Right now, take any idea you once believed about your hair, its health and the routines you are supposed to keep up in order for it to be strong and healthy. Gathered? Cool. Now, forget about it because I am going to be breaking down FIVE common myths that people believe about your hair health and how certain hair styles can affect it!
Myth # ONE: You are unable to have a ponytail and healthy hair at the same time.
This is totally and completely wrong! We all know that in order to have a perky, sleek, high and tight pony, we need to brush our hair so much, use the tightest hair tie we have AND maybe use hair spray, gel, oils, to keep the baby hair away from giving it a freezy look. Well..
IT's a common misconception that if you want that type of pony tail, you have to sacrifice healthy hair for it! This myth comes from the fact that those who are claiming this are using a normal hair tie, or hair ties which fabric is rough, or even those that have the silicone around it (to avoid slipping) which causes breakage and creasing. IF you used a TIY for your ponytails you won't have to give up healthy hair, you can have both!
Myth # TWO: Once a normal hair tie is secured in your hair, it will no longer cause any damage.
This is false, even when the hair tie is in your hair and is no longer be tightened, it is still causing damage. It is breaking, creasing, and denting your hair at each movement of your head. The more activity you do where your ponytail is falling and slipping causes you to pull it out of your hair and straighten it; this behavior is doing further damage to the hair due to the friction between the hair, the hair tie and your hands.
Myth # THREE: A normal hair tie never causes hair breakage.
Your hairline will be affected where you wear your hair tie. If you wear a high pony often, there will be more breakage toward the top of your hair while if you wear a low pony it will be more toward the middle of your hair.
While at first when using a normal hair tie you do not see any of the breakage, after a couple of ponies you will being to see the “hairline” of breakage that forms constantly.
In order to avoid that we tend to wear our hair loose, which makes us return to myth # 2.
Myth # FOUR: The hair ties that claim are dent, crease, and breaking free will also stay secured in your hair.
This is easy to prove wrong. If you have ever worn a no breaking and denting hair tie you easily find you that with any kind of activity your hair falls out of your pony very easily. While it claims it causes no creasing that is because it is constantly falling out which does not give the hair tie enough time to cause a visible crease. Also, while there might not be visible denting or creasing, the hair bang creates friction and which means the longer you leave the pony in and keep on securing it, you will begin to start to see signs of creasing and denting.
Myth # FIVE: Normal hair ties and TIY are made out of the same material.
NO NO NO the TIY is softer and more flexible and stretchier while a normal hair tie is rougher and harder to stretch. And a TIY is much much much stronger than a normal hair tie! This myth kills me because if you ever used a TIY it is easy to see that not only is a silkier material it stretches and returns to its original position easily.
2 FUN FACTS ABOUT TIY:
NUMBER ONE It is almost impossible to break a TIY! They are so stretchy and flexible and will always return back to its normal position.
NUMBER TWO The sheer rubber is engineered that it won't pull on your hair and cause breakage over time. TIY won’t pull, stretch, headache inducing, and a creasing ponytail.
In total, you use a normal hair band, you are giving up your chances of healthy hair. But when you use a TIY your hair is able to go into a pony and still stay healthy! So instead of sacrifices a killer high pony for the health of your hair, use a TIY and rock both healthy hair and a TIY!!!