What's worse than getting hair in your eyes during a big defensive play and getting an error because of it?
Game day comes with enough pressure as it is and the last thing a player should be worrying about is whether or not their hair is going to get in the way. The JustBats.com team understands your pain and we're here to help with three great softball hairstyles. Plus, when you look good, you feel good. And when you feel good, you play well.
When it comes time to do your hair, there's no better option for the game than a braid. Braids keep your hair up and out of your face while keeping your head cool even during the hottest of summer days. Below are the three best braids for softball and we've included a short how-to video and summary of each one. Keep in mind that it's best to get a teammate, coach, or parent involved so that they can help with the more difficult maneuvers.
- Fishtail Braid
A fishtail braid is one of the more simple hairstyles that a player can put together before a big game. One tip that the video above did not mention is that it helps to secure your hair with an elastic hair tie before you begin. However, once you've completed the braid you will have to cut it out. Fair warning.
2. Boxer Braid
If you've seen the movie Million Dollar Baby, then you've probably seen what a boxer braid looks like. One of the more intimidating braids, without a doubt. Keep in mind that the boxer braid has one for the left and one for the right, so there is double the amount of work. Give yourself some time to complete this masterpiece.
3. Classic French Braid
A beautifully intricate hairstyle that may take some practice before perfection. The longer your hair is, the longer this process will take. Once completed, it will feel like you've put yourself through an arm workout, but the result is always worth it. Don't give up if you aren't able to get it right the first time and remember that it's always easier if you have a teammate's help.
What do you think? Have you tried one of these softball hairstyles? Which one do you use on game day? While this list only includes the three best fastpitch hairdos, the JustBats Pinterest board "Softball Hairstyles & Bows" has many other choices to choose from. Give our Pinterest a follow and make sure to leave a comment below telling us your go-to hairstyle for fastpitch softball. Don't forget, if you have any softball related questions, our Bat Experts are available via telephone at 866-321-2287, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can click here to live chat. Remember, we're here for you from click to hit!