How To Take Care Of Sweaty Hair After Workout
How To Take Care Of Sweaty Hair After Workout? At the end of every workout comes the same question: “What should I do with my hair?” Sweaty hair is no one’s favorite look, but washing it isn’t always the best solution.
To find out how to take care of your hair after a workout, you have to find out how to tailor your hair care according to your sweat level and hair type.
I admit I don’t always work out multiple days every week. When I do I like to workout outside by either walking or jogging a few miles and in the Florida heat I can work up a good sweat.
To top it off my scalp sweats a lot which if not taken care of causes my scalp to itch like crazy for days afterward. It also makes my hair look flat and messy.
To keep my sweaty hair and scalp healthy, smelling good and not itchy I started to employ a few techniques.
(I received the Suave Moroccan Infusion Dry Shampoo mentioned in this post complimentary from Influencer for a review, but all opinions are my own.)
4 Ways How To Take Care of Hair When Working Out
- Wear my hair in a loose updo During a workout, I wear my hair in loose updos. It depends on my mood, but I may choose a loose ponytail or bun.
- Or I’ll use a hair clip to pin my hair up. I don’t like having hair on my neck because sweat gets on my hair and it makes my neck hot.
- Loose updos also let my scalp breathe so my scalp dries quickly when I’ve been sweating. When I’ve worn tighter updos the sweat would stay trapped near my scalp resulting in lots of itching and dry roots.
- Use a dry shampoo If I work out multiple days in a row my hair and scalp start to look like and feel like it. To keep it fresh and not have to wash my hair every day I like to use a dry shampoo.
- The one I’m using now is the Suave Moroccan Infusion Dry Shampoo. I section my hair and spray the dry shampoo near my roots in each section.
- After spraying I work the product through my hair with my wide-tooth comb. The result is a nice smelling scalp and hair that doesn’t feel or look nasty anymore.
- Clarify While I use a dry shampoo in between workouts I use a clarifying shampoo after several workouts. Using a clarifying shampoo makes my hair and scalp feel fresh again and gets out any remaining sweat and grime.
- The two clarifying shampoos I’ve been using are SheaMoisture Jamaican Castor Oil Shampoo and Ion Hard Water Shampoo. Both clean out the sweat and grime from my scalp and hair without drying them out.
- Moisturize and seal To make sure my hair doesn’t dry out whether I’ve clarified or not I like to moisturize and seal my hair strands.
- I like to use a creamy leave-in like the SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave-in Conditioner and mix it with a natural oil like sunflower oil.
4 Ways How To Take Care of Hair After Workout :
- 1. You don’t have to shampoo every day. If you’re doing heavy cardio daily, you should wash your hair two to three times a week. “Rinsing your scalp in between shampoos will help clean it. And if you have curly or textured hair, co-wash [with conditioner but not shampoo] in between.
- Excess amounts of sweat can weaken the hair strand and shorten the life span of your hair. This is why it is important to lock in moisture, refrain from drying out your hair even more by over-shampooing, and use moisturizing products to keep your strands hydrated.
- 2. No dry shampoo on wet hair. It creates, as Rihanna would sing, cake, cake, cake, cake, cake. Dry shampoo is “designed to work on dry hair, If you use it on wet hair, it’ll just leave behind a cakey residue resulting from the powder-and-water mix.
- 3. Sweat is nature’s salt spray. Sweat and oil are two separate things! Sweat is basically like salty water so consider your workout a free application of surf spray. Sweat can be a hair product. But sweat has an odor and too much of it can leave your hair lank and limp.
- 4. Add dry shampoo before you start working out. “Prepping your hair prior to your workouts with dry shampoos can help prepare your strands to absorb any sweat during workout.
How do you take care of your hair after working out?