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    Hello, I have to admit I have stopped doing certain excercises such as running, because i can't think of a way to way my hair during running, (it would be simpler to wear a braid but i do not feel comfortable wearing a braid). I used to wear a simple ponytail but my hair is getting much longer so it gets very tangly, too tangly to keep it let down or in a ponytail. I tried a bun the other day but worry that this will cause much friction on my hair cuticles. I am in a bit of a dilema, maybe i will have to just stick with home weights? lol

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    You do not feel comfortable wearing a braid as in it hurts or as in you don't like the way it looks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherri View Post
    You do not feel comfortable wearing a braid as in it hurts or as in you don't like the way it looks?
    I suppose i just don't feel comfortable with the way it looks, i have only just got comfortable wearing a bun, but being a young male in a big university I am not comfortable wearing a braid until it is at an extreme length.

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    Could you do a banded ponytail? Just put it in a ponytail like you normally would. Then add a few more bands down the length the keep it from tangling.

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    Default Re: protective hairstyle when excercising (male)

    I was going to suggest a banded pony tail, too. But, I think a braid would be the best way to keep the tangles at bay. Or, a bun covered by a do rag maybe.
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    Default Re: protective hairstyle when excercising (male)

    Or take a leather shoelace thingy and criss-cross it down the length of your ponytail.

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    Second the banded tail idea. I wear one for my Taekwon-Do training, and if it can stand up to 115 kg bouncing around and doing flying kicks without tangling in the slightest, it should do well for you. I use about a palm-width seperation between each band, it's a nice consistent measure that doesn't require me to see the back of my head, and seems to do the job quite well. (I use this style for sleep, too, and I hit nary a tangle when I do fancy things with it in the morning.)
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    Default Re: protective hairstyle when excercising (male)

    What's wrong with a bun? If you secure it properly it won't come loose on a run. You can use little jaw clips, or a stick. (I use a stick, personally).

    Or you could try and do several small braids, and make a ponytail from the small braids.

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    i usually wear headband type things and wrap them around my bun, but i worry that iif i am bouncing around lots running, the cuticle may get damaged by the rubbing of the headband (cotton). thanks guys, thats a good idea (wearing a banded ponytail), i did try that once but then ended up losing all my bands during my run haha. i ended up running back the way i came looking for my ponytail bands (they were a good kind). Luckily i found them. I will just have to wear them tighter. Thanks so much guys. God Bless

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    My fil used to wear his hair like that when he rode his motorcycle. He said it worked for him. If it works on a motorcycle I'm sure it'll work for running. Maybe just make them tighter or look for some smaller bands. Happy Running!

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