Working out is great for your overall health, but it can be tricky to keep your hair looking its best when exercise is part of your daily routine. Sweat combined with product buildup can quickly leave your hair looking dull, damaged, and lifeless. If this sounds like you, know that all isn’t lost. With a little bit of effort and the right techniques, you can maintain healthy, shiny hair even on your sweatiest days. Read on for some of our go-to tips and tricks.
Starting with a clean palette is the most important step for maintaining healthy, lustrous hair for days at a time, especially when you sweat regularly. When it comes time to wash your hair, focus on massaging the shampoo into your scalp and wash twice to make sure any oil and buildup from hair care products is completely gone.
Schedule workouts like cardio that make you sweat most on the days you plan to wash your hair. On days between washes, stick with activities that aren’t so sweat-inducing, such as yoga or weight training. Take rest days when your hair is freshly washed.
Use The Right Products
For those in-between days where you may sweat a little but your hair doesn’t quite feel ready for a wash, use dry shampoo to help soak up oil and keep your hair looking fresh and clean. Tie your hair back using a silk hair tie or scrunchie, and wear a sweat-absorbing headband during your workout.