One of the most common hair questions is “is wearing a ponytail everyday bad for your hair?” and unfortunately this isn’t one of those hair myths created by old wives tales. Wearing your hair in a ponytail everyday or every night can weaken your hair and prevent growth. Unless you are wearing your ponytail loose everyday then there’s a good chance you’re causing damage. Fear not though ponytail lovers, there are plenty of great ways to spruce up your daily ponytail to prevent damage and spice up your look.
Sleek Knotted Ponytail
This isn’t a style to wear everyday because it can cause damage unless you change up the position everyday but it could be a good change from the regular ponytail that is tightly held with elastic. Instead tie your ponytail with a knot from your strands.
If you always wear your ponytail pulled back and wrapped up in the centre of your head then a great way to spice up it up but still keep it simple is to add some braids on both sides and lower your ponytail just a few centimetres.
Half Bun Ponytail
If you like a ponytail because if keeps your hair pulled back and off your face then this might be a great alternative. It leaves your hair down but still pulls the top layers of your hair off your face. The loose bun in the back is fashionable but it’s also loose enough that it won’t hurt your hair.
Another way to loosen up but spice up your ponytail is with a bouffant. Add lots of volume on the back of the grown and then complete the look with a loosely wrapped ponytail near the nape of the neck.
Low Soft Side-Swept Ponytail
This elegant side-swept ponytail is simple but also very gentle on your hair. If you are looking for a casual side-swept ponytail then simply brush it to the side and tie but you can also add some curls or waves and volume to make this hairstyle perfect for the office or a night out.
Loose Low Ponytail
The perfect way to get the benefits of a ponytail without causing damage is this low and loose ponytail. Add some loose waves to create body and dimension through the hairstyle.
Low Double Knotted Ponytail
This hairstyle is very trendy since it has hit the Pinterest-sphere. You simply separate your hair in two strands and create two knots and you have a loose but secure ponytail that won’t cause damage.