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The best hairstyles for gymnasts are high ponytails or high buns. Being a gymnast requires a certain amount of professionalism and following these rules make the most professional looking gymnast possible, also some gyms/meets have certain parameters for gymnasts hair. So follow these rules to look professional and stay out of trouble:
-Ponytail sits at the crown of head so ponytail can be seen if looking gymnast head on.
-Ponytail above shoulders. If hair is too long, curls or a bun are desirable.
-Bangs out of face. If they need to be clipped up, have clips match hair or leotard. Mismatching clips looks unprofessional.
-Wear a scrunchie or bow that matches leotard. Plain rubberbands are just that, plain.
Here are some acceptable looks!
Having your hair falling in your face while at the gym is terrible! Here are 18 easy hairstyles that keep your hair far from in your face.
- The bang braid is your solution to keep annoying mid-level bangs off your face
- Or master the princess-y waterfall braid.
- Minnie Mouse buns keeps hair from whipping around everywhere.
- A ballerina bun will stay through even the most vigorous workout because spin pins.
- Braiding the underside of your bun/ponytail will keep loose strands from falling out during your workout.
- Or the topside if you have more issues with side pieces/bangs falling out.
- If you’ve got long hair, a knotted ponytail is an easy variation on a boring pony.
- A knotted ponytail works for shorter hair, too.
- A top knot can be done at a stoplight on your way to the gym.
- If you’ve got extra thick/long hair, boxer braid each side of your head and pull the remaining strands in a bun.
- A tiered ponytail will keep everything in its right place.
- Use yarn to tie your hair into a bun.
- There’s always the old sock bun standby.
- Use an Upzing Clip to create a super easy updo after your workout.
- A double braid is great for keeping hair secure during a swim.
- Spray leave-in conditioner or smooth some Moroccan/coconut oil into your hair before you go swimming.
- Use an old spice container as an emergency hair kit with pins, small hairspray, and anything else you might need.
- If you don’t want to wash your hair, sweat and build-up can be removed with baking soda.
Gymnasts jump, twirl, cartwheel, round-off, handstand, and backbend! When you never stop moving it’s hard to make sure your hair does. Here’s a few pointers to keep hair on point.
When your little gymnast has bangs the whole hair process can get a little tricky. Immediately after washing her hair pat it down with a towel, then separate out the bangs and apply hair gel or spray. Comb the hair back towards the right or left side and secure hair in a ponytail. If this isn’t enough apply a touch of hairspray to a bobby pin, while making sure the wavy side is against your head, for added grip.
Braid them back! If you followed Shawn Johnson during the 2008 olympics then you know what I’m talking about. To copy her side braid ponytail comb out your bangs then divide them into three separate strands. From here you can create a French, Lace, Dutch, or Half Dutch braid and keep those bangs from getting in your way. Check out Missy Sue to learn how to do each braid:
Baby hairs can be a hassle when trying to create that nice finished look, so here’s a great taming tip: grab your toothbrush! I know this might sound crazy but the fine bristles allow you to grab up all the little straglers. Photo by Missy Sue
Just add a couple drops of your favorite gel to the bristles and brush away!
Styling frizzy hair is no fun, so stop the frizz before you style. To limit breakage and knotting try sleeping on a silk pillow case or wrapping your hair in a silk scarf. One of the best tips to combat frizzy hair though is limiting how often you wash your hair. Try washing your hair every other day, this allows your hair to produce a natural oil that help with the defrizzing process.
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