Start with completely dry hair. Gather your hair to the desired side. Lightly tease it upward so that it creates a lot of bulk and gives your hair a slight messy texture. If your hair is really silky, you can grunge up the texture by adding a hair powder or dry shampoo. This will make the hair appear thicker and create grip to hold it in place.
Lightly gather the hair to just below the ear and secure it in place with a hair elastic. Don’t take out too much of your light teasing.
To add a little flair to your simple pony, wind hair around your ponytail so that you hide the hair elastic. You can do this by taking a 1/2-in (I.3-cm) section of hair from underneath the hair left out of your ponytail, wrapping it around your hair elastic, and securing it into your ponytail with a bobby pin.