by Vhilena Folger
Undercuts are a fashionable solution for women who are active on and off the mats.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling-based martial art whose central theme is the skill of controlling a resisting opponent in ways that force him to submit. Due to the fact that control is generally easier on the ground than in a standing position, much of the technique of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is centered around the skill of taking an opponent down to the ground and wrestling for dominant control positions from where the opponent can be rendered harmless (source: renzogracie.com/jiu-jitsu). This means the athlete will wrestle and roll around on the mat quite a bit, which causes the hair to become loose or caught by the opponent.
Luckily, there are alternatives to styling hair which can help with some of the hassles of long hair and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. A popular trend is the undercut. The undercut hairstyle is when a portion of the underneath section of hair is shaved off. The undercut typically is sectioned below the occipital bone and angled behind the ears. Someone with very long hair would find this to be an especially accommodating style. For starters, the undercut removes a significant amount of hair which would immediately make the hair much lighter. An undercut would also allow for the hair from the sides and back to meet in a ponytail much more securely. Less hair is easier to manage and feels cooler during work outs. Another bonus to the undercut is that it’s not noticeable when the hair is worn down, so you can easily change up your style.
The undercut has become extremely popular due to the many ways it makes life easier when it comes to workouts. Another trendy way to wear an undercut is with shaved designs. Some of the designs are breath taking works of art shaved directly into the hair. This gives the undercut a unique look and a way for you to express your personality. These designs can range from stars, logos, beautiful flowers, as well as free styled designs. Some undercuts are so intricate they look like a tattoo in the hair. Unlike a tattoo, an undercut is not permanent which allows for new designs every time.
The undercut helps turn a would-be basic hairstyle into a stylish eye grabbing look. The undercut adds flare while allowing for a more practical way to keep hair out of your way and your opponents. It creates a more tamable look without having to sacrifice the length of your hair. Many women fear the idea of having to cut all their hair off when practicing Jiu-Jitsu. With fashionable trends like an undercut, you will be able to have the best of both worlds. Keep your lovely locks and enjoy a fashion forward trendy hairstyle.
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