Post-Workout Hair Styling

How to not wash your hair post workout

If you find yourself during this quarantine going a little stir crazy because your gym has closed, you are not alone. If you were fortunate to get your hands on some fitness equipment before a lot of places sold out-consider yourself lucky.

With so many gyms offering free classes, it’s a great time to get in a little sweat, and maybe burn off some stress!

If you’re like me, sweating puts a damper on my hair washing schedule. I put together a few tips on how to get out of washing your hair every time you workout.

Tip #1: Apply dry shampoo around front hairline and through your part, prior to putting up in a ponytail. Aveda’s Shampure Dry Shampoo is a great option!

Don’t worry about it looking too powder-y (I’m talking to you brunettes)

If you’re still wearing a hat for some cooler days (thanks Wisconsin)-this is also a great tip to help with hair that gets staticky, along with getting a little sweaty.

Tip #2: After your workout, take a blow dryer to dry up some of the moisture.

You’re already warm from working out/post shower-use the cooler heat setting. No need to add extra heat to hair!

Tip #3: Add more dry shampoo around front hairline and part-line. This time, focus more on working the dry shampoo in.

If you need to touch up some pieces, don’t forget to use a dry conditioner/heat protectant (specifically to be used on dry hair) before touching up with a curling iron or flat iron. I love Aveda’s heat relief. It works great on reforming my natural curl so I barely have to touch up with a curling iron.

Still not feeling it? Add in a fun headband or pull hair off to the side and into a low messy bun to not feel like you “just left the gym.” Now you’re ready for that Zoom meeting!

Hope that helps! Also, this is your reminder to drink more water.

How to take a flat ponytail, to full and voluminous with 2 easy products!

By Sarah Stein

If you’re like me during quarantine, you’re trying to stretch out washing your hair as many days as possible. Which in turn, is causing me to put my hair in a lot of ponytails. However, I don’t want to look like I’m just leaving the gym either, so I’m trying to create an imperfect ponytail.

Whenever I am working with my hair that is more than 2 days from it’s last washing, I ALWAYS like to prep it with dry shampoo. I also like to try to add as much fullness to my hair, without having to heat style day after day. I love using the combination of Aveda’s Dry Shampoo along with Texture Tonic.

The Texture Tonic is going to help as grip to your hair, so it will be easier to pull pieces out of your ponytail, without slipping out completely.

I start my pony by adding dry shampoo to my entire front hairline, then through my part-line and then through my crown.

I then will spritz a little bit of the texture tonic through my ends. Allow to dry for 30 seconds before moving on to the next step.

I begin to gather my ponytail to the top of my crown, the higher the better. When securing your ponytail in place, make it just loose enough you could fit one finger between elastic and hair. This will come in handy in the following steps.

Once the pony is secure, begin to use a “pull and pinch” technique. Simply pull hair gently out of pony tail, and then pinch ponytail back into place. When I am “pinching” my ponytail back into place, I am pinching upwards to help create more volume.

If you’re new to this, start small-you can always keep pulling.

After I get to a point where I like how the pony looks, I’ll pull some pieces around my face, to add softness and allow for it to look “undone”

I like to add a cute scrunchie at the end for a few reasons. It helps to hide the elastic you used (so if you used a black elastic on blonde hair, you don’t have to worry) and it also helps to secure the elastic you left a little loose earlier.

I have natural wave to my hair, so I don’t feel like I have to touch my curls up. I rely on texture tonic to bring the curl back to life after being slept on. This is a great way to style if you have curled your hair previously, and it still has a little bend to the hair.

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