View Full Version : Do you find that your ponytail circumference *changes* from time to time?

June 14th, 2010, 05:09 AM
My ponytail circumference can range from 2.5" right up to 4" - depending on whether it's been heat-styled, how I've slept on my hair, what products I've used, and even the weather.

Last night, I went to bed with my hair damp and I put it in a high ponytail with a braid. I woke up with it still fairly damp, but the frizz and waves went KABOOM. Oh, it's dreadful. I measured my ponytail and it was somewhere between the 4" and 4.5" mark (my hair ain't thick, though!) which is just poofiness galore! Thank goodness for study leave where I can just stay at home and not do anything with my hair; otherwise I would of went straight for the frizz serums and hair-straighteners. ;)

June 14th, 2010, 05:32 AM
My ponytail circumference changes under different circumstances too, but not that much. It changes only half an inch or so.

June 14th, 2010, 05:48 AM
Mine tends to shrink the greasier it gets. Straight after washing it is at its thickest and poofiest, which is why I try and stretch my washes.

June 14th, 2010, 07:15 AM
I've never measured the circumference, but after washing it feels like it is at its thinnest. just before washing (I wash twice a week) it is at its thickest. Weird!

June 14th, 2010, 07:46 AM
Yup... mine changes based on wet/dry dry air/humid air, how the hair was put up prior to measuring, whether it just feels like it, the price of eggs in China....

June 14th, 2010, 07:50 AM
Yep. Right after washing my hair is super fluffy and thick. As the days pass, it is slightly less so. I'd say at MOST, it is a half inch difference -- not substantial, but enough for me to notice.

June 14th, 2010, 10:14 AM
Mine does the same - fluffy and voluminous after washing, sleeker when it needs a wash. But a salon blowdry straight with coney products will also make it "skinnier". In fact wash day isn't my best-hair-day, because it's SO fluffy it just looks silly. The day after wash is when my hair looks nicest, even if I've attempted to blowdry it myself.

June 14th, 2010, 10:38 AM
My hair is fluffy after washing and gets more compact as the days pass. My ponytail ranges from 4" to ~4.5".

June 14th, 2010, 11:23 AM
oh pandora thats so weird. I have been puzzling over the exact same question. I thought it was just me! My ponytail circumference changes all the time. I guess i thought it was me measuring it wrong each time. I am so glad you asked this question.

June 15th, 2010, 07:18 PM
Yes!!!! My hair does the same thing! It has a mind of it's own. :)

June 15th, 2010, 08:22 PM
Yep! I also have the kind of hair that starts out clean and poofy, then gets flatter and dirtier. I kind of like it at the mid-point, with enough grease to weigh it down but not pull out all of the body.

June 15th, 2010, 08:43 PM
If I measure with a low ponytail it's thinner than if I measure the ponytail on top of my head. The density on top of my scalp is higher than at the back.