15 Yoga Hairstyles to Help You Focus on Your Poses

Keep your hair chic and in place as you do pose after pose with these yoga hairstyles.

Doing yoga can help you relax while giving your body its much-needed exercise. Just like any other activity, you must be dressed the right way with suitable yoga hairstyles to boot. Imagine doing a downward-facing dog and coming up with your hair all over your face. Or not being able to concentrate on nailing that tree pose because your bun is loosening up. It’s not relaxing at all, is it?

With these yoga hairstyles, your hair will be the last thing you’ll worry about. Now go find your center and look chic in doing so.

1. Side Fishtail Braid

Asian woman doing yoga with long black hair in a fishtail braid and wearing a gray shirt
Relax your mind and body in style with a fishtail braid yoga hairstyle. Credit: Hariono Halim

A fishtail braid isn’t as commonly worn as a basic three-strand braid, but it is just as stylish and practical. You can wear this hairstyle a bit loosely when doing yoga or when meditating to put your strands at ease, too.

Editor’s tip: Itchy scalp can keep you from focusing on your yoga poses, so make sure to use a shampoo that can help make your scalp healthy and dandruff-free. We recommend CLEAR Complete Soft Care Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. It activates your scalp’s natural protective layer, so you can say goodbye to those nasty white flakes. Plus, its Fresh Sakura Fragrance makes your hair fragrant, too! 

2. Low Bubble Ponytail

Side view of an Asian woman with black hair in a low bubbly ponytail wearing a tank top in a park
The low bubble ponytail is practical and <em>presko</em>.

Whether you’re jogging, power walking, or doing yoga, you can look chic with a low bubble ponytail. It’s a playful take on the basic ponytail, and it’s perfect for women with long, shoulder-length, and medium-length hair.

Editor’s tip: Start with soft and fragrant hair by washing it with Sunsilk Smooth and Manageable Shampoo. This hair product even has five flower essences to make your hair smell fresh as you nail poses on the mat. 

3. Ballerina Bun

Yoga hairstyles: Ballerina bun
Be strong and graceful like a dancer with a ballerina bun. <br />Credit: Shutterstock

This hairstyle isn’t just for ballerinas. The ballerina bun is perfect for when you want to get your hair neatly off your face. If you have long hair, you will find this yoga hairstyle practical and pretty at the same time. All you need to do is to put your hair in a high ponytail, twist your hair around the base of your ponytail, and secure with a scrunchy. That’s it! You can also use a hair donut to create this yoga hairstyle.

Editor’s tip: Give your scalp that minty freshness by washing your hair with CLEAR Ice Cool Menthol Anti-Dandruff Shampoo. It makes you feel presko while helping prevent dandruff. So cool, right? 

4. Dutch Braid

Yoga hairstyles: Dutch braid
Do yoga in style with a chic Dutch braid. Credit: Shutterstock

The Dutch braid is another yoga hairstyle that will keep hair off your face and allow you to focus on your poses. It is also great for outdoor yoga or when the weather is extra warm. The Dutch braid is also stylish that you can go have tea or snacks with your friends right after your yoga session. You can also try its equally chic sister: the French braid.

Editor’s tip: Make your locks strong and avoid hair breakage by washing hair with TRESemmé Total Salon Repair and TRESemmé Total Salon Repair Conditioner.

5. High Ponytail

Yoga hairstyles: High ponytail
This versatile ‘do is also perfect as a yoga hairstyle. Credit: Shutterstock

Ponytails are so easy to do and can be worn anywhere, including yoga sessions. Level up your casual ponytail by putting it high near your crown. Make sure that your ponytail is tight and secure so your hair won’t fall in between poses.

Editor’s tip: Add texture to your mane by spritzing TONI&GUY Sea Salt Spray before heading to your yoga class. This will make your high ponytail look casual and laidback. 

6. Bob with Headband

Yoga hairstyles: Wear a headband
A headband is an instant fix for when you want to get hair strands off your face. Credit: Shutterstock

If you have short hair, you can also style it for your yoga session by wearing a headband. Simply brush your hair back and put on your headband. That’s it. Just place your headband around a centimeter or two from your hairline so it won’t fall off.

Editor’s tip: Got thin, flat hair? Wash your tresses with Dove Oxygen and Nourishment Shampoo and Dove Oxygen and Nourishment Conditioner to give it up to 95 percent volume and make it soft and smooth.

7. Low Bun

Yoga hairstyles: Low bun
A low bun gets yoga poses done. Credit: Shutterstock

Got medium-length hair? A low bun can be your go-to yoga hairstyle. The thing with medium-length hair is that it’s not long enough for a high ponytail, but it’s not short enough to be let down during physical activities. You can also wear a headband to get your locks out of the way.

8. Top Knot for Curly Hair

Asian woman with brown curly hair in a top knot
Keep your curly hair neat and in place with a stylish top knot. Credit: Hariono Halim

Natural curls seem to have a life of their own, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make them behave. Put your kulot hair in a top knot and it won’t bother you while you do yoga.

9. French Braid into Sleek Ponytail

Back shot of an Asian woman with long hair in a French braid into sleek ponytail hairstyle
Sleek and stylish, this hairstyle is perfect for just about anything. Credit: Natasha Estelle

If you’re having trouble braiding your long hair, just braid the upper half. Try the French braid into sleek ponytail hairstyle, which can make you look neat and chic in and out of the yoga studio.

10. Triple Braid

Asian woman wearing an asymmetrical top with black long hair in a triple braid hairstyle
Got long thick hair? Rock a triple braid hairstyle. Credit: Natasha Estelle

Braids are fun to do, so why settle for one when you can make three? The triple braid looks fab on long, thick hair, and will definitely keep strands off your face and neck.

11. Donut Bun

yoga hairstyles: girl is sitting on her yoga mat and twisting her body in position
Feel comfortable in any position with this hairstyle. Credit: Shutterstock

The donut bun is another great hairstyle that’s becoming more popular these days. The best part is that you can wear this hairstyle to your yoga session as it makes you feel comfortable doing your poses. It just looks complicated to make but it has a donut bun (foam) that you can use to create the hairstyle.

12. Low Ponytail

yoga hairstyles: girl is looking out her window in her yoga suit
You can move more freely when your hair is well-kept. Credit: Shutterstock

Though a high ponytail is what most of us want for any exercise sesh, some of us prefer this low ponytail. It is more stylish and chic and you don’t have to change your hairstyle after yoga because it can be worn anywhere.

Editor’s tip: To enjoy your yoga poses, do add a few drops of TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops. It gives your hair the shine it needs and keeps frizz away so you can focus more on your poses. 

13. Top Bun with Braid

Asian girl in a yellow dress looks at the camera and smiles beautifully
Look fresh and feel fresh.. Credit: Hariono Halim

Want to do your yoga poses while still sporting a nice and stylish hairstyle? Then, go for the top bun with braid and you will surely get admiring looks from your yoga clique. And when they ask you how you did your hair, you can just tell them how you started with a braid and rolled it up into a bun! This hairstyle is simple yet elegant and classy.

14. Bun for Long Hair

Back view of girl is show to reveal her bun hairstyle.
Sport a sleek bun and look great. Credit: Hariono Halim

Don’t worry about your long hair when you do your poses. Just tie it into a bun and secure it with bobby pins (make sure they are placed discreetly). With the help of a good hairspray, you can trust that your hair will stay in place until you finish your last pose.

Editor’s tip: Since you have long hair, it would be better to spray on a strong hold hairspray like VO5 Firm Hold Hairspray. It doesn’t feel greasy and won’t wear your hair down, so you can stay focused on your poses. 

15. High and Long Ponytail

yoga hairstyles: Girl with long hair in a ponytail is in a yoga position
Enjoy yoga more with this hairstyle. Credit: Shutterstock

Well, your main concern about this hairstyle may be that the ponytail will fly everywhere and be more of a distraction than a way to keep your hair off your face. Don’t worry because you can still certainly wear this hairstyle when your poses are simpler and if you are a beginner.

These yoga hairstyles are practical and comfortable. Now, you’re ready to stretch, bend, and pose while your hair stays in place. Namaste!

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