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How to: Gymnastics Hair

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.

Short Bangs
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.

Long Bangs
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:

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Photo: http://missysue.com/2014/05/four-headband-braids/

Baby Hairs
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!

Frizzy Hair
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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Cute and Easy Gymnastics Hairstyles

Do you have a big gymnastics meet coming up and need to get the hair out of your gymnasts face? Here are some adorable hairstyles that work perfectly for gymnastics!

Eashair #1y Fold-Up Braids
Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 2 small hair elastics, 10-15 bobby pins, hairspray {if desired}.
Time Requirement: 10-15 minutes
Skill Level: Medium
Video tutorial: https://youtu.be/BmjwS6EHQ0M
Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Begin by parting the hair down the middle the head…
2. On each side, create a side Dutch Braid and finish them off into simple braids, secured with hair elastics…
3. Then take the two braid tails and cross the left one under the right, taking the left one up and laying it directly under the original Dutch Braid on that right side…
4. Secure the braid into place using a few bobby pins…
5. On your free simple braid tail now on that side, right below where the braid meets the beginning of the Dutch Braid, take the end and fold it under being careful to tuck the braid ends underneath, and secure with more bobby pins…
6. Repeat Steps #3-5 on the other side, making sure that your folds are equal from the front…
7. Add hairspray {if desired}.

The perfect bow bun updohair #2
Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, bun maker, 2 ponytail holders, 1 small hair elastic, 4-6 bobby pins, hairspray or Spray Wax {if desired}.
Time Requirement: 5-7 minutes
Skill Level: Medium
Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/89k3sWU-lS4
Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Begin by securing all the hair into a high ponytail…
2. Next, section off a 1 inch piece and temporarily secure it out of the way while you work with the rest of the ponytail…
3. Slide a bun maker {or hair doughnut} onto the larger ponytail, leaving the small one underneath…
4. Allow the hair fall naturally, so that it covers the bun maker evenly {you many use a comb to help you achieve this}…
5. Add a second ponytail holder over the top of the newly-created hair bun to secure it perfectly…
6. Then, begin to twist the remaining hair around the base, carefully adding in small sections of remaining hair into the twist as you go around…
7. When you run out of left-over hair at the base of the bun, bobby pin the ends into place against the bun maker, using more bobby pins to secure any layered ends…
8. Now, release the small ponytail section you temporarily set aside, which is now underneath the bun, and add a small hair elastic on it up near the bun’s base…
9. After wrapping the elastic around the hair a few times, before it is too tight, take your index finger and thumb through the elastic and pull through your first loop of hair {when pulling the hair through, only pull enough to create a small loop}…
10. Then, give the elastic a full twist and then form your second loop the same as you did in Step #9…
11. Now, to create the knotted section of the bow, take any left over ends and wrap them up and over where the elastic can be seen in the middle of the bow, and secure them underneath the bun with a few small bobby pins…
12. At this point, you can can shape the bow to perfection by adding a small bobby pin from the bottom of the loop and anchoring it to the hair, going upward towards the bun {be sure to place the bobby pin inside the bottom section of the loop, which will allow you to form the top into a perfect bow-like shape}…
13. Repeat on both sides of the bow…
14. Then add hairspray or spray wax to secure any fly aways

Row Twisted Bunhair #3
For athletic events, all you have to to twist your rope twists tightly, adding pomade or hairspray to them, and then wrapping them tightly into a bun and securing them. {For sports, or ballet, do not fluff the rope braids as I did in the video… keep them tight.}
Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 2 ponytail holders, 2 small hair elastics, 8-10 bobby pins, hairspray and accessory {if desired}.
Time Requirement: 3-5 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
Video tutorial: https://youtu.be/Sjljng1iDiA
Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Begin by parting hair in the middle of head, and dividing into two even sections {for an older look, add curls and tease the hair before creating the ponytails. You can also leave a few curly tendrils to frame the face}…
2. Take each section and secure it into a ponytail on the back of the head with a ponytail holder {make sure to keep the ponytails as close to the middle part line as possible}…
3. Now create a rope twist in each ponytail {you do this by dividing each ponytail into two even strands and then twisting the right most strand clockwise tightly one full turn, and then crossing it under the left most strand, repeating over and over again}…
4. Then secure each rope twist with a hair elastic…
5. Optional Step: If you are using this hairstyle for athletics or dance you can leave the rope twists tight. If you are using this hairstyle for prom or an updo you may want to loosen the hair a tiny bit at this stage by pulling gently on each side of the twist to separate the them and make them more full looking…
6. Now take the right-most twist and loop it under the left twist, up and over the elastic, and over the top of the two ponytail bases…
7. Secure the end with a bobby pin to hold it in place while you what the 2nd twist…
8. Now take the left rope twist and take it clockwise under the right ponytail, and up and over the two elastics, securing it with a bobby pin…
9. Go back and secure the remaining hair with bobby pins until the whole bun feels secure and with the desired look…
10. Add any accessories and hairspray {if desired}.

Dutch Accent Ponytailhair #4
Items Needed: Brush, rat-tail comb, spray bottle, 1 ponytail holder, hairspray and accessory {if desired}.
Time Requirement: 2-3 minutes
Skill Level: Easy
Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/SDHhwKnDbbg
Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Begin by picking up a medium sizes section of hair at the top near your forehead, as start a Dutch braid…
2. Continue with the Dutch braid, adding in hair on both sides, until it reaches your ear…
3. While loosely holding the hair, go back and pancake the elbows of the braid to your liking…
4. Then go proceed and finish off the strands with a simple braid {a regular three strand braid}, securing it with an elastic band…
5. Next, pull the rest of your hair up into a ponytail, high or low, depending on your taste, and don’t forget to add the braid into your ponytail before you securing it with a ponytail holder…
6. Fee free to go back again and touch up the pancaking in the Dutch braid, and section out a few thin strands of wispy hair on the sides of the face, between the temple and ear, and at the forehead corners, to soften the look…
7. {Optional} Add a hair wrap to hide the ponytail holder, and add hairspray and accessory.

 

*Includes excerpts from http://www.cutegirlshairstyles.com/category/hairstyles/other/dance-gymnastics/