5 Hairstyle Hacks For The Gym

Hairstyle Hacks For The Gym

My hair is growing long (and it’s wonderful!), but I started experiencing problems with keeping my hairstyle in place while working out. Things seems to be a bit less complicated when I am doing cardio, but I really need a heavy-duty solution while taking my boxing or spinning classes. Recently I’ve been experimenting with my work out hairstyle, and there are five hacks that seem to work for my hair.

#1: Rubber Hair Bands

I figured that the best types of ties you can use to tie your hair for the gym are rubber ones. My hair is straight and regular ties slick down in a matter of minutes. I use rubber elastics that come in a package of 500 and simply throw out my hair band once used (it accumulates hair around it that is too difficult to clean). It is a super cheap hack (for about $2 you get a year and a half supply), but it really works.

#2: Braid for Natural

On days when I am drying my hair naturally or blow it dry straight, I am keeping my hair in a braid while hitting the gym. In that way, my hair remains straight, maybe with a little extra wave. Since I am not putting my hair up, it is easier to brush my hair and bring it back to a straight style after my workout. Sometimes I use a bit of hair serum to add shine to my after-workout hair.

#3: Bun for Curls

When my hair is curly, I am saving those curls by putting them in a bun and fixing them with at least four pins. The trick here is to try following the natural curve of your hair while securing your hair in a bun. Also, I am trying to put pins one on top of another so I have a double protection while rocking that cardio class.

#4: Oil for Greasy

If I am planning to wash my hair right after the workout, I use that time to treat my hair with hair serums, oils, or other restorative hair treatments. I apply hair oil right before the workout and style my hair as usually (see 1-3). I recently tested Beauty Protector Protect & Oil that I received at my April’s Birchbox, and it worked perfectly well! Not only did it treat my hair, it also smelled d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s!

#5: Dry Shampoo

Some people prefer using dry shampoo after the workout, when they are fixing their hairstyle after the gym. I figured that it actually makes more sense to apply dry shampoo before the class. In that way, my hair observes a bigger amount of the product during the workout. Also, pre-workout dry shampoo adds volume to my hair. All I have to do after the workout is over is to blow dry my hair a bit and I am ready to go.

How do you style your hair when you are heading to the gym? Please share your tips and tricks in the comments area below!

  • Lovely post, some amazing tips for the gym, although I can’t say I go to the gym that often. Maybe this needs to be changed to get my summer body!


  • I’m constantly battling my hair at the gym because it’s so long and heavy. Thanks for the tips on certain styles for certain hairdos!

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

  • Awesome post! My hair is almost down to my waist and my hair falls out of its elastic during my workouts waaaaay too often! I find braids the easiest because they don’t create any kinks and they tend to stay in place better than ponytails 🙂


  • disqus_JOBnPoSRtA

    Girl! I feel ya! My hair is so long and does not want to cooperate during workouts! Thanks for the ideas! P.s You remind me of a certain actress or model but I cant put my finger on exactly who! It will come to me!

  • Great suggestion Katya, I really have to try the braid idea, what a nice thought to get that wavy texture while working out! Thanks for this dear! 🙂 xo~ Lena


  • Yaay I found your blog! 😉 Love your tips! My hair is getting longer and I can’t wait to braid my hair too! 🙂 Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day! xo Vivian

  • I really miss rubber hair bands. But I can’t find anything here. Mb I will try to take a look at pro stores’ lists…. Thanks ♥

  • Amanda Amaya

    I love the picture of you! So adorable and gorgeous at the same time!! Also this it a wonderful post. The longer and thinker my hair gets the more ideas for styling I need!


  • Living on Cloud Nine

    Just followed your awesome blog. Such great tips from such a gorgeous girl. Will look forward to your posts. 🙂 xo


  • I needed this, I’m always struggling at the gym, hopefully not any more. loving the tips!
    Thanks for sharing
    Have an awesome day
    Dana | http://booquepress.com

  • Great post — I needed some ideas for how to wear my long hair during sweaty workouts this summer!

    Sed Bona

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