Don’t Sweat It! Three Ways To Revive Post-Workout Hair


Exercising every day is awesome, but do you know what is not so awesome? Greasy. Stinky. Gym hair. I never recommend not showering after a great sweat sesh (hello clogged pores), but sometimes you simply just don’t have the time. And you know what? That’s okay. Whether you get your workout in before work, on your lunch break, or right before meeting up with your friends for dinner (and possibly cocktails?), don’t let ruining your blowout be the reason why you skip the gym that day. As a recovering greasy-hair gym junkie, I’m sharing a few tips I’ve learned along the way so that you don’t have to struggle as much as I did when I first started my fitness journey.

Dry-Shampoo to the Rescue

For most of you, this one is not really anything new, but what I’ve discovered is that applying it before your workout is substantially more effective than applying it afterward; you want the product to absorb the oil before it starts producing.

To do so, apply the product directly to the roots (about 8-10 inches away), underneath front layers, towards the crown, and behind the ears. Massage for about 30 seconds and then put your hair into a low ponytail or braids.

Cool Down

A trick to instantly bring life back to your hair and cool down your scalp is by blow-drying your scalp for a couple minutes, on the cool setting (flip hair upside down and run fingers through it). Not only does this feel amazing, but it instantly adds volume back to your hair.

Take Advantage of the Sweat

Your hair will naturally have some curl to it after the gym; I recommend putting your hair in braids before you start exercising, spray the ends with a sea salt spray, and blow dry your hair on cool before taking out the braids. A top bun always works too 😉

Have any other tips of your own? Let me in the comments section below!

Photography in collaboration with Living in Color 

1 Comment

  1. November 1, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    Great tips! I did the cool setting trick and it made a huge difference. The Detox dry shampoo was a little expensive but it didn’t leave that gross residue after so that’s what matters.

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