You’ve probably been in this situation at the gym: your sweat-dripped hair slaps your face and pokes your eyes every time you take a step on the treadmill. You also feel it sticking on your neck and back as you do your workout. We can relate at how cringe-worthy these moments are. But a workout shouldn’t make your life that hard. The good news is, this situation can be solved by using hair accessories to keep those strands in order. We’ve rounded up nine hair accessories you need to add to your gym bag, pronto. Bonus: They are both functional and stylish.
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.
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.
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 to round up the look.
Love them or hate them, scrunchies are undeniably comfortable on the scalp. Not only that, these scrunchies are definitely stronger than the thin fragile hair ties that all with voluminous hair will roll their eyes at. 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.
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.
Invisibobble power hair tie, $11, 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.
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.
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.
Featuring a flattering salmon-pink hue, this Cult Gaia headband adds a summery pop of colour so that you’ll look stylish as you do pilates without getting your hair in your face.
Text: Ho Guo Xiong
Additional text: Foong Kai Yu