My Ponytail Failure

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.

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I thought it had potential, if I gave it another six months or so.

And then my body betrayed me.

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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?”

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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.

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5 Responses to My Ponytail Failure

  1. So, this was my offering to the ponytail gods:

    My wife decided it was too much… 8^)

  2. Lee Dickerson says:

    OMG! I so needed a laugh today and this did it. Thank you, Rom Watson!

  3. ANDI says:


  4. Marlaya says:

    ha ha short and sweet (Pun intended!)

  5. Marlaya says:

    ha ha short and sweet–like the hair

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