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Athletes tie hair out of the way of their game

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Cargo brushes her hair back into a ponytail for game day. She uses a brush to get rid of those pesky bumps.

Cargo brushes her hair back into a ponytail for game day. She uses a brush to get rid of those pesky bumps.

Cargo brushes her hair back into a ponytail for game day. She uses a brush to get rid of those pesky bumps.

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Athletes must get ready before every great battle on the court or field, and getting one’s hair out of the way is an important step. Both girls and boys do this, whether it’s a bun, a braid or a simple ponytail, it is necessary to allow them to them see the goal ahead of them.

Varsity girls basketball player sophomore Reagan Kargo and Varsity boys soccer player junior Alex Cullinan have different ways of putting their hair behind them. They know how to tame their locks for a fast-paced game.

The first step is to find a tool to put it back with. Not being able to find a tie or headband can cause a frantic search for one around the locker room, or just a game that they can’t even see.

“My hair is quite the bother only if I happen to forget ties or a headband,” Cullinan said.

When one finds the perfect tool, there has to be the perfect hairstyle that stays up during the entirety of the activity.

“I put my hair up in a ponytail and I try to brush out all the bumps while putting it up,” Kargo said

Bumps are hairs that don’t flatten on the head along with the rest. They are pesky in ponytails, especially on a bad hair day. Like Cullinan said, hair, in general, can be annoying; a swift wind can turn some styles into a blinding whip in the eyes. That’s why the perfect hairstyle is so important, it can stop those fatal blows from happening.

“My go to is a headband holding my hair back without tying it up, but I haven’t found any style that just won’t work for me,” Cullinan said.

Some players need to set aside time to get their hair out of the way and maybe a little help, while others can do it just before the game starting buzzer sounds.

“Sometimes it can take me a little while to get a good bun because I’m not that good at tying them yet,” Cullinan said. “back when it was long my mother or friends would tie it up every once in a while.”

While Kargo takes a brush and a hair tie to make a game ready style on top of her head in under five minutes.

A loose strand or a tight piece can distract them and athletes can end up playing with it rather than with their team. Even after all the pulling and brushing, hair does whatever it wants to do.

“I am always messing and playing with it because it gets in my face,” Kargo said.

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Athletes tie hair out of the way of their game