Workout Hairstyles for Short Hair

I wanted to talk to you guys about hair again - specifically in a workout setting. I cut my hair short back and January and while it's been growing back, It's currently at that awkward stage where it's not as long as I need it to be to put up into fun hairstyles but it's not short short either. Finding a cute hairstyle to work out in has been a challenge but I've come up with a couple of criteria each hairstyle must meet.

  1.  Hair must be kept out of my face while I'm running and bouncing 
  2. Hair must keep from sticking to my neck - especially while sweating 
  3.  Hair must stay in place throughout the entirety of my workout. 
 I've narrowed it down to a few options. If your hair is about the same length as mine, you may want to consider the following styles:

Braided Bun: This is fairly easy - I created two dutch braids at my part and stopped gathering hair once I got to my ears. I tied them both off and gathered the rest of my hair into a bun. I wrapped the braids around the bun (though it didn't completely reach around because of the shortness of my hair) and used bobby pins to keep them in place.
Headband Bun: I almost feel guilty for writing about this one because it's so basic! I got a headband with rubber lining (to keep it in place) and wrapped the rest of my hair in a bun. I used two spin pins by Goodie to create the bun. They are amazing - apparently one spin pin does the work of 10 bobby pins so two of these babies keep my bun in place with no need for adjustments!
Braided Knot: I created two dutch braids all the way down the sides of my head. Once they were tied off I knotted the two braids together and pinned them in place. Super easy and no slipping during my run Tell me about some of your hairstyle tips for workouts!

4 comments

  1. Oh, this is a great look- and so functional for a workout!
    I have super long crazy hair- and I'm the same as you: it needs to be off my face and neck, for sure. It usually results in a high pony on top of my head, and then wrapping it into some huge topknot. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  2. Aw lovely hair! So envious! I am really bad at braiding my hair...

    xx,
    www.mellowyellowblog.com

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  3. Ohh I love the plaits, looks very Pinterest!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  4. My hair is a bit too long for the braids, but they both look so cute on you! Plus they're practical ;)

    Mili

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