It's her trademark look, but Ariana Grande has admitted her high ponytail is not only uncomfortable but actually causes her a great deal of pain.
- Ariana Grande's trademark hairstyle is the high ponytail.
- After Camilla Cabello tried the look but found it too painful to carry on wearing, Grande admitted her high pony leaves her in "constant pain."
- Tight ponytails can lead to headaches for many people with long hair.
Tying your hair up on top of your head may seem harmless, but as any former cheerleader knows, this isn't necessarily the case.
Sure, a high ponytail is, in theory, a cute, fun, and effective way of keeping your hair out of your face, but it can also be intensely painful.
One of the most famous high ponytail-wearers of our time is pop superstar Ariana Grande, but the singer has just admitted her trademark hairdo leaves her in "constant pain."
The revelation was made on Twitter after fellow singer Camila Cabello shared that she'd tried wearing a high pony only to find it "so painful."
Grande then replied, admitting that her signature look causes her a lot of pain — but she doesn't care.
Cabello posted a picture of herself having taken her hair down because the ponytail was so painful…
And Grande responded implying that she's now numb to the pony pain.
Cabello finally admitted she was "literally never doing that hairstyle again."
The whole exchange, however, was extremely relatable for many.
It's no secret that a tight ponytail can lead to headaches — this is because pulling the hair back so tightly strains the scalp tissue. In some cases, ponytails can increase the likelihood of developing tension alopecia.
Whether you suffer from these symptoms, however, likely depends on your scalp sensitivity.
"We know some people have more sensitive nerve endings in their scalp than other people. And if those folks are wearing a tight hairstyle and a ponytail, that's going to induce an achiness after the hairstyle is released," headache neurologist Dr. Wade Cooper from the University of Michigan told Fox 2.
"That's going to signal to us that their nerves are triggering underlying brain sensitivity that we see more commonly in people with migraines or other pain syndromes."
If you find yourself suffering from an unpleasant headache while wearing a ponytail, let your hair down and the pain may ease. It's best not to sleep with your hair in a tight pony either, to decrease the likelihood of neck strain.
Source: BUSINESS INSIDER