Working Out With Short Hair

by - Thursday, February 17, 2011

Nothing drives me crazier than having my hair hang in my face when I'm working out. With long hair, it's easy enough to slick it back into a ponytail to keep it out of the way.

When my hair was this long I never had a problem:

Very long hair

But now my hair is this long:

New haircut

When I rock the short bob, my hair doesn't nicely pull back into a ponytail so I have to get a little bit creative.

Here are just a few of the things I've tried to keep my hair out of my face.

Half ponytail: Sometimes I can coerce the front part of my hair to go back into a short stubby ponytail. Then I can throw a headband on to keep the fly aways in place. It's not the most stylin' look, but in this case functionality wins.

Pigtails: This is usually my go-to look with short hair. Pigtails let me get the maximum amount of hair off my face. Plus pigtails are really stinkin' cute, even when you're older than five.

Headbands: Sometimes headbands or bandannas can do the job on their own without any sort of ponytail holder. I don't tend to have the best luck with this method because the headbands slide off my head. But for some people with short hair it works really well. My favorite "headband" is pre-wrap. You buy it at a sporting good store, tear a bit off the roll, knot it and slip it in. It works perfectly and never slides off my head.

How do you keep your hair off your face when you're working out?

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