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The Ultimate Guide to Workout-Proof Hair


It’s Monday morning. You’re up early and ready to start the week off right with your favorite cycle class. Except there’s one problem. A big one. Some may even call it a tragedy. Your hair is…clean. You spent nearly an hour the day before, washing, air drying, blow drying, then styling. Your hair is looking flawless. Are you really going to throw that all away and leave class looking like a wet rat?!?

Well, we’ve got good news for you. There are steps you can take to go to the gym with clean hair and keep that blowout intact.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Apply dry shampoo before you go. You’re probably used to applying dry shampoo after your workout, but applying the dry shampoo before will actually help to soak up the oils caused from sweat and prevent your hair from looking greasy. The dry shampoos with texture are especially good at absorbing all that excess oil in your hair.
  2. Be strategic with your hair placement. Think about your problem areas in terms of which parts of your hair get the greasiest fastest. For example, if your roots tend to get oily, refrain from placing all your hair on top of your head. The excess heat will only make the roots look worse. Instead, pull your hair into a low bun. When pulling the hair back, use a satin or silk scrunchie to help prevent creases.
  3. Blow dry your roots after the workout. Rather than leaving your sweaty hair to air dry, aim to blow dry the sweaty areas as soon as the workout is over. The hot air will burn off the acidity, salt, and moisture brought on by sweat. Target your roots and don’t forget to dry the nape of your neck.

Follow these easy steps and you will no longer have to skip a workout because of a good hair day! What’s your workout of choice? Let us know in the comments below.

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