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How to Fix Your Hair After Working Out Without Washing


You workout in the morning but have no time to wash and dry your hair after sweating your hair out or you just don’t want to wash your hair everyday after the gym session. In this post I am sharing how you can revive your hair after a sweaty workout without having to wash them. 

Washing and drying definitely takes up a lot of time and who has that in the morning when you are rushing to get ready for work and also trying to get your family ready as well. 

Even though you might have the thickest of hair, washing them everyday will still damage them and make them weak. 

I am sure you already know that and that is why you landed on this post, so let’s get started on how you can revive your hair every morning easily. 

Step 1: Apply Dry Shampoo

Apply Dry shampoo to the roots of your  hair specially where you feel like you have sweated the most. You do not need to apply dry shampoo on your ends of the hair. Sweat usually builds up oil on the roots which makes your hair fall flat specially if you have fine hair like mine. 

If you have thicker hair, your hair might get prone to more tangles which will lead to hair breakage. Yes, sometimes, I feel like more hair leads to more problems, Hahaha. Ok, let’s get back to what we were doing.

I usually sweat on the back of my head and my forehead area, so I spray the dry shampoo on the roots of my bottom hair so they don’t feel greasy as well as have a bit of bounce. I also apply it closer to the top section of my hair. 

Step 2: Massage The Roots

After Applying the dry shampoo, I let it sit for a few seconds and use my fingers to rub it on my scalp. This helps to get rid of any oil or greasiness to go away. 

If you leave the dry shampoo, it is going to add up and in turn your hair will get dirtier and heavier. If you massage the dry shampoo on your scalp and follow the next step that I am sharing, the oiliness will disappear and you won’t not have any white color from the dry shampoo left. 

Step 3: Blow Dry

I follow with blow drying my roots. If you leave the dry shampoo on your scalp its only going to build up on your scalp and make your roots and your hair more textured and difficult to comb through. 

If you have fine hair, leaving the dry shampoo the first time might be all good, but if you are doing this every single day, then you will realize that the build up will make it difficult for you to comb or style your hair. 

This will also lead to hair breakage. If you have thick hair, this step is really important for you because you really don’t want more root buildup. 

I usually don’t blow dry my ends, because blowdrying them everyday is only going to damage them further. They will automatically dry as soon as you start blow drying your roots. Sweat usually dries up faster than water. 

Step 4: Add Some Volume

The dry shampoo would naturally add volume to your roots, but if you have 3rd day hair, it might be a bit tougher to get that. I have been using GHD Rise brush to add some volume to my bangs which always need some extra help on 3rd day.

The awesome part is that you just have to use it like a regular curling iron but you can take it closer to your roots because of the bristles and you can easily see the difference. I have been using this brush for a while now and I have also shared my honest thoughts on them. Check out the post to find out more ways I am using this brush. 

Step 5: Apply Hair Spray

Even if you don’t use heat styling a light weight hair spray can keep any flies that you see in your hair in check. This actually happens more if you have 2nd day hair. As you get to 3rd day, the flies actually are less evident because your hair is getting dirty.

And that is it, you are all set and done to tackle your day where you saved some time from having to wash your hair and dry it every time you are back from your workout.

Word of Caution: I usually wash my hair in my 4th day or if I notice that my hair is extremely dirty. And I would recommend you doing that as well. You probably already know when that happens. But for me, its when I no longer see my style holding on my hair.

After this point if you delay your hair wash, you might get Dandruffs (if you have a dry scalp) or you might have more hair fall, just because your hair will tangle more while washing.

I hope this post was helpful in saving some of your morning time to get ready and prioritize other things. This will also help keep your hair and scalp healthier. Let me know if you have any more hair concerns that you want me to tackle and share some tips on.

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