I’m sure by now you’ve heard not to shampoo your hair every day. Not only does it dry your hair and scalp, but it also gets rid of all the good natural oils your hair should have, resulting in a shorten life span of your luscious hair.
But, if you exercise daily and/or somehow sweat a lot, there are ways to keep your hair clean and healthy. A kind of win-win situation.
Dry shampoo is your new best friend. However, make sure you put it on your hair before you work out. That way the product soaks up the moisture while you exercise. If you use it on wet/damp sweaty hair, the mix of dry shampoo and sweat will leave behind a cakey residue (not a good look). There are many options at Ulta!
PS: if you’re like me, you don’t like spending too much on hair products. However, I’ve learned (the hard way) when it comes to hair hygiene and smell, the extra bucks are always worth it. However, if you’re on a budget I would recommend Bamboo Style Translucent Dry Shampoo. It works very, very good too. But, whenever you have the cash, get some Oribe Hair Care. They are amazing quality, a bit more pricey, but they last long.
Remember: excess amounts of sweat can weaken the hair strand and shorten the life span of your hair.
Hair health is a actual thing!
Hair Refresher is your other best friend. The cool thing about hair refreshers is that it not only makes it smell good, but it also smooths and conditions your hair. Give it a little sprays here and there and you’re good to go. I can’t recommend anything yet because I will be trying it for the first time. Some of my friends swear by it! I will be going to Ulta and Oribe.
Conditioning instead of shampooing it. You know when you should really, really wash your hair. When you’re having a work out in which you sweat a ton, dry shampoo probably won’t feel enough for you. In this case, it is good to wash the hair with water and then conditioner. It is even better when you have a leave-in conditioner. I use Shea Moisture: Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate + Repair Conditioner. This product is awesome! I got it on sale at Ulta.
Sweatbands! Sweatbands will help absorb sweat as you start becoming active. It will also stop your hair from being all over your face. We all know that pretty pony tail does not stay pretty throughout a running session. Also, sweatbands have been proven to be good for curly to coily hair since it keeps your roots stretched, minimizing shrinkage. I have always used the ones from Nike or Adidas, and they work great. However, I will be trying “Save Your Do Gym Wrap”. I keep seeing it everywhere and the results look amazing!
Hair SPF is always the type of sunscreen you never knew you needed. You can buy the most expensive products and be extremely discipline with your hair caring routine, but the sun will always be merciless! Hair sunscreen will help your hair color from fading, premature hair aging (this is when you start losing hair prematurely), brittle, dimmer, and dryer appearance. Scared you yet?
PS: L’Oreal and Paul Mitchell make inexpensive UV protection sprays.
Whatever you choose to do, do something for your hair. There are many options out there. You really don’t have an excuse for damaged hair!