Working out is an important process of our life as it benefits us inside out, but during those work out sessions we sometimes forget to take care of other important things, like our hair.
One might wonder why did we include the hair in such matter. The point is that from time to time our hair suffers from poor management that comes as a result of poor cleaning, hydration, nourishment and protection.
That is why we all need to take into consideration a few tips, in order to keep our hair healthy.
1. Do not pull your hair too hard
During our workout sessions we tend to keep our hair away from our face, so the best solution is a bun or a ponytail, but when you create a bun or a ponytail, you have to make sure not to pull the strands too much.
2. Wear a hat
When working out in the outdoors, make sure to wear a hat. By doing so, you protect the skin from the sun, and the scalp as well. You can buy hats that are specifically made for physical exercises.
3. Wash your hair regularly
It is very important that you wash your hair after working out. You can’t just use a dryer to remove the sweat; your hair needs a good clean, otherwise it will only accumulate impurities.
While we know that washing hair everyday is not an ideal option, at least try and wash your hair every alternate day by using a mild shampoo and conditioner.
If you are used to washing hair every day, we recommend a sulphate-free shampoo.
And most importantly, never wash your hair with hot water.
4. Apply hair protection
Do not underestimate the power of a hair protection product. If you are working out in the open, like in a park, at the beach or at the pool, you should use a leave-in product for your locks, that has sun protection in it and keeps your hair nourished.
5. Let your hair breathe
After any workout you should let your hair breathe. Do not leave your hair tied; let it loose or keep it in a simple ponytail or messy bun.
Do not use heat after the workout session. Try air-drying your hair instead, or if you really need a hair dryer, opt for the cold setting.