Gym Hairstyles: How to Create a Braided Ponytail

Break a sweat as you wear this ponytail braid to the gym and beyond.

braided ponytail for the gym


Trying to fit a workout into your already busy schedule can sometimes feel like a Herculean task. Between keeping up with work and maintaining a social life, it can be really challenging to carve away some time to get to the gym. One of the best ways to ensure that you spare at least a half hour to exercise is by scheduling your workout in your phone making it a self-care date.

Another way to streamline your workout is to make your gym hair routine easier. Trust us: using the right hair products and finding a style that transitions from the treadmill to your fast-paced life will make your gym days so much easier.

One of our favorites is a braided ponytail that’s really easy-to-create and can easily adapt to your life post-gym. Ready to break a sweat and still look great? Read on to check out our step-by-step instructions on how to create braided ponytail hairstyles:

Tutorial: How to Create a Ponytail Braid

braided ponytail headband brunette
A gym-friendly style that you’ll want to wear everywhere.

1. Start off with dry shampoo.

Refresh your strands with the Dove Refresh+Care Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo, and comb out your hair so it’s knot-free and ready for styling. This dry shampoo mimics the feeling of freshly-washed hair and the results will last far past your workout.

2. Comb your hair into a ponytail.

Use a hairbrush to comb your hair up into a medium-to-high ponytail. Combing the strands will ensure your style is bump-free and will create a smooth base for the headband. A small dab of TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Gel will help streamline your ponytail if you’re having trouble getting it to lie smoothly.

3. Create a three-strand braid.

Create a classic three-strand braid by dividing your hair into three sections. Then, place the left section over the middle section, meeting the right section. Take the right section over the middle, meeting the left and repeat until you reach the end and secure with a clear hair tie. Spray your braided hairstyle with Suave Professionals Luxe Style Infusion Anti-Humidity Hairspray to hold it into place and make sure that a walk through the locker room and an hour on the elliptical won’t give you frizzy ends. Place your favorite headband over your head and you’re good to sweat it out in style.

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