3 Hairstyles For The Gym

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Bored of the usual top knot or ponytail for the gym? Switch it up and try these hairstyles for the gym – click the links below to watch a video to learn how to do them:

1. Faux Fishtail
2. The double dutch braids
3.  Post Gym: The Low Chignon

Written instructions after the jump!

1. Faux Fishtail
Step 1: Gather hair into a low ponytail and secure with a hair elastic.

Step 2: Create a very loose regular three-strand braid only partially down the hair, then secure with another hair elastic.

Step 3: Tug on either side of the braid to loosen it up.

Step 4: Split hair down the middle and loop the pony through.

Step 5: Tug on the ponytail so it is pulled tightly through; then use your fingers to pinch and pull on the outer edges of the braid to loosen it.

2. The double dutch braids
Step 1: Apply a hair mask to strands then work it through the lengths of the hair.

Step 2: Create a clean center part from the front hairline down to the nape of the neck. Clip one side away.

Step 3: Take a small section at the front of the unclipped section of hair and begin a backwards three-strand braid (a dutch braid is created by looping the hair under each section instead of over).

Step 4: Turn the braid into an inside out french braid by adding a small piece of hair each time you loop the hair under.

Step 5: Continue adding pieces of hair until all the hair from the section is attached, then finish the three-strand braid all the way to the bottom, securing with an elastic band.

Step 6: Repeat on other side.

3.  Post Gym: The Low Chignon
Step 1: Start on damp or freshly washed hair.

Step 2: Use a fine-toothed comb to slick your hair back into a low pony, securing with an elastic band.

Step 3: Twist the length of the pony until the very end, securing with another elastic band.

Step 4: Loop the twist around, creating a knot, but don’t pull the ends through.

Step 5: Use bobby pins to secure the chignon.

Source and photos: Equinox

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