My friend Cynthia Levin has a whole story in her act about the high ponytail and the low ponytail. As she tells it, when you first start a waitressing job, you're all excited and perky and your ponytail rides high on your head. By the end of your shift, you're exhausted, demoralized, and are now sporting what is known as the "low ponytail" as your hair has slumped down just like your attitude. Okay, she's a comedian so it's a lot funnier when she tells it, but you get the idea.
Like it or not, the ponytail is here for fall big time, especially since so much of the fall look is centered on the face. (I know some of you had written in with questions about pigtails, and thankfully that look is over for now unless you're under 6 years old). But back to the topic--what to do about all those millions of cloches that showed up on the runways paired with ponytails. (Click Here for a Fashion Week round-up of the cloche trend).
The advice I've been giving in my beauty columns is this: whether you're sporting the Marc Jacobs "low ponytail" or a glossy Carolina Herrera "high ponytail" it's the perfect time to condition your hair.
I'm a huge fan of Surya Henna Leave-On Cream Conditioner and find myself using it all the time to condition my sun and chemical damaged hair. When you put it on, it's a perfect balm for slicking your hair back. It's not greasy at all and it absorbs quickly, leaving your hair soft and pretty. Best of all this stuff also protects tinted hair, contains essential oil and has no parabens or petrochemicals. You can order it online at tons of places including VitaminLife.com for just $4.99 (!)