A little bit ago, we shared a blog post on quick and effective exercises you could do in the comfort of your own home. After reading, we heard this from many of you: “Sal’s hair is so cute! How did you do it?” So today we are going to explain how to, not only achieve THAT cute hairstyle, but two other cute and easy styles than can be worn while working out or cleaning the house (and still look cute after you’ve finished)!
This super easy, cute look is perfect for going on a walk, light yoga, or if you want to feel a little sassy for those dance-in-the-kitchen moments. (We don’t judge!)
1.Starting at the ears, pull the front portion of your hair to the top of your head 2. Pull 1/2 inch piece of hair out of the side of the ponytail and keep separate using a clip or by twisting the hair. 3. Secure the rest of the ponytail with a hairband. 4. Take the piece you pulled out and wrap it under the pony. Continue to wrap until you only have a small portion remaining. 5. Using a couple of bobby pins, pin the wrapped piece at the bottom of the pony. Make sure to push the pins into the pony so they don’t show.
This look can be worn with your hair down (like Sal is wearing it) or in a ponytail. It will look cute and be comfortable either way! This style can also be done using regular french braids instead of dutch braids. Using french braids will give the look a more sassy vibe!
1. Part your hair down the middle. 2. Using a comb, part a clean line on the other side of the section of hair that you are separating out. 3. Leaving the piece of hair out that you are going to braid, pull the rest of your hair into a hairband to keep it out of your way. 4. Begin braiding from the front to the back. Pulling small sections of hair into the braid to keep the look tight. 5. Stop braiding when you get to the back of your head. Using bobby pins, pin the end of the braid in place. 6. Do the same thing on the other side. (We suggested parting down the middle for two braids, but you can do as many braids as you want!) 7. Leave your hair down or pull back into a ponytail.
*Dutch Braiding Tips*
1. If you know how to French Braid, Dutch Braiding is almost the same! With Dutch Braiding, you pull the outside strands into the middle by weaving them UNDER the other strands rather than over the TOP. *The best way to practice? Practice on someone else before you try on yourself. So if you have kids, a roommate or someone else at home practicing your braiding on them!
2. Once you have it down, practice on yourself. (Hot Tip: If a mirror makes it confusing, try it with your eyes closed! it will help you feel the braid and stay focused!)
3. Pull small sections of hair into the braid instead of big chunks. This will make the braid look tighter and more put-together.
4. Once you’ve secured the braid, pull each loop to “loosen” the braid and make it look bigger. to do this:
i. Start at the bottom of the braid and work your way to the top ii. The trick is to not pull the entire strand, you only want to pull the outside piece of each strand to keep the integrity of the braid intact.
This look is for those of you who like to work up a SWEAT and want your hair out of your face.
1. Part your hair down the middle. 2. Create a dutch braid on each side. Starting at your forehead, braid straight back along the top of the head, stopping at the base of the neck. 3. Take one strand of the braid, separate it into two pieces, and leave one piece out while securing the rest of the braid in a hairband. 4. Take the piece that you pulled out of the braid and wrap it under the ponytail, then continue to wrap and secure at the base of the ponytail with bobby pins.
There you have it! Three easy workout hairstyles. Which one is your fav? Try it out and tag us at @albionfit! We would love to see!