Will stretching hair too often cause hair to loose curl pattern??

Okay, I am growing my 3a/3b, shoulder length hair out. (I want my hair to eventually be down to my belly button). It is very hot where I live right now (desert), and I want to put my hair up, and also want to put my hair up in buns and ponytails as protective styles. However, I have heard (and am deathly afraid of) hair loosing its curl pattern from being stretched too often/too much. Is this true? Please say it's not so. I am not planning on stretching and slicking my hair back harshly with a bristle brush like some women do to get that sleek look, or anything- I just want to gently pull my hair back while wet, put it in a ponytail or bun, and leave it alone. I do NOT want the front/top part of my hair to be straighter than the rest of my hair. I don't know..maybe I'm wrong and just being paranoid. Please let me know if this is true, and if you've ever experienced it or what to do to avoid or whatever you know! Thanks in advance.
When you put it up in a bun, see if you can do it without an elastic and just use bobby pins. Scarves can work as pony tail holders with a softer hold too I've heard.
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So not true. I slick my hair back, I braid it, I put it up in a bun. The curls pattern will appear looser or even straighten when I take down my hair from these styles but ince I wash it, the curls are back.

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I think it really depends on how strong your hair is and how tight you're putting the ponytail. It's too bad scrunchies aren't in fashion because those seem really gentle
But, I don't think you'll have a problem, as long as you're not yanking on your hair and keeping it healthy.

You could try clips too for pinning hair up or back.
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Thanks soo much for answering all of you. I guess ill just be very careful when bunning and putting my hair up. Seems easy enough!

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