Why do I get headaches when I wear my hair down?
December 4, 2013 7:24 AM Subscribe
I have barely shoulder length hair which I typically wear down at work or when I'm out. After several hours, I sometimes get a headache which is immediately alleviated by putting my hair up (I'd say I get a headache after leaving my hair down about 20% of the time). Why is this happening?
posted by arnicae to Health & Fitness (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My preference when I'm hanging out is to wear it up, either pulling up the top half of my hair in a clip or putting all my hair in a ponytail. My hair is not particularly heavy, and just barely brushes my shoulders (so is not super long).
After I've worn my hair down for several hours, I often will get headaches which are only alleviated by putting hair up. My neck doesn't hurt - it is a tension headache. I often will feel an immediate sensation of relief when I put my hair into a ponytail. This is true even if I do it while I still am out/at work (so it isn't just an "end of the day" thing). Any idea why this is happening, and if there is something I could do about it?