Ahhhh the ponytail predicament. Yes, the continual ‘slick-back’ can and will cause you tress stress. However, there are some tips to help you out the next time you absolutely need that post-shower pony. Never (and we mean never) pull back your hair while it’s wet. This will only increase the chance of your hair splitting. Make sure to lightly fluff your hair with a blow dryer or even towel it dry. Remember that metal headbands will only lead to split-end sabotage.