When your hair care routine for the majority of your life has consisted of little more than washing it, long hair can feel like a baffling new world. It’s constantly knotted. Things somehow get lost in there, inexplicably emerging again days later. Even something as simple as a ponytail can be daunting, leaving your fingers tangled and your spirit broken. But fear not – one dad named Mason Smith showed off a brilliant hair trick that left his perfectly ponytailed daughter in complete hysterics.
Mason’s method may not be the most convenient way to craft the perfect ponytail, but it is absolutely the most ridiculous. Mason shared the adorable video on TikTok, where it’s been watched nearly 200,000 times. The duo’s ‘toddlertok’ channel is packed with videos of the dad and daughter, amassing over a million followers so far.
The video opens with Mason and his daughter Berkeley standing in front of a mirror, her long blonde hair loose and ready for styling. She grins in anticipation, tickled as she braces for what’s about to happen. Clearly, this pair is no stranger to the power of Dyson.
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With a scrunchie wrapped around the vacuum’s nozzle, Mason extends the repurposed dust-remover towards his daughter’s hair. Barely able to contain themselves, Mason waits a split second for the vacuum to collect Berkeley’s hair. As soon as the golden locks are fully contained, he slips the scrunchie over the perfect ponytail as both dad and daughter completely lose it.
TikTok users marveled at Mason’s creativity, pointing out the extreme dad-ness of the so-called “hack.”
“I watched this so many times just for both your smiles and pure joy. Thanks for sharing,” said one viewer.
“She’s so lucky to have a dad like that…” commented another, a sentiment echoed by many.
This “hair hack” is endearing in the most daddish way possible. It doesn’t make things easier, but it makes them infinitely more fun. Sure, ponytails aren’t that hard to master – but memories like this will last a lifetime.