Resolving to get fitter? There’s something you should know: sporty hairstyles were practically made to make your workouts easier (after all, nobody wants a sweaty ‘do that gets in the way!). And if you’re eager to know which cute sporty hairstyles will help you with achieving your #bodygoals, you’ve come to the right place.
Below we’ve created an exclusive list of chic yet practical easy sporty hairstyles for you to try, each of which will make your gorgeous gym outfit look even better!
1. Messy bun
The best thing about sports hairstyles? The fact you can wear them messy, of course! So, if you’ve just found out your off the waiting list for spin class, try working with your bedhead texture to create this pretty, practical messy bun hairstyle.
Editor’s tip: If you’re planning on skipping your post-gym hair wash, spritz the TONI&GUY Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo throughout your roots before you hit the gym. That way it can soak up excess oils and debris while you sweat, leaving your mane looking fresh and smelling fab!
2. Pineapple updo
Finding the motivation to work out weekly when you have natural hair is a serious struggle. However, that doesn’t mean you should skip a workout! The solution? The pineapple updo hairstyle, which this #gymbunny slays.
This fail-safe ‘do will stylishly keep your natural coils in place, while doubling for a super cute gym hairstyle! Are you ready to put it to the test?
3. Ballerina bun
4. Braided bun
Whether you’re doing deadlifts or taking on the treadmill, this badass bun will give you the confidence you need to go the extra mile.
Editor’s tip: Now, if you want to make this fierce ‘do (or any other of these easy sporty hairstyles) last way beyond your workout, generously spray your hair with the VO5 Ultimate Hold Hairspray. It’ll help tame flyaways, provide 24h humidity protection, plus keep your style firmly in place!
5. Braided macaroon buns
This season it’s all about borrowing from the French girls and wearing macaron buns (AKA low space buns) to the gym. Ooh la la!
So, if it’s cute sporty hairstyles you’re after, you should definitely keep this sweet hairstyle on your mane radar. Trust us: with this ‘do at hand, you’ll be the queen of the gym in no time.
6. Dutch braid
Hopping from one class to another? Your hair isn’t going anywhere with this sleek and tightly woven Dutch braid hairstyle. With this beauty, you can do both high-energy classes and toning ones (without worrying about your hair falling out of place!).
If you’re a Dutch plait novice, our quick tutorial will have you weaving like a total pro in no time.
7. Three-part cornrow bun
If you’re playing a sport which requires you to have your hair tied back and out of your face, then try this trendy three-part cornrow bun — it’s one of our personal favourite sporty hairstyles, that just so happens to suitable for most hair types, too!
Editor’s tip: Loving all these sporty ‘dos? Just because your natural hair is protected, that doesn’t mean you won’t need a leave-in conditioning spray (like the TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Hydrating Mist) in your life.
This must-have product helps give your natural mane a much-needed boost of moisture and will leave your locks smelling like a coconut. Now, who wouldn’t want that?
8. Braided ponytail
Got long hair and lusting after a clean, tidy option that will still show off your gorgeous Rapunzel lengths? It’s impossible to go wrong with a braided ponytail hairstyle. Apply gel to the crown to keep flyaways at bay and you’ll be good to glow!
9. Bubble ponytail
Another look you can rock with ease? The bubble ponytail, of course! It’s practical and practically radiating with high-fashion vibes.
You can either opt for consistently-coloured hairbands throughout your ponytail, or, if you want to inject a more playful vibe into the look, why not mix it up with an array of shades?
10. Hat hairstyle
This will keep your mane under wraps, meaning you can focus your energy on hitting your rep goals. Boring gym hair? Not here!
11. Messy ponytail with hidden braids
Woken up with bedhead hair? If you need to dash to the gym or go for a run, just work your messy strands into this chic, model-off-duty ponytail. You’ll get bonus points if you add mini braids into the mix! Credit: @melipelaezo