Easy Hairstyles for Softball Players
As a softball player, you know that there are many different variables that can impact the success of your game. Your preparation, how you slept the night before, what you ate that day, how well your team is communicating, the weather, and the other team’s preparedness. The list goes on. Some of the things you can control and others you can’t, but there’s one thing that you can control that you don’t want to leave to chance: your hairstyle.
There’s nothing worse than having your hair fall into your eyes or having long loose strands flapping around your face as you search the sky for the ball, and that’s where a list of best sporty hairstyles comes in. At Headbanger Sports, we know just how important your sport is to you, which is why we created a list of the best softball hairstyles that are both functional and won’t make you jeopardize your game-day win.
Hairstyles for Softball
When gearing up for the game, you don’t want to worry too much about what your hair is doing. That’s why finding cute softball hairstyles and easy softball hairstyles can be an ordeal! Take a look at our top three softball braids before you suit up for your next game.
A fishtail braid gets its name from how it resembles fish bones. It’s an incredibly cute hairstyle and a great way to keep long hair out of the way. Fishtail braids also look complex but are actually incredibly easy to do. To create your own fishtail braid:
- Divide your hair into two even sections directly down the middle of your head.
- Gather a thin section of hair from the left section closest to the face.
- Pull it up and across the left section, to the right section closest to the face.
- Tuck it under the right section so that it joins the hair on that side.
- Gently pull on each half of the hair to tighten it up.
- Repeat the process on the opposite side.
- Keep alternating sides until you reach the end of the hair, and then secure it with a hairband.
French braids have been a classic hairstyle for ages, and it’s easy to see why. Not only are they beautiful, but they keep your hair out of your face, especially for those who have layered locks, long hair, and medium-length hair. To French braid your hair:
- Brush your hair straight back from your forehead, removing any existing part you might have.
- Gather a portion of hair on the top center of your head, about three to four inches wide.
- Separate this portion into three pieces and start a traditional braid, making 3-4 rows to start with. (To do a traditional braid, hold two sections in one hand, one in the other, and alternate moving the left section over the center section, then the right section over center, and so on.)
- As you move along the crown of your head, gather more hair from the sides of your head to add to the sections you are using to create the traditional braid pattern. Every time you cross one side of hair over the center, you’ll add small chunks of hair in. Pull hair from nearest to your face first then your neck as you move along the crown of your head.
- You’ll eventually work in all of your hair until you reach the nape of your neck when there should only be three large sections of hair remaining.
- Finish off by working these into a traditional braid and then secure with a hairband.
Boxer braids are two Dutch braids, which are the same as French braids, but inside out (the braid rests on top of the hair as opposed to tucked under). To create boxer braids:
- Part your hair down the middle of your head, creating two even sections.
- Secure one half of your hair in a hairband while you braid the other half.
- On the side you’re braiding, gather a small section of hair, about one to two inches wide, from the center of that section.
- Follow the same method you did when you were French braiding, but instead of crossing each side section over the center section, you’ll cross it under. This is what makes the braid stick out and sit on top of your hair.
- Grab in more pieces of hair from the side of your face and the part in the middle of your head as you move along your crown.
- Finish the braid in a traditional braid and secure it with a hairband.
- Repeat on the other side of your head with the remaining section of hair.
These cute softball hairstyles are easy to create, keep your hair out of your face, keep you cool while playing softball, and, most importantly, allow you to play your best game possible!Now that you’ve got your hair covered, head on over to Headbanger Sports, where you can pick up the best gear needed for your softball season!
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