Pull hair back in a smooth pony Place your ponytail in the position you want your bun to be. Ponytails work best on second day hair 5. Once bun is set apply conditioning pomade to your edges or flyaways for extra hold. If you want something whimsical, you can twist your own ponytail around itself and tuck the ends under the bun. It usually takes four pins spaced equally to keep the bun in place. Wear a headband to change your look and add that extra “wow” factor.