I think I speak for all women when I say washing, drying, and styling your hair can be one of the most monotonous and annoying processes. I’m probably biased because of the sheer amount of hair that I have, but regardless, I don’t know many people who love spending time doing their hair. I don’t think dry shampoo would be a thing if this weren’t true … Don’t get me wrong, I love my hair, it’s just a really big commitment to wash, dry, and style all at one time! This tends to create problems for those of us who workout most days of the week. Alas, the highlight of today’s blog post – post workout hair care!
My hair is fairly long, and it’s thick, meaning there is a lot of it. From dripping wet out of the shower, to curled and styled, I’m looking at no less than an hour and 20 minutes, and that is not an exaggeration. However as most of you know by now, I work out 6 days a week, and I work five of those six days! Meaning 5 days a week this mane has to be presentable, and I don’t know about you but I don’t have the time or energy to wash my hair every single day. However I’ve got this hair thing down to a science and I’m here to help you figure out how to tame your post-workout locks and keep them fresh to allow you to go a few days in between washes!
Step One: Use a hair tie that doesn’t crease your hair. No crease means less restyling later! I Just discovered these “Kitsch” clear hair coils couple of months ago and I now swear by them. They’re little coils which look super small to begin with, but expand to whatever size your ponytail is. Like I said, my hair is incredibly thick, so I kind of figured these were too good to be true based on how tiny they are in the box. But I was wrong. I guarantee no matter how thick or thin your hair is, these will work! The best part about these hair ties is that they don’t leave a crease in your hair, whatsoever. For $6.99, they’re a pretty darn good investment!
Step Two: Put your hair in a ponytail! This is part of step one, but I figured I would mention it. Putting it in a messy bun, or anything other than a ponytail increases the amount of work you’re going to have to do later, so stick to a pony!
Step Three: blow dry the sweaty parts of your hair. My hair tends to be pretty sweaty at the nape of my neck and around my forehead after I workout, so I take two minutes to blow dry the sweat out. I know it sounds gross, but this will help increase longevity of your blow out/style. Letting it air dry will make it greasy and that pretty much kills the whole purpose of this post.
Step Four: Buy 10 bottles of this dry shampoo and don’t ever try anything else. As much as I’d love to say I’m sponsored by “Psst!”, I am not. However I truly believe I probably account for 10% of their annual sales. All that to say, I am obsessed with this dry shampoo. After I blow dry all the sweaty parts of my hair, I spray this on my roots and use my fingertips to rub really get it into my roots. This absorbs any moisture left on your roots and gives it a little grit/body post workout.
Step Five: Style as needed! By this point in the process it’s up to you what you do. If your hair has stayed pretty much in tact, there’s no need to add any unnecessary heat by restyling, but depending on the day, I sometimes need a quick straightener or wand run through.
And there you have it! This routine typically allows me to wash my hair about every three days, which is a lifesaver. I hope this is helpful to you guys and has given you some insight into a new styling technique so that your’e not wasting all your time washin’ your hair!