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February 20, 2012 3:26 PM
with your hair when working out? Mine is too short to tie up, and I hate to have my hair in my face. I can manage a retarded looking half up half down, with lots of pins to keep it off my face but it looks really silly haha. I bought a couple of hair bands today to try out, they were just cheapies, but neither I could make work (they wouldnt stay on my head once i started moving around).

Any suggestions? (May not check back for a while, I'm actually heading off to the gym now, hence thinking about this annoyance of mine lol)
February 20, 2012 3:28 PM
come on, tiny pigtails!
February 20, 2012 3:28 PM
You know those flat clips? Those work well or an all around the head cloth head band. It keeps the hair off the back of the neck and out of your face. Plus you can just throw it in the wash when you're done.
February 20, 2012 3:28 PM
How about a bandana rolled up to look like a headband? I have seen ladies wear the thicker headbands to my class as well.
February 20, 2012 3:29 PM
Bandanas, headbands, half pony. I don't currently have short hair, but I played a lot of ultimate frisbee when I did, so I really needed to be able to see without hair. I've never had much luck with clips or pins while working out.
February 20, 2012 3:30 PM
I use a headband. smile
Edited by skinnyme47 On February 20, 2012 3:32 PM
February 20, 2012 3:31 PM
I used to put mine in a half pony and use some bobbypins for the strays.. or pig tails!
February 20, 2012 3:31 PM
I bought a pack of stretchy headbands from Walmart, and I just slide one up to keep the hair away from my face. It works out!
February 20, 2012 3:32 PM
I just cut my hair to a little shorter than chin length, I use colorful snap clips for my bangs and the rest of the hair can just hang behind my ears. the hair bands that are elastic and go all the way around your head just do not work for me.

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you can get these at the dollar store
February 20, 2012 3:33 PM
Lululemon non-slip headband - my favorite!!
February 20, 2012 3:34 PM
When i had shorter hair I did two things:

1. I french braided my hair. a lot.
2. Found good headbands. I found that when I put hair spray or mousse or any other product in my hair in the morning, the hair bands would stick in my hair better later in the day. Flat-ironing your hair makes the hair bands slip out mush easier.

I also have a friend that swears by these:
Edited by Alexagetsfit On February 20, 2012 3:35 PM
February 20, 2012 3:35 PM
I wear a large 'elastic' which is like a bobble but designed to go right around your head and is lined with rubbery stuff (gel) so it doesn't slip.
When it was a bit longer i would pin up what was left.
I have also done the small pigtail thing, that also does the trick. :)
February 20, 2012 3:36 PM
Pig tails!
February 20, 2012 3:37 PM
I have long hair, but a lot of fringe bangs. I keep those back with a wide headband or a sport grip headband
February 20, 2012 3:38 PM
I'm in the process of letting my short hair grow out and I'm at what I call "the stupid stage" where I really can't do anything with it. I usually use a bandanna for working out.
February 20, 2012 3:42 PM
I am all about the tiny low pigtails. It actually prefer it when I do my ab work because then my ponytail doesn't hurt my head.
February 20, 2012 3:49 PM
I also do low tiny pigtails for work (massage therapist) and exercise. When exercising, I also throw a soft headband on to keep my bangs out of my face.
February 20, 2012 5:03 PM
ok im back.

I bought one of the elastic around the head headbands today but it just slipped straight out - didnt see any with rubber on it, may have to look in teh actual sports shop and see what they have. May try the hairspray thing though! I do straighten my hair, which makes them slip out really easily.

Thanks for the ideas, I think I need to invest in some better clips, and hunt around for a better headband!
February 20, 2012 5:05 PM
Bandana with low pigtails - definitely did the trick for me!
February 20, 2012 5:06 PM
If the headband is slipping off and is too big, try the KIDS SECTION for headbands.
February 20, 2012 5:07 PM
Sometimes I just wear it down, sometimes a headband (cheap plastic variety) and sometimes a half-pony that actually looks more like a stumpy little hamster tail sticking straight out the back of my head.
February 20, 2012 5:11 PM
My new favorite thing is to french braid the "bangs" or front of my hair like a headband. LOVE THIS- it will last thru 2 back to back Zumba classes!!!!
February 20, 2012 5:13 PM
i swear by lululemon headbands. im not a fan of the "non-slip" ones as they pull at my hair, but i can't find the old-school ones anymore. Theyre my fav - great for keeping the hair off my face and sweat absorb-tion during cardio!
February 20, 2012 5:14 PM
I wear a sweatband. I feel nekkid without it ... kind of like not wearing a watch.

I've gone to out of town races and forgot to pack it ... made the whole crew go with me to a sporting good's store and get one.

Although it's narrow - it's multi-functional. Today I used it cover my ears until I warmed up. It also serves as something to keep my headphones in place. But its main function is to keep my hair out of the way.
February 20, 2012 5:16 PM
I have elastic type headband that I use, and they never slip. I also put in tiny pigtails.


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