maybe I am strange, but I pull my hair back while working out. Then just rinse my hair out, blow dry it and then very lightly sprinkle baby powder in my hair and brush if threw. it works pretty good for me.
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Thank you so much for the replies so far. Some great ideas - will definitely have to try that cold blow-dry trick. I'm not the biggest fan of dry shampoo, but I could give it a try. ZORBS13 - I am not really sure what you mean by velvet-backed headbands. Could you please explain it more or link to one? Thanks so much.
I don't use many products at all, and if I do, I only use them on the ends anyway, so I don't think that is really the issue. Will have to keep trying with just rinsing. Maybe
I would avoid all hair products, and rinse it thoroughly with your shower. I don't put anything in my hair at all just for that reason- I want to be able to rinse the sweat out on days I don't want to shampoo. Hair sprays, gels, mousse, etc. can't come clean with just a rinse, but sweat can.
A blow dryer and dry shampoo! You can use a blow dryer on a cool setting to help dry the sweat, then increase the heat (if you want) and use a round brush at the roots to perk it up a bit. I follow this with dry shampoo, and then I am good to go! I usually only need to shampoo every other day doing this. If I wasn't sweating so much, I could probably go a third day!
I was having the same problem and it was also getting very tangled, so today I went from having thick long hair down to my booty to a very short bob cut, we shall see how that works, good luck in finding a great product or idea
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I also have long hair and don't wash my hair every day (I also only use conditioner, no shampoo at all). Do you use hair products? I find that things like mousse, hairspray, or even flyaway tamer can cause a gross buildup, but that sweat just rinses away with a thorough scalp massage under the water.
They key with using conditioner only is to get a sulfate-free conditioner, without a lot of gunk in it (i.e. silicon, which a lot of 'shine enhancer' conditioners have), and to use a lot of it. I used to use Hair One, which is the knock-off of Wen that you can get at Sally Beauty Supply, but now I don't even bother with that. I just use a natural conditioner that I picked up at Whole Foods one day, and it works just as well for even less than Hair One. I also used Suave over Christmas while I was staying at my parents, and that worked fine too. I start with a small palm-full and work it into my scalp at the top of my head, then take another small palm-full and massage it into the bottom half of my scalp, massaging it in and making sure that my whole scalp had been covered, then I work the conditioner through to the ends of my hair, adding more if necessary. Pile everything on the top of my head while I soap up the rest of me, then rinse thoroughly. I usually then take a very small amount and work it into the ends of my hair as a leave-in conditioner.
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I have very long and thick hair (almost elbow length). I swear by the hairbands with a velvet backing. Put the rest of your hair in a bun and secure with clips. I did this for hot yoga last week and no sweat even got in my hair. It still doesn't feel great but it saved me a wash.
Maybe you also haven't found the right shampoo/conditioner combo?
I am one of those people who doesn't wash their hair every day. I have long, thick hair that doesn't show oil much, and I have definitely noticed it looks less healthy if I shampoo every day. However, getting back into working out, I feel really gross without shampooing after a workout. What do you ladies (or gents with longer hair) do? I have tried just rinsing, or even doing conditioner only, but it doesn't seem to help. I am sure it sounds silly, but sometimes I don't want to work out every day simply because of this issue. Any ideas?
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