These are the best hair accessories to hold your hair up during fitspo moments
Best hair accessories for working out
That annoying bead of sweat that trickles down your forehead and stings your eye. That pesky fringe that sweeps into your eyes. That stray strand of hair that sticks to your face or flies into your mouth. Been there? These are just some of the exasperating things that can happen during your workout, disrupting your momentum and preventing you from having a kicka** sesh.
That’s why we’ve rounded up nine hair accessories you need to add to your gym bag to get your mane in order, stat. Bonus: They are both functional and stylish.
Under Armour Women’s UA run graphic headband, S$19
If caps and visors are not your thing, then get a headband to slick your fringe back and keep it in place while you clock the miles on the treadmill or on the road. Plus this feminine purple shade adds just the right amount of colour without being too loud. Pair with a purple tank top of a similar shade and funky leggings (and here’s how to buy the best one for your body type) to round up the look.
Love them or hate them, scrunchies are undeniably comfortable on the scalp especially for those who are blessed with voluminous hair. And when you’re all spent out after a workout, the last thing you want to deal with is an aching scalp, trust us. These from Slip are made with silk which is even better, as they won’t create as much friction and damage when you take them off.
Whether you’re rocking on the tennis court or at the golf course, a handy visor can keep tresses out of your face while shielding you from harmful sun rays at the same time. This Nike visor is made with sweat-wicking, breathable fabric so that your sweat doesn’t roll down into your eyes.
Maison Michel Viva printed silk twill-trimmed paper sunhat, US$508.22 (S$698.97) from Net-a-Porter
Heading for a game of golf with your in-laws? Then dress to impress with this clean white Maison Michel visor and a sporty polo dress. The printed silk-trim is a fun detail that allows this visor to be worn to garden parties and country club brunches too.
Justine Marjan x Kitsch classic rhinestone bobby pins, US$49 (S$67.39)
You know how you’re doing an intense workout but your fringe keeps flying and sticking onto your face and your mouth? Get rid of that maddening disturbance and keep your bangs in check with chic bejewelled bobby pins created by celebrity hairstylist (to stars including Kim Kardashian) Justine Marjan together with American hair accessories label Kitsch
Invisibobble power hair tie, S$11 from LookFantastic
These hair ties might look like the telephone coils from the past (remember corded phones?), but they are said to not leave a kink in your hair unlike regular elasticated hair ties. They are also known to not tangle, break or snag your hair, so you should use them on days when you don’t have time to blow-dry your locks between gym and work.
Don’t want to fuss with a proper hairdo before or after a sweaty gym workout? Throw on a snapback like this Adidas and it will hide your less than perfect mane. Plus, it gives you that sporty edge without trying too hard.
Another hair tie made with a silk exterior, we reckon that these will not only help keep your high ponytail in place as you do your HIIT, it will also look great as a flash of colour to your regular workout outfit. These Silke London hair ties are also available in black and champagne for those who prefer muted colours.