By Rom Watson
January 28, 2016
Since I’m not working at the moment, I decided to let my hair grow. Then I could pull it into a ponytail and that would look cool, right?
I let my hair grow for four months. When it was long enough to pull back into a stubby little ponytail, I did, to see how it would look.
I thought it had potential, if I gave it another six months or so.
And then my body betrayed me.
It started after a few minutes, when I realized I had made the hair-tie too tight. I loosened it, and it felt much better. Until about two hours later, when I realized the ponytail was giving me a headache.
My own body rebelled against my plan to look cool.
I removed the hair-tie, but periodically through the rest of the day my scalp would give me a residual twinge, as though it were saying, “What did you think you were doing?”
I tried it again the following day, and again after about two hours I started to get a headache.
I told my wife about this, and she said it would take time for my scalp to get used to it.
Am I going to train my scalp to accept the hair-tie, building up my tolerance by gradually increasing the amount of time I leave my hair in a ponytail? No. It’s not worth the headaches. So this experience taught me something about myself, or at least something about my scalp: a ponytail is not the makeover for me.
Time to go shopping for hats.