Workout Hair: Tightropes

So you’re about to head to the gym and you want to look extra cool today-  French braids are just out of the question (ain’t nobody got time for that) and the floppy ponytail just won’t cut it. I got you! Wow your workout buddies at your next spin class, boot camp, or yoga session with tightropes! 

Start with dry hair (wet hair would work too!). Brush through your hair with an Aveda Paddlebrush (such a great $20 investment!!). Part the hair down the center into two large sections. 


Protect your ends with Aveda Damage Remedy Split End Repair. This product is specifically formulated for dry hair; to seal the ends and keep them from splitting. It’s an awesome product if you’re trying to grow your hair out. It’ll get you through an extra month or so in-between haircuts! Visit my salon, Coiffeteria in East Grand Rapids to purchase these products. 


Tie or clip up one side of your hair loosely. Make a triangle section on the other side and secure it at the bottom of the section with a small rubber band. Repeat on the opposite side. 

For each remaining section, use your head’s “landmarks” i.e. ears, crown, occipital bone to make your parts even and fairly similar in width. Gather the hair from the previous section into the section below it. Secure each section with a small rubber band. Make sure you secure the rubber bands at the bottom of each section to avoid weird bunching or bumping of the hair when you pull it down into the next section. 


When you get to the bottom of the head, lightly pull each section apart to slightly loosen the tightropes. 

Continue securing the pigtails with rubber bands every two inches until you reach the ends. Loosen anything that is pulling or looks too tight. Wa-lah! You have super cool-girl hair and made it look like you know how to braid! Now go sweat it out! 


Let me know what you think! Did you try it? Would you like me to show you a different hairstyle that you’re struggling with? Thanks for reading and watching! Like, follow, and comment!! I want to hear from you! 

Watch the full video tutorial here

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