Can you wear clip-in ponytails everyday?

November 22, 2022 5 min read

The ponytail obsession continues. But how is your love of clip-in ponytail extensions affecting your natural locks? If you are loath to leave the house without your trusty ponytail in tow, you may be asking yourself: can you wear your clip-in ponytail every day?

Find out the pros and cons of rocking your clip-in ponytail extension every day.

Can you wear clip-in ponytails every day?

Whether heading to the office, doing the school run or working the dance floor at a wedding; the clip-in ponytail is an essential hair accessory.

We love the ease and convenience of pulling our hair up into a ponytail, attaching our favourite extension, and flying out the door at record speed. But is it okay to wear a clip-in ponytail every single day? The short answer is yes – but there are some important considerations to keep in mind to keep your natural hair in tip top condition.

Wearing your clip-in ponytail every day? Here are some things to consider:

  • Pulling your natural hair up into the same style ponytail every day can add stress to the scalp and your hair stands. This can cause the natural hair to snap at the base of the ponytail. Meanwhile, the continuous pulling can damage your hair's folicles, leading to thinning. To avoid this, move the height of your ponytail regularly. Try a low ponytail, a high ponytail, or a classic, crown-height ponytail. It's also important to chance the tightness of your ponytail. Consider opting for looser styles to ease pressure on the scalp.
  • Try using different attachments to decrease the stress put on your natural hair. Our Medium Flicky Ponytail and Long Straight Ponytail clip-ins come with claw clips and a drawstring attachment, so you can switch up the fit.
  • Before attaching your clip-in ponytail extension, you'll need to pull your natural hair into a ponytail. Ditch elastic hair bands and switch to silk or fabric hair ties that create a secure yet gentle hold.
  • Consider your hair type. If you have fine or thin hair, take a break from wearing ponytail extensions regularly. Our ponytail extension styles weigh between 170g - 204g, which can put a strain on fine hair when worn continually.
  • Give your hair a break from the same type of attachment and switch up your look by using different types of hair extensions. We have a range of life-like buns, one piece clip-ins, and human hair extensions that look and feel just like your natural hair.

 

How long can you wear your clip-in ponytail?

One of the most common misconceptions when it comes to wearing clip-in extensions is that they should only be reserved for special occasions. On the contrary, we believe you should feel confident in your look every day.

There's no limit on how long or short you can wear your clip-in ponytail. However, here is a guide to getting the best from your clip-in ponytail.

Remove before bedtime

Sleeping in clip-in extensions can pull and damage your natural hair. We always recommend removing your ponytail extensions before bathing and sleeping. This will help to look after your natural locks and keep your ponytail clip-in looking its best.

Check your hair and scalp

Maintaining the health of your natural hair is extremely important. Traditional clip-in extensions have been known to cause bald spots when worn everyday. And, while ponytail extensions don't put the same strain on the root of the hair as normal clip-in extensions, they too can lead to hair breakage if worn in the same position routinely.

Regularly check for thin spots or snapped ends and adjust your hair routine accordingly. It's also a good idea to regularly adjust the height and tightness of your ponytail to prevent weak spots or traction alopecia from developing. If you do notice breakage, be sure to stop wearing your extensions immediately.

Make sure they feel comfortable

When applying your clip-in ponytail, it should feel comfortable. If your hair extensions pull or feel tight, we recommend adjusting or removing them.

Handle your ponytail with care

To keep your ponytail extensions looking healthy, long and realistic, it's important to follow the correct aftercare advice. We recommend brushing your hair extensions before and after each wear with our gentle Smooth Finish Extension Brush. We also recommend storing your clip-in ponytail extension correctly to keep it free from dust and dirt.

For more advice, read our blog on how to take care of your clip-in ponytail extensions, which covers how to wash, care for and store your ponytail extension between wears.

Look after your real hair

While wearing a clip-in ponytail creates the illusion of thicker, swishy hair, there's no denying that looking after your natural hair can lead to a happier, more confident you in the long term.

To care for your natural hair, make appointments for regular trims at the salon, apply nourishing masks, use a gentle brush and switch to high-quality shampoos and conditioners.

Feeling achy?

When you let your ponytail down, do you experience achiness? Some people may find that after wearing a ponytail they get painful headaches. This is because when the hair strands are pulled up into a ponytail, they can pull on the nerves around the head. Sometimes, this pain can turn into migraines, in which case you should avoid wearing a tight ponytail and instead try out some low, loose ponytail styles which put less strain on the scalp.

 

3 ways to wear clip-in ponytail extensions

When you love the way your ponytail extension makes you feel, you never want to be without it. Try out these three new ponytail styles below to switch up your look.

1. The bouncy ponytail

Those mid-week mornings may not allow for a salon-esque blow dry, but you can certainly still channel a luxuriously bouncy vibe with the Bounce Wrap Ponytail. This glossy ponytail is full of movement, life and life-like colour, so it blends seamlessly into your hair.

To wear: Simply pull your natural hair into a ponytail and secure it with a hair tie. Pull out a few strands of hair around your face and blow dry these and your fringe (if you have one) with a round bristle brush. Now attach the ponytail and wrap the additional piece of hair around the base to disguise the fit.

2. The flicky ponytail

Perfect for special occasions, the office and post-work drinks, the Medium Flicky Ponytail is the fast way to inject a little life back into limp hair. Filled with shape, dimension and feathered layers, this ponytail has a believable length and two styles of attachments (a claw clip and drawstring) so you can do what feels best.

To wear: Draw your hair up into a ponytail and tie. Using the bulldog clip, secure this over your natural ponytail. If you have thick hair, you may want to tie your ponytail into a bun and use the drawcord attachment instead. Adjust the ponytail until it feels comfortable and sits perfectly.

3. The Hollywood ponytail

Ready for something extra special? The Body Wave Ponytail delivers 26" of perfectly tousled hair in one easy-to-attach extension. Crafted from realistic-looking Clever Fibre strands, this clip-in ponytail oozes old-school Hollywood glamour with its tumbling waves and elegant length.

To wear: Create a deep side parting and pull your hair into a low ponytail. Fix with a hair tie. Fit the Body Wave Ponytail and hide the attachment by wrapping a small section of hair around the base. Volia! Hollywood waves in under five minutes.

For more ideas on how to wear a clip-in ponytail extension, head to our blog.

 


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