At the beginning you spend a lot of time figuring out what works, what doesn’t, falling off the healthy “wagon” and jumping back on.
It takes some time to master this new lifestyle. Figuring out how to maintain your hair throughout a week of intense workout sessions that involve resistance training, cardio, and some Vinyasa flow is a drag at first because let’s face it, you don’t want to wash your hair and style it every single time after a workout, BUT you also don’t want to walk around with dried sweat on your scalp (ew).
This is coming from someone that works out five days a week and can empathize with post-workout, hair maintenance. This will solve all of your hair concerns when hitting the gym.
There are a few options you can take to managing your hair before, during, and after a workout session.
Depending on how much maintenance your hair requires will determine what’s best for you. Only you can really decide the best course of action for your lifestyle.
Here are a few different scenarios you can add to your routine.
Before You Hit the Gym
Make sure you prep your hair for your workout session by spritzing dry shampoo on your roots. We use dry shampoo to absorb oil throughout the week, but when you spritz it before a workout, you're creating a barrier to absorb the sweat before it starts.
During Your Workout Session
Use hair ties that will keep your hair out of your face but won’t leave kinks in your hair. That way, your hair will look good when you take it out of a ponytail.
Dry your hair on the cold setting and spritz some more of the dry shampoo or a restyling spray to reactivate the products that were in your hair previously. If you’re working out frequently, get a clarifying shampoo and a hair treatment. A clarifying shampoo is great to remove all the gunk from the hair and scalp. Depending on the directions that are on the label, you can use a clarifying shampoo a couple times a month, when you feel like your hair is feeling weighed down. It won’t feel weighed down after you wash it with a clarifying shampoo like Bumble & Bumble Sunday Shampoo.
A hair treatment is excellent to wear a couple of times a month to give your hair some added moisture. You can apply this and wear it throughout your workout session. You can rinse it out after and let your hair air dry or throw it in a high chic ponytail, a low bun, or a fishtail braid and continue your day.
Use these tips to manage your hair while you hit the gym, but also, don’t let your hair maintenance deter you from living the healthy lifestyle you’ve envisioned for yourself.