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Which hair products are good for working out?

Kenya’s question…I was just discussing with a good friend of mine on how to get women active and workout more when they’re constantly worrying about their hair. We determined that it has to be the types of products and not knowing how to properly style or care for their hair which often discourages them from working out. Crazy, right?! But, my question is–are there any products out there that can help women maintain their hair so they can’t use the excuse to not work out is because it ruins their hair? Good luck answering this one. I really struggled to find the right way to word this question…lol!!! I know the answer really depends on many factors, like hair type, possibly length, and others, but there has to be something out there (product wise) that can help, so there’s not anymore excuses to get healthy!

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There is no definitive technical answer but we thought this was such a good question that we wanted to share it in the hopes that the Beauty Brains community can provide some good suggestions. Having said all that, if you don’t want to work out because you have to shampoo your hair, here are a few product ideas that could help erase your excuse.

Dry Shampoo

Don’t have time to wash your hair after a sweaty workout? A spray of dry shampoo can refresh your style without all the hassle of actually washing your hair.

Co-washing

You would work out but you don’t want to have to wash your hair again because it’s damaging? Try a co-wash product like Salon Grafix Conditioning Cleanser. It’s less stressful on your hair than regular shampoo and conditioner.

Conditioning stylers

You don’t work out because re-styling hair takes too much time? You can reduce the time it takes to style your hair (and the time it takes to wash styling products out of your hair) if you use cream-based stylers instead of traditional gels and hairsprays.

Do YOU have any suggestions for Kenya and all the other would-be worker outers? Leave a comment and share your thoughts with the rest of the Beauty Brains community.

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  • MBS March 27, 2015, 3:23 pm

    So glad Kenya asked! I work out a LOT, and I often have to plan my workouts around how close I am to my next hair washing. Over time, I have been trying to reduce the frequency of my hair washings in order to avoid drying out my hair. If I just washed my hair yesterday, I am less likely to do a cardio workout today (though I might do a less sweaty workout, like Pilates or weight training). The closer I get to the next hair wash, of course, the more likely I am to do a cardio workout. The best solution I’ve found is the Dry Shampoo idea. For saving time, it’s really the best option for keeping cardio workouts consistent. While not ideal, it’s definitely the best solution I’ve found. For me, Batiste dry shampoo does the job.

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