to have very long hair but could never wear it in a ponytail because my hairline is so high I look half bald. Now my hair is so dry and frizzy that I have to cut and layer it.

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  3. Anxious Mom

    I love this tip! Totally gonna try it. I accidentally got my hair cut too short last year and have been growing it out for a year now. It’s at a better length, but not where I want it.

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    1. writerinsoul Post author

      Oh good! When you’re a long hair person you just don’t feel like yourself when it’s too short. It’s weird – almost like your life won’t start again till it’s right. (Since I did this I’m wondering if I can grow my hair this long “for real.” )

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