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Friday, February 28, 2014
Feb 28, 2014
Perfect Post-Workout Hair
Gym Hairstyles That Stay Put & Look Great After A Workout
We’ve been guilty of skipping a workout (or two) because “we just couldn’t fit it in our schedule.” But in all honesty, it was because post-workout hair just wouldn’t do for the late-night dinner or happy hour session with the girls. Now it’s time to retire that excuse. With simple changes to our favorite gym hairstyles (and a magical product we can’t get enough of), post-workout hair will more than satisfy our post-gym fun.
Sleek Out Your Ponytail We love voluminous ponytails, but a sleek version wins the cake on this one. Whether it’s at the nape of the neck or at the crown, a tight ponytail won’t budge throughout a workout. Refrain from adding any oil-based products to hair (they’ll run when you sweat, causing skin breakouts), and simply use a comb and a tight hold to pull it in place. Finish with a headband to keep hair neat.
Braid It Tight As long as the hair is braided tight, any version will work. A tightly wound fishtail or French braid that starts at the hairline stay in place while looking feminine. Pretty and functional. If the braid doesn’t look top notch after a session on the elliptical, release it for pretty natural waves. Use a dry shampoo to remove any sweat residue and add texture.
The Trusted Topknot Gym hairstyles don’t have to be complicated. Stick to the classic topknot when you’re in a hurry. As long as the bun is twisted tight, it’ll stay. Got an extra minute? Tease hair at the ends. Fluffy hair holds better in a bun. After a session, keep the knot or release for loose waves.
Gym Bag Must-Have The two main problems with post-workout hair—the sweat and the smell (gross). A dry shampoo will solve both of those problems, removing residue and adding a subtle scent. Or use Oribe Cote d’Azur Hair Refresher. The spray adds the brand’s signature fragrance which has that “I just left the hair salon” smell while zapping out moisture and adding keratin to strengthen strands. It’s every Soulcycle-Crossfit-running fanatic’s dream.
For gorgeous gym hairstyles to try now, check out gorgeous options we spotted on Pinterest above.