Ways To Workout Without Ruining Your Hair
Is the thought of having to wash and dry (and moisturize and straighten and style) your hair keeping you from your workout goals? Running is an excellent way to work it out. But if washing that workout out of your hair is more than your schedule can handle, getting on the treadmill or the trail a few times a week can be too much to ask of your beauty routine–and your ability to be on time for work.
Luckily, you don’t have to sweat your hair out to have and embrace a healthy workout routine. These workout regimens and tips will allow you to feel the burn without working up too much perspiration to sweat out your style. Pair these moves with a healthy diet and you’ll be well on your way to toning up and looking fabulous.
Still crave some good old cardio in your life? We’ve got you covered when it comes to looking out for your tresses.
Crank The A/C Way Up
No matter what workout you do, dropping the temperature will allow you to turn up your body heat without overdoing it on the sweat.
Vinyasa and other flow-focused yoga routines will give your muscles a workout without you having to work up an uncomfortable sweat–unless you’re doing hot yoga.
Use A Dry Shampoo
Put a little on before and after your workout and you can prevent heavy moisture from transferring to your scalp.
Pilates is designed to increase your muscles and conditioning through slow, powerful movements that give you low-burn cardio without raising your core temperature enough to make you sweat profusely.
Use A Jersey Headband
It’s better at wicking up moisture before it soaks deep into your hair.
Focus On Weight Training
Building muscle is not only great for a more toned body, but it also helps your metabolism burn what you do eat faster, helping you drop pounds. And it won’t work up a hair-ruining sweat like cardio. Stick to one muscle group a day (arms, legs, core) to give yourself time to recover between workouts.
Try A Keratin Treatment
Some gym junkies swear by its ability to keep your edges straighter even through a strenuous workout.
Did you know that walking for just 20 minutes a day can give you the health benefits of any other cardio workout? Head outside on a chilly day and you’ll burn calories without wetting your hair.
Try Barre Workouts
This ballerina-based workout routine will help you work out your muscles to dancer levels of fitness without working up a heavy sweat around your hairline.
Work In A Pre-Wash Run
Use the days before your next hair appointment to sneak in a few sessions of heavy cardio to boost your low-impact workouts during the week.
Set Your Workout Goals Around Your Protective Style
Use a few weeks of cornrows, box braids or even a few of your favorite wigs to start on an intensive workout plan. Maximize your sweat-inducing cardio, minimize your calories and see how much progress you can make before it’s time to go back to your regular ‘do. Your ends (and your behind) will thank you.