We’ve all been guilty of it at least once. We don’t have much time to get ready in the morning but our hair is dirty and we can’t get out of the house like that. So, we quickly wash it, maybe blowdry it a little and wear it up in a ponytail. Now, our hair is clean, sleek and pretty. But is really a good idea or can this quick fix be harmful to hair?
Why you shouldn’t wear a wet ponytail
Hair is in a very fragile state when wet: it can stretch, making it more vulnerable to breakage. That’s why it needs to be handled very gently and putting it up in a ponytail, especially a very tight one, can cause damage to it. If your hair is dirty and you don’t have time to wash it, then you’re better off wearing a hat or use a dry shampoo. You can always wash it properly once you come back home in the evening. But if you really want to wear a wet ponytail, then make sure you use a wide-tooth comb to comb it and tie the ponytail quite loose to minimize the damage. Still, it’s better to just use dry shampoo.
Do you ever wear a wet ponytail?