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
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
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
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
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.
5. High Ponytail
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!