The tendency to stick with particular celebrity hairstyles is prevalent with celebrities as well as with other men. Because of this, men also tend to keep a specific barber for most of their lives, where women tend to bounce from hairdresser to hairdresser as the mood for something new strikes them.
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.