Tips and products for your post-workout hair care routine
Of course, exercising is good for your body, but tying your hair too tight or not taking care of a sweaty scalp can lead to a mane that is not so healthy.
When it comes to working hard in the gym and stay on top of your hair care game, what should a fitness enthusiast do?
How to style your hair for workouts
Dale Borchiver, co-founder of fitness and lifestyle site Sweats in the City, says knowing how to style your hair for a workout is important.
“First I try to avoid binding [my] hair too tight, âBorchiver told Shop TODAY.â Second, the hair tie is essential – don’t just grab an old rubber band, as it can cause serious breakage. We recommend that you use a silk scrunchie instead. “
If you’re good at braiding, Borchhiver also recommends a French braid to keep hair out of the face during workouts.
For those with natural hair, Khaleah London, senior group fitness instructor at Equinox +, says it’s all about prep work.
âMaking sure your hair is adequately hydrated and hydrated before your workout is essential to looking your best,â said London. “However, too much or too little hydration can lead to dryness, frizz or breakage, so focus the hydration and hydration on your sweatiest areas like the edges and ends.”
How to take care of your hair after training
When it comes to washing your hair after training, Borchhiver recommends planning sweatier workouts, like a good spin class, on days you plan to wash your hair and then focus on low impact (less sweating) workouts on the middle days. .
âPlus, I like to use a trick where I put the majority of my hair in a shower cap and remove all the pieces that frame the face,â Borchiver explained. “I shampoo these parts, then I blow dry them – that way I can avoid washing my entire hair. And of course, there is always dry shampoo.”
London says to focus on hair products with natural ingredients and to avoid synthetics as much as possible.
âSweat, in combination with toxins from synthetics, can cause pores to be exposed to the point of potentially damaging the skin,â said London.
âPlus, pre-workouts are a good time to hide the hair,â Borchiver added. âIf you’re going to wash it anyway, definitely put on a mask, toss it in a bun and you’re good to go. Once you’re done with your workout, you can wash it off. You can also wipe off the sweat using the fresh air adjustment of your hair dryer for touching up after class. “
Overall, London reminds exercise enthusiasts that the focus should be on the movement of your body.
âIt’s good to sweat and be active, so don’t let worries about your appearance stop you from staying healthy and giving it your all during training,â said London.
Best workout styling accessories, according to reviews
Grace Eleyae Silk Scrunchies 3 Pack
These lovely soft scrunchies are the perfect elastic bands for any workout. They’re also available in three versatile colors, perfect for pairing with your favorite workout leggings or sneakers.
If you’re struggling to find a headband that stays in place, look no further than the Treadband. This clip-on version of the grip band is lined with a non-slip material that stays where it’s supposed to be throughout the workout. Take it from an Amazon buyer who gave it five stars: “They keep sweat from my eyes, never fell off, are comfy, and they look awesome!”
Little heavenly silk scrunchies
This pack of three silk scrunchies is unique in its slim size, which reminds us more of a standard hair elastic and less of a scrunchie. If you prefer a more streamlined tie, these silky 4.7-star-rated bands are perfect for protecting hair while keeping it tied.
Goody Forever Ouchless Hair Ties
These soft and flexible hair ties are reinforced with an ultra-strong inner core that allows them to return to their original shape after each use. Despite its low price, Target and Walmart buyers rave about its quality and longevity.
Giant Organza Scrunchie GSQ by Glamsquad
However you wear your hair during a workout, securing it with this super-soft organza scrunchie is a great way to prevent breakage.
Best styling tools for workouts, according to reviews
Tangle Teezer Hairbrush
With an average rating of 4.7 stars, this brush was designed to work on all hair types, detangles hair painlessly and glides easily through wet and dry hair. It’s also the perfect size to slip into your favorite gym bag.
Fromm The Intuition Glosser Boar Bristle Brush
This premium boar bristle brush is gentle on the hair and improves shine by redistributing oils to the hair while brushing. According to a five-star reviewer on the Ulta website, “It works well at maintaining frizz and helps even out the oils in my hair.”
Aquis X The Remedy Hair Care Set
A combo of Overtone’s The Remedy hair mask and Aquis quick-drying hair turban, this set is perfect for conditioning hair post-workout and helping it dry without breaking.
GSQ Teasing Comb by Glamsquad
This lightweight comb is perfect for taking anywhere. In addition, it is versatile! Use it to part hair, tease it, or straighten flyaways.
Best Hair Care Products To Use After Workouts, According To Reviews
Maria Nila dry shampoo
Refresh sweaty hair between washes with this pear-scented dry shampoo that doubles as a styling product to create a rougher texture and help accessories hold onto hair better. The spray also protects against UV rays and free radicals.
Hicks Total Transformations Edges Pomade
âIf you’re concerned about your edges, Hicks Total Transformations Edges Pomade is a very effective, low-maintenance product that keeps them in place,â said London. Besides keeping your hair under control during workouts, it also enhances your hair’s natural shine.
Biosilk 9-1-1 Hair Rescue Kit
Made with active ingredients like natural aloe vera and glycerin, this lavender scent antibacterial shampoo, conditioner and hair mist prevents germs from settling on the scalp or hair. Safe enough for everyday use, this is the perfect throw-in-a-gym bag.
Visha Skincare Top 2 Toe Cleaner
It’s a 5 in 1 cleanser that cleanses the body, hair, and scalp, and it’s designed to dissolve excess oil, sweat, and dirt from your body after exercise. Packed with tea tree and peppermint oil, its refreshing scent is an added bonus.
Batiste Dry Shampoo
This Batiste Dry Shampoo uses a waterless formula that soaks up dirt and grease on the fly, leaving your hair feeling refreshed in an instant. Plus, with a subtle scent of powder, lavender, and musk, it also holds over 13,500 five-star ratings on Amazon.
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