Since the weather is heating up it’s likely you’re going to be spending more and more time outside. If you’re an outdoorsy girl and love playing summer sports you’re probably faced with the dilemma of how to tie your hair back in a way that will actually stay, but also look cute. Well, we’ve got you covered on some fun tips to give you the perfect ponytail look that will look cute and give you the function you need to play your favorite summer sports.
Side Braid to Ponytail
One of the most frustrating aspects of ponytails, when you’re playing a sport, is that the shorter layers in your hair tend to fall down on your face. If that’s a common struggle for you, we’ve got a great solution! Add a French braid to the front portion of your hair and bring it into a ponytail. This is great because it pulls back all the layers in your hair and will really keep them off your face. Additionally, it’s a great way to secure your hair since you’re able to make a braid a bit tighter than just your regular ponytail. Plus- it looks cute!
If you’re wanting something with a little more personality to it than just a single braid, add more than one! The great thing about braids is they always look great and you can make them as small or big as you like. Play around with different braids that lead into a ponytail, and switch things up! Remember, you don’t have to keep the braids to the top portion of your hair. If the hair underneath your ponytail tends to fall down often – braid the bottom portion of your hair under your ponytail. That’s a great way to add a different look to your hair that provides awesome function.
If you’re tired of rocking the braided ponytail another way to get secured hair in a different way is a tiered ponytail. A tiered ponytail is when you created ponytails at different heights throughout your hair. Generally, you would start where you typically place a half-up hairstyle and as you move down you grab hair from the sides and place rubber bands throughout until you get to the bottom. This is another great hairstyle that doesn’t require bobby pins (that tend to fall out during physical activity) and hold even the smaller layers in your hair back so they won’t fall into your face.
Since you’re not going to want to be dealing with your hair constantly falling out of place when you’re playing your favorite summer sports, think about ways to keep your hair intact as much as possible that don’t require a lot of additional pieces. Typically the more things you have to add to your hair, like bobby pins and ribbons, the more likely they are to fall out of your hair once you start getting into any physical activity. Try these ponytail tips to keep you hair out of your face so you’re able to focus on your favorite sports!