If you are an athlete, or you just like to workout often, you may find that all that sweating takes a toll on your hair. The problem may not simply be the sweat, it could have something to do with the fact that you need to wash your hair more often and this can strip the natural oils making it dry and less manageable.
So what can you do in order to make your hair stay healthy, despite your need to keep your entire body healthy? It’s really not that difficult, it just takes some time to prepare before your workout, and care for your hair after your workout. Here are some good steps to take.
Prepare Your Hair Ahead Of Time
Before or after your workout, dry shampoo can be a great asset, so always have some in your gym bag (along with a blow dryer, which you’ll learn about later). If you want to avoid that sweaty look to your hair post-workout, maybe because you don’t have time for a good wash before meeting friends for coffee, use some dry shampoo at your roots before your workout begins, which will help absorb sweat
Stay A Little Loose
Your workout could damage your hair strands, which is why it’s important not to put in too tight of a bun or ponytail. Leave it a little loose if you have long hair. This will also help let the sweat air out some as you workout.
Buy The Right Products
There are many products out there that can help you have beautiful hair post workout. Maybe you want to go for a long hair look, but keep it short and use clip in hair extensions that you can add in post workout. It keeps your hair looking brighter and healthier with less work.
You also need a blow dryer for post workout, to get rid of the sweat and wetness before you use your dry shampoo. The right brush is a great asset as well, and so is some type of replenishing oil spray, like Argon, to give your hair back oils you wash out and keep it from being dry and frizzy.
Get Help From A Pro
If none of these tips are helping with your post workout hair issues you might want to talk to your salon professional. They may be able to suggest better ways to wash your hair and better ways to care for your hair before and after fitness.
Your hair is one of the first things people notice when they see you, so make sure they are noticing it for how clean and cared for it looks for, rather than how greasy or dry it looks.