Dirty Hair. Don’t Care. It’s hard enough to get the energy to wash your hair every other day, but when you’re working out all the time, it just become a chore.
Why wash your hair when it’s just getting dirty again in 12 hours?
Seriously, why when you don’t have to? Enter, my secret weapon. We all use dry shampoo, but if you haven’t tried the Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo in the studio bathroom, you’re seriously missing out. Tilt. Poof into roots. Tease with a hairbrush. Off to work/date/coffee/drinks you go! Doesn’t work for you? Here’s a few pro tips from the Dry Shampoo Queen herself.
Dry Shampoo pre-bed or pre-workout.
Dry shampoo works best when it’s really embedded in your hair, it’s not meant to be added to damp hair, so why do we all spritz away post-workout when our sweat is clinging at our roots? The dry shampoo isn’t allowed to work its magic when your roots are damp, so apply it pre-workout or before bed. By doing this all the motion through sleep or throughout the workout is going to help push that dry shampoo into your hair and stop the moisture before it ruins everything. Not only will it help keep the greasiness at bay, it will also allow your hair to be voluminous post-workout. (I know…I just changed your life.)
Brushes with short bristles work best for post-workout teasing.
I use a Tangle Teezer. Why a short bristled brush? It’s easier to really get in there and tease the roots to pump up the volume, but it also leads to less knots and tangles when brushing out the rest of the hair.
Get a tangle teaser on amazon. (You know you’ve got Prime…but they’re also at Sephora and Sally’s Beauty Supply)
Use a flat hair-tie to avoid creases OR go with a braid.
There are so many versions now, but Emi-Jays were the original. Find a similar style and you’ll be able to rock straight, creaseless hair. Don’t have an Emi-Jay handy? Just toss your hair into a basic braid and let your body heat do the rest. Sexy beach waves ain’t got nothing on sexy workout waves. Buy some on Amazon.
Flip Your Hair back & Forth.
No seriously. Channel your inner mermaid and flip your head up and down, or just upside down and tousle through the roots. Your hair needs to use gravity to pull it away from the scalp and getting a breeze in there will also help dry the remaining sweat.
Give it a whirl next week before you start class and you’ll find yourself having so much extra time in your morning routine!