I’ll be the first to admit it, I hate getting my hair messed up from working out! It sucks. However, it’s inevitable. Thankfully more and more women are becoming more excepting of that fact and simply adjusting. We’ve seen a few black hair tutorials for prepping your hair for running and working out at the gym, but what about yoga?
As newbie yogi, I searched high and low for this, but no avail. Furthermore, it’s especially niche to find a tutorial on yoga hairstyles for 4C natural hair.
So, I made my own! Check out these super quick and easy hairstyles for my black yogi girls out there:
The Flat Double Twisted French
Always start with moisturized hair! If you’re not too sure on how to do this, check out this video here. You’re simply using the three things natural hair loves, water, leave-in conditioner, oils, and shea butter. Massage these four things in the hair in this order 2-3 times a week, and you’ll kinks will love you!
To achieve my Flat Double Twisted French, part the hair down the middle, section the hair into two then flat twist each side down until you get to the end. Then, pin the two flat twist up with a bobby pin so that your ends are tucked away. This style is most-ideal for yoga, as you’ll have many times that you will be laying down flat on your back and may even do a headstand during your yoga practice.
The High Loose Bun
Yoga is all about movement and breath. When styling your hair try to take notice of the organic ways your hair naturally flows. Something like my High Loose Bun is perfect for yoga. Add your favorite scarf for added style and move freely throughout your sequences.
The Single Flat Twist Bun
I love a cute workout hairstyle that can take me into the office as well. Achieve this style by sectioning off the front of your hair with a side part that flows into a shape of an “L”. Then put the back of your hair into a bun by twisting your hair around the base of the bun and secure with a bobby pin.
Next, loosely flat twist your hair to the side, all the way to the ends. Take the end of the twist and wrap it around the bun, then secure it with a bobby pin. Voila!
The Double Flat Twist Bun
This super easy style adds some dimension to the bun while also lying flat for your yoga practice.