5 Gym Hairstyles

Some days I just want to wear a hat, not because I’m a hipster or anything, but because my hair looks like a rat’s nest after a tough workout.  Do you have this problem too?

I used to lament that men don’t have these problems till I started seeing those aforementioned hipsters at the gym sporting manbuns.  It’s a brave new world.

Now that I’m on Instagram (follow me!  LisaTraugott) I’ve learned that I need to step up my gym hair game beyond the middle of the head ponytail default look.

My typical 'do. (Holding sword not typical.)

Here are 5 Cute Gym Hair Ideas (that I was able to replicate at home):

  1. Low ponytail twist.  I like this because it’s fast, easy and looks fancier than a regular ponytail.  This was also my go-to hairstyle during budget season at work when I needed to look professional but keep the hair out of my face.
    Start with a low ponytail
    Start with a low ponytail
    Flip ponytail up and through middle of hair
    Flip ponytail up and through middle of hair

    Ta da! Low ponytail twist
    Ta da! Low ponytail twist
  2. Three layer pony tails.  My friend did this on my daughter’s hair one day and I was impressed with how cute it looked and how simple it was to replicate.
    Make a ponytail in top section of hair
    Make a ponytail in top section of hair
    Continue sectioning hair and tying rubber band in middle until you have a 3 section ponytail
    Continue sectioning hair and tying rubber band in middle until you have desired number

    3 Section Ponytail
    3 Section Ponytail
  3. Headband.  The other day my 8 year old said to me, “Mom, you know that permanent hair dye you have?  It’s not permanent.  The top of your hair looks different.”  Ah, from the mouths of babes… Sometimes a headband is the best answer if your roots are showing.

    Wearing a headband while doing sumo deadlifts
    Wearing a headband while doing sumo deadlifts
  4. Game of Thrones hair.  Just kidding.  A hairstylist did that one for me for a competition.  She put extensions in my hair and used a crimper to make the soft waves.  Unless you are fighting dragons at the gym, keep this look for Halloween.

    Love my Game of Thrones hair don by @kasandramua
    Love my Game of Thrones hair done by @kasandramua
  5. Side braid.
    Start with a small section of hair 1" thick and braid down side
    Start with a small section of hair 1″ thick and braid down side
    Bring rest of hair over to side to join with braid and place rubberband at nape of neck
    Bring rest of hair over to side to join with braid and place rubberband at nape of neck

     

How about you?  What’s your favorite gym hairdo?

Lisa 😉

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4 thoughts on “5 Gym Hairstyles

  1. I sport a cute ratty pony tail almost every morning, and most times I have a cute pillow wrinkle on my face and puffy eyes! One of these days I’ll turn into a morning person and maybe then I’ll look fabulous bright and early!

    Good luck this week!! You’re looking strong and amazing!

    1. LOL. My hair is naturally messy and indecisive so I either need to straighten or curl it to make it behave.

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