Whether you like these women or their hair isn't as important as understanding where they are coming from. They aren't afraid to show off their fun. While these particular styles may not be right for you, we can all learn from them. Don't be afraid to ask your hairstylist to give you a do that is fun and funky. Something outside of the box. You never know when a crazy hairstyle may be just the one for you.
If your hair is dry and you have not conditioned it then you are running the risk for splitting the ends. So to begin with, make sure that you shampoo well and use a conditioner unless of course your hair is oily. Towel dry it as there is no need to blow_dry your hair for the ponytail look. You might want to add a little bit of gel to give it a nice shiny look and to help keep those flyaway hairs under control.