The challenges of maintaining your hair as you work out is nothing alien to women who frequent the gym. It is hard enough to deal with the sweat; you also want to style your hair in a way that it will not impede with your ability to perform your workout. Thankfully, there are strategies that you can learn so your hair will not get in the way of your workout.
Read on for tips to maximise your workout and also keep your hair looking good after your sweat session:
• Keep your hair out of contact with sweat (as much as possible). Hence, the best hairstyles for working out include ponytails, buns or top knots. Sweat can cause your hair to get really dry when these two come in contact with each other. There is also an added benefit of being able to focus on your workout since you can keep your hair off of your face.
• When you are done with your workout, refrain from rubbing your hair aggressively with a towel to dry it off. If you can, let your hair air dry. You will notice your hair is already dry when it comes into contact with sweat. Hence, rubbing it with a towel will only cause it to become frizzy and unmanageable.• Avoid using ties with metallic parts. Even though you want to secure your hair strands, it is no excuse to risk your hair getting snagged by metal parts on your hair ties. In addition, you want to ensure that you tie your hair snugly but not overly tight.
• Always bring a dry shampoo for your post-workout hair care. You already know the amazing benefits of using dry shampoo. It can also deliver the same benefits on post-workout hair as it does with dirty or second day hair. The product will absorb excess oil and moisture on your hair strands. At the same time, it adds the right amount of texture for ease of styling.
• Use gentle shampoo if you are going to take a shower post-gym. You want to be really gentle on your hair after you expose it to sweat. If you use a strong shampoo on your post-gym hair, it will be prone to becoming extremely dry.
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