Ponytails=no growth??

Ok I heard today that if u sleep with a ponytail then your hair doesn't grow... Is this true????? Cuz I sleep in a ponytail all the time so I'm wondering if that's contributing to my hair not growing or growing really slow ..... But it might also be that I think I naturally have slow growing hair because my hair was at just above my shoulders two & a half years ago and now it's only at about bsl when wet.... Not much shrinkage when dry though... More like poof, but that's besides the point...
My friend said her hair started to grow faster when she stopped sleeping in a ponytail... I want my hair to be to my waist at least so just wondering...
Any1 else hear about this?
3B,thick,medium/coarse,high porosity(i think),low elasticity
DRYDRYDRY hair.
CG since: 4/17/11
cowash: tresseme naturals moisture or smooth
rinse out: GFTN
leave in: a little bit of my rinse out
Stylers (gels): (if I feel like it) LALSG or Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Styling Gel
*Currently need: a good deep conditioning treament for my DRYDRYDRY hair- if you can suggest any good (cheapie) DTs, I would really appreciate it!

Last edited by curlyindian75; 05-09-2011 at 03:34 PM.
The only logic behind that would be that if your ponytail is tight you risk breakage, which affects length retention, not growth.
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Deffinitely keep the ponytail loose and way up on top so you are not laying on your length when you sleep.
Save for serious medical conditions or nutritional deficiencies, your hair is always growing. It's retaining the growth that's the challenge for many. If your ponytail isn't breaking of your hair, you should be fine.

I do it almost daily and my hair is growing just fine.
the breakage might be it then. but the only hair that breaks for my would be my ends cuz they're just horrible. i sleep in a ponytail a lot and its usually kinda tight so yea... thank y'all!
3B,thick,medium/coarse,high porosity(i think),low elasticity
DRYDRYDRY hair.
CG since: 4/17/11
cowash: tresseme naturals moisture or smooth
rinse out: GFTN
leave in: a little bit of my rinse out
Stylers (gels): (if I feel like it) LALSG or Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Styling Gel
*Currently need: a good deep conditioning treament for my DRYDRYDRY hair- if you can suggest any good (cheapie) DTs, I would really appreciate it!
Yea, definitely make sure it's loose - if your hair is tight AND you are sleeping on it, that's a lot of friction and pulling. When I make ponytails I only use them to hold my hair together, I don't even loop it once (my hair is thick so it stays).
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the breakage might be it then. but the only hair that breaks for my would be my ends cuz they're just horrible. i sleep in a ponytail a lot and its usually kinda tight so yea... thank y'all!
Originally Posted by curlyindian75
Yeah, if your hair is growing at the roots and breaking off the ends it will look like it's not growing. Good luck!
Thank you!
What do you guys suggest I do to retain the length?
3B,thick,medium/coarse,high porosity(i think),low elasticity
DRYDRYDRY hair.
CG since: 4/17/11
cowash: tresseme naturals moisture or smooth
rinse out: GFTN
leave in: a little bit of my rinse out
Stylers (gels): (if I feel like it) LALSG or Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Styling Gel
*Currently need: a good deep conditioning treament for my DRYDRYDRY hair- if you can suggest any good (cheapie) DTs, I would really appreciate it!

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