If you’re a runner or have a costumed race coming up, chances are you typically slick your hair back into a standard ponytail and want to mix things up a bit. Most of us don’t want to fuss with hair on race morning, but even more, we’re worried that our hair will get in the way during a race or simply distract us from a personal record or look awful by the end of the race.
Last January, I ran the Tinker Bell Half Marathon and of course- the look could not be complete without the typical pixie bun on the top of my head. I ran the entire 13.1 miles without a problem. With hair bands, bobby pins, hair spray and an old clean sock (with the toe cut off and rolled) you will have a race-ready sock bun for whatever distance you want to fly!
You will need hairspray, 3 elastic hair ties, bobby pins, a headband and an old clean sock with the toe cut off, rolled to form an “O.”
Doing a sock bun is super easy:
First, put the headband on around your neck (especially if it’s no-slip this will prevent frizz)
Then, pull your hair into a high ponytail and pull the headband into place.
Next, you will put the sock around your ponytail and spread your hair over the sock, covering all parts.
Once the sock is covered, you will have excess hair all around the crown of your head- use another hair tie to keep the hair in place.
Gather the excess hair and wrap it around the bun and tuck it under. The thicker the sock, the easier excess hair will hide under the bun.
Finally, coat with hair spray to smooth and add as many bobby pins as needed to feel secure. (Add an extra hair tie if you have really long hair).
Easy peezy and race ready!
For this tutorial, I used Goody Ouchless hair bands. I use this brand since they don’t hurt pulling out of sweaty (glistening?) hair or after a swim- and they come in tons of colors. I use them all the time and have a ton of them so I never run out!
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So, do you have hair products you can’t live without when you workout?
How do you normally wear your hair on race day?
This post is sponsored by U by Kotex and Style Coalition