5 Hair Hacks To Try At The Gym

5 Hair Hacks To Try At 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 seem 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 workout hairstyle, and there are five hair hacks that really work for me.

1: Rubber Hair Bands

The first hack is all about picking the right type of hair ties.

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 hairband 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. One of my favorite workout hacks is to 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 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 usual.

5: The Dry Shampoo Hair Hack

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.

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

5 hair hacks to try at the gym

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17 Comments

  1. Sed Bona wrote:

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

    Sed Bona

    Posted 6.24.15 Reply
  2. Dana J wrote:

    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

    Posted 4.28.15 Reply
  3. Living on Cloud Nine wrote:

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

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

    Posted 4.22.15 Reply
  4. Amanda Amaya wrote:

    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!

    http://www.lipstickisalife.com/

    Posted 4.22.15 Reply
  5. 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 ♥

    Posted 4.22.15 Reply
  6. vivian wrote:

    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
    http://twoward.com

    Posted 4.22.15 Reply
  7. 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

    http://www.felinecreatures.com

    Posted 4.21.15 Reply
  8. disqus_JOBnPoSRtA wrote:

    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!
    -S
    twentywho.blogspot.ca

    Posted 4.21.15 Reply
  9. 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 :)

    xx
    bartlett-pair.blogspot.ca

    Posted 4.21.15 Reply
  10. 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.

    Posted 4.21.15 Reply
  11. 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!

    http://milkshakekingdom.com/

    Posted 4.21.15 Reply

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