Running hairstyles for those with long hair!

Trivial I know!

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29/08/2012 at 17:35

I am training for a HM and usually get up scrape my hair into a low ponytail but I find my neck gets sweaty that way.

Can anyone reccommend a hairstyle for running that will stay in and is easy to do?

C

29/08/2012 at 17:40

Have you tried a ponytail higher up?  I have waist length hair and tend to put it in a high ponytail but put 3 hair bands in, one at the top, middle and near the bottom to make sure it stays put and not be a pain to brush afterwards.

Neck still gets sweaty though, sorry!

29/08/2012 at 17:41

Hi Crimson - not at all trivial! I really struggle as if i don't have it fixed into place it will cause knots that are literally impossible to get out. I've found the following work:

- Tight bun: Put the hair into a ponytail, curl around into a bun and fix with a band/grips

- French plait/braids: Start from the top of the head and work down.

I've also found that when i had shorter hair - i could put it in a hat and keep it out of the way - but if anyone has better suggestions - i'd love to hear them as well!

29/08/2012 at 17:42
You supposed to be sweaty in a race you Bint. No offence.
29/08/2012 at 17:45

i kinda agree with NLR...i mean c'mon people..think for yourselves a little?

29/08/2012 at 17:49
Yeah loulababes. It's like, my lungs are burning, my legs are like jelly, my heart is pounding so hard it hurts BUT......oooh my ponytail is sweaty..........pooohhh. If you can worry about flappy hair you aint working too hard -PAH!!
29/08/2012 at 17:51

I have no issue getting sweaty but my issue is that when i run and I don't put my hair in a bun/french plait the knots are impossible to remove. My bun fell loose during saturdays race and i had to cut out a bit of hair because i couldnt get the knot out.

29/08/2012 at 17:52

exactly. either you want to run 13.1 miles.....or you dont.

29/08/2012 at 17:53
I have never wanted you more Loula xx
29/08/2012 at 17:54
Sussex Runner (NLR) wrote (see)
You supposed to be sweaty in a race you Bint. No offence.

I know that you maddo but there is sweaty and sweaty that your hair gets all tangled and takes me hours to comb out!

Sussex Runner (NLR) wrote (see)
You supposed to be sweaty in a race you Bint. No offence.

 

Sussex Runner (NLR) wrote (see)
Yeah loulababes. It's like, my lungs are burning, my legs are like jelly, my heart is pounding so hard it hurts BUT......oooh my ponytail is sweaty..........pooohhh. If you can worry about flappy hair you aint working too hard -PAH!!

It is post run that is the issue! And it is not flappy but hot and sweaty anyway!

C

29/08/2012 at 17:54
errrrr.... that means I agree with you Loulabelle x
29/08/2012 at 17:54

LOL...actually i dont run 13.1...i did 50mile ultra other week...you really CANT worry about sweat, messy hair or anything else during that

29/08/2012 at 17:55
Emmy_bug wrote (see)

Hi Crimson - not at all trivial! I really struggle as if i don't have it fixed into place it will cause knots that are literally impossible to get out. I've found the following work:

- Tight bun: Put the hair into a ponytail, curl around into a bun and fix with a band/grips

- French plait/braids: Start from the top of the head and work down.

I've also found that when i had shorter hair - i could put it in a hat and keep it out of the way - but if anyone has better suggestions - i'd love to hear them as well!

Thanks will give them a try!

C

29/08/2012 at 17:55

maybe we are being too harsh....apologies Crimson, just feeling tough today

29/08/2012 at 17:56
Maddo?
29/08/2012 at 17:57

try spraying your hair with detangler or conditioner before the race? then tying it up? may help?

29/08/2012 at 17:57

Always a high ponytail for me, in summer I'll have a cap/visor or sweatband to keep the shorter bits out of my face.

29/08/2012 at 17:57
Sussex Runner (NLR) wrote (see)
Maddo?

you iz...always have been

29/08/2012 at 17:58
loulabell wrote (see)

LOL...actually i dont run 13.1...i did 50mile ultra other week...you really CANT worry about sweat, messy hair or anything else during that

It is not during but after that is the issue who wants to spend hours post run combing your hair? Who has time to be honest?

C

29/08/2012 at 17:58

Detangler sounds good.  I'm no ultra runner but I hate the detangling after a race, whatever the distance!

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