You know when you want to workout but, like, you also don’t want your hair to end up in a sweaty mess? Not everyone has time to wash, blow dry, and style their hair after a workout, which is why finding versatile hairstyles to wear during and after your sweat sesh are key. All you have to do is knead in a little dry shampoo or texture spray and voila, you’re good to go.
“Looking cute and keeping your hair out of your face while working out are not mutually exclusive,” says Anita Sun, a hair and makeup stylist at Eliut Salon in Manhattan, New York. “However, there are multiple factors to consider, such as how thick your hair is, how strenuous is the workout and your styling skill set.”
Sun recommends that you steer clear of using heavy styling products, doing super-intricate up-do’s, or using stiff hair ties for your workout. These will only leave dents and potentially yank your hair when you take them out post-exercise. She says you can use things like headbands and scarves to absorb sweat, all while maintaining your hairstyle in the process.
“Pick a scrunchie to avoid awkward kinks, ideally made of velvet or cotton, which is less likely to pull or dent your hair yet has enough texture in the fabric to stay in place, unlike satin which typically slides out,” Sun explains. “Any pressure for a certain amount of time can create your hair, but using these tips you can minimize the severity or permanence.”
Okay, you got all that down? Now for some creative inspo. Keep reading for the 10 best workout hairstyles out there right now. Promise they won’t budge during your burpees.
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