So, your new year resolution has you running to the gym before or after (or both) work?
All of that getting healthy is great but how do you manage to keep your hair looking good after working out without washing it 10 times a day?
This article from Byrdie has great tips.
The dilemma of whether or not to work out in the morning is a real catch-22. If you go, you reap the benefits of a boosted-mood and glowy skin, but your hair becomes a sweaty, gross mess. Don’t go, and you have an easier time styling your hair but miss out on an exercise.
To navigate the after-gym hair world, we consulted the experts.
“One of my favorite ways to care for hair while working out is one you have to actually prep before heading to the gym,” hairstyles Kendall Dorsey explains.
“Before tying your hair back, comb your favorite mask from root to tip. Then, pull your hair back into a ponytail, bun, or even a braid, and go workout.”
The excess heat your produce while working out will help the mask penetrate more deeply, and it also helps to keep your hair nice and slicked back during exercise.
Post-workout, comb out your hair and either rinse and air-dry or slice back into a pony until you can rinse out later.
“I like to recommend the all-natural route: I tell my clients to rinse their hair off from any sweat but avoid shampoo (which can overdry your hair and make it fluffier), towel dry, and finish with a sea salt spray.”
“If your hair is already in a good place before working out, one of the easiest ways to keep your hair from getting overly sweaty is to take the top half of your hair and loosely clip it at the crown. Take the bottom half and use a soft hair tie to create a loose ponytail so you don’t get a dent from sweating. ”
The key here is to make sure your hair is loosely tied, not yanked tight.
Braid your hair before working out (one or two braids will work) and once done working out, unbraid and use a little bit of volumizing powder on the roots and throughout the length to soak up oil and add texture.
“I like this because it’s low-residue and won’t gunk up on sweaty hair that you can’t wash or even hit with a blow-dryer.”
“I always tell my clients to use the Invisibobble hair ties because they are gentle on your hair and won’t create a crease.”
“Post-workout, spray a dry shampoo product on the scalp and rub it through before blasting a cold dryer on your hair to take sweat away.”
With this method, you’ll be able to wear your hair down or in a messy bun.
If you have curly hair, Dorsey recommends working out with your hair in a bun. After getting sweaty, let your hair down and use a combo of style mousse and conditioning water to hydrate and redefine your curls.
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