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How to put Link's ponytail in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom just like in BotW

 Do you want Link in Tears of the Kingdom to tie his hair in a ponytail like he did in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? You can do it by following these steps!

Curiously, shortly after starting a new game of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Link loses his characteristic ponytail and starts wearing long hair loose in the wind from then on. Some players may miss the hero's hair up as he sported it in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and luckily we can still have Link wear his hair in a ponytail.

If you don't know how pay attention because we will reveal it to you in this entry of our complete guide.

How to put Link's hair in a ponytail?

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom offers many customization options for Link. In this game there are even more armor and clothing that our hero can wear, and precisely one of these cosmetic items related to Link's appearance has to do with the ponytail he wore in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the previous game. of the saga.

If you want Link to put his hair back in a ponytail like in Zelda: BotW you will need to first obtain the so-called old ponytail. 

Location of the old scrunchie

The old scrunchie can be found at the beginning of your game if you go to the Hatelia village, that is, to the east-southeast of the Hyrule map. Specifically at coordinates 3305, -2297, 0112.

  • When you reach Hatelia, go up the slope at the entrance and turn right.
  • If you head this way you will reach Zelda's house.
  • At the back of the house, you can find the entrance to a well.
  • Drop down into the well and you will find a secret room with furniture.
  • Open the locked chest next to the table and you will receive the old scrunchie.
Location of the old scrunchie

Location of the old scrunchie

If you've played Breath of the Wild you probably remember that this house was formerly the house that Link could buy in the game (in Tears of the Kingdom you can buy another new house ). Now this home has belonged to Zelda, and as a wink, the princess seems to have kept Link's scrunchie in this very special chest.

Curiously, Link's scrunchie functions as a helmet item (and does not belong to any particular set). It offers 0 defense but allows Link to wear his hair in a ponytail like in the previous game. If you've been wanting it, you know where to find it.

Other ways to put Link in a ponytail

Naturally, the old scrunchie isn't the only way for Link to have a ponytail again like in Breath of the Wild. There are other types of clothing to equip on the hero's head that can make him put on a ponytail. For example, the Orni Feathers that are part of the Orni set will make Link wear a ponytail.

In any case, another interesting way to make Link wear a ponytail is by acquiring the Hylian Hood and making him lower his hood.

This special version of the Hylian Hood can be achieved if you complete several Hatelia-related side quests. Specifically, you have to overcome all of these:

  • Orenne's letter
  • New Hatelian specialty
  • Rendell's secret
  • Sogene's secret
  • Sogene or Rendell?
  • The mayoral elections
If you complete all of these adventures and go to talk to Sogene in her Hatelia fashion shop while wearing the Hylian Hood, you can ask the dressmaker to uncover your head by lowering the hood. By doing this Link will automatically put back a ponytail like the one he wore in Breath of the Wild.