If you're a lover of ponytails, you know the harsh truth that comes with it: that hair ties can be damaging on your strands. But of course, we can't really part from our favorite, easy peasy ponytails! The good news is that you can avoid ruining your hair by tweaking some of your hair tie habits. Read on to know more.

1. Wait for your hair to dry before styling it.
Wet strands tend to break easily, so waiting for them to try before you pull them up in a ponytail will prevent damage.

2. Keep in mind that metal is your hair's worst enemy.
Sure, it can clasp your hair into a neat 'do, but this snags the follicles! Go for elastic or fabric metal-free ties instead—or go back to your high school BFF, the scrunchie.

3. Be careful when you undo your ponytail.
When you hastily take off your hair tie, your strands get tangled and break! Slowly unravelling your hair from the hair tie will save them from breakage.


4. Switch up your coiff.
Change your ponytail's height or try a different hairstyle to keep your tresses away from your face. Braids can be a great alternative because they stay in place. Plus, they add a romantic flair to your look.

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