Ooh, that's how I want my hair to look, too - except I need about 6 more inches of growth to get there!! I am suffering through the horrors of growing out my hair so that I can eventually have that low, long, romantic ponytail.

bosanbo, thank you for the link and for the explanation. I don't think I can use it now, as my hair is too short to ponytail like that (I get a pony puff instead, which I HATE), so I'm doing lots of twisted, messy buns for now. But I will definitely try your technique when I get enough length!!
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Med-coarse, normal porosity, low elasticity
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