Hey, we've all been there, right? And while it may seem petty, there's merit to it, too — after all, who wants to deal with re-washing and/or re-styling their hair after a 6 a.m. Soul Cycle class before work?
"But that's what dry shampoo is for!" you might be thinking and hey, you're partially right: Dry shampoo is definitely something of a lifesaver. But still, there are situations where even a few well-deployed spritzes of Klorane aren't going to be able to save the day. And that's why we called in the experts: We spoke to 5 hairstylists and got their best tips and tricks for avoiding the dreaded gym hair. Keep reading to see their insights.
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Davis Feliz, Stylist at Frédéric Fekkai Salon in Greenwich
"Wearing a fun ponytail is always easy after a good workout too! To make it seem fresh, add some texture at the crown by backcombing. For an even more refined look, take a small section of hair and wrap it around the base of the ponytail, covering the elastic.
"I'm a big fan of braids when going for the edgier look, but it takes just a bit more time than just putting products. For this look, I recommend a Dutch or French braid for the top, around the crown, and gathering for a ponytail for a very cool Ariana Grande-inspired look."
Kali Ferrara, NYC Hairstylist
"After your workout, take your topknot(s) down, turn your head over and blast the sweaty portions (usually the roots) with a blowdryer. While the dryer is on your hair pull lightly for a little tension on your hair to make sure your roots straighten out. Drying upside-down is crucial to maintaining volume in the roots.
"After you've sufficiently dried the roots you can stop there, or you can use a larger round brush and blowdryer to smooth the sections around your face, the top, and the crown. Pulling all the sections towards your face for more volume."
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Michelle Cleveland, Celebrity hairstylist and owner of Hair Addict Salon
You can also work out with your hair in a low loose braid rather than a tight slick back pony/bun. Keeping the hair right to the scalp allows the sweat and sebum to saturate more of the hair leaving more work for you to do to remove it! Adding a headband to your gym look can also help absorb excessive sweat accumulation in the hair."
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Joseph Maine, Color Wow Artistic Director