1. Dry shampoo
Dry shampoo is another hair must-have at the gym. Just spray dry shampoo on your hair after your workout and your hair will smell better and have more body. Dry shampoo also will absorb any sweat and oil buildup, leaving your hair feeling like it was just washed.
2. Baking soda paste
Baking soda mixed with water makes a great paste for battling sweat and build-up. Apply the paste to your hair in the shower and rub it into your scalp. This replaces the need to shampoo your hair after a hard workout. It is natural too, so it won’t strip your hair of natural oils or dyed color.
3. Bang braids
The best way to keep bangs and shorter hair out of your face while working out is by braiding them to the side. The waterfall braid style also works for keeping bangs and layers away from the face. At the end of your workout, just add a flower or cute clip for a casual look.
4. Voluminous top bun
Ponytails can be the worst gym hairstyle because they leave hair crimped after the workout. Instead, a loose top bun with the volume around your face makes for a pretty hairstyle during and after the gym. Having more volume around your face keeps the sweat under control so that you do not have a damp mess after doing cardio.
5. Sweat headbands
Just the thought of a sweat headband can conjure memories of the 1980s. However, there are many newer styles available that will help keep hair out of your face while absorbing the sweat. The right headband can prevent sweat from going past your forehead and neck to your gorgeous locks.
6. Leave-in conditioner
Gym pools are full of harsh chemicals and chlorine, which can damage hair. Protect your hair by coating it with a leave-in conditioner or with coconut oil before you dive in. It is also important to rinse your hair after your swim to get all of the pool chemicals out.
Braided ponytails and buns will keep hair out of the way during sprinting or yoga class. After the workout is through, try spritzing some water on your braid to encourage waves or flat iron the entire braid to create curls. For yoga and Pilates classes, a French-braided bun will keep hair secure.
8. Two buns
If you have very thick hair, a bun or ponytail can feel heavy on top of your head while you run. Try separating your hair into two buns on top of your head for a cute and manageable look. The double bun look is also secure enough for any exercise, from downward dogs to dead lifts.
9. Magnetic bobby pin holder
Use a magnetic case to keep bobby pins in place in your gym bag. You can also make your own magnetic container by hot gluing a magnet to the inside of a small tin. You will always know where your bobby pins are and have extra room for ponytail holders and clips.