Do you find yourself washing your hair way too often because your hair is so sweaty? Maybe you work out every day or just spend a lot of time outdoors in the sun. Either way, sweat can damage your style and actually cause your hair to damage and break more easily. When your hair is wet, it is damaged more easily and can more easily break off, especially if you already have split ends. If you dye your hair, the color can also fade more easily due to the salt in your sweat. It can also dry out your scalp and stop your hair from growing. So, what do you do if you love your morning workout, a trip to the sauna or time spent in the sun? Here are some tips to protect your hair from damage from sweating:
- Before you work out or know you will be sweating, protect your hair. Start with a leave-in conditioner to create a barrier between sweat and your hair. If you have a deep conditioning treatment, you can also use that by sleeping in it and rinsing it with cold water in the morning before you head out.
- While you’re working out or sweating, avoid putting your hair in a super tight ponytail. This will only create breakage. Instead, try a loose ponytail or bun and hold your hair back with a clean cotton headband. A cotton headband will protect your hair and keep the sweat out of your face.After your workout or if your hair is drenched in sweat, head to the showers. Even if you can just rinse your roots with cold water, that would be good enough. If you can’t shower or you have to wait a while to suds up, use a dry shampoo to absorb the sweat so it can’t damage your hair as much. Remember that depending on your hair type, washing your hair every day can actually do more damage than good. If you can’t imagine not washing your hair every morning, try using dry shampoo every other day and see how you feel. It might take some time to get used to, but your hair will likely become less damaged.
Do you find that your hair gets damaged easily in the summer or when you sweat a lot? What types of products or tips do you use to avoid breakage or damage from sweaty hair? Share with us below!