Everyone knows they're great for your overall health, but workouts can wreak havoc on your hair, especially after a particularly intense class, run or gym session. So what do you do? You shampoo your locks back to their former, sweat-free glory and get on with the rest of your day, of course! Unless you don't...
Over-shampooing your hair can strip away natural oils, causing dryness and possibly leading to breakage. So, instead of washing your hair after every single workout, try using some of the tips and tricks below to revive and refresh your mane.
1/ Use a blow-dryer
When your locks are left somewhat lank and sweaty after a workout, especially if you have very fine hair, flip your head upside down and blow-dry your hair for a minute or so to eliminate the excess moisture and add lift.
2/ Dry shampoo
To remove any telltale signs of exercise-induced greasiness, keep a can of Advanced Hairstyle BLOW DRY IT Longwear Spray in your gym bag. Apply it to the roots then brush it out to absorb excess oil and freshen up your scalp.
3/ Enhance the texture
Sweat is basically salt spray your body produces by itself. So after a workout, enhance the texture it creates with some actual salt spray and dry shampoo for a seemingly deliberate beachy look. If the roots are really misbehaving, pull the top layers up into a mini-topknot to camouflage them.
4/ Smooth your curls
For natural textures and frizz-prone curls, smooth your hair with a serum to tame any post-workout fuzz, and apply a small amount of gel to any particularly stubborn areas. You may also want to keep some leave-in conditioner on hand to rehydrate parched ends.
5/ Get a good headband
Finally, it's worth mentioning that one of the best ways to reduce the impact of sweat on your hair is by wearing a thick, absorbent headband. That way, you'll have less moisture to deal with at the end of your workout!