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How to Ensure Your Hair Is Perfect Post-Workout

After your workout, it's important to clean your skin and moisturize, but that's not the only part of your body that needs a little tender loving care.

First, if you have time to wash your hair then do so with lukewarm water and shampoo that is designed for your hair type. Massage from the roots to the ends, paying particular attention to the nape of your neck and your hairline, as these are the places that collect the most sweat.

You should also be conditioning because you need to help your hair regain some of its moisture, so consider products that help hydrate your hair. This is obviously the best option in terms of feeling fresh, but not all of us have time to wash our hair straight after a workout, and if this is the case then you can spritz your hair with a dry shampoo or a hair tonic—dry shampoo helps to remove the oil and dirt from the hair, and is a great temporary fix. Not to mention it smells fantastic, so you won't be walking around with hair smelling like sweat.

Once you've done this, take a couple of minutes to blow dry your locks so there is no visible sweat around the hairline—this also helps to add volume to your hair.

Also, according to Bustle, it's actually beneficial to not always wash your hair (even after a workout) because washing too frequently can strip the hair of its natural oils and make it dry.

Disguise your dirty hair by whipping it into a simple updo like a sleek bun, and ensure it is kept in place by using styling gel or hairspray. Or keep it messy with a quick and easy top knot. It's also worth putting a serum, like silicone, onto your hair to make it less flyaway.

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