6 Hot Yoga Hairstyles That Look Chic While You Sweat
Here at PRÊTE we love getting our sweat on almost as much as we like getting our hair done at the salon, but as much as we appreciate fresh strands, we shouldn’t have to book a blow out after every workout.
It’s sort of a catch-22, right? Take hitting the mat at a yoga studio, for example. As temperatures begin creeping upwards of 105 degrees, we feel unbelievably Zen mid-vinyasa, but our hair can’t take the heat, so we end up feeling almost too hot, damp with perspiration, and, not to mention, heavily weighed down by the wet mop on our heads thereafter. So we flow to feel good, but end up feeling just plain gross post-class.
Of course, there’s only so much you can do to cool down in a hot yoga session, especially when you’ve already strategically chosen your outfit and take sips of water frequently in between poses. But what if we told you there was another way to stay at least a little cool, and keep your hair looking chic, not sweaty? PRÊTE consulted a few experts to relay simple hairstyles that'll keep your hair poised through every pose.
1. Boxer Braids
"Split the hair in half and secure one side with a clip. Take a small section of hair from the front and divide it into three equal sections. Start your Dutch braid. Remember, in a Dutch braid, the outer strands go under the middle section. Continue braiding all the way down, adding in new sections of hair as you go.
When you get to the nape of your neck, finish braiding all the way to the end, and tie off with a clear elastic. Repeat steps 2 through 4 on the other side. Spread apart the braids by gently tugging on the sections of hair. This will open up the braids and make them look more full and voluminous." - Abby Smith, author of Twist Me Pretty Braids
2. Classic Pony
“I've noticed that a beautiful classic ponytail is underutilized. Using a light weight paste like White Sands Smudge Texture Crème ($16), smooth hair back into a shiny sleek, pony and secure in the middle of the head below the crown and above the nape.
Wrap a small piece of hair around the band to dress it up and secure the ends with a bobby pin.” - Fernando Salas, creator of White Sands Haircare
3. Push Hair Back With A Headband
"An active, healthy lifestyle is achievable because Goody’s headwraps are comfortable yet stylish with an effortless hold, so you can conquer the world, master those yoga poses, and sustain an active state without worrying about your hair." - Lois Yoon, Brand Manager, Hair Accessories for Goody
4. High Bun
“There are so many different bun makers out there with various foam shapes to choose from. It has never been easier to make one in seconds. You can even cut the toe area off of a sock and roll the remaining part into a circular piece to use. In seconds, you will have a clean polished style.
Seal it with a hairspray like White Sands Infinity Finishing Spray ($22) to smooth down baby hairs and flyaways. Use your hands or a brush to smooth the hair back as you spray." - Fernando Salas, creator of White Sands Haircare
5. Messy Low Bun
"Sometimes a hot yoga class can be a good time to do a conditioning treatment while tied in a bun w a loose scrunchie. After applying the conditioning treatment, just make sure not to leave it dripping wet.
Wring out any loose moisture and comb in conditioning treatment squeezing out any extra moisture. Then wrap in a low bun and rinse out after class." - Angela Kalinowski, owner and stylist at Le Salon in LA