Gym hairstyles for curly hair to take you from yoga to brunch

All Things Hair | 26 January 2017

Gorgeous curly gym ‘dos for working out and eating out!

If your workout tends to happen during the early hours (brava!), you’ll probably be searching for a fuss-free hairstyle that lasts you all day. And with this in mind, we thought we would do some of the heavy lifting for you (pun intended) and curly haired ladies with a round-up of tried-and-tested gym hairstyles for curly hair.

So what are you waiting for? Get clicking through our gallery or scroll down for instant #hairspiration!

5 Gym hairstyles for curly hair


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Gym hairstyles for curly hair: Braided updo. Credit:

Braided half updo

Plaits are a great weapon for keeping your hair positioned away from your face while impressing your fellow yogis with your brilliant braiding skills. Credit: @hairbyhollyrenee

Editor’s tip: Spray fine or silky tresses with the VO5 Give Me Texture Sea Salt Spray before you start braiding, as this will give your hair grip and help your braid last past your session in the studio or gym!

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Gym hairstyles for curly hair: Pineapple updo.

Pineapple updo

Want to keep your curls or coils out of your way during your downward dog? Then why not pile your locks high into a pretty and practical pineapple? Not only will this style help to keep you cool, but it will also ensure that hair doesn’t become a nuisance during your workout. Win-win situation!

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Gym hairstyles for curly hair: The Ponytail. Credit:

Powerful ponytail

Never underestimate the power of a pretty ponytail – it’s quick, easy and still looks great après gym! Just remember to spritz your roots with a dry shampoo like TRESemmé Instant Refresh Translucent Dry Shampoo to help ward off greasy gym roots. Credit: @marthabodahaircutters

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Gym hairstyles for curly hair: The chignon.

Messy chignon

Messy chignons or low dishevelled buns are an easy way to keep your tresses out of your face during a workout. Why? Well, because these ‘dos have a relaxed look they are practically foolproof! After your low to medium intensity workouts, dress up your cute chignon with some carefully placed hair clips or bold bandana

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Gym hairstyles for curly hair: The ballerina bun. Credit:

The ballerina bun

The ballerina bun is the perfect style to take you seamlessly from the yoga studio to lunch. Not only can this style be worn all day, it’s also a great protective hairstyle for natural haired ladies. Just follow our tutorial to create your beautiful bun and don’t forget to pack your  Dove Advanced Hair Series Quench Absolute Supreme Crème Serum in your gym bag – it’s our hero product for on-the-go moisture! Credit: @13yptops


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