#1: Is it true that ponytails can cause damage to fine hair if worn every day?
I wear my hair in a bun, not a ponytail. I pull it back around the middle of my head, twist it and wrap it and secure it with a scrunchy (those big cloth-like ones) gently. Will this basically damage my hair? i do it every day for school only because i am growing my hair out and i don't want to use heat. So i have no choice but to take a shower at night, air dry it, and put it in a bun in the morning. If it does cause damage, how? and do you have any tips for styling in the morning that requires no heat?
I think what you're doing is much less damaging than using a regular elastic and pulling it up in a ponytail everyday. I think the problem is when you use elastics (or any tight-fitting hair accessory) in the same spot everyday it's going to eventually cause wear and tear on the hair in that area. Since you're using a cloth scrunchie, you should be fine. I think the best solution would be to change up and try different updos everyday so there's not constant stress in one area - IMHO.