How many of us are guilty of skipping a workout to save our new do? I’m the first one to dread my workout after I hit the salon! C’mon now, you pay all that money just to sweat it out a day later, no thanks, I’ll pass. Well never fear because I found some go to tips to keep your hair looking fresh and non sweaty! Guess we need a new reason to skip out on the gym right? (Not that I do that or anything………)
Ditch the Bike, Grab the Weights.
Stick to strength-based exercises (squats, lunges, Barre, Pilates, yoga, etc;) which are still intense, but generate less sweat. Hold off on intense cardio classes till your ready to let go of that fresh style.
Goodbye Elastic, Hello Bobby Pins.
Throw those elastics away and instead keep hair in place with bobby pins. Elastics will leave that oh so ugly ponytail dent! Pinning your hair in a bun will help sweat evaporate through the hair! You should also keep a towel handy to dab the base of your hairline and the back of your neck. You can also wear a sweat-absorbent headband to help keep perspiration away. The most important tip, DO NOT TOUCH YOUR HAIR! All that dirt and oil from your hands will kill any style.
Have a Plan of Attack.
Apply a dry shampoo to your roots before you work out to prevent moisture from transferring from your scalp to the rest of your hair. (Tip: Try Cibu’s Ka POW! Dry Shampoo, ($16) it will add volume and zap oil.) After your workout, dab neck and hair line and apply a few more spritzes of dry shampoo and massage it into your scalp.
Follow these tips and your blowout or style will be perfect and your body will be thankful you didn’t skip out on your workout, a total win win!