So you’ve hit the gym and had an epic workout. Perhaps you danced your way through an hour of Zumba or reached a new maximum squat weight or maybe you just went to do an hour of cardio after that not-so-healthy lunch you had. Regardless of why you’re at the gym or what you did there, you don’t always have the time or energy to wash your hair for your plans post-workout.
Don’t sweat it! That sweaty ponytail can easily be transformed into a smoking hot (but not sweaty hot) evening or work appropriate hairstyle with a few easy tricks, tips and hairstyles.
Post-Workout Hair Tips:
Blow dry your hair, concentrating your efforts at the nape your neck and around your hairline for 3-5 minutes to work away your sweat. When your hair is almost completely dry from sweat, use a styling cream or serum on the strands around your face and nape of your neck. The combination of heat and silicone will calm those post-workout flyaways and add a touch of shine.
Use dry shampoo (or baby powder) for a sweaty scalp. It will absorb sweat and fluff up your hair without having to use a hairdryer.
Comb Your Hair
Fixing your hair after a workout can be as easy as combing it. Take your hair out of that workout ponytail, comb your hair to get out the knots, snares and tangles.
Water-Based Hair Gel
Hair gel will make it easier to style your hair and make your hair feel and look softer. Spray the top layers of your hair a few times to get the spray dispersed evenly around your hair.
Try a Hair Tonic
Spritz your hair with an astringent hair tonic if you have time to shower but not to wash your hair. Allow the steam and heat from the shower to help the tonic penetrate your tresses. The tonic will break down excess sebum and sweat without a drop of water. We recommend tonics that have tea tree oil or peppermint to add a nice scent to your post-workout locks.
Post-Workout Hairstyle Ideas
Topknot with Head Scarf
If you have sweat around your hairline, you could simply cover it up by using a cute hair scarf. Tie the scarf around your hairline and put your tresses up in a tousled topknot (or a low bun) for a hairstyle that’s perfect for a night out or for running errands after the gym.
Messy Twisted Bun
This easy hairstyle is even easier to create with a little bit of texture so your post-workout tangles will be perfect. A low bun will allow you to keep your hair around your hairline and hide any potential flyaways or sweat.
Hat with Side-Braid
It doesn’t get easier than wearing a hat to cover-up your post-workout sweaty hair. You could opt for a fedora, ball-cap, floppy hat or a beanie. Whichever hat fits your post-gym plans. Complete the look with a side-braid for a chic look that’s perfect for every occasion.
When you have sweaty hair, you don’t want it touching your face. But you don’t have to stick to the same old ponytail. Simply grab a few more elastics and create a stacked ponytail within minutes.
Sleek Low Bun
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When your workout makes you sweat, make a sleek hairstyle. Let your post-workout hair be a tool for a slick and constructed low bun that will hold for hours.