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Why does my hair hurt?!?

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HappySmileyFace Thu 25-Jul-13 10:49:19

I used to wear my hair down quite a bit. My youngest likes to grab my hair so have been wearing it up as a result for the past year.

Whenever I have it in a ponytail, it hurts my head. I get headaches and the actual hair sort of hurts.

I have been forced to wear it in a french braid and just hope I don't run into anyone I know

It makes me feel look really old! This style doesn't hurt my head.

I am going back to work next week so have to look presentable. My french braid style isn't going to cut it!

Any ideas why a ponytail might be causing me pain?

Keztrel Thu 25-Jul-13 10:51:29

Don't know but I get this too! Its like the hair doesnt want to be pulled in the opposite direction to the way it normally grows...

shaggyrogers Thu 25-Jul-13 10:53:33

Do you pull the ponytail too tight?

jimblejambles Thu 25-Jul-13 10:54:35

Could be you pull your hair too tight when you are putting the ponytail up. Or if its a high ponytail and you have thick or long hair it could be pulling.

bigTillyMint Thu 25-Jul-13 10:55:38

I used to get this when I wore my extremely thick and long hair in a tight ponytail all the time. It's much better now it is shorter and layered.

HappySmileyFace Thu 25-Jul-13 10:57:18

Thank you - and good to know I am not alone Keztrel - yes it is exactly like the hair doesn't want to go a certain direction and I will pay the price for trying!

Maybe I am pulling it too tight. I think I will get a few inches cut off as it has gotten quite long and maybe the weight of it will make a difference.

blueberryupsidedown Thu 25-Jul-13 10:59:28

Happens to me I have very thick and long hair. I usually do a french braid but sideways tied low on the neck, which is a little bit better!

like this

HappySmileyFace Thu 25-Jul-13 11:09:38

Thanks blueberry Just watched that clip (that girls hair is shiny!). Tried to recreate but clearly need more practice at the side french braid!

holidayseeker Thu 25-Jul-13 11:46:53

I have had this happen and I have fine hair. It was when I had been wearing it up every day and then wanted to wear it down but my hair didn't like it and kept wanting to go the other direction. After a while of wearing my hair in a low ponytail rather then high my hair adjusted and now feels fine in ponytail or down.

oreoaddict Thu 25-Jul-13 11:52:25

I get this. Hats give me headaches too confused I get the sore scalp and hair when I wear a tight, high ponytail, but when I wear it low, it just doesn't suit me.

It's bizarre, but thought I was the only one grin

Neena28 Thu 25-Jul-13 12:33:31

I've swapped to the elastic hair ties that are tied in a knot and flatter rather than traditional hair bobbles. Bought mine from eBay. They allegedly stop any marks in your hair when you put it down again. I am a bit sad at that claim but they do stop the pain a bit. Will try and link hang on.

Neena28 Thu 25-Jul-13 12:37:02

These twist bands

HappySmileyFace Thu 25-Jul-13 12:42:52

Thank you -makes me feel good that I am not alone!

Those twist bands look great -thanks Neena

HappySmileyFace Thu 25-Jul-13 13:00:45

Just ordered some twist bands -excited to try them! (Is it sad that this excites me?!!)

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