How To Care For Your Locks After A Sweaty Workout

Being a beast in the gym doesn’t mean you can’t look fabulous outside.

There’s nothing like getting through a workout that gets your heart beating and your sweat dripping. But what do you do when, 30 minutes after that workout, you’re expected to look your best at a meeting, or a breakfast date?

If you work out every other day, or even less frequently, then a shower is your best bet.


Make sure to wash your hair with lukewarm water so as not to shock your scalp with water that is too cold or too hot after your workout. Use a shampoo that is well suited to your hair type, and make sure you massage it in from roots to end, giving your hairline and nape of your neck some extra attention. That’s because those two spots are where sweat usually accumulates.

If you normally don’t use conditioner, then your post-workout shower is a good place to start. Since sweat and frequent hair-washing strips your hair of essential oils, it’s important to replenish the moisture in your hair by using a gentle conditioner.

If, on the other hand, you work out every day (you beast, you!) or you just don’t have enough time to jump under the water, then skipping the shower may be a better option for you.

Dry Shampoo

Instead, swap it out for some dry shampoo. This genius spray or powder invention is a god-send when it comes to helping rid your hair of all the nasty dirt, oils, and sweat, leaving your hair feeling refreshed until your next shower.

After your dry shampoo routine, give your hair a volume boost by blow drying your hairline to dry out any sweat.

If the idea of skipping the shower makes you raise your eyebrows, rest at ease! According to hair specialists, sweat is actually beneficial to your hair, as it strengthens your roots by keeping the healthy oils intact.

Put Your Hair Up

A third and easy option is to bundle your hair up in a sleek ponytail or high bun, using hair oil to keep the strays in place.

What after work out hair routine do you follow?

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