If you regularly work out like I do, you probably know how hard it is to maintain your hairstyles in between sweat seshes. Blowouts don’t last more than a day or so, your roots get super greasy, and your strands become more prone to breakage and damage. But these post-workout hair care products can help maintain your hair’s health even if you work out everyday.
Slip Silk Scrunchies
You all already know that I absolutely love Slip Silk’s products, but I especially love their Midi Scrunchies for workouts. They’re super comfortable in my hair and I never have to worry about creasing or pulling my hair out.
Bumble and Bumble Pret-a-Powder Post-Workout Dry Shampoo Mist
If you’re not a fan of traditional dry shampoo powder sprays, you might love Bumble and Bumble’s dry shampoo mist more. Formulated specifically for post-workout hair care, it leaves your hair feeling super clean without the texture or grittiness that some powders have. Plus, since it’s a mist and it gets your hair a little wet, you can blow dry and restyle your hair after your sweat sesh.
Pantene Sulfate-Free Cheat Day Dry Shampoo Foam with Vanilla & Jasmine
This Pantene dry shampoo foam is relatively new to me, but I’ve been loving using it so far. Dry shampoo foams are great because you get all of the oil absorbing benefits, plus volume without any added texture. Foams are especially great for people with wavy hair like me because it helps you scrunch up your hair into its natural curl pattern. I also love that this one smells so light and fresh.
No matter what your hair type is, sweat will always make your strands dry out. That’s because sweat and heat open up your hair’s cuticles, but if you don’t hydrate immediately after, your hair isn’t getting the moisture it needs. (Think of it like washing your face with warm water then not putting moisturizer on afterward.) For this reason, it’s always important to keep a hair oil in your post-workout hair care arsenal. This Moroccanoil Treatment is lightweight, suitable for all hair types, and helps protect hair against future damage.
Aquis 01 Prime Water Defense PreWash
Wet (read: sweaty) hair stretches and swells, which leaves it very fragile and prone to breakage. For that reason, you want to make sure you’re doing everything you can to strengthen it, like using the Aquis Prime Water PreWash. Regular use of this helps reinforce your strands, so spritz it on dry hair before every wash.
Oribe Serene Scalp Exfoliating Scrub
If you’re working out regularly, that probably also means that you’re regularly using styling products like dry shampoo and others. These products — along with sweat from your workouts — can lead to buildup on your scalp, so it’s important to use an exfoliating scrub at least once a week. (You can scrub more often if your hair is on the oilier side.) The Oribe Serene Scalp scrub not only smells incredible, but it really works into your roots to pick up all of that built-up product and sweat.
Lush American Cream Conditioner Bar
Did you know that a lot of shampoos have harsh detergent-like ingredients in them that strip your hair of all of its natural oils, which can leave your locks drier than sweating does? If you’ve had issues with hair fragility or dryness because of frequent sweating and washing, try implementing a co-washing routine. Co-washing means that you wash (and condition) your hair with conditioner instead of shampoo so that you can maintain the hydration in your hair. Lush’s American Cream conditioner bar is perfect for co-washing on-the-go because it leaves your hair super luscious and moisturized. Plus, the solid bar means you don’t have to worry about spills in your gym bag, and no packaging is way better for the environment.
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
After washing your hair, you’re going to need a quick dry so that you can head out to wherever you need to go. For this, I will always stand by my tried and true Dyson Supersonic. It dries hair super fast without excessive heat to prevent hair breakage, and it leaves hair looking and feeling sleek and shiny.
What products do you love using in your hair after workouts? Let me know in the comments below!