With summer coming up, more and more women are hitting the gym and staying active to get ready for beach and pool season. However, an active lifestyle can make your hair care routine a nightmare. If you wash your hair after every workout, your hair will feel clean but it might also become dry and frizzy. However, if you skip washing your hair after your gym session, your scalp might feel dirty and oily.
It’s possible to maintain an active lifestyle without sacrificing great hair. Here’s everything active girls need to know about hair care.
You Should Not Be Washing Your Hair Everyday, No Matter What
With the exception of a rare few who suffer from excessive oiliness on their scalps, just about no one should be washing their hair every day, regardless of their active lifestyle. Ideally, you should be washing your hair two to three times a week, which will keep it clean without stripping it of the natural oils it needs to remain healthy and vibrant.
Dry Shampoo Should Be A Must-Have In Your Gym Bag
Dry shampoo allows you to remove excess oil and grime from the scalp without stripping your hair of its natural moisture. On no-washing days, blast your scalp with a generous amount of dry shampoo after your workout and then massage it in with your fingertips.
Time Your Washing Days To Your Most Strenuous Gym Days
Very few of us do the same workout every single day. Instead, we tend to mix it up by alternating low intensity and high intensity days. Designate your high intensity days as you hair-washing days and rely on dry shampoo for those lower intensity days where you aren’t sweating as much.
Alternate Your Gym Hairstyle
Many of us pull our hair into the same top knot or ponytail whenever we go to the gym. However, this could actually be causing split ends and breakage. When you pull your hair into the same bun or ponytail each day, you’re creating tension at the scalp that can weaken and break the hair. Instead, alternate hairstyles to ensure that you aren’t creating tension in the same spot. Wear a ponytail one day and then do a loose braid the next to protect the strength and elasticity of your hair.
Brush Your Hair Regularly For Best Hair Care
You don’t have to turn into Marcia Brady and commit to 100 strokes a night. However, brushing your hair regularly will ensure that oil is evenly distributed from your scalp to the ends, which will keep your hair healthy and make it appear less “dirty.” If you wear tight curls and can’t brush, distribute oils by regularly working a fine-toothed comb or your fingers through your curls. Our services also include haircuts, hair coloring, keratin treatments, and Dominican blowouts.
You shouldn’t have to sacrifice beautiful hair to stay in shape. If you follow these tips, you can stay fit and keep your hair gorgeous at the same time. For all your other hair needs, call Dorcas Dominican Beauty Salon to schedule an appointment.