Simple, fast and also really stylish: We show you four great sports hairstyles that will keep your hair firmly under control during the workout and that you can also easily imitate.
Persistence and discipline are the order of the day when it comes to sports – and do you expect the same from your hairstyle?
We’ll tell you how you can tame your mane during training and how your hair can survive even the most strenuous workout – and still stay in shape.
All you need for the perfect hold during training are, above all, firmly fitting silicone ponytails, a couple of hair clips and some hairspray.
The classic among sports hairstyles is the ponytail: It is very popular with athletes with all hair lengths and can be styled in no time.
This hairstyle requires you to comb your hair back and tie it with a hair tie. However, you can vary the height of the braid and adjust it depending on your preference and sport:
A ponytail that sits low at the nape of the neck is very comfortable for many when running, as the hair does not swing with every movement.
A very high braid for fast sports such as football, basketball or handball is more practical because the neck is free, and you don’t sweat as quickly.
Using silicone hair ties would help avoid slipping out of the ponytail and staying in place even during dynamic movements. These are also suitable for extensions.
They prevent individual hairs or entire strands from coming loose and falling in your face during training. In addition, hairbands with a rubber coating offer an all-around secure hold and a clear view.
Would you like more volume for your ponytail? The pony puffin, known from the VOX show “Die Höhle der Löwen”, is particularly suitable for thin hair. It shapes the ponytail and makes it look thicker and more voluminous.
The ponytail can also be spiced up with minor changes, requiring a little practice and sensitivity.
To ensure that you don’t have to brush any hairs off your face during exercise, you can braid the bangs and topcoat and then tie them into a ponytail.
The chic result can also be seen outside of the gym!
The hallmark of ballet dancers? Clearly: the hair formed into a bun.
What looks very strict is extremely practical for the dancers: hair does not fall in their faces and restricts their movements.
But this hairstyle is not only an excellent option for athletes who keep fit with gymnastics or dance.
Long hair is also artfully draped on the head during strength training or workouts at home and is no longer accidentally caught when doing squats with the barbell or exercises on the lat pulldown.
You can twist your hair loosely and secure it with a hair tie or a clip if you like the casual version. The bun aid, which forms a great knot from a ponytail in no time at all, ensures the ballerina look.
A bun ring brings your bun into the perfect shape and ensures a firm hold. Just secure it with a hair tie and some bobby pins.
Pretty braided hairstyles not only look great, but they are also efficient and ensure that even athletes with longer, layered mane can train in peace – without constantly tearing their hair.
With the French braid, you have to divide your top hair into thirds and already braid it at the top of your head. Gradually, strands are included in the braid and fixed with a hair tie at the end. Small, elastic hair bands are best suited for this.
Instead of plaiting the hair in, the Dutch version has the braids unbraided, which means that the braid rests on the back of the head.
Two side braids of this type are also called boxer braids and, as the name suggests, are a trendy hairstyle in boxing. But the hair is also often braided in other martial arts or tennis and table tennis.
We don’t do things by halves when it comes to our training. But you can make an exception for your hair – which also looks chic and can be worn with any hair length.
The half-bun consists of a good half of your mane, mainly the top hair, and is attached to the back of the head.
To do this, section off the top area of your hair and twist it until it forms a bun. Then fasten the half bun with a clip or fix it with a small hair tie.
This hairstyle is exceptionally comfortable when doing yoga or dancing. Depending on how high or low the half-bun sits, it can also be worn comfortably when cycling or horseback riding.