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Hair Styling | Sports

Sporty hairstyles that reach the finish line

Is there anything worse than standing on the cross trainer and having to blow your bangs out of your eyes the whole time? Or losing your balance in the sun salutation because your hair’s all over the place? Don’t let your hair take your mind off the game: tie it up – and we don’t just mean in a ponytail!

So what are these other sporty hairstyles you can try? Twist it into a cute chignon, low at the nape of your neck or high up on the crown. Another pretty alternative is to make a normal ponytail and tie it with an elastic hair tie. Pull the hair halfway through the elastic again to make a short loop. If you have shoulder-length hair, it works as well as an updo.

Ring the changes

Want something different? Try this lovely, casual version of the ponytail. Simply brush your hair to one side and braid it loosely. If you wear bangs or have short hair, narrow hairbands can come in handy: they look stylish and keep the hair off your face. And here’s another cute idea for short hair: pin your bangs away to one side. If you’re feeling extra creative, take two pins and slide one over the other so they make an X. Your hair will stay in place throughout your workout – and by the way you’ll look really trendy.

Just one more tip: if possible, on the days you do sport, wash your hair after training rather than in the morning. Freshly washed hair is extra smooth and slippery, so braids and pinned styles will escape more quickly. If you don’t have time to wash it after training, give it some volume with styling or heat protection spray, or even dry shampoo. Just spray some into your hair and let it dry upside down.

Beauty helpers for your sports bag

  • Elastic hair tie
  • Hair pins or grips
  • Hairbrush or comb
  • Head band or hair band
  • Travel size shampoo and conditioner, or if you’re in a hurry, the two-in-one option
  • Mini-sized hair spray
  • Dry shampoo
  • Optional: small tube of styling gel
  • Shower gel
  • Body lotion
  • Mini deodorant or deodorant wipes
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