Getting sweaty doesn’t mean looking messy, and sometimes, you gotta look good to feel good! We’ve all had those moments at the gym or at home where our hair is just not looking it’s best, and a lil hairstyle upgrade won’t hurt anyone!
Choosing the right hairstyle will give you more motivation to get your workout on! Want to know where to find gym worthy hairstyles? It’s right here, start scrolling down to see the top 7 easy hairstyles to rock at the gym.
Double Dutch Braid
If you’re struggling to keep your hair secure while you’re working out at the gym or home, our recommendation is to do a classic double dutch braid. Here’s how you can achieve this easy and edgy style! Part your hair in half through the center then divide one side into three equal sections. Unlike the french braid that goes over the middle strand, start crossing each section under the middle strand. Repeat the process until you reach the end of your hair. Repeat these steps for the other side! This look is a great style for someone who loves to have their hair completely secure and away from the face. This braid may require a little extra practice, but once you’ve got the technique, it’s quick to do. Less focus on retying your ponytail, and more focus on your squats!
Head Wrap Hair Hack
If you want to not only want to keep your hair away from your face but also your sweat, we’ve got a cute and stylish hair hack for you. Accessorizing a simple bun with a headwrap is going to immensely help you reduce the sweat in your face, and add some sass to your workout look. You can decide if you’d like to wear a wrap with your hair down or keep it up in a bun or ponytail. It’s best to use head wraps that are made from synthetic blends and fibers to keep your hair and hairline dry. With this being said, you can now focus on working out rather than continuously sweeping away your sweat tears.
Space buns are known to be a favorite festival hairstyle, but that shouldn’t stop you from rocking this to your next cardio session. Recreating this look is easier than it looks! Check out beauty vlogger, Marla Catherine easy space bun tutorial, on her Youtube channel for some serious space bun inspo. A quick tip to keep your new do’ secure is by using bobby pins to tighten the bun and tuck in any loose and stray hairs. No worries, you can still rock this look if you have short hair by only putting the upper half of your hair up!
Original High Bun
A high bun hairstyle is an everyday staple look that you can wear on any occasion. Not only that, it’s super chic, but this style will also keep all your hair tightly slicked back while also giving you an instant facelift! For this sweat-proof look, all you will need is a brush, bobby pins, and a tight hair tie. To achieve this, brush away all the tangles while directing your hair up and high into a classic ponytail (optional: you can secure the ponytail with a hair tie). Twist your hair into a tight bun and secure it with a hair tie. If your hair has layers, you can tuck in loose hair with bobby pins. It’s a cute, quick, and straightforward hairstyle to achieve that requires zero hairstyling skills!
Side French Braid
Since we’re bringing up basics, here’s another easy hairstyle to wear to the gym or your at-home workout session. Fun fact: According to POPSUGAR beauty, the earliest evidence of the style comes to us from the Tassili n'Ajjer mountain range in Algeria-- this totally explains why this style has been a timeless style staple! If tight hairstyles aren’t your style, this soft-yet-practical style is for you! This hairstyle will take no more than 2 minutes to achieve, especially if you already know how to do a simple braid. Start with brushing your hair and placing all your hair to one side of your choice. Next, start recreating a french style braid by dividing your hair into three sections and begin to cross each strand until you reach your ends. We suggest using these clear mini-hair elastics, they are snag-free and won’t be visible. There you have it; now you are officially ready for a good workout!
Running late to the gym? Keep it simple with a braided ponytail. It’s a quick and easy process! All you got to do is tightly pull your hair up high and secure it with a hair tie. After that’s done, you start creating the braid. You can choose between whether you want a french, fishtail, or rope twist braid and secure the end of a braid with a thin or seamless hair tie. Elastics that are clear or match your hair color are perfect for this. To give your twist more volume, you can carefully tug on the braid loops.
A half bun is the most efficient way to keep your hair away from your face while still keeping the length of your hair. This ‘do is the perfect style if your hair is too short for a full-on top knot or if super tight styles aren’t your vibe. It takes no effort, all you need to do is grab the upper half of your hair starting from the top of your ears, working your way to the back of your head. Next, you can either secure the half ponytail with a thin hair tie or just immediately twist your hair into a comfortably tight topknot. Secure loose pieces with pins and clips, and you’re done! If you’re feeling a little extra, you can even add some styling to the bottom half, and create perfect beach waves for added sass.
There you have it, 7 easy hairstyles to wear to the gym and rock to match your super cute workout gear! There’s no shame in putting more effort into your looks when you’re working out, do whatever makes you feel your most beautiful self. Try these looks out and tag us for a chance to be featured on our Instagram!
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