Posted by The Kid (other posts) on May 17, 2018 at 08:48:50 Previous Next
In Reply to: Re: Damaged hair and ponytails posted by The Kid on May 17, 2018 at 08:40:00:
: : : It sounds like you could very well have been experiencing damage caused by a combination of the elastic, overbrushing (straightening hair that 'wants' to be curly), and the tension from being kept in a ponytail for extended periods of time. Wearing it down - along with maybe trying a good quality leave-in conditioner - might bring you some pleasant results. Keep us posted :)!
: : : Best,
: : : Val
: : That's what I'm hoping! Took around 17 years for me to change because people kept saying I was going bald and it was a genetic thing but my hair just got thin and never just fell out except in one area (my dad is bald so maybe there's nothing I can do about that one area in top/back of my head).
: : I'm just wearing my hair in a loose ponytail at night after my hair is dry from water wash and using one of those frilly looking ponytail holders but are probably more gentle and it's black. It's similar to the picture attached.
: They also make silk pillowcases and other things to protect your hair at night. Years ago I read on this site that your hair is susceptible to damage at night...especially if u have wavy or curly hair like me, so u should protect it with a braid at night (which I can't do) or by putting it into a loose ponytail. I just chose the loose ponytail at night and tangles disappeared.
: What I just bought was a silk ponytail holder like that scrunchy picture I posted at the link on the bottom of the page.
Hours before tying up my hair in a loose ponytail for the night, I've also started using this organic hair repair creme that moisturizes the hair/scalp after I wash, but it may be preventing hair tangles along with a ponytail at night.