For Thick Hair
A Decorative Ponytail HolderTaming thick, unruly hair can be daunting, but an ornamental elastic will do the trick: It provides control and gives a focal point to all that volume.
What to look for: Choose a wide, snag-free elastic. If the band is so thick that it's difficult to stretch, use a thinner elastic first and place the thicker one around it.
How to style: When hair is still damp, pull it back and secure it low at the nape of the neck. "Working with wet hair will make it more manageable, because the hair lies flat with less volume," says Marc Anthony, a stylist in Toronto. (With dry hair, use a moisturizing styling cream for a similar effect.) Wrap the band around the hair until it feels secure but not too tight. Center the ornament.