So, if you’re anything like me, you’d rather spend your free time on a kick butt workout, rather than spending hours washing and styling your hair. Some girls are blessed with wash and go hair; I am definitely not one of them. If your hair is long, thick, unruly, frizzy AND you insist on frequently hitting the gym, read on.
1. Wear a headband. Seems like a no-brainer, but a thick hairband is more than just a cute accessory. The dry-wick ones will prevent the sweat from dripping into your eyeballs and lift the root at the crown, so you get volume, rather than flattened hat head that you’d get from wearing a baseball cap.
2. Tie your hair up in a high, high ponytail, like the one shown on the model here. As high as you can possibly stand without giving yourself a headache. For girls with thick, heavy hair, piling the hair on the top can be painful if it’s in an updo too long.
An updo AND a thick hairband (see 1) is the absolute best combination for keeping your hair fresh.
3. Dry Shampoo. I’ve known about dry shampoo for years and years, but several of my own clients and Facebook friends didn’t (which surprised me). They come in basic (below), and some brands are tinted. I like the Batiste brand, and the one from Pantene below. The dry shampoos pretty much buy you an extra day before you *absolutely* must wash your hair. They contain a drying powder that eliminates any oily gunk in your hair, and freshens and lifts it just enough for body and volume.
4. This awesome product right here. I have no idea what the generic term for this product is, as it’s not a gel, mouse, cream, dry shampoo, or a similiar styling product that specifically promises a fresher looking hairdo. It’s a “mattifying hair powder” that comes in a super tiny container. All you need is a tiny, tiny bit of it sprinkled on to any section near the root where you want more volume or lift. My hairdresser would call this stuff “hair crack,” because presumably all you need is a little bit of this stuff to take the roots higher. Between the dry shampoo and a little bit of this product, I’ve found these tips very helpful in extending the time between needing to wash my hair.
What are your favorite gym girl hair tips? I’d love to hear them!