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Old 05-03-2011, 06:30 AM   #1
 
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Default How do you wear your hair to the gym?

So my hair is at that awkward length where it's no longer a TWA but it still isn't long enough to call "long". I'm a year and four months natural, if I pull my hair down it about reaches my lips, to give you an idea.

Problem is I don't know what to do with it when I go to the gym if I'm keeping it loose. It's not long enough to put in a bun/ponytail, and my bed head is horrible. It looks like a twistout gone horribly, horribly awry.

What do you all do with your hair for the gym?
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Old 05-03-2011, 06:55 AM   #2
 
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slick it back and throw on a bandana. It doesn't have to be in a ponytail. If you can braid, even better. Braid it into two pig tails or whatever, and then throw on the bandana.
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I'm a transitioner, 8 months post relaxer. Its a shame to admit but I don't do anything to my hair and I go 5 days a week. Currently rocking a twist out. Is that bad?

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I suggest putting it in a few large cornrows or flat twists. That's what I like to do with my hair.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:17 PM   #5
 
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I typically wear it in twists. But I've also pulled it into a "make-shift" puff (that was before I could get it all into a real puff, lol. You can also braid/cornrow it and grab a headband or scarf.
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slick it back and throw on a bandana. It doesn't have to be in a ponytail. If you can braid, even better. Braid it into two pig tails or whatever, and then throw on the bandana.
I was going to say the same thing, and maybe have the bandana so it acts like a hairband and let your hair out in the back to not smash it down.
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Plait my hair and put on a satin cap like I do at night, and tie a bandana over the top so I don't look TOO crazy. Then again it's the gym; I'm not there to look cute.

But, you know.
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:20 AM   #8
 
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Thanks for the responses ladies!

I agree with the ladies who said braid, plait, twist, etc. I really want to learn how to French braid my hair for two reasons, one is to be able wear sun hats and the other is to wear it to the gym. Naptural85 has a French braiding how-to video that I'm going to use to teach myself how to do it.

Don't worry Kelcee I'm not worried about looking cute at the gym. Just want something that looks presentable.
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:06 PM   #9
 
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I usually just throw on a headband so its off of my face...I suck at hair braiding
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:32 PM   #10
 
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I braid it when I can but when I've feeling lazy, I put it in a ponytail using multiple scrunchies (one at the base of my head, one in the middle and one on bottom).

It's very makeshift and looks a bit silly....but keeps everything intact. And hey, I saw the hairstyle in seventeen magazine once. Maybe they copied my wonderful sense of style...
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You should be able to pull it back into a puff using a knee high or a oversized elastic rubber band. I'm about a year and 4 mos post transition from heat damage and I'm able to get a puff.

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Can you put it in two puffs? When my hair was too short to put in a ponytail I made a puff on each side, then before that I just wore my hair out b/c it wasn't in my face.
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Can you put it in two puffs? When my hair was too short to put in a ponytail I made a puff on each side, then before that I just wore my hair out b/c it wasn't in my face.
Yeah, the first time I went to the gym with my hair out loose I did the two puffs on each side. My hair was barely long enough for that though. I'll try braiding, if not I'll go back to my puff balls.
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