Tried & Tested: Olympics Inspired Hairstyles

Happy Wednesday! While you might all know about my major crush on Olympian Greg Rutherford, I do pay attention to other athletes too! While watching the Olympics, I spotted a few hairstyles that I loved and wanted to replicate. Below are three hairstyles that were inspired by the Olympics.

Tried & Tested: Olympics Inspired Hairstyles

Dutch Braid Ponytail

Tried & Tested: Olympics Inspired Hairstyles

Tried & Tested: Olympics Inspired Hairstyles

Tried & Tested: Olympics Inspired Hairstyles

Inspired by heptathlon athlete Alina Fodorova, I loved her dutch braid ponytail. I loved how this style keeps the hairs out of my face and similar to Fodorova, if it gets too hot, you can throw this into a bun like she did between events.

Ponytail Braid

Tried & Tested: Olympics Inspired Hairstyles

I loved watching Canadians Sarah Pavan and Heather Bansley crushing their Beach Volleyball event.  It was such a simple but mighty hairstyle, I just had to try it out. While they had a visor to keep the hair out of their faces, I used the Double Strand Headwraps instead. I used the SlideProof Elastic for my base to keep my ponytail from moving then used a fun colourful Secure Fit Elastic to tie off the end.

Bun with a Twist

Tried & Tested: Olympics Inspired Hairstyles

Tried & Tested: Olympics Inspired Hairstyles

Tried & Tested: Olympics Inspired Hairstyles

If you watch gymnastics as much as I do, then you’d spot the fan favourite hairstyle: the bun. While I love the bun, I decided to put a little bit of a twist to it. While you can use a Double Strand Headwrap like I did last week with my top knot, if you’re in a pinch and without a headwrap, you can do what I did here and start off with a french braid before twisting it into a bun.

Like I mentioned in my previous post, this was the bun that I put to the extreme test. After some light yoga, this bun was put through a 10K run and it just did not budge. My secret? I used the SlideProof Elastic as the base of the ponytail before using the Secure Fit Elastics on top on it once it was twisted into a bun. The two hair ties combined made the bun budge proof and it was the first time a bun had lasted more than 6 hours like this one had.

Product used:

Goody® Athletique™ Double Strand Headwraps
Goody® Ouchless® Elastics
Goody® SlideProof™ Secure Fit Elastics
Goody® SlideProof™ SlideProof Elastic

QOTD: What’s your favourite Olympian hairstyle?

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25 thoughts on “Tried & Tested: Olympics Inspired Hairstyles

  1. Most days, I go with the top knot kind of thing…I can’t stand the feeling of a pony tail bouncing back & forth. But, if I do have my hair “down,” it’s usually in braids of some sort because the pony tails area a knotted mess after several miles in the wind and/or sliding against sweaty skin.

  2. I need to get more creative with my hair when I run 🙂 I always put a braid in my daughter’s hair to keep it out of their face, then a pony tail. I never to this for me as my bangs just go in all directions. Thanks for the motivation to try!

  3. I really like these hairstyles that you recreated. Even though I’m not much of a runner or outdoor sports, I always put my hair up during my daily activities. This will help me put a variety on my hair style instead of the average ponytail! Love it 🙂

  4. Those hair styles look simple but gorgeous. It’s easy to follow. I’m tending to try some of them due to your post. Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. My hair is not too long, so that it is hard to tie all it up when doing excercises. Sometimes that is so annoying. I think I can try Dutch Braid Ponytail style. Thanks for your sharing.

  6. Oh my – all the hairstyles are so beautiful! I think I’ll try some of them to find the best one for me and also tell my friends to do the same. Thank you for sharing!

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