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Working out with short hair - July 9th 2013, 01:13 AM

Hey everyone!

I currently, and have for all my life, have about chin length hair. It doesn't seem to want to grow longer than this, so I'm stuck with it.

I started doing zumba last year and found my hair really annoying. It's too short to put up in a pony tail or anything; basically all I could do was pin my bangs to the side, but my hair would flop into my face whenever I looked down.

This year for school I'm going to be taking dance classes, so I'll probably have to figure out a better way to manage my hair. Any other short-haired people out there have some advice? Maybe pictures of what I could do?

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Re: Working out with short hair - July 11th 2013, 08:27 PM

Last November I cut my hair really short so I can emphasize with how annoying it can be when you are working out.
My best advice is to try and use headbands and bobby pins to keep your hair out of your face. Hairspray will also help keep your hair from falling in your face when you look down.
As a side note, are you taking good care of your hair? It seems odd that it won't grow past your chin. Have you tried using deep conditioners and such to keep it healthy?
I used to also use small rubber hair bands to tie my hair in pigtails to keep it back and that worked fairly well.

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Re: Working out with short hair - July 11th 2013, 11:51 PM

In about 6th grade I cut my hair super short, and it was awful. I now regret it But, my hair is about shoulder length now. But, I agree with Nicole. Headbands work great. Along with maybe half pony tails? I used to do those a lot. If not, just use lots and lots of bobby pins. Hoped this helped! Good luck!

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Re: Working out with short hair - July 13th 2013, 06:32 AM

I was actually just thinking about how I managed putting back short hair earlier today. My best bet was to do two LOW pigtails on either side, with itty bitty ponytail holders. Then pinning whatever excess there was. Good luck!
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Re: Working out with short hair - July 26th 2013, 03:10 PM

My hair grows insanely fast and has always been to my butt. Last year just to try it I cut my hair in a completely different style and it was so short it was just barely shoulder length. I actually really liked how it looked and I am considering cutting it that way again as my hair is already halfway down my back again. Anyways what I did was I made sure my bangs were always short enough that they wouldn't be in my eyes. Also hair clips, hair bands and bobby pins work good if your good at doing things with your hair. I often used tiny hairbands to put my hair in a tiny ponytail it actually looks kinda cute the way it just sticks out.
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Re: Working out with short hair - July 28th 2013, 10:00 AM

I would say a half pony tail on top is a good way to get around this, and then just clip any little front bits that don't reach.

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