The Perfect Running ‘Do for Short Hair or Bothersome Bangs

I’m still in the process of growing out the dreaded pixie cut, but my hair is too long in the back for my typical long run ‘do of just pinning the bangs back.  Hair hanging on my neck = unhappy, neck-sweaty Lauren after several miles in the summer sun.

So what’s a girl to do?  I like headbands, but the little whispy pieces that fall out of them in the back drive me insane.  My bangs just need to grow out already!  In the meantime, I did what any social media addict would do.  I Googled like crazy, in search of a solution.  And lucky me… I found it!

Braided bangs!

They stayed in place for 4 miles, and let me tell you, they are not going anywhere.

The shocking part?  Before yesterday, I didn’t know how to french braid or attempt this style.  I turned to the lovely ladies of YouTube for help.  There are many, many hair tutorials that show the process, but I found these two videos to be the most helpful.

To get an idea of how to create the style:

To learn to French braid:

I did not braid the way the girl in the first video does, but used her other tips and suggestions.  I braided as is shown in the second video.  Best of all, it took less than 5 minutes and kept my hair from driving me crazy.  Success!

Spill it. Do you have a favorite running hairstyle?  Do you just throw it back in a ponytail?  Is there a hair accessory you can’t live without on your training days?

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7 responses to “The Perfect Running ‘Do for Short Hair or Bothersome Bangs

  1. This might just be genius…and super cute too!

  2. You are so freakin cute!!! I love your bangs done up like that! I go through a routine of pinning, clipping, and pulling things back before I run to keep it all out of my face. I swear all of those bobby pins are just as important as my Garmin!

    • You are not kidding. Nothing annoys me faster than crazy fly-away hair.

      And thanks! I’m a fan of the braided bangs too. Or anything simple that keeps my bangs out of my face this well, for that matter.

  3. OMG! Blair! Blair is my bff, I learned so much from he about how to do my hair and makeup.

    I’m totally serious right now.

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