Pony-O Hair Accessories


I first saw Pony-O Hair Accessories in an advertisement on Instagram. Of course, I clicked on it! I don’t usually pay attention to ads, but I was very intrigued. I didn’t think I’d actually end up ordering the product, but I did! So here’s my review of Pony-O Hair Accessories…and I didn’t get paid for it!

Since my hair has gotten REALLY long(like ridiculously long), I’ve noticed that my ponytail kinda sucks. At first I thought my hair was thinner or I needed to change up my shampoo and conditioner. I even tried different hair ties as well as using two hair ties at once. Nothing worked…so I came to terms with the fact that wearing a ponytail would be a casual thing from now on.

The crazy part is that less than a year ago my ponytails usually looked pretty awesome. I could make a ponytail look appropriate for work or a more dressy event. Those few extra inches of hair had ruined one of my favorite looks! One option was to cut my hair, because that would solve my ponytail problem. I’m definitely not doing that…not anytime soon.

So, I checked out the Pony-O Hair Accessories website. They had great reviews and I felt like it was probably a really good product that works. The next day I caved and placed an order! I’m an Amazon junkie, so ordering something from an actual product website was weird for me.

I usually end up searching for what I want on Amazon and ordering a comparable product if the exact brand I want isn’t available(because nothing beats Amazon Prime’s 2 day shipping). I was out of luck this time, but I’m glad I ordered it anyways!

I placed my order on January 5th, and to my surprise it arrived early just 5 days later! Their e-mail promised that I would receive the product within 7-14 days…so I’m happy with that(even if it isn’t 2).

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Confirmation e-mail from Pony-O Hair Accessories

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Shipping confirmation e-mail from Pony-O (2 days before arrival).


Choosing which Pony-O Hair Accessories to order was the hard part. I’m not a big fan of trying to match my hair accessories to my hair color. Let’s face it…unless your hair is black or dark brown…it’s just going to look like a poor attempt at matching your hair accessory and your hair color. It’s not that big of a deal to me. My hair is highlighted blonde and I have always used Goody Hair Elastics in black!

I went with the two pack that includes two different colored hair accessories. One is black(Onyx) and one is a taupe light brown(Milk Chocolate). That way if I like one more than the other I’ll be satisfied either way!

Here’s what I got:

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My order included:

  • 1 Onyx Pony-O Hair Accessory
  • 1 Milk Chocolate Pony-O Hair Accessory
  • 1 Pony-O Storage Bag (surprise!)
  • 1 Pony-O How-to Card with two different looks to try
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Pony-O Basic Instructions

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Pony-O Butterfly Style Instructions


By now you’re probably ready for my ponytail before and after photos! So far, I LOVE this ponytail holder and I hope it lasts as long as they say it does. The only drawback is that I can’t wear it around my wrist, but at this point I probably need to break myself of that habit.

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Goody Elastics vs. Pony-O

I will admit…my first attempt at using the Pony-O Hair Accessories was difficult and it didn’t work out the first time. I’d glanced at the instructions, but I’m a hairstylist, so I figured that having the basic idea was enough. I was wrong…you should definitely follow their tips for best use!


Pony-O Hair Accessories are available in these colors:

  • Onyx
  • Sable
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Ginger
  • Sandy Beach
  • Champagne Blonde
  • White

Pony-O Hair Accessories also have these to try:

  • Designer Pony-O
  • Bling Ringz
  • Bun Barz (I’m trying this one next!)

If you want one for yourself just go to the Pony-O Hair Accessories website and you’ll be upgrading your ponytail in no time! They offer a 2-pack in all colors as well as a combination of colors for $19.95, but if you like to wear your hair in a bun…they also have a combo back that includes a Bun Bar for $19.95.

I probably would have ordered the combo pack with the Bun Bar if I hadn’t been so indecisive on which color to get, but I’m not totally sold on their Bling Ringz(just because it looks like a ponytail holder covering another ponytail holder…maybe they will improve that product in the future).

Have you tried any of the Pony-O Hair Accessories? If so, please share your thoughts in the comment section! I’d love to hear what you think and I’m sure everyone else will too!

18 Responses to Pony-O Hair Accessories

  1. I purchased the two pack in May 2019. One of mine has already broken and it has only been 5 months. I reached out and they didn’t offer to replace it. They offered a 25% discount. If this is the life expectancy then I don’t think it’s worth the price you pay. Just my thoughts

    • Erika says:

      I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews about this product, and unfortunately as time goes on….I’m getting a majority negative vibe from everyone. Hopefully the company will make it right and/or make some adjustments to their product for future consumers. Small starter companies like this one may not have the means to completely refund your money. I’m not saying it’s right, but I don’t know what their policy or “warranty” is. If the product is not guaranteed…then a discount is the most you would get. Also…I’m just guessing…but I could see where a company could argue that the average ponytail holder doesn’t last very long and that people get more “uses” out of their product than basic ponytail holders.

      Did you like it other than the fact that it broke? Just curious because a lot of people have said they don’t like the Pony-O.

  2. Melissa says:

    I don’t see what all the fuss is about. I have thick, long hair and these things absolutely DO NOT WORK! There is no way I can get it tight enough. It slips back and the hair on the side of my head is loose. Looks terrible! I ordered 3 different Pony-O products and I feel like I’ve wasted my money. Conveniently, there is no where on their site to leave a review, and no one ever answers the phone number they give for customer support. Very disappointed. All hype, no hair fix

    • Erika says:

      I’m so sorry to hear this, especially because everyone is saying the same thing! I definitely had to do some finessing to make it work right with my hair and stay put, so I know exactly how you feel…but I didn’t have a completely bad experience.

      What’s crazy is that this was a product that I saw advertised on Instagram….got curious…went to the site…and purchased the 2 pack. I thought it was cool and I wanted to share it with readers as well as see what others thought. The company didn’t contact me to write a review, and most of the time when I choose a product to share…it’s legit!

      They let me down as well 🙁

  3. Major disappointment. I’m close to calling Pony-O a scam. A secure Goody elastic will work better.

  4. Yvette says:

    I was so excited to use my product when it arrived however it droops after a while, also its so hard to place without lumps and bumps. My hubby asked why I had used a pipe to put my hair up ;( I definitely have not been impressed with this item therefore I’m on selling it as I have no use for it. Maybe it’s just me I’m not good with hair who knows lol

  5. Shalamar says:

    Does it work with wet hair or does it have to be dry?

    • Erika says:

      I haven’t tried it, but I think if your hair is wet it would work best with medium to coarse textures of hair. If your hair is fine and/or thin it may not hold at all when wet.

  6. Nicole says:

    Really stuck on deciding to buy this or not!! I have thick long hair! They have come out with a pony o 2.0(skinnier) and a XL pony o in both styles as well.
    Would you be willing to waste more money and try these new variations and the bun barz!!!? I’m dying to see reviews for the new updates and no one has yet 🙁

  7. Heiress helen says:

    I received my pony-o ahead of schedule which was great. I have curly very long hair and the ponytail does not stay up it droops even after following the instructions. I could have purchased many other accessories at the price that we know work. Disappointed

    • Erika says:

      I’m so sorry to hear that! Have you found something that does work for you?

      I found that it holds when i bend it with the hair bunched towards the center rather than more spread throughout the pony-o like the directions indicate. That just didn’t work for me.

      If your hair is super thick then you might have too much of it to get good results…I’m sure if you contact the company they will do something for you!

    • Gina says:

      I’m dissapointed but not surprised. 😀 Yes, its less likely to fall off like a normal hair tie but if you have super straight, thick, long, heavy hair like me, there is no visual difference with the pony-o than any other regular hair tie

  8. Disppointedpony says:

    My experience was horrible. For me they did not work at all like expected. I have very thick, heavy hair so finding things to keep it up securely is always an issue. My pony tail started at the top and worked its way down in just a couple hours. I followed the instruction and tried it multiple days but it just did not work. The rubber coating pulled on my hair causing some breakage. I was disappointed. Since there is no place (conveniently) to leave a review on their website or FB page I sent an email. The response I received was rude and condescending. The “inventor” basically implied I was an idiot and wasn’t using them properly. I will not be ordering more and do not recmmend for those with super thick heavy hair.

  9. Pratishtha says:

    The combo pack in $20 sounds like a deal. Great Post.

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