Five Ways to Look Coiffed During and After Workouts
A sweaty gym session might be great for your bod but can wreak havoc on your hair. Moisture, heat and damaging hair elastics can take their toll on healthy locks, but don’t let that stop you! Here are five of the best pro tips we could find on how to wear your hair and care for it post-workout to keep your coif looking luscious both during and after exercising.
Fitness professionals agree: a braid, whether it be a standard, French or messy fishtail, looks cool and deliberate and keeping strands out of your face. Also, as an added bonus, folks with pin-straight hair can enjoy a natural wave after taking the braid out. For optimal results, use a nourishing styling product to keep hair in place, like T’zikal’s Smooth Styling Hair Wax.
Top Knot or High Bun
A high bun is also a fun, effective ‘do if you have long hair. It keeps hair away from the forehead but also allows the wearer to lie down, if needed (for any mat based exercise). To achieve a loose curl afterward, twirl and pile hair gently and evenly using bobby pins.
Hair Ties Matter
While it’s tempting to reach for whatever when you’re rushing into a spin class, choose your hair ties carefully. Cheap elastic bands can break hair (especially if you wear your ponytail or bun in the same place every time). There are many good options available that are specifically designed to protect hair – even in tight binds.
If you’re washing your hair more frequently, be sure to use a shampoo that is hydrating and won’t strip your hair of natural oils like T’zikal’s luxurious, replenishing Deep Hydrating Shampoo. It’s made with a blend of botanicals to provide extra shine and moisturize stressed or damaged hair.
Weekly Deep Conditioning Treatment
Incorporate a weekly deep conditioning treatment into your hair care routine. You can probably throw together a great DIY formula from the products you have in the kitchen. For example, mix 2 tablespoons of good olive oil with 1 tablespoon of raw coconut oil and come through your locks. Leave for up to 3 hours before shampooing out. To enhance the results, use a natural oil-based styling product like T’zikal’s Shine Rich Dry Oil Mist made with hibiscus and coconut.
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