Ponytail = Headache. Why?

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  1. Je Ne Sais Quoi

    Je Ne Sais Quoi Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to figure out why ponytails give me a headache. I have my hair in a loose pony right now, the band wrapped twice around, hair still very movable but it made my head hurt. I am extremely envious of you ladies who can wear ponytails all day everyday, even at night and you don't have any issues. What gives? Even headbands make my head hurt.
     
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    How long is ur hair? For some reason, some people with long hair I hear can't wear a bun for more than a couple hours bc they start to get a headache.
     
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    Ummmm, right now my hair is mostly between apl and bsb (excpet for the front).
     
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    I have that problem too. I can't keep buns in long at all and I never wear them tight so I doubt that's the problem. I can only wear certain headbands. And I get a horrible headache with my bonnet. It's weird.
     
  5. Je Ne Sais Quoi

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    Whats up with that??? I don't get it :nono:
     
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    natural buns/ pulled back styles kill my head...
    pressed ponytails not so much... I actually lived in one just fine in college...
    i dont know what the problem is when I'm natural though
     
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    I started getting a MIGRAINE the other night from my hair being up in a pony tail. I was like, wth? That crap woke me up out my sleep!
     
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    I can't wear certain headbands or have my ponytail too high for too long. Also, I can't wrap my hair. :nono: It gives my a headache and gives me a major sore spot in the morning when I wake up.
     
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    its like that for me too. i dunno, maybe its the tension? even if i do it loosely, the edges of my hair still feel a lil tight and that can give me a headache. when i was natural it was worse. i would wear those ouchless bands holding my hair back and it really hurt. its like my hair is meant to be free lol. its like when naturals wear a big puff; it can start to hurt holding all that hair back!
     
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    Just curious. Were you ladies tenderheaded as a child?
     
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    Tension for the hair being pulled up/down b/c I sometimes have headaches as well.
     
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    Not at all, my mama/aunties/cousins were all heavy handed so I had to toughen up real quick.
     
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    I have this problem. Sometimes if I put my hair up in a pony tail or clip the weight of my hair will give me a headache. Wet hair is particularly heavy. Putting my hair up while wet almost guarantees a headache for me no matter how loose I clip my hair up or tie the hair tie.

    ETA: I was very tenderheaded as a child.
     
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    It only happens to me when I add a weave to my bun. I think its the weight my scalp isnt use to yet. I dont think Im tenderheaded.
     
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    Re: Ponytail = Headache. Why?

    Those ouchless bands are the devil!!! Now that i'm bunning i haven't had nearly the amount of headaches i had when i was wearing a puff with those ouchless bands
     
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    I wear ponytails all day, everyday. But I do remember always having a sore spot when combing down my wrap...
     
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    i was not tender headed, just impatient.
     
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    I have this problem too. It has to be on the loose side. I occasionally can get away with a ponytail but not too often, well at least not without taking a migraine pill.

    I am not / never been tender-headed either, I actually like a heavy hand. My hair is WL.

    I was actually going to ask this question about headaches myself.
     
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    Anyone have an explanation for this? I've been wearing wigs or half wigs for the past 2 years. I decided I was going to rock a puff or bun this summer. It seems that no matter what I use as a ponytail holder, I get a headache within minutes. I've tried placing the pony higher, lower, switching sides, to no avail.

    FYI, my hair is 4B natural between SL and APL. When I BKT a few months ago I wore a pony around the house for a couple hours without any pain, but I shouldn't have to straighten my hair to pull it back.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    maybe it is disrupting the circulation...
     
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    I think you're right. There's a spot in the crown area of my head, if I put a barrette or clip of any kind in there the area gets cold after a bit then I get nausea and a blinding headache. After I find the offending clip and take it out the symptoms immediately subside. I was talking to my bf about this the other day and that's what we came up with.
     
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    yea, its basically pulling the skin in a different direction than what it is used to, which could be causing headaches even if you wear your ponytail loose
     
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    When I was younger and had longer hair and used to get my hair relaxed regularly I used to ALWAYS get headaches whenever I tried to wear my hair up.....any updo sorta style.....ponytail, bun, twisted kind of updo I invented when I was 13 (don't even know to WHAT to call it but I used clips lol >.< ), and so I just wore my hair down all of the time.

    These days no real problem at all. I literally always have my up and it feels so normal and natural. I also used to never be able to sleep atwith my hair in a pony or updo, but now I do every night. IDK what it is tbh.
     
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    Interesting thread :yep:.. I can't wear high ponytails, but I can do low ponytails oddly enough..
     
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    Yea, it is interesting. my corn rows are not even tight but i have been getting headaches :(
     
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    It seems as if your head just can't take any kind of tension :(
     

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