Do you struggle with keeping your hair manageable on summer runs? For a long time I just wore my hair in a regular ponytail and it would be a tangled mess by the time I finished my run. When I’ve had shorter hair with layers I find that it doesn’t all stay back very well. If you’re looking for some simple summer hairstyles for runners, give one of these a try! They’re easy, functional, and cute!
5 Simple Summer Hairstyles for Runners to Keep Hair Manageable
Ponytail with braid
This was my go-to summer hairstyle last year when my hair was really long. I would even add some coconut oil to keep it from getting tangled. You can do a high or low ponytail (depending on the length of your hair and what’s comfortable for you) and simply braid your hair.
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When my hair was longer I couldn’t run with it in a bun because it would get too heavy and get loose or fall out. Now that it’s shorter, this is the easiest way to keep my hair up when I run. I start by putting it into a ponytail, but as I am wrapping the hair tie around my hair I don’t pull my hair all the way through. Then I use a second hair tie to secure it. There’s many ways to do this, you just have to find what works for you!
Low ponytail or bun with a hat
If you like to wear a hat when you run, you can pull your hair into a low ponytail or bun so it an fit through the hole in the back of your hat. You could also do a low braid and then put on your hat. This is a great summer hairstyle for runners because it will also keep the sun out of your eyes.
Braid into a bun
This is a more complicated but fun hairstyle! There are many ways to do this. You can grab a section in the front of your hair, braid it, an then pull it back with the rest of your hair into a ponytail. You could also do two side braids, or a french braid across the top. It doesn’t need to look perfect! This is great if you have some layers in the front that could come loose if you pull it back into a regular ponytail and then wrap it into a bun.
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Ponytail with a headband
This is another great option for anyone with shorter hair or layers. Do any of the above hairstyles, and add a headband to hold everything back! It may also keep some of the sweat from dripping into your eyes, so that’s an added bonus!
Try these summer hairstyles for runners
There are so many simple and fun summer hairstyles for runners, and they don’t have to take more than a few seconds to do. The main goal should be functionality (does your hair stay in place throughout your run?) but a bonus is a cute look for your Instagram selfies!
What’s your favorite summer hairstyle for running?
Do you ever try new hairstyles for your runs?
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