Should 15 year old girls get a very short hair cut if they play sports? If yes, please give ideas.
Stacey from Seattle, WA
15 yr old girls get to wear their hair pretty much however they like. (imho) My daughter wore her hair short when she played sports in school. But there were others who had longer hair. Those with longer hair can pull it back into a ponytail so its out of their way. Maybe its best to consider how you want your hair to loook for when you are NOT playing sports when you make your decision. This is a good place to make your own decision. Its a chance to learn how to do that. HOwever, you must be prepared to suffer the consequences of your actions. (smile)
I agree that it is a personel choice, and at 15, it is more the child's choice than mom and dad's. Short hair is convenient when playing sports, and there are plenty of styles out there that can be really attractive both on the field/court and off. But, if a young lady prefers her hair longer, there are plenty of ways to keep it out of the way when she is playing sports. Ponytails, french braids, regular braids, clips, headbands...... the list goes on and on. She should be able to find a style to suit her tasts and her needs.
Both of my girls were swimmers. We learned to french braid their hair which helped keep it out of their way and can be done when it is wet or dry. That way they could keep their longer hair, but have it out of the way for sports.
Another way they wore it was to take sections of hair and use covered rubberbands to pull their hair into 2 smaller ponytails on either side of their head using the hair from the front sides, then pull those two "tails" in with the longer back hair into one large ponytail. You can do more "mini-tails" if you want and work your way back. This also kept it secure and against their head. They did this in the team colors and it looked sleek and neat. This can also be done wet or dry. A single pony tail often works loose and gets messy.
Look at your team and the other teams, most of them have chosen to keep long hair. Pony tails are universal and quick, braiding works. If you cut it, you can't change your mind and the grow-out stages drive everyone nuts, so think long about this one (get the pun?)
My daughter played jr. high volleyball this year, & there was a rule against wearing metal of any kind. So, wearing jewelry, barettes, or bobbypins could cause the referee to penalize the entire team. Wearing metal could cause cuts or injuries. Most girls had long hair & put their hair up in ponytails, braids, or ponyflips. I always took hair supplies to every game - brushes, hair bands, hair spray, and also ribbons and colored hair gel to match the school colors, of course! Then if someone needed something in a "hair emergency", it was available. What a Mom thing to do!
Cutting the hair can cause the hair to fall in the eyes, tickle the face and get in the way, disturbing focus on the sport. It is not easy to pin back at certain lengths. I would agree that ponytails and braids work best unless she is getting her hair cut short enough to spike which I wouldnt recommend for a young girl
I played sports most of my whole life (still do) and never once thought I needed short hair to play. I love the ability to have longer hair and just throw in a ponytail. Now my daughter does the same thing.
I'd say "NO", and this is why: If you can grow your hair just long enough to put into a pony tail (you can use a banana clip in the mean time) you can do so many fun things with longer hair to keep it out of your way. Mine has been long for most of my life because I prefer the "easy route"! Besides a pony tail, you can French braid the top then pony tail the bottom. Even quicker is something I call a "French Twist". It's just like a French Braid except you use 2 pieces of hair (which you twist) instead of 3, picking up extra hair as you twist from front to back...
I'm a total dork & can't French braid, but I CAN do this easy twist thing & everyone thinks it's a French braid! When my girls played sports they'd put their hair in a pony tail & pull the ponytail through the hole in the back of the baseball cap. No fuss, no problem, Easy & quick as can be!
Of course if your hair is at an in between length that wont quite fit into a pony tail or braids, then I'd use those small hair clips that open or close when you bend them back & forth, using these to keep your hair out of the way while it grows our a bit.
---> Short hair can get a bit boring. I had short hair until I was 15 & there was really only ONE way I could wear it. Not very much fun, plus if you sleep on it wrong it sticks up all over the place. So think about that before you cut your hair short. It takes just SECONDS to cut you hair short, but YEARS to grow it back out! You get my point!
Don't cut your hair. I'm 16 and I have long hair and I play sports. I don't see any reason to cut your hair. You can wear it a pony tail, bun, pig tails, braid, you name it. If you keep it long you don't have to were the same thing every game. If you want to cut your hair short do it after the sport season because all that working out and showering everyday can stress your hair out and if you every want to grow it back out it may be harder to do so.
no...keep the long hair!!!
When my daughter is playing sports, her very long hair got in the way. I took daughter to the barber shop for very short haircut. My daughter keeps the buzz cut to play sports.
I prefer my hair in a ponytail. Short hair makes your face look fat. I play sports and all the girls prefer their hair pulled back.
I just cut my daughter's very long hair, very short, so she play sports.
Don't do it! It's so much easier to just to get Slip Grip Binders and to use those on your hair for a ponytail! This way if you like longer hair for the school year, you don't have to grow it back!
Long pony tails can be heavy and hot so I would recommend getting a short layered cut, that give the option to pull back all of her hair. If wispies are an issue there are the skinny elastic head bands that work pretty well. Also, recently there has been womens college softball on espn 2 and the women have come up with many ideas to help keep their hair out of their eye's and faces. It also depends on what the person prefers, if whom ever you are referring to really wants short hair, I say go for it, but be fore she does it, make sure she goes through the options with long hair first.
My daughter just started playing soccer and her hair kept getting in the way. Her hair was layered so we couldn't get it all to fit into a ponytail. We had no other option but to hack it all off. Her hair is quite boyish now and she hated it at first but we both admit it is easier to manage. Her hair will be kept short as long as she wants to play sports. That will be our rule.
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