The Perfect Running ‘Do for Short Hair or Bothersome Bangs
Posted Aug 27 2011 2:16pm
I’m still in the process of growing out the dreaded pixie cut , but my hair is too long in the back for my typical long run ‘do of just pinning the bangs back. Hair hanging on my neck = unhappy, neck-sweaty Lauren after several miles in the summer sun.
So what’s a girl to do? I like headbands, but the little whispy pieces that fall out of them in the back drive me insane. My bangs just need to grow out already! In the meantime, I did what any social media addict would do. I Googled like crazy, in search of a solution. And lucky me… I found it!
They stayed in place for 4 miles, and let me tell you, they are not going anywhere.
The shocking part? Before yesterday, I didn’t know how to french braid or attempt this style. I turned to the lovely ladies of YouTube for help. There are many, many hair tutorials that show the process, but I found these two videos to be the most helpful.
To get an idea of how to create the style:
To learn to French braid:
I did not braid the way the girl in the first video does, but used her other tips and suggestions. I braided as is shown in the second video. Best of all, it took less than 5 minutes and kept my hair from driving me crazy. Success!
Spill it. Do you have a favorite running hairstyle? Do you just throw it back in a ponytail? Is there a hair accessory you can’t live without on your training days?