This French Braid Bun Is So Damn Pretty It Hurts

    Just kidding. (Kind of.)

    Truth bomb: Post-workout hair usually looks messy AF. So we asked some ~fit~ dudes to try out gym-proof hairstyles to see what would actually work when we got out of the locker room.

    Let's say you just got done with a workout and you're heading to work. You need to look relatively put together but your hair has a mind of its own.

    Grab a brush and smooth out that lion's mane.

    Separate out a section of hair at the top of your head.

    The top section should be about one-fourth of all of your hair.

    Clip off that top section to keep it out of the way for now. Use your brush to make a smooth ponytail out of the bottom section.

    Now back to the top half. Grab three small pieces of hair and begin to French braid.

    Weave the pieces together, adding more hair to each section as you braid it over the next.

    If you're sitting there thinking, "This is all fine and good, but IDK how the fuck to French braid my hair," watch this video.

    Continue all the way down the section and finish with a traditional three-strand braid. Secure with a ponytail holder.

    At this point, you should have a braid and a ponytail.

    Put the braid off to the side. Start twisting the ponytail, then wrap it around its own base to create a bun.

    Keep wrapping! Once you've got yourself a nice lil' bun, use bobby pins to secure it in place.

    Now, wrap the loose braid around the side of the bun and pin it in place.

    The braid should lie flat against the bun so you can see all that ~fancy~ handiwork.

    And you're done!

    You look great.

    Hair: Jeff Chastain
    Model: Joseph Garrison, ADAM Models

    Special thanks to CrossFit BRICK for providing a workout space.