I hear all kinds of excuses that people make to not go to the gym.  You’ve probably heard (or said – gasp!) some of these yourself: no time, too tired, don’t like going to the gym, etc.  I’ve even heard women say they can’t hit the gym in the morning because of they don’t want to mess up their hair.  Okay….I get it….it’s important that your hair looks good but that’s easily fixable!

Here are my 4 secrets to Great Post-Workout Hair:

  • No ponytails. Using an elastic to hold your hair in a tight ponytail can cause breakage. I know it’s annoying to have strays  flying in your face so instead try a braid, a bun or a headband to secure them. This will also help hold your style better after your workout.
  • Pre-treat your hair. Before going to the gym, spray a bit of dry shampoo on your tresses. Dry shampoo will help absorb the moisture from your sweat and keep your scalp a little drier, making styling easier.
  • Use quality products every time you wash your hair. How frequently you wash your hair will vary from person to person but it’s important to maintain the healthy balance of natural oils in your hair to keep it looking shiny and healthy. Overprocessing with coloring, blow drying and straightening can take a toll on your hair so it’s a good idea to use quality products like Dessange. I really like the Dessange Oleo Miracle Replenishing line that is very affordable. The shampoo, conditioner and finishing oil really make my hair look, feel and smell great, even on days when I don’t wash it.  It’s convenient to use the shampoo/conditioner combo many gyms provide but those are super harsh on your hair and can lead to even more drying out. And we don’t want that, right?
  • Post workout treatment. If you don’t have time to wash and condition your hair after a workout, apply a little dry shampoo to your roots to absorb the moisture. If you sweat heavily and your hair is wet, blow dry briefly and you’ll add volume to your hair and you’ll leave the gym looking great.

What does your hair care routine look like?  How do you handle post-workout hair?  Tell me in the comments below!

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes but all opinions are 100% my own.

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