Learning your favorite style might cause hair loss can be disheartening. The truth is, however, that your hair isn’t falling out because you wear ponytails. When people start losing hair, it can be tempting to begin looking for any possible cause, but blaming your hairstyle is missing the point.
While wearing the same hairstyle over and over again is rarely the cause of hair loss, it can put a strain on your hair. Wearing your ponytail at the same height consistently can strain your hair. If you tend to wear your ponytail at the same height day in and day out, the elastic you use to fasten your hair can put constant pressure on the same area. This is far more likely to lead to fraying and breakage, not hair loss. A solution to avoid breakage would be to vary your hairstyles a bit more. Make a point to alternate between elastics and claw clips to give your hair a break from the straining effects of elastics.
Traction alopecia can occur in extreme cases with a tight ponytail or braid. This is both rare and easily reversible. The strain from your hairstyle causes the thinning. Your hairstyle puts constant stress on your hairline, causing it to thin.
It is important to remember that this type of traction alopecia is reversible by simply putting less stress on your hair. If you change your hairstyle and your hair continues to recede after a few weeks, it may be time to look into other options.
At Hairline Ink, we are well-versed in the many myths that people believe about their hair. We know how stressful losing hair can be and how out of control it can make you feel. We are committed to helping our clients build confidence by reversing the appearance of hair loss. We offer Scalp Micropigmentation in over 50 US cities. Call or text us today at 833-HAIR-INK (833-424-7465) to schedule an appointment, learn about our pricing, or get a free quote!