Workout Hair and Hairstyles
Sometimes, I think that keeping my hair in a cute pixie would be so much easier for so many reasons, one of them being gym maintenance. I am the type of girl that feels like I need to immediately shower right after
working out because all that sweat just grosses me out and I know that I am not alone.
Showers, gym, and sweat seem to go hand in hand which is why the shorter the hair, the quicker the cleanup. But what happens when the only time you have to get your pilates on is during your lunch break from work or when
you are in between work and school or work/school and a night out? You get a solid hour, the gym is around the corner and you are desperate to just take twenty minutes to yourself but you wonder how you can go from gym
sweat back to business casual and still look presentable while not smelling like body odor, especially if you do not have time to shower off the work-out.
The odor part is seemingly easier to solve as we have body sprays, deodorants, body lotions; a bevy of products specifically made for the skin and scents so ditching the suds is not the end of the world. You might be
lucky enough to get a quick rinse off in but what about your hair? What happens to the style that you spent all morning (or maybe the previous night) perfecting? Does that just fall by the wayside because you decided
to work out; take a quick run or yoga class?
We have a few cute hair solutions if you do not have the time or luxury of styling post work out so you can look great as you head back to the office, feeling energized as well as glamourous. If you have a pixie cut,
you are in luck as all you will need is some pomade or gel to restyle and reset your locks before you clock back in. Cute clips work wonders as well as do headbands and that leads me to headbands specifically.
Headbands are an amazing option when you work out because they are so versatile, colorful or simple and they can be used during or after a work out for a fun and chic look while keeping fly aways at bay. Cute wraps can
also be a fun alternative, based on the type of job that you have but I am sure that you can find something that can suit your needs, especially if you pair it with whatever the outfit of the day is. There are some nice
bejeweled headbands that can be classy and work wonders.
If you are wondering about dry shampoo since you had to skip a regular washing, experts suggest that you use dry shampoo prior to working out not when your hair is all sweaty as it will just be counterproductive. So,
yes, you can bring it but use it earlier on in the day and try to bring a hair dryer with you though many gym locker rooms have them ready for your use as it is best to attempt to get all of the sweat out of your roots
after a work-out, especially if you got extra sweaty.
You may not have a lot of time but drying on a cooler temperature will also open the follicle and allow any odors to be released, which will make you feel a tad more confident. If you are among the lucky who have bone
straight hair that is naturally anti-frizzy, you can get away with a quick wash and then let your hair air dry, maybe adding a loose ponytail for a fun style but that is all up to you.
As for looks to wear to the gym that will translate post work-out, a ponytail or bun that has been sleeked back with gel is a good idea. It is low maintenance but still classy and adding a little hair spray after
the gym will keep the sleekness. Because sweat contains salt over oil, you can use a texturizing spray after you have worked out to create some fun beach waves, regardless of the time of the year. This can be fun and
Messy buns are always a great option because if they get even messier in the gym process, it will look natural and intentional not like you were doing too much downward facing dog. Braids are highly recommended. Not
only are they super cute but when you take them out after the gym, you can have loose and sexy waves with the addition of some texturizing spray.
There are a lot of hair options for the professional woman and even men with long hair. I actually approve of the man bun and if you can pull it off, more power to you. If you have longer and wavy hair as a man but are
going to the gym on your break, do not fear a headband because it will keep your hair out of your face. Then, remove the headband and throw some water or spray in your hair and back to work you go and no one will be the
wiser and in fact, the gym look might feel even more relaxed and somewhat liberating.
In the end, it is all about working with your hair type as well as what is allowed by your job. Make sure to spray the dry shampoo prior to hitting the gym, use a hair dryer to remove excess sweat or use the saltiness
along with a texturizing spray to create a fun and natural beauty look. Play up waves and curls by braiding your hair for your work-out, know that sleek and low ponytails can work wonders and headbands will be your
If you have bangs, which many women do, always carry a bobby pin to clip them to the side. In the end, they may be the only part of your hair that needs the most attention so bring whatever brush you use to dry your
bangs as well as the hair dryer so that you can at least tame the fringes.
Do not use the excuse that you have long hair or bangs or your hair is too frizzy to avoid going to the gym. If you are going to be like that, you might as well chop all of your hair off but it is not great hair or a
great body. You can have both; you can work out and then go back to work or even head out to meet friends for dinner and dancing. The only person who can limit you is, well, you and do not do that when your options
appear to be limitless. You can do this, you got this! Good luck and happy gym time!
By Mandi N. ©hairfinder.com