Have you ever not gone to the gym because you just don’t want to ruin your perfect blowout? Caught in a chaotic urban lifestyle, women don’t always have time to wash their hair after a gym class and then go to work. Keeping your ‘do looking good should never stand in the way of a workout!
Beauty excuses be gone! Say goodbye to sweaty hair with these 5 simple styling methods:
1. Update the ponytail look.
Dump the tight elastic band for a wide, plush hair holder or a big hair chignon pin. Why? Because the tight elastic not only creates tangles and dents in your strands – it makes your hair looks really flat after working out. The less you expose your hair to sweat the better. Pull your hair up in a bun and put the pin or a bigger clip on the side and, you’ll get some extra volume when taking hair down.
2. Go with a 3-5 min blow-dry.
Luckily, you can skip the woes of a perfect, time sucking blow-dry by focusing only on your locks and around the hairlines where you sweat. It’s all about giving oomph to the most visible areas. Dry the front strands and the crown, add styling cream or serum to add shininess and tame flyways.
3. Use dry shampoo.
If you don’t have time for a full hair washing, massage some dry shampoo into your roots to remove oil and buildup from the scalp. Beauty comes from the scalp too, so don’t let sweat sit in your hair when these no-rinse shampoos can refresh post-workout hair. Bonus: dry shampoo creates a smooth look without weighting hair down.
4. Add volume to your strands.
Because oils and sweat weigh hair down, you need to give it a volume boost after you workout. Your hair will bounce and shine with hair tonics and mists formulated to build body. Hair tonic might sound weird, but its mission is to create volume, nourish the scalp and moisturize the hair. Found in spray liquid form, hair tonics work best on fine, dry hair, which need a root lifter for a fresh, full look. To avoid stickiness, apply these products on damp hair (put some water on the crown area). Spray some tonic near the roots and using a brush, blow dry that segment of hair. You can also spray it directly on your brush. Spray a decent amount of mist in your hair while tousling it.
5. Wash your front bangs.
This partial mini-hair washing can really work and fake a fresh look after your exercising session. Sweaty, greasy hair is more noticeable on the front strands, so you don’t want anyone to see that frontal messy hair grease. It will take you literally 5 minutes to wash and blow dry your front bangs. It saves some time, and still looks OK.
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