My Little Pony Hair Styling
with Twirler, Hugs n' Kisses, Moondancer, and Snowbelle

     Welcome to the Ponyland Salon! As you may know, heated irons can damage pony hair, and their use is generally discouraged by collectors -- but there are other ways to give your ponies beautiful curls. Find out what you need to style your ponies' hair, and try out some of these easy hairstyles on your own collection:

Natural Style | Single Curl | Ringlet Curls | Flutter Pony Curls

What You'll Need

     Pony hair is easy to style: all you need is a little time and a few supplies that you may already have at home. The most important supplies you'll need are a hairbrush or comb, shampoo and conditioner, a clean towel, and possibly -- depending on the hairstyle you choose to give your pony -- some strips of paper towel, some straws or curlers, and some bobby pins or small hair clips. Curling irons are not recommended, as they can burn or damage pony hair.

     The first step of styling is always to wash and condition your pony. If you're not sure how, let Snowbelle walk you through it. After that, just choose a hairstyle below and follow the steps. You'll have beautiful ponies in no time!


Natural Style
with Snowbelle

     Most My Little Ponies were sold with a very simple hairstyle in which the mane curves slightly around the neck. This style is easy to reproduce. The first step is to wash your pony. Be sure to use conditioner, and to rinse out as much of it as possible afterward. This makes the hair soft and shiny, and helps it to hold its shape. Use a towel to dry the pony until her hair is only a little damp. Now you're ready to begin.

     You'll need a brush or comb, some strips of cloth or paper towel, and some straight pins.

     Brush your pony's hair while it's still a little damp, and then use a strip of paper towel to wrap it around her neck. Use pins to hold the hair in place (but be careful not to poke or scratch your pony!).

     To curl the tail, twist it around one of your pony's hind legs, beginning at the top on the outside of the pony's leg. Then wrap it in a strip of paper towel, and pin it as you did the mane. If you want to curl the pony's bangs as well, curve them against her cheek and use a strip of paper towel and a rubber band to hold them in place.

     Leave your pony to dry overnight. In the morning, you can remove the strips of towel. Unwind her tail from around her leg, but be careful to keep the curl intact. If the hair seems a little stiff, just smooth it with your fingers or run a comb over it lightly.

     Now you have a pony with shiny, beautiful hair!


Single Curl Style
with Twirler

     Another common and simple pony hairstyle is a single curl. The first step is to wash your pony. Be sure to use conditioner, and to rinse out as much of it as possible afterward. This makes the hair soft and shiny, and helps it to hold its shape. Use a towel to dry the pony until her hair is only a little damp. Now you're ready to begin.

     You'll need a brush or comb, a small hair curler, some strips of paper towel or cloth, and some straight pins. If you don't have a curler, you can use a pen or marker cap instead.

     Brush your pony's hair while it's still a little damp, and then coil the mane around your haircurler, beginning at the ends. Make sure to begin with the curler on the underside of the hair, so that it will curl under rather than over. Snap the curler closed when you're finished. If you've used a straw or cap, wrap the hair with a strip of paper towel and pin it in place.

     To curl the tail, twist it around one of your pony's hind legs (beginning at the top and on the outside of the leg), wrap it in a strip of paper towel, and pin it or fix it with a rubber band.

     Leave your pony to dry overnight. In the morning, you can remove the strips of towel. Unwind her tail from around her leg, carefully, keeping the curl intact. If the hair seems a little stiff, just smooth it with your fingers or run a comb over it lightly.


Ringlet Curls
with Hugs n' Kisses

     Ringlets are one of the more complicated pony hairstyles, but with a little time and patience, you can make beautiful ringlets fairly easily.

     The first step is, as always, to wash your pony. Be sure to use conditioner, and to rinse out as much of it as possible afterward. This makes the hair soft and shiny, and helps it to hold its shape. Use a towel to dry the pony until her hair is only a little damp. Now you're ready to begin.

     You'll need a brush or comb, about eight straws or pen caps, and some small hair clips or bobby pins.

     Brush your pony's hair while it's still a little damp, and then divide the mane into four equal strips. If you have a pony with mutiple hair colors, it will look best to divide the strips by color.

     Divide the tail into strips as well. Separating colors in the tail is less important than in the mane, but if you choose to take the time to do it, your pony will look even better.

     Next, wrap each strip of hair around a straw, beginning at the end of the hair, and spiraling up the straw as you go, so that the curls will coil downward. Fix the hair in place with a bobby pin or a small hair clip.

     Follow the same procedure for the tail, wrapping the curls from the bottom upward.

     Leave your pony to dry overnight. In the morning, you can unclip the hair and carefully pull out the straws. If the curls seem a little stiff, just squeeze them lightly between your fingers. Don't worry if the curls seem a bit tight; they'll loosen within a few hours, and you'll have a pony with shiny, beautiful ringlets.

     Depending on the texture of your pony's hair, these curls may stay in for weeks, or even months!


Flutter Pony Curl
with Moondancer

     The Flutter Pony curl is simply one long, thick ringlet, and a similar ringlet-style curl for the tail. It's a lovely look for Flutters and can be done in just a few easy steps.

     First, wash your pony. Be sure to use conditioner, and to rinse out as much of it as possible afterward. This makes the hair soft and shiny, and helps it to hold its shape. Use a towel to dry the pony until her hair is only a little damp. Now you're ready to begin.

     You'll need a brush or comb and two small curlers. If you don't have curlers, you can also use large pen or marker caps, some strips of paper towel or cloth, and some straight pins.

     Brush your pony's hair while it's still a little damp. Next, wrap the mane up in a hair curler, beginning at the end of the hair and spiraling up the curler as you go, so that the curl will coil downward. Snap the curler closed when you are finished. If you're using a marker cap instead of a curler, wrap a strip of paper towel around the hair and fix it in place with a pin.

     Use another curler (or marker cap) for the tail, and fix it in place as you did the mane.

     Leave your pony to dry overnight. In the morning, you can take out the curlers or unpin the hair. Be careful to keep the curls intact as you remove the curlers or caps. If the curls seem a little stiff, just squeeze them lightly between your fingers. Don't worry if they seem a bit tight at first; they'll loosen within a few hours.


 

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