View Poll Results: Do you ever wear your hair down for sports?

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  • No, never

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  • I used to until I found LHC and started wearing my hair up to protect it

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  • I used to until x length (please give the length) when it became too difficult

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  • I put cheese on my head when I play sports

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Thread: Do you ever play sports with your hair loose?

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    Default Do you ever play sports with your hair loose?

    I've noticed that without fail in films, female characters, and more specifically female protagonists or love interests, almost never wear their hair up. Now, I know many people with "long" hair (by society's standards) do wear it loose most of the time, but there's a place to draw the line. I can't imagine playing soccer, for instance, with my hair loose, regardless of the length (well, except a bob or pixie, but I've never had hair that short). It would get in my eyes and tangle horrendously. Most of these girls/women, too, have hair at least APL or BSL. Even …owyn in Return of the King has her TB-length hair loose when she's fighting the NazgŻl!

    So now I'm wondering if there's anyone out there who is actually capable of wearing their hair loose for sports, etc.
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    Default Re: Do you ever play sports with your hair loose?

    No way! Since I play Lacrosse, that is just asking for it to get tangled in someone's stick.

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    I can't stand having my hair down for sport, it just constantly gets in the way! I play tennis and figure skate, and for both of these i have to have all of my hair completely off my face, without even my fringe down or wispy bits.

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    Default Re: Do you ever play sports with your hair loose?

    Never. I run and play tennis, softball, touch football, and pickup basketball. It would never occur to me to leave my hair down. Don't want it flying in my face when I'm trying to catch a popup or return serve.
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    Default Re: Do you ever play sports with your hair loose?

    No way. My hair would blind me, and probably suffocate me, if I tried to wear it down when playing any kind of sport. But I used to play basketball with a girl who would wear her hair down for every single game. It was about shoulder length, and I always wanted to ask her why she left it down. It seemed so odd to me.
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    No. There is noooo way this was going to work. When I´m wearing my hair down, it even bothers me when I´m in front of the computer screen, so I´m putting an elastic in or something.
    Wearing it down during sports is not an option.

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    Default Re: Do you ever play sports with your hair loose?

    5-10 year olds with shoulder length hair who won't cooperate with a parent on the matter of a certain pony tail elastic are the only people I've ever known in real life to wear their pony-tail-length+ hair down for a sport.
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    Default Re: Do you ever play sports with your hair loose?

    Based on the above responses, it looks like they only do it in films because it's "unsexy" or "unfeminine" to wear it up, no matter how unrealistic the alternative is
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    Default Re: Do you ever play sports with your hair loose?

    I can't stand my hair down for almost everything. The only time I let it down is probably when I'm taking a hard test, where I usually start scritching my scalp to relieve some tension, hehe. And that's that my hair's at APL! There's no way in heck that I can stand playing sports with my hair loose!
    From a shorty to a long hair, how long shall it take???

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    My hair's favourite hobby is tangling, so no
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