To help get you started, we have given you 23 different styles you can play around with and adapt. All Instructions have been written for right handed people and should therefore be reversed for left-handed people. 

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21 Swinky Tips

General tips before you get started:

  • Work with one comb at a time.
  • If the SWINKY feels too loose: try again and stretch the combs further apart.
  • If the SWINKY feels too tight: try again and minimise the space between the combs.
  • Like with most things, certain styles will become easier to perform with practice. Attempt the easier styles first before moving onto the more advanced ones.

01 Half up Half down - Loose

01 Half up Half down - Loose

Instructions

  1. Separate a section of the hair above the ears and hold it together in a ponytail with the left hand.
  2. Use right hand to slide the first comb of the SWINKY into the hair close to the right ear and hold the SWINKY and the ponytail in place by gently pressing it to the head.
  3. Use left hand to stretch the second comb over the ponytail towards the left ear and slide it into the hair.
  4. Adjust SWINKY for comfort and appearance.

02 Half up Half down - Pulled Through

02 Half up Half down - Pulled Through

Instructions

  1. From the top of the SWINKY create a hole between the stretch bands.
  2. Slide the right hand through so that the SWINKY is wrapped around the wrist.
  3. To avoid tangling, ensure that both combs are pointing towards the elbow.
  4. Separate a section of the hair above the ears and hold it together in a ponytail with right hand.
  5. Use left hand to pull the SWINKY over the right hand while using the right hand to hold the ponytail in place which will then be situated between the stretch bands.
  6. Change hands so the left hand holds the ponytail and the SWINKY.
  7. Use right hand to slide the first comb of the SWINKY into the hair close to the right ear and hold the SWINKY and the ponytail in place by gently pressing it to the head.
  8. Use left hand to stretch the second comb towards the left ear and slide it into the hair.
  9. Adjust SWINKY for comfort and appearance.

03 Half up Half down - Loop

03 Half up Half down - Loop 03 Half up Half down - Loop

Instructions

  1. Separate a section of the hair above the ears and hold it together in a ponytail with the right hand.
  2. Twist the base of the ponytail until creating a loop with the end of the ponytail hanging down.
  3. Use left hand to press the loop against the head.
  4. Use right hand to slide the first comb of the SWINKY into the hair close to the right ear and hold the SWINKY and the loop in place by gently pressing it to the head.
  5. Use left hand to stretch the second comb across the loop towards the left ear and slide it into the hair.
  6. Adjust SWINKY for comfort and appearance.

04 Half up Half down - Bun Pulled Through

04 Half up Half down - Bun Pulled Through

Instructions

  1. From the top of the SWINKY create a hole between the stretch bands.
  2. Slide the right hand through so that the SWINKY is wrapped around the wrist.
  3. To avoid tangling, ensure that both combs are pointing towards the elbow.
  4. Separate a section of the hair above the ears and hold it together in a ponytail with the right hand.
  5. Twist the entire ponytail. When hair begins to coil create a bun by wrapping the hair around itself.
  6. Use right hand to hold the bun tightly to the head.
  7. Use left hand to pull the SWINKY over the right hand while using the right hand to hold the bun in place which will then be situated between the stretch bands.
  8. Change hands so the left hand holds the bun and the SWINKY.
  9. Use right hand to slide the first comb of the SWINKY into the hair close to the right ear and hold the SWINKY and the bun in place by gently pressing it to the head.
  10. Use left hand to stretch the second comb towards the left ear and slide it into the hair.
  11. Adjust SWINKY for comfort and appearance.

05 Ponytail Up - Top

05 Ponytail Up - Top

Instructions

  1. Gather all your hair into a high ponytail and hold it in place with the left hand.
  2. Use the right hand to slide the first comb of the SWINKY into the top of the base of the ponytail.
  3. Use the left hand to hold the SWINKY and the ponytail in place.
  4. Use right hand to wrap the SWINKY around the base of the ponytail.
  5. Change hands half way.
  6. Use left hand to slide the second comb of the SWINKY behind the first comb into the hair.
  7. Adjust SWINKY for comfort and appearance.

06 Ponytail Up - Side

06 Ponytail Up - Side

Instructions

  1. Gather all your hair into a high ponytail and hold it in place with the left hand.
  2. Use the right hand to slide the first comb of the SWINKY into the left side of the base of the ponytail.
  3. Use the left hand to hold the SWINKY and the ponytail in place.
  4. Use right hand to wrap the SWINKY around the base of the ponytail.
  5. Change hands half way.
  6. Use left hand to slide the second comb of the SWINKY behind the first comb into the hair.
  7. Adjust SWINKY for comfort and appearance.

07 Ponytail Up - Up and Down

07 Ponytail Up - Up and Down

Instructions

  1. Gather all your hair into a high ponytail and hold it in place with the left hand.
  2. Use the right hand to slide the first comb of the SWINKY into the top of the base of the ponytail.
  3. Use the left hand to hold the SWINKY and the ponytail in place.
  4. Use right hand to wrap the SWINKY around the ponytail (one and a half circles).
  5. Change hands after each half.
  6. Use left hand to slide the second comb of the SWINKY opposite the first comb into the hair.
  7. Adjust SWINKY for comfort and appearance.

08 Ponytail Up - Left and Right

08 Ponytail Up - Left and Right

Instructions

  1. Gather all your hair into a high ponytail and hold it in place with the left hand.
  2. Use the right hand to slide the first comb of the SWINKY into the left side of the base of the ponytail.
  3. Use the left hand to hold the SWINKY and the ponytail in place.
  4. Use right hand to wrap the SWINKY around the ponytail (one and a half circles).
  5. Change hands after each half.
  6. Use left hand to slide the second comb of the SWINKY opposite the first comb into the hair.
  7. Adjust SWINKY for comfort and appearance.

09 Ponytail Up - Loop (advanced)

09 Ponytail Up - Loop 09 Ponytail Up - Loop

Instructions

  1. Gather all your hair into a high ponytail and hold it in place with the left hand.
  2. Use the right hand to slide the first comb of the SWINKY into the top of the base of the ponytail.
  3. Use the left hand to hold the SWINKY and the ponytail in place.
  4. Use right hand to wrap the SWINKY around the base of the ponytail and back up to the top (change hands half way).
  5. While stretching the second comb up above the ponytail, use left hand to wrap the ponytail once around the stretch bands of the SWINKY leaving the ponytail hanging to the side.
  6. Use the right hand to slide the second comb of the SWINKY behind the first comb into the hair.
  7. Adjust SWINKY for comfort and appearance.

10 Ponytail Down - Loose

10 Ponytail Down - Loose

Instructions

  1. Gather all your hair into a low ponytail and hold it in place with the left hand.
  2. Use right hand to slide the first comb of the SWINKY into the hair close to the right ear and hold the SWINKY and the ponytail in place by gently pressing it to the head.
  3. Use left hand to stretch the second comb over the ponytail towards the left ear and slide it into the hair.
  4. Adjust SWINKY for comfort and appearance.

11 Ponytail Down - Pulled Through

11 Ponytail Down - Pulled through

Instructions

  1. From the top of the SWINKY create a hole between the stretch bands.
  2. Slide the right hand through so that the SWINKY is wrapped around the wrist.
  3. To avoid tangling, ensure that both combs are pointing towards the elbow.
  4. Gather all your hair into a low ponytail and hold it in place with the right hand.
  5. Use left hand to pull the SWINKY over the right hand while using the right hand to hold the ponytail in place which will then be situated between the stretch bands.
  6. Change hands so the left hand holds the ponytail and the SWINKY.
  7. Use right hand to slide the first comb of the SWINKY into the hair close to the right ear and hold the SWINKY and the ponytail in place by gently pressing it to the head.
  8. Use left hand to stretch the second comb towards the left ear and slide it into the hair.
  9. Adjust SWINKY for comfort and appearance.

12 Ponytail Down - Pull Through Twisted

12 Ponytail Down - Pull Through Twisted

Instructions

  1. From the top of the SWINKY create a hole between the stretch bands.
  2. Slide the right hand through so that the SWINKY is wrapped around the wrist.
  3. To avoid tangling, ensure that both combs are pointing towards the elbow.
  4. Gather all your hair at into a low ponytail and hold it in place with the right hand.
  5. Use left hand to pull the SWINKY over the right hand while using the right hand to hold the ponytail in place which will then be situated between the stretch bands.
  6. Change hands so the left hand holds the ponytail and the SWINKY.
  7. Use right hand to stretch first comb gently towards the right ear, twist it around (one full turn) and slide it into the hair close to the right ear.
  8. Change hands and use right hand to hold the ponytail and the SWINKY in place.
  9. Use left hand to stretch second comb gently towards the left ear, twist it around (one full turn) and slide it into the hair.
  10. Adjust SWINKY for comfort and appearance.

13 Ponytail Down - Loop

13 Ponytail Down - Loop 13 Ponytail Down - Loop

Instructions

  1. Gather all your hair into a low ponytail and hold it in place with the right hand.
  2. Use left hand to slide the first comb of the SWINKY into the hair close to the left ear.
  3. Use left hand to gently stretch the second comb away from the head.
  4. Use right hand to wrap the ponytail around the stretch bands in a clockwise direction.
  5. Use left hand to hold the ponytail and the SWINKY in place.
  6. Use right hand to stretch second comb towards the right ear and slide it into the hair.
  7. Adjust SWINKY for comfort and appearance.

14 Bun - Pulled Through

14 Bun - Pulled Through

Instructions

  1. From the top of the SWINKY create a hole between the stretch bands.
  2. Slide the right hand through so that the SWINKY is wrapped around the wrist.
  3. To avoid tangling, ensure that both combs are pointing towards the elbow.
  4. Gather all your hair into a high ponytail and hold it in place with the right hand.
  5. Twist the entire ponytail. When hair begins to coil create a bun by wrapping the hair around itself.
  6. Use right hand to hold the bun tightly to the head.
  7. Use left hand to pull the SWINKY over the right hand while using the right hand to hold the bun in place which will then be situated between the stretch bands.
  8. Change hands so the left hand holds the bun and the SWINKY.
  9. Use right hand to slide the first comb of the SWINKY into the hair close to the right ear and hold the SWINKY and the bun in place by gently pressing it to the head.
  10. Use left hand to stretch the second comb towards the left ear and slide it into the hair.
  11. Adjust SWINKY for comfort and appearance.

15 Bun - Covered

15 Bun - Covered

Instructions

  1. Gather all your hair into a high ponytail and hold it in place with the right hand.
  2. Twist the entire ponytail. When hair begins to coil create a bun by wrapping the hair around itself.
  3. Use left hand to hold the bun in place by gently pressing it to the head.
  4. Use right hand to slide the first comb of the SWINKY into the hair close to the right ear and hold the SWINKY and the bun in place by gently pressing it to the head.
  5. Use left hand to stretch the second comb over the bun and slide it into the hair close to the left ear.
  6. Adjust SWINKY for comfort and appearance.

16 Bun - Up and Down

16 Bun - Up and Down

Instructions

  1. Gather all your hair into a high ponytail and hold it in place with the right hand.
  2. Twist the entire ponytail. When hair begins to coil create a bun by wrapping the hair around itself.
  3. Use left hand to hold the bun tightly to the head.
  4. Use right hand to slide the first comb of the SWINKY into the top of the base of the bun including a few hairs of the bun and wrap the SWINKY halfway around the bun in a clockwise direction.
  5. Use right hand to slide the second comb of the SWINKY into the bottom of the base of the bun.
  6. Adjust SWINKY for comfort and appearance.

17 Loop - Covered High

17 Loop - Covered High

Instructions

  1. Gather all your hair into a high ponytail and hold it in place with the right hand.
  2. Twist the base of the ponytail until creating a loop with the end of the ponytail hanging down.
  3. Use left hand to hold the loop in place.
  4. Use right hand to slide the first comb of the SWINKY into the hair close to the right ear and place the stretch bands underneath the loop.
  5. Use right hand to hold the loop and the SWINKY in place by gently pressing it to the head.
  6. Use left hand to stretch the second comb of the SWINKY towards the left ear and slide it into the hair.
  7. Adjust SWINKY for comfort and appearance.

18 Loop - Covered High Twisted

18 Loop - Covered High Twisted

Instructions

  1. Gather all your hair into a high ponytail and hold it in place with the right hand.
  2. Twist the base of the ponytail until creating a loop with the end of the ponytail hanging down.
  3. Use left hand to hold the loop in place.
  4. Use right hand to slide the first comb of the SWINKY into the hair close to the right ear and twist the stretch bands one full turn.
  5. Use right hand to hold the bun and the twisted SWINKY in place by gently pressing it to the head.
  6. Use left hand to stretch the second comb of the SWINKY towards the left ear and slide it into the hair.
  7. Adjust SWINKY for comfort and appearance.

19 Loop - Covered Down

19 Loop - Covered Down

Instructions

  1. Gather all your hair into a low ponytail and hold it in place with the right hand.
  2. Twist the base of the ponytail until creating a loop with the end of the ponytail hanging down.
  3. Use left hand to hold the loop in place.
  4. Use right hand to slide the first comb of the SWINKY into the hair close to the right ear and place the stretch bands underneath the loop.
  5. Use right hand to hold the loop and the SWINKY in place by gently pressing it to the head.
  6. Use left hand to stretch the second comb of the SWINKY towards the left ear and slide it into the hair close.
  7. Adjust SWINKY for comfort and appearance.

20 French Twist

20 French Twist

Instructions

  1. Gather all your hair into a low ponytail and hold it in place with the right hand.
  2. Twist the base of the ponytail firmly in a clockwise direction. Continue twisting the end of the ponytail up to create a roll along the back of the head and use the right hand to hold it in place.
  3. Use left hand to fold the rest of the ponytail down and hide it in the roll. Hold the French Twist tightly in place with the left hand.
  4. Use right hand to slide the first comb of the SWINKY into the hair close to the right ear and place the stretch band over the French Twist.
  5. Use right hand to hold the French Twist and the SWINKY in place by gently pressing it to the head.
  6. Use left hand to stretch the second comb of the SWINKY towards the left ear and slide it into the hair.
  7. Adjust SWINKY for comfort and appearance.

21 Peacock Twist

21 Peacock Twist

Instructions

  1. Gather all your hair into a low ponytail and hold it in place with the right hand.
  2. Twist the base of the ponytail firmly in a clockwise direction. Continue twisting the end of the ponytail up to create a roll along the back of the head. Leave the end of the ponytail hanging down.
  3. Hold the Peacock Twist tightly in place with left hand.
  4. Use right hand to slide the first comb of the SWINKY into the hair close to the right ear and place the stretch band over the Peacock Twist.
  5. Use right hand to hold the Peacock Twist and the SWINKY in place by gently pressing it to the head.
  6. Use left hand to stretch the second comb of the SWINKY towards the left ear and slide it into the hair.
  7. Adjust SWINKY for comfort and appearance.

22 Ponytail Side Loop

22 Ponytail Side Loop 22 Ponytail Side Loop

Instructions

  1. Gather all your hair into a high ponytail and hold it in place with the left hand.
  2. Use the right hand to slide the first comb of the SWINKY into the top of the base of the ponytail.
  3. Use the left hand to hold the SWINKY and the ponytail in place.
  4. Use right hand to wrap the SWINKY around the base of the ponytail and back up to the top (change hands half way).
  5. While stretching the second comb up above the ponytail, use left hand to wrap the ponytail once around the stretch bands of the SWINKY leaving the ponytail hanging to the side.
  6. Use the right hand to slide the second comb of the SWINKY behind the first comb into the hair.
  7. Adjust SWINKY for comfort and appearance.