Hair tutorial: The fool-proof hairstyle by Lissy Roddy that’ll outlast your workout

Amra | 16 August 2017
photo of blogger with side braid pony on short hair wearing sporty clothing
7 mins Style Medium

This side braid pony will help you survive even your most rigorous workout! 💪

 

What you’ll need

Okay, we’ll be honest: even though our workout sessions are for focusing on our fitness goals, we also want to make sure our hairstyle is gym-proof and super stylish. So, if you’ve been searching high and low for the perfect gym ‘do, we’ve got just the thing: a side braid pony!

Since side braids and low-slung ponytails are having a fashionable moment, marrying the two trends together is a sure-fire way to take your mane game to new, non-boring heights. And honestly, who wouldn’t want their hair to look on-trend?

Want to learn how to get a side braid pony? Well, as part of our mission to #beathairboredom with E!, we’ve asked blogger Lissy Roddy to create a quick step-by-step tutorial, to show you how to get the look at home. Ready to beat your PB in style?

Gym hair tutorial: How to create a side braid pony with Lissy Roddy

1

Section hair.

Begin by sectioning your hair in half horizontally and clipping the top section out of the way for now (we’ll come back to it later!).

2

Spray hairspray.

Give your hair some extra grip by misting your tresses with the TRESemmé Extra Hold Hairspray, before you start weaving your perfect side braid.

3

Create your Dutch braid.

Now that you’ve prepped your mane, it’s time for the fun part: creating your side braid!

For this style we’ll be weaving a Dutch braid, so start by taking an inch worth of hair near your temple. Then begin to Dutch braid (crossing the 2 outside strands under – not over – the middle strand), picking up additional hair as you weave.

Continue this process until you reach the end of your hair. Secure your first side braid with a hairband.

4

Repeat.

Once you’ve created your first braid, repeat the same action on the other side of your head and secure the look with a hairband.

5

Create your ponytail.

Remember that top section of hair we told you to keep a hold of? Now is its time to shine!

So, release the top section and gather all of your hair (including your lush braids) into a low ponytail and secure it with a hairband.

6

Final look!

And there you have it: a long-lasting side braid ponytail that’ll ensure you look good pre and post workout. Now you’ll never have a boring gym ‘do ever again!

 

Loved learning how to #beathairboredom with our favourite gym-proof hairstyle? Then you’ll definitely fall head over heels for our New Hairstyles page, which is practically overflowing with expert tips and tricks, as well as a number of hot-to-trot styles.

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