Great hair and working out often don’t go hand-in-hand. The idea of leaving the gym with frizzy hair or a sweaty top-bun makes us want to skip the workout all together. But you don’t need to sacrifice your fitness routine for your hair – make your gym session hair friendly by incorporating these six hair hacks to try at the gym!
Dread working out because it means leaving the gym with a frizzy, dry mess to hair? Use a leave-in conditioner to help replenish the hair with moisture and to make combing or detangling easy post-workout. How to: After showering, spray your hair with our Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray with focus on the mid-length to ends of your hair. Comb through hair and blow-dry or air-dry and style as usual! See you later frizz!
We all know that dry shampoo is like coffee for your hair after a sweaty workout, but using shampoo before your workout will actually help absorb sweat and prevent an oily scalp. Our unique Scalp Revival Charcoal + Biotin Dry Shampoo infuses Binchotan charcoal to draw impurities from the scalp and detoxify the hair. How to: Part your hair into sections and dispense dry shampoo evenly five inches away from the hair, focusing at the roots. Let the dry shampoo sit for two minutes and then brush or finger through the hair thoroughly until the powder is removed. Put your hair up in a ponytail or in a braid and you’re ready to grind!
Got a fresh blowout and don’t want to ruin it by tieing up your hair? Use a creaseless hair tie and put your hair up in a loose bun or a side ponytail for minimal bends. If you have bangs, swipe them to the side and use a hair pin to secure them. How to: Turn your head upside down and gather your hair into a high pony. Carefully wrap your hair around the top until it forms a loose bun and secure with a creaseless hair tie or a silk scrunchie. For bangs, gently swipe your bangs to one side and secure with a hair pin that comes in our handy Pin Tin. Or pin your bangs back and create a little poof of volume at the front for a fierce look to go with your athletic gear!
If you have medium to long hair that is straight or wavy, try this easy heatless hair hack that will give you luscious curls post-workout. How to: Before your workout, spray your roots with our Blossom + Bloom Ginseng + Biotin Volumizing Spray and tie your hair up in a high ponytail. Divvy up your ponytail into four sections and twist each section until it becomes a bun. Secure the ends with a creaseless hair tie or hair pin. Pro tip: twist the sections in different directions for more natural looking curls. Once you’re done with your workout, carefully remove the hair tie and/or pins and add some Scalp Revival Charcoal Biotin Dry Shampoo to your roots. Voila! Bouncy curls with zero effort!
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Want to know the secret to Cindy Crawford’s gorgeous mane? She deep conditions while working out! And righteously so – I mean, why not take advantage of the body heat you’re building up at the gym and use it to activate your hair treatment? How to: On damp hair, massage our Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask into your hair, focusing on the mid-length to ends of your hair. Once evenly distributed, tie up hair in a bun and use a headband to get any strands away from your face. Work out as usual (or harder than usual for that extra heat!) and then rinse post workout. Note that the mask has to be in for at least 5-10 minutes so no slacking or cheating here!
Nothing feels better than taking a relaxing cool shower after a sweaty workout. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have time to cool down after the gym. Rushing to the shower after a workout can sometimes backfire because the body heat will still remain high and thus, we will keep sweating after showering. To help with the cool down process, use our Scalp Revival Charcoal + Peppermint Oil Cooling Jelly Conditioner. This unique jelly conditioner combines peppermint, tea tree, and spearmint oils to calm the scalp with an invigorating cooling sensation! It also contains binchotan charcoal that helps to absorb deep rooted impurities. How to: After shampooing, apply to wet hair evenly from scalp to ends. Massage into the scalp for 15-30 seconds and then rinse. For added cooling effects, follow up with our Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Scalp Treatment after the shower. This treatment should not be rinsed out and can be used throughout the day to help soothe any scalp itchiness or inflammation!