We’ve Hacked The Best Ways To Keep Your Hair Fresh Post-Workout
Don’t you think some decisions are simply tough for women to make? By this we mean, deciding the color of our nail paint and whether or not to shampoo post a workout. Uff, the dilemma is real.
The real test of ‘Girl Math’ is when your workout days seemingly align with your shampoo days. But let’s be real, that seldom happens. And if you workout every day, shampooing every day is obviously not an option. But hey, we’ve got you! For all you girlies who’re sweating it out there, these post workout hair care tips will help you avoid those greasy hair days!
For Low Sweat Levels
Say maybe a pilates class, a slow-paced walk or a mindful yoga class, if your hairline is not damp with sweat yet, then simply allowing your hair to air dry should be enough. Braid your hair in a loose braid or a bun that allows your scalp to breathe while you move. Make sure that you’re keeping your hair away from your face.
For Medium Sweat Levels
Say you’re back from a Zumba or a dance workout class. Your hair is a tad bit sweaty and looks kinda limp. What you can do is blast your hair with a cold hair setting. This will quickly dry up the sweat as well as the smell. Here’s another trick. Sweat actually adds texture to the hair. It’s your natural hair spray, TBH. So before stepping out, dab a little bit of an anti-frizz serum and braid or twist your hair. Our Argan Oil & Lavender Hair Serum for Frizz free hair adds instant shine and softness. Once you’re back, blow dry on a cold setting and you’ll have a nice textured hairdo.
For High Sweat Levels
When your scalp is *sweaty* sweaty, here’s what you can do. Firstly, apply a hair mask before your workout sesh. All the heat from the workout will help the mask penetrate better and give you a slick look. Trust our cult-fave Onion, Black Seed Oil & Patchouli Hairfall Control, Paraben Free Hair Mask to nourish your hair while you sweat it out. Post-workout, rinse it out and allow your hair to air dry. This is ideal for days when you’ll be doing CrossFit or power yoga.
Post Workout Hair Care
1. Use A Mild Shampoo
On days when you have to shampoo and condition, look out for products that are free of sulfates and parabens. These tend to dry out your hair and cause breakage. You’ll be amazed at the scalp detoxing abilities of our Tea Tree & Vetiver Scalp Refresh Combo Shampoo + Conditioner. It’s laden with anti-bacterial and purifying ingredients that help loosen sweat, gunk and grease from the scalp.
2. Do Not Workout In Wet Hair
Never let your shampoo time clash with your workout. Sweating in wet hair makes for an invitation for bacteria, scalp irritation and other infections. Make sure that your hair is completely dry before your workout sesh.
3. Do Not Use Heat
The max you should do is use a hair dryer, that too on a cold setting. Using any other heat styler on your post-workout hair is a big no-no. Your scalp needs some time to breathe and release the trapped moisture. Open your hair and use a wide-toothed comb to relax the scalp and expedite the drying time.
4. Avoid Afternoon Workouts
Especially if you’re going to be working out outdoors. With the increased temperature and heat, you’re prone to sweat more than usual. Stick to morning, evening or even late-night workouts instead.
5. Indulge In A Scalp Detox
Maintaining scalp health is vital when you workout. Ensure that your scalp is squeaky clean by indulging in a scalp scrub at least once a week. This will refresh the roots, as well as boost your hair’s overall health. Our Tea Tree Oil & Peppermint Scalp Scrub consists of really fine walnut shell powder that eliminates scalp debris and reduces white flakes and itchiness.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q:1 Can I apply hair oil after I workout?
A. If you’re planning to wash your hair in the next couple hours, you can surely apply oil after a workout. Just allow your hair and scalp to air dry before the oil application.
Q:2 Do I always have to shampoo after a workout
A. Not necessarily. Over washing can seriously damage your hair. Shampoo and condition only when your hairline seems sweaty and greasy or you feel the buildup in your scalp.
Q:3 Can I rinse my hair with just water after I workout?
A. Yes! This ensures that all that sweat and gunk is out and your scalp is instantly refreshed. You can do this after your workout sesh or at the end of the day.
- Written by Rhea Shah