Ponytail is the only wy I can wear it and I am getting really sick of it. The avatar pic is what I call wearing it down because it's just clipped at the top. With nothing to reign it in, it's a 2 foot afro. The avatar pic is after 2 days of the no-poo method and that's actually the best it's looked in YEARS! It would scare you too bad if I posted an "everyday" pic. LOL!