Hitting the gym is one of the best things you can do for your body, but sometimes, it can also be the worst habit for your hair.
A vigorous workout can leave you and your hair drenched with sweat. While it’s easy to come up with an excuse to skip the gym, the thought of your perfectly styled hair getting ruined shouldn’t be one of them.
Here are a few tips to make sure that your hair looks fabulous while you get your fitness on track.
Put it up
If you have long hair, pull your hair up to keep it from sticking to your sweaty skin and keep it off your face during and after a workout. A pony tail is usually the most common option, but it can leave behind an elastic band mark.
Instead of the usual pony tail, opt for a bun or a loose top knot. Use bobby pins to secure your hair. This will not only keep the strands loose, it also won’t leave any hair kinks that would ruin your hairstyle.
Use styling products
Styling products like gel and hairspray should be used to finish off your hairdo. These products can help keep stray hairs secure and protect your hair from exercise-induced sweat.
Be sure not to go overboard and only use the right amount. If used in excess, it will leave your hair limp and attract more dirt once it gets sweaty.
Avoid over washing
After a workout, the first thing you do is to take a shower. Keep in mind, though, that too much shampoo can dry out your hair. To mop up grease and sweat out of your hair without stripping your hair’s natural oil, a dry shampoo would be a great alternative.
Finish off with a blast
If your hair looks a bit sweatier than you wish after workout, carefully mop up sweat around your hairline with the use of a towel. To fight off further sweat, get a blow dryer and blast cool air at your roots for a few seconds. This will help make your hair look presentable again.