These are the best tips for fixing your hair after fitness classes
So, you’ve made the decision to go to a morning workout class. Whether it was a vinyasa yoga class or Pilates class or barre class or kickboxing classes, you will likely work up a pretty good sweat. On the weekends, this is less of an issue because chances are you can head home afterwards to shower and change, or at least take your time in the gym bathroom and locker room to clean up, without having to rush off anywhere. But what happens on a weekday morning when right after the gym, you don’t have time to go home and instead have to go straight to the office?
It is probably safe to say that no one in your office would appreciate you coming in with a sweaty ponytail and your workout gear, so how do you prevent the rest of your office from knowing that you spent the morning getting your sweat on? The answer is by making your hair look put together in only a few easy steps that will fool your coworkers.
Here are some tips on how to get your hair looking its best after fitness classes.
- Assess whether or not you have time to shower. If you do, wash your hair and body but skip shaving if you can. If you do not have time to shower, this is where a little more of the strategy comes in. If the gym locker room has a blow dryer you can use, or if you have one in your gym bag, blow dry your hair as close to dry as you can. In a pinch, you can also put your head under a hand dryer to dry it of the sweat.
- If you don’t even have time to dry your hair, your best bet is gathering your hair into a high or low sleek bun. Disguise wet hair by combing in as flat as you can to your head and gathering it into a bun at the nape of your neck or the crown of your head. Another good option is combing your hair into a sleek side part and then braiding your hair on the side, using either a fishtail or French braid method. This will help secure all your hair without showing any dampness.
- Once your hair is mostly dry, spray the roots with dry shampoo. Rather than rubbing it in right away, as some dry shampoos can leave a white cast in darker hair, let it sit and do it’s job while you get dressed, touch up your makeup, etc.
- After you have completed getting ready, vigorously rub the dry shampoo into the roots of your hair to get rid of any residue and soak up any excess oil. At this point you can decide if your hair looks good enough down, or if you need to be a little more creative. If your roots have volume, pull your hair into a high ponytail and tease it a bit to give it a little extra body and disguise any limpness left from sweat. You can also use the tactics above mentioned for wet hair such as braiding and buns.
With these tips, you can confidently walk into work after strenuous group fitness classes and no one will be able to tell.