Hair ties are a modern-day necessity, and they come in all shapes and sizes. But do hair ties harm your hair? It’s difficult to know for sure because there isn’t much research on the subject, but it seems that most people agree that while a bit of discomfort is tolerable, any more than that can be damaging. In this blog post, we’ll explore how you might be able to tell if your hair tie is too tight or not tight enough and what you can do about it once you figure out which one it is. We’ll also give some tips on avoiding having this problem at all by using other types of hairstyles instead of ponytails or buns like braids or twists.
Why hair ties are bad for your hair
Girls with long hair know the struggles of keeping their hair out of your face. Hair ties are a standard solution, but they can cause damage to our locks if we don’t take care.
It’s essential to know how to take care of your hair ties. This way, you can prevent them from damaging the strands and cuticles of your hair.
If you are wearing a ponytail or bun, make sure to tie it in a loose knot at the base of your neck not to have any pressure on your scalp. Even better is if you use elastic without metal parts, as this will cause less damage. If using elastics with metal parts, be careful not to pull too tight as this can break the bonds between keratin molecules, which leads to frizziness and dryness. It would be best to try not tucking it into clothes or pulling on it when removing it for the same reasons.
How to avoid damage from hair ties
Hair ties are a necessity for many, but the more often you wear them, the worse they are for your hair. They can cause breakage and split ends or create unwanted frizz if left on too long. The best way to prevent this is by using a headband instead of tying your hair up in knots. Try these simple steps to find out how:
- Step 1- Gather all of your hair into one ponytail at the nape of your neck with an elastic band.
- Step 2- Pull all strands forward so that they’re parallel to each other after being gathered together.
- Step 3- Cross over one strand from right side to left, so it’s now crossing over two others.
When you tie your hair up into a ponytail, the weight of the ponytail can cause tension in your hair. This is because when you use a rubber band to hold your hair in place, it puts pressure on the roots and damages them as they try to grow out from being pulled back. You might not notice this damage immediately, but this will lead to breakage and thinning of your strands over time. A better way to keep your hair neat while also protecting it is by using an elastic headband or fabric headband that doesn’t pressure the roots.
Hair ties are not the enemy, but they can be if misused. Therefore, it’s essential to know how and when to use a hair tie for maximum benefit.