Pro Logic: Gym-Proofing Your Hair Monday 10 June, 2013
You’re hitting the gym, but your hair is taking a major hit in the form of breakage. TRESemmé celebrity stylist John D. shares three tips on how to gym-proof your mane to avoid mangling strands.
I finally started working out again. Seeing myself in photographs sent me into a tailspin of OMG and WTF. But as I start whittling down my waist, I’m noticing that my hair is taking a hit—mainly because, like all women who don’t want their hair hanging in their face as they run/walk/eliptical/row/whatever, I’m tossing it up into a super-tight ponytail and then sweating to death, leaving my strands a mangled mess in the process.
Luckily, TRESemmé celebrity stylist John D. is the sharing type, and he’s amassed these three tips for gym-proofing your hair so that your mane looks awesome during and after your workout.
After you exercise, quickly blow-dry your hair to get rid of any excess moisture that may have accumulated during your workout. Apply a dry shampoo (John likes TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo) to your scalp and roots. Then, shake out hair using your fingertips to evenly distribute the product. “Your hair will be refreshed and ready to go,” he says.
To avoid the telltale “dent” that takes an army to flatten after a workout, try a loose topknot instead of a ponytail. Loosely twist the hair on top of your head and secure the knot with a few hairpins rather than an elastic. After your workout, release the pins and shake out your hair for a body-full look.
To protect your hair from breakage caused by tight elastics and hairpins, try holding your hair back from your face and shoulders with a handkerchief or cloth headband. “This limits breakage and will eliminate dents,” John says.
Now that you have these three mane-saving tips handy, you can not only keep up the good work exercising, but also keep up that great hair you have!
Do you have any tips for gym-proofing hair? Share in the comments!
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