Keeping your hair out of your face can be challenge at the gym, so here we have come up with some chic styles to keep your hair under control and out of the way.
Simple Braided Ponytail
This simple style is easy and pretty, and takes just seconds to do. To get this look, pull your hair up into a high ponytail, and secure with a snag free fabric hair tie. Make sure the ends of your hair are smooth and brushed through, and then plait the length of the ponytail before securing with another hair tie. For an updated take on this, try doing a fishtail braid instead of an ordinary one. This looks effortless, and will keep your hair off your face throughout your workout.
Create a low, messy bun to frame your face while you exercise. To do this, create a deep side parting instead of slicking the hair back. This is more flattering for your face, and can help you to cover any female hair loss at the side or back of your head. Pull hair back loosely at the nape of your neck, and twist your hair round into a messy bun before securing with a hair band. Spray with hairspray to keep shorter hairs at the front from falling down, and you’re ready to go.
Sweat bands are a useful accessory to keep hair off your face, while also absorbing sweat to stop your scalp from overheating or becoming saturated. Sweat can block the pores in your scalp, resulting in female hair loss. This style is good for those with thin hair as the headband lifts the hair at the crown, giving it the illusion of volume and thickness. After your workout, spray dry shampoo along your crown and roots to freshen up your hair. This also makes hair appear thicker due to the ingredients in the spray.
Half Up, Half Down
Go half and half with this easy style that will keep hair off your face, while still leaving some of the hair down for a feminine look. Pull the top of your hair into a high ponytail, secure with a ponytail and you’re ready to go. Alternatively, twist the top half of your hair into a bun on top of your head, while leaving the rest of your hair down.
You can add elegance to your ponytail with this crossover design. Simply separate two sections of hair on either side of your parting before pulling back the rest of your hair into a low, sleek ponytail. Brush the two pieces of hair back, and crisscross them over the base of the ponytail until you get to the end of the pieces of hair, before securing the ends underneath the ponytail with bobby pins out of sight. Spray a touch of hairspray if needed to keep fine hairs in place.
This slightly more complicated style looks fabulous in the gym as well as on a day out shopping. For an easier approach, split your hair into a centre parting and then tie up one side out of the way. Start with the other side and pull it into a classic braid before securing with a hair tie. Repeat on the other side. For a more detailed look try out Dutch braid pigtails which have become increasingly popular in recent months.
For a quick twist on a normal ponytail, slick your hair up into a high ponytail and secure with a band. Then, bunch your hair up in between to add a bubble effect. This will keep hair in place, while making your hair look thicker. This looks equally good on a night out, where hair can be styled with a pomp at the front to add height and drama to your hair.
If you have experienced female hair loss, contact the LondonCentre of Trichology to find out more about how we can help.