Hairstyles or other ideas for keeping sweat out of my hair?
December 26, 2013 5:33 PM Subscribe
Does anyone have any magic ways to keep your hair less sweaty while exercising? I want to run every second day, but I don't want to wash my hair that often and have just realised that that is actually the number one reason why I procrastinate on running.
posted by lollusc to Health & Fitness (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I rarely sweat in everyday life, and don't sweat when doing weights or other slow gym work, but cardio makes buckets of moisture pour out of my head. My hair gets gross and sweaty.
My hair is otherwise very dry (and coloured), so I only wash it every four days, which keeps it awesome. But when I sweat all over it, it needs washing. I've tried rinsing it only. I've tried conditioner only. Both of those are okay, but rinse-only still leaves it a bit dry, and conditioner-only leaves it looking a bit lank. I've tried dry shampoo, which seems the best option, but I don't like the fact I have to let the sweat dry first (sweaty itchy hair for a couple of hours, yay!).
I'm hoping people have ideas about hairstyles, and/or headband materials that either keep the hair away from the sweat, or wick the sweat away. I usually go for a pony tail, which keeps the last couple of inches of my hair unsweaty, at least, and clip my fringe up onto the crown of my head, which doesn't actually seem to help at all. My hair is just above shoulder length.