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Work-out hairstyle: 3 gym-friendly hairstyles that stay put

/ 08.11.2016
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If you're someone who frequently hits the gym, you'll know that there is nothing worse than hitting your stride during a tough workout only to have to pause to fix your fallen hair. This is especially true for you short-haired gals who can't seem to keep it in the elastic as you run. Piecey layers and burpees just don't seem to mix without an arsenal of bobby pins to hold down the locks – a lesson you probably learned after one too many classes spent wiping sweaty hair out of your face.

With slightly longer hair comes more possibilities, but keeping it up while you workout is still a tricky balance, which is why we've put together 3 gym-approved hairdos that will withstand a serious sweat session.

WORKOUT STYLE: 3 GYM-FRIENDLY HAIRSTYLES THAT STAY PUT

THE TOP-KNOT

The top-knot is known to be the classic gym hairstyle worn by most women who want to keep long and layered locks out of their face during a workout. Simply use a fine tooth comb to brush the hair back from your roots as tightly as you can, and secure hair into a ponytail at the top of your head. Wrap the ponytail around the base of the elastic, then use another elastic to secure into a top-knot.

If you're dealing with bangs or layers, the best way to ensure a flyaway-free hairstyle is to soak your hair with water – or better yet – a mask treatment, and then pulling it back into a top-knot. In addition to making the bun look super slick (to ensure it stays in place), this will improve your hair while you work out.

THE HALF-KNOT

The half-knot is a half-up, half-down hairstyle that is perfect for those who prefer more relaxing workouts that don't involve as much vigorous movement – like yoga, for example. It's also perfect for those with bangs and front layers because you can simply pull back the front pieces and lock them into a top-knot, while the rest of your hair stays put.

Simply pull the top and front pieces of your hair into a ponytail on top of your head and secure with an elastic. Wrap the ponytail around the base of the elastic and secure with another ponytail while leaving the rest of your hair down to rest on your shoulders.

BOXER-BRAIDS

Despite being one of the trendiest athleisure hairstyles of the moment, boxer braids are also one of the most functional when it comes to keeping hair out of the way during a workout. Not only do they keep hair away from your face, but they look great, too! Before hitting the gym, separate your hair into two sections down the middle, then begin braiding from top to bottom on one side. Repeat on the other and voila! You're ready to hit the gym!

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