Working out has so many benefits when it comes to your physical and mental health. It can even make you more productive, which makes it easier to fit in time at the gym. There’s plenty of options when it comes to what outfit to wear when getting sweaty, and there are just as many options for hairstyles. Here are five workout hairstyles you can try out next time you hit the gym.
A classic workout hairstyle is a ponytail. It succeeds in keeping hair off your face whether you’re lifting weights or doing some cardio. It can be worn in any position on your head. High, low, middle, to the side… the possibilities with this style are endless.
This simple hairstyle is often seen at the gym for its simplicity. All you need is a good hair tie. If you have some shorter hair, like bangs, you can choose to pin them back with a hair clip or bobby pins. If they’re not too long, you can let them run free.
Although the ponytail is to secure hair away from your face, it is essential not to make it too tight. Pulling your ponytail too tight can decrease the strength of the hair strands and cause it to break easier.
As good as ponytails are at keeping hair back, depending on what type of exercise you engage in and the length of your hair, you might experience the hair whip. You know… when your hair comes around and whips you in the face? Go one step further and secure your hair even more with a bun.
A quick and easy messy bun is just as perfect as one that is secured with bobby pins or hair clips. Do whatever you need to do to prevent the hair whip from attacking you. The same caution applies to buns as does ponytails; don’t secure it too tight!
Did you know that going to the gym can increase your odds of finding your soulmate? If you want to add a feminine touch to your workout hairstyle, consider incorporating a braid. When you gather all of your in one braid, it can reduce the stinging power of the hair whip if it occurs.
Braids are super versatile when it comes to making them a part of other hairstyles. Adding a braid along your hairline is a classy way to keep bangs and other flyaway hairs off your forehead. This prevents sweat from dripping directly into your eyes. You can close it off with a hair clip and pull the rest of your hair into a ponytail if you’d like.
French braids are one of the most secure hairstyles when it comes to keeping hair away from your face. The intricate weaving of hair has a solid hold but shouldn’t be pulled too tight. To increase the security of the braids, and any workout hairstyle, run some leave-in conditioner through your hair first or finish off with a layer of light hairspray.
An additional advantage to choose a braid is it can easily be converted to a wearable hairstyle outside the gym, even if you take it down. If you’re heading out after your workout, bring a gym bag that has dry shampoo. Spray some dry shampoo on your scalp to freshen up your hair and run your fingers through the loose tresses to produce some beachy-looking waves.
Chop It Off
Some women are better styling their hair than others, and some just choose not to worry about it. If you’re either of these, consider a short do. These styles cut down on hair prep before your sweat sesh and are much easier to refresh post-workout.
If you haven’t had short hair before or are thinking of switching up the one you have now, check out the short hair options in this list of trendy hairstyle for women of all ages. No matter how young or old you feel, you can pull off a short hairstyle. A short hairstyle also means you won’t have to worry about the dangers of having a hairstyle that is pulled too tightly and can cause breakage.
Whether you have short, medium, or long hair, a headband is one accessory that can be used by all. Headbands are great if you prefer to keep your hair down but want something to soak up the sweat around your hairline. You’ll want to choose a cloth headband with a thicker width if this is the result you want.
You can also opt for a thinner headband to keep your flyaway hairs back instead of using clips and pins. Search for a headband that is non-slip, so it will stay in place when you start getting sweaty.
You can even choose to do a natural headband. Twist or braid the hair along your hairline, so it creates a headband and keeps hair away from your face. Secure it with bobby pins or hair clips if you decide to leave your remaining hair loose.
Consider these hairstyles when you’re heading to the gym. Just because you’re breaking a sweat doesn’t mean you’re hair can’t look cute while doing it.