TIL about ponytail headaches, a type of extracranial headache arising from pericranial muscle fascia and tendon traction. Essentially, if your hair is tied too tighly, you get a nasty headache. by whatilearned March 30, 2022, 9:40 pm Read more: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15147248/ What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote arisingessentiallyextracranialfasciahairheadacheheadachesmusclenastypericranialponytailTendontiedtighlyTILToday I learnedtractiontype See more Previous article Xenia copypasta. Next article apology 😥 😔 😟 🙁 10 Comments Leave a Reply I’m a dude from a country with conscription. Strict uniform rules all my life. I never had long hair. Today, my hair finally became long and annoying enough to block my vision. So I borrowed snap hair pins from my partner to part my fringe. An hour later, I got the worst headache ever. I jokingly asked my partner if hair pins caused headaches because it was the only recent change to my lifestyle. I wanted to lead it onto a joke where the metal was picking up the evil 6G. But she calmly told me, “oh yeah, don’t fix your hair too tight, there is such a thing ponytail headaches”. Man, I wonder what other simple nuances of life the opposite gender goes through without me ever knowing. Log in to Reply I have experienced cap headaches when I had longer man-hair curtains and wear them tucked up in the cap. Log in to Reply I feel like I’ve experienced the face mask equivalent of this. If the surgical mask I’m wearing is too tight around the back of my ears, I find my jaw/head starts to hurt a few hours in. Log in to Reply I had headaches from Aviator sunglasses that were too front-heavy. They would slip down my nose, I would instinctively raise my eyebrows to compensate, and by the end of the day the back of my head would hurt. Log in to Reply Just ask women in the military Log in to Reply Ha! It is a real thing. I thought it was my imagination! Log in to Reply Also rips all your hair out from the top causing baldness. Source: bald 60 year old who can no longer tie a pony tail, but headaches are gone. Log in to Reply A man-bun migraine? Log in to Reply At school (lab) and work I have to tie my hair. It’s horrible. Headaches every day. Log in to Reply I’ve got down the back long hair as a guy, and primarily wear my hair in a tight pony tail. Never experienced this before Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.