You’ve just left the gym and you’re riding that endorphin high from working out, but your hair isn’t looking as good as you feel. Sweaty hair isn’t the best look, and it can be tricky for the girl-on-the-go to go from red-faced and puffed out to cute and chic after a long gym session. Whether you’re doing high-octane cardio or taking a relaxing yoga class, dealing with after gym hair is an often overlooked part of your hair care routine. Experiment with some of the best ways to style your hair after a gym session below.
STYLING TO RE-STYLE LATER
Lightly styling your tresses will make it easier to transition into your usual style post-workout. Throwing your hair up into a bun is easy, but getting that perfect messy bun can take longer than you think - and takes a lot more bobby pins. Try a loose braid or plait to keep your hair out of your face while you work up a sweat, and take them out after to create soft waves for that effortless just got out of bed look.
PREP YOUR GYM HAIR WITH A HYDRATING HAIR MASK
Treat your hair to a hydrating hair mask before your workout for silky smooth hair all day long. Before you head out to your gym class, try smoothing a hair mask through your hair from root to tip with a comb and tying it up into a top knot. The humidity and excess heat produced during your workout will help the treatment penetrate your hair so all you’ll need to do is post-workout is wash it and go.
WRAP IT UP
Stay cool, calm and collected with a sporty headband or hair wrap on your next trip to the gym. This look is especially great for those with curly or textured hair. You can also rub a little bit of leave-in conditioner into the ends of your hair to help keep it smooth, and add a little bounce to your natural curls.
DRY SHAMPOO IS YOUR BEST FRIEND
Dry shampoo is a lifesaver at the best of times, and when it comes to after gym hair it’s the best backup you can get. Revive your sweaty hair by puffing on some dry shampoo after your workout, or prep your hair before you work out for best results. Prepping beforehand means that the dry shampoo will absorb any sweat during your workout, leaving you with dry, fresh locks.
TIE IT BACK
A slick ponytail is one of the easiest ways to deal with greasy after-gym hair. Just bring a hair tie and pull your hair back into a low ponytail, securing any loose strands with a bobby pin. You can even add a couple of drops of hair oil to smooth out any flyaways, or spritz on some hairspray to complete the look.