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Pretty Hair After a Hard Workout!

Hair-Care-Tips-PRETTY-HAIR-AFTER-WORKOUT-1You’ve worked up a sweat at the gym and now it’s time to go out and see the world. So how exactly do you go from sweaty mess to beautiful babe? With a few simple tips and tricks, you can easily transition from hot mess to perfectly gorgeous in no time at all!

Here are some tips and tricks for your post-workout hair:

  1. Wash sensibly

Instead of using both a shampoo and conditioner, try a cleansing conditioner that’s made of ¼ cleansing ingredients and ¾ conditioning ingredients. Not only will this save you time, it will also prevent your strands from drying out. When you’re done washing your hair, squeeze excess water out of your strands, and then comb in a styling product with your fingers.

  1. Practice time management

Before you start styling your hair, check the clock to see how much time you actually have. Don’t start blow-drying your hair if you don’t have enough time to finish the job. Stopping halfway through can lead to frizz and flat hair. If you don’t have enough time, work a styling cream into your hair and let it air-dry. To add texture to hair that’s been air dried, try twisting your hair in two-inch pieces away from your face with a bit of styling cream.

  1.  No time for a shower?

Some days you might not have time to take a full shower or your gym may not offer good shower facilities. If that’s the case, simply spray a scented dry shampoo on to your hair to refresh. The dry shampoo will soak up any excess oils and the scent will give you a clean feeling. Spray from underneath your hair, lift the top layers and spray at the roots for the best coverage. Dry shampoo is also great for adding texture and volume to any updo that you might choose.

  1. Blow dry for maximum style

Even if you don’t have time to shower, you can still use a blow-dryer and round brush to refresh your hair. Take a section of your hair and wrap it around a round brush. Then, holding the blow dryer behind your rolled-up hair, dry for about ten seconds per section. This will also help to create volume and will dry up any sweat residue from your workout.

  1. Hair product emergency

You’re at the gym, you’ve started to get ready and you realize that you’ve forgotten your favorite styling products. If that’s the case, a simple body lotion will work just as well as a styling cream, if needed. Be sure to use only a small amount and apply to damp or dry hair, styling as usual.

  1. Conceal your hair

A foolproof solution for dealing with your messy post-workout hair is to hide it, with either a pretty headband or printed headscarf. You can easily pair your headband or scarf with a simple ponytail, bun or braid for a quick and chic look. A cute hat is also a great option if your hair is not up to par!

  1. Throw your hair into an up-do

If you have no time to wash your hair and need some style in a pinch, then simply toss your hair into a quick, easy up-do. Throw your hair into a simple ponytail, bun or braid and head out the door. Or if you’re looking for something a little more fun, try one of these hairstyles.

  1. Messy side bun

This messy bun takes no time at all to complete and provides an effortlessly beautiful look. It works best on second day hair so it’s perfect as an after the gym up-do. Start with hair down and create a slightly messy, deep side part. Then take the heavier side of hair front, loosely twist it back and secure it with a bobby pin. Next separate hair into two sections, taking one section (not the side you just pinned) and twisting it. Now take the other section of hair and twist. As you pull this new twist back and pin it into place, take the ends and wrap under and around the ends from the first twist you created. Finish by pinning everything into place.

  1. Side Dutch braid

The side Dutch braid is best on medium to long hair that doesn’t have layers. It’s a great alternative to your basic side braid. Start by brushing your hair to remove any knots before you start to braid. Start with a deep part and take a one-inch section of hair and split into three. Begin your Dutch braid by bringing the right section under the middle and the left section under the right. Then add some hair to the middle piece and bring it under. Repeat adding hair in from the left side and bringing that section under into the middle. When adding in hair on the right, take sections from across the back of your head. Keep braiding in the same style. Once you’ve added all the hair to your braid, finish in a regular three-strand braid. Secure the end with a small, clear elastic.

10. Fishtail braid

the fishtail braid is a nice low-maintenance braid that’s perfect for getting your sweaty hair out of your face. To begin, pull all your hair behind your shoulders and divide it into two sections down the back. Take a small outer piece of one of the two sections of your hair. Cross the small piece over and add it to the inside of the other section. This piece you have crossed will now become a part of the other section. Now, you’re going to make the exact same cross but this time, you will use the other section of hair. Continue crossing small outer pieces over to the inside of the opposing section. Once you’ve reached the end of the braid, secure it with an elastic.

11. Sleek ponytail

The sleek ponytail is a more stylish approach to your typical post-workout ponytail. Spray hair with a primer or thickening product to add texture and control. Work the product through to the ends of the hair so that it is saturated.  Gather hair at the nape of the neck, leaving some volume at the crown and secure with a hair tie. Take a small section of hair and wrap it around to cover the hair tie and secure with a bobby pin.

12. Multi-tail ponytail

This ponytail is a definite upgrade from your standard pony. It’s simple but adds dimension to your hair. Start with a middle part, pull hair back into a low ponytail with elastic and tighten it. Then, backcomb all the hair in your ponytail – the bigger, the better. Gently smooth the outer layer of hair in the ponytail with your fingers and a brush. Fasten an elastic a few inches down from the first one. The backcombing gives the hair volume between elastics. Continue to place elastics a few inches apart down the length of your ponytail.

There you have it: now there’s no reason why a trip to the gym should derail any of your post workout plans. With these tips and tricks above, you can easily take your messy, sweaty post workout hair and turn it into something beautiful!

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