April 11, 2019 5 min read
Some folks love, love, love to workout. And others who would never say "love" and "workout" in the same sentence. No matter which end of the spectrum you find yourself on—or most likely somewhere in the middle—we all can agree that workouts are so much better when you feel comfortable and confident inside and out.
So, whether you are looking for workout hairstyles to feel good, look confident, or impress your crush, today we are giving you a few simple and cute gym hairstyle ideas that are not only quick, but also comfortable and look absolutely cute!
Cute workout hairstyles: the almighty messy bun
If you're the kind of gal who wakes up 15 minutes before she leaves for the gym, then you most probably don't have time for anything fancy. And why should you?
It's the gym after all, and that cutie you've been eyeing through the mirror is probably impressed by your bicep curls more than anything. In a couple of minutes, you can achieve a messy bun style that shows you can look fly and still bench press like a warrior.
And after your workout is complete (and your crush is totally impressed), you can stretch that easy workout hairstyle right into your workday without the hassle of washing and drying.
Simply apply the NuMe Clean N' Mean - Dry Shampoo Powder to your scalp and massage. You'll be ready for the rest of your day in minutes.
All those reps on the stair machine will look a lot less intimidating than they are with your cute ponytail bouncing with each step. Not only is the ponytail the undefeated queen of quick styles, but it can also make the most sweated-out locks look respectable.
Knowing that you are about to get crazy drenched, prep by going for a no-fuss version: just finger comb your locks and secure them with an elastic band for one of the most practical workout hairstyles.
If you want to make sure your stair-climbing neighbor notices you for more than only your awesome quads, opt for the NuMe Classic Curling Wand Pearl to add a little texture and untamed perfection to that pony.
Those calories you're burning on the gym floor will undoubtedly earn you much respect from your cutie crush as will your high volume fro. The cool thing about a natural fro is that you can slip a headband on and get to work.
No need for a whole lot of extra steps, which is perfect when your squats are calling. The key to rocking the curly fro, especially one exposed to sweat, is to keep frizz at bay as much as possible.
Our Argan Oil Serum will do the trick as it will not only keep the flyaways in check but add some irresistible shine. Now you've got a gorgeous top half to balance out that banging bottom half.
Next on our list of cute and practical workout hairstyles is the braid and bun. Whether you're breathing through a plank or digging deep for a few more pushups, your resilience is sure to get you noticed. And a bomb braid style can't hurt either.
A braid that looks effortless is perfect for your workout sessions, especially if you throw it to the side. The best part: you can start with hair as is—no need to prep.
To soften this easy workout hairstyle, pull out some face-framing pieces and let them fall naturally. If you have trouble keeping your hair in place, maybe grab some aptly named Hottie Alert Shine Hairspray and give your locks a quick spritz before showing that guy or gal just how strong you are.
Now that you know some of the best practical workout hairstyles, let's take a look at some tips that you can follow to take care of your hair at the gym:
For maximum comfort and focus on your workout, keep your hair away from your face and neck during exercise to prevent excess sweat and oil from accumulating.
Use a secure hair tie to avoid constant readjustment - there are plenty of workout hairstyles that you can do to spice your style a little bit as well.
To further keep sweat from dripping onto your face, consider wearing a headband or sweatband when working out at the gym or at home.
This will also help protect your hairline and prevent sweat-induced breakouts.
If you don't have time to wash your hair after a workout, use dry shampoo to absorb excess sweat and oil. It will refresh your hair and add volume, all while saving you time and maximizing your comfort.
When removing your hair tie, do it gently to avoid unnecessary hair breakage. Hair ties that are pulled out forcefully or without care can cause breakage and split ends. When you yank out a hair tie, it can lead to hair strands getting caught and snapping, especially if your hair is wet or tangled.
If you wash your hair after a workout, apply conditioner only to the ends to avoid a greasy scalp. We recommend the NuMe Vegan Tourmaline Hair Conditioner to nourish your hair with essential vitamins and minerals.
If you have long hair, consider braiding it before your workout to reduce tangling and potential damage.
Engaging in intense activities at the gym? We've got you! If that's the case, opt for workout hairstyles like buns or braids to minimize hair manipulation and reduce hair damage.
Avoid using metal or rubber hair ties that can cause hair breakage. Instead, use fabric-covered elastic bands or scrunchies.
Hop on to our NuMe shop for some awesome bobby pins, hair clips and accessories for your next workout session.
If you shower at the gym, pat your hair dry gently with a microfiber towel to reduce friction and minimize damage.
Drinking plenty of water will not only benefit your overall health but also contribute to healthy hair.
Some non-damaging hairstyles for the gym include a high or low ponytail, a loose braid, a messy bun, or a top knot. Use fabric-covered hair ties and avoid pulling hair tightly to minimize damage.
Headbands or sweatbands can help keep hair away from the face without causing harm.
Regular exercise, including gym workouts, can indirectly contribute to healthier hair by improving blood circulation and reducing stress, which may promote hair growth.
However, there's no direct evidence that gym workouts alone can thicken hair. Hair thickness is mainly determined by genetics, diet, and overall health.
Yes, working out can make your hair look better. Exercise improves blood flow to the scalp, promoting hair health. Reduced stress levels can prevent hair loss.
However, excessive sweat and not washing hair afterward can lead to scalp issues, so it's essential to maintain proper hair hygiene.
So there you have it, super easy and cute gym hairstyles that you can do for your next workout! Share your thoughts with us on IG @NuMeHair or sign up for our newsletter at NuMehair.com for hair tips and exclusive offers.
Author: Kristin Tucker
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