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.

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Wow! What long hair!

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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.
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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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