Hair Styling | Sports

Great Sporty Hairstyles for Any Workout

Athletes need workout hairstyles that are practical and make them feel good. From sprinting in the sun to exercising in the gym, find a hairstyle that suits any workout. Our expert styling tips and Schwarzkopf product recommendations will help you easily incorporate haircare and these sporty hairstyles into your workout routine. 

Getting your hair gym-ready

Girl with top knot

Prep your hair for the gym by applying some dry shampoo. This will help it absorb the moisture from your workout and will keep your sporty hairstyle looking fresh. However, if you don’t have any on hand, not to worry. Hair is easier to style when it’s a little dirty. Simply follow your workout by washing your hair with Schwarzkopf Gliss Ultra Moisture Shampoo.


Replenishing your hair with moisturizing products is essential. Hair can easily get dried out from the salt in your sweat, especially if you are working out outside. A few sprays of hydrating oil can help protect it. After washing, using a leave-in conditioner is a good way to provide your hair with long-term moisture in between workouts. 

Picking the best hairstyles for working out

While ponytails are a quick way to keep your hair off your neck, they can quickly come undone during more intense workouts. Think about what your workout needs are—will you be laying down? Running? And consider what your hair type and length can be styled into with a bit of practice.


Switching up your workout hairstyle helps prevent breakage, so experiment and have fun! Take advantage of the number of options on hand when it comes to sporty hairstyles. The best ones are those that will keep your hair secure and out of your eyes.


Trendy alternatives to the ponytail range from the top knot to box braids and cornrows. French braids and twists are chic ways to keep your hair in place during an intense workout. Combining elements from different sporty hairstyles and experimenting with braid patterns can upgrade and individualize these edgy ‘dos. 

Make it your own with hair accessories

Girls with ponytail

Use accessories to keep your ponytail strong during sport.

Hair accessories are essential in creating a sporty hairstyle, regardless of hair length. Head bands are a great way to keep bangs and flyaways from your eyes. Bobby pins can help add extra security to hair elastics. Spraying the pins first with hairspray will make sure they don’t slip during your favorite cardio routine.


Hair guru and three-time Olympian and gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross is known for having fun with her hair while competing for the USA track and field team. “Look good, feel good, run good” is her personal mantra. Richards-Ross’ hairstyles on the track are often half-up, half-down. She uses braids or elastic head bands to keep her hair out of her face, but leaves the lower half of her hair loose. 

Finishing your workout hairstyle

Finally, to finish off your hairstyle for the gym and give it extra hold, use a hairspray such as Schwarzkopf göt2b Glam Force Hairspray