Training can wreak havoc on your hair care, from managing washing and sweaty sessions it can be tricky to work it all out and still have luscious, long locks! After many years of training I have worked out how to manage training and keeping my hair healthy. Follow my top tips on how to manage your mane!
If you have time after a super sweaty sesh I would recommend washing your hair. This will ensure your scalp and locks are clean and smelling fresh! However if you’re working out every day I do not recommend washing daily as this can dry out your hair and scalp. Not ideal! Washing your hair 2-3 times per week is usually the magic number to keep your hair feeling fresh but still silky smooth and in great condition! After washing your hair with shampoo I recommend following with conditioner or a treatment to soften the hair follicle.
I normally treat my hair and scalp to a nice treatment around once per week leaving it on for a few hours or even overnight. I love using coconut oil as it smells amazing is super hydrating and also is good for your scalp health as it’s antimicrobial which may help prevent dandruff. As with most things too much of a good thing is not recommended. Using too much coconut oil or too often can make hair greasy and dull. So a little goes a long way.
Dry shampoo is your best friend
For days when you don’t have time or can’t be bothered dry shampoo can come to the rescue! Just spray a little into the roots of your hair, massage, and go! I love it for days when I’m rushing from the gym to meetings.
Avoid heat styling
Avoiding heat styling as much as you can will assist with keeping your hair nice and healthy. This includes blow drying, straightening, and curling. Heat can damage hair and lead to dryness, frizz and breakage. I try to avoid heat styling unless I’m going out somewhere...silk hair ties, hats and headbands are this girl's best friend!
I like to give my hair all the help it can get! This means adding supplements into my repertoire. Getting enough protein in your diet is imperative for healthy locks! Your hair is made up of a protein called Keratin so protein intake is important to ensure hair is looking it’s best. As well as trying to include many types of plant based protein food sources I also have my daily Blessed shake to make sure I’m getting those booty gains but also reaching my protein recommendations. I also like to take a daily multivitamin currently I’m using Perform for women from EHPlabs which includes all the vitamins and minerals I need for healthy hair including iron, vitamin E, Iodine, ZInc, Selenium, and much more.
#WBKgirls slaying your workouts and having beautiful hair CAN be achievable! I hope you learnt something and give some of these tips a go. Let me know on socials what your fave tip is for beautiful hair 😍