I went back to short hair about 6 months ago with a minimum of 5 workouts a week consisting of running, swimming, plyometrics, cycling, strength training and so much more I needed something easy that wasnt going to require a lot of time. One of the questions I receive frequently now is how do you workout with your hair so short and keep it healthy. Short hair can be just as easy as long hair with a little time and effort you can keep your hair short and continue to work towards your health and fitness goals. Anyone with short hair who works out knows that your stylist can do your hair, but as soon as you leave the shop for your sweat session that is exactly what happens your hair gets sweated out. Heres how to keep your hair healthy and shiny between appointments with tips I received from my stylist as well.
11 Tips to keep you short hair looking great after you sweat session
- Invest in professional products such as shampoos, conditioners, argan oil, and setting lotion. Store brand products can dry your hair out and cause build up leading to breakage. My favorite brands of shampoo: Chi keratin shampoo, Redken all soft shampoo. My favorite brands of conditioner: Chi Argan oil plus moringa oil conditioner, TIGI serious conditioner, redken allsoft conditioner. Products: One’n only Argan oil, Nairobi wrapp it shine foaming lotion, and CHI Shine infusion.
- Wrap your hair with a silk scarf followed by a hat for a serious sweat session and don’t unwrap your hair until its dry afterwards. (tip given to me by @exaltedhands)
- If your swimming make sure to apply conditioner to your hair prior to putting on your swim cap to prevent as much chlorine from entering the hair shaft as possible.
- If you don’t have time or the budget to go to the stylist after every workout like myself one of the best investments I’ve made recently is a hooded dryer. It allows me to heat condition my hair as well as set it and dry it myself when I don’t have time to make it to my stylist.
- Never apply heat to dirty hair. This can cause you to burn and damage your hair leading to breakage.
- Always use a satin wrap at night to prevent your hair from drying out leading to breakage.
- Invest in a great flat iron with plates that won’t burn your hair such as titanium, ceramic, or tourmaline. My stylist @exaltedhands loves babybliss
- Deep condition your hair once a week to prevent it from becoming dry and brittle from the sweat.
- Visit your stylist for trims and reshaping atleast every 2 weeks to keep you style fresh, healthy and neat looking.
- Washing your hair too frequently is not healthy either and can cause drying and breakage, so its important to have a balance. Follow step 2 to give yourself time between washes
- Remember that your health is always more important than your hair, so if you have to look a little rough for a couple of hours to reach your health and fitness goals the sacrifice will be worth it.
For more tips and questions follow me on instagram @fitwithcurves and let me know. I would love to write a blog about it.