For me, the ponytail is a great solution for the occasional “bad hair” days that we all have from time to time. The key is to make sure that you pull your hair back loosely without putting too much tension on your hairline and that you secure it with something that is not going to cause breakage when removing it from your hair. Also, if you have little girls, be sure not to pull their hair into ponytails or plaits that are too tight and cause too much tension. This could cause permanent hair loss along their hairline.
If the proper care is taken, ponytails are an easy, do-it-yourself, inexpensive style that can be worn without causing any damage to your hair.