As much as we all want to keep fit with regular workouts, we also want to keep our oily hair dry and fresh. And we often find out that our time isn’t enough for our daily routine. So, it might be a big problem to create time for regular workouts and also create time to wash our hair. To save time, most people get tempted to spray their hair with dry shampoo immediately after workouts. This isn’t advisable.
There’s nothing wrong with the sequence of activities as long as you do it well. In addition, it may be a good idea to work out in the night, so you can apply dry shampoo right before your bedtime. The shampoo will absorb the oil or grease on your hair overnight. Workouts should not prevent you from taking proper care of your hair, and dry shampoo should not get in the way of your daily routine.
How to use dry shampoo after workout – 6 Steps To Follow
Of course, your hair will be wet and filled with sweat when you finish working out. However, that does not prevent you from applying shampoo to your hair. This is how to go about it.
Step 1 – Dry your hair with a dry towel.
Step 2 – Blow your hair with a hairdryer to eliminate the sweat. As you blow it, use your fingers to part your hair and expose your scalp. This will allow the air from your hairdryer to get to your scalp and roots of your hair. Don’t forget to use the dryer on your hairline and the back of your head. These are the places usually with the most sweat.
Step 3 – After drying your hair, now you can spray your dry shampoo on it. Hold the product about 12 inches to your hair, and begin to spray it. Don’t hold the dry shampoo too close to you head when you want to apply the dry shampoo to your oily hair. Raise your hair with your fingers as you spray the dry shampoo on it. Parting your hair will allow the dry shampoo to get to the roots of your hair and your scalp.
You may want to start at the top of your head. After spraying it at the top, you can head over to the left side. Spray the shampoo on the left side. Continue on the right side of the hair. After that, you can spray the back of your head. Don’t forget your hairline.
Step 4 – After the application, wait for about 2 – 3 minutes to allow the dry shampoo to sit in your hair before you massage the sample into your scalp. This will allow the dry shampoo to penetrate into your scalp and the roots of your hair.
Step 5 – Spray another round of shampoo on the surface of your hair. This time, you don’t have to raise or part your hair with your fingers. Wait for another 2 minutes for the shampoo to sink in.
Step 6 – You can now comb or brush your hair. You can even style it after combing, but styling is optional.
Do you use dry shampoo before or after workout?
There’s really nothing wrong with using dry shampoo on your hair before your workout. But it is not a great idea. When you work out, you’ll sweat and your hair will get wet and sweaty. This can reduce the effects of dry shampoo on your hair. Remember, it is formulated to absorb only dirt and oil. The ingredients in dry shampoo may not absorb sweat well.
On the other hand, it is better to apply dry shampoo to your hair immediately after work out. You’re probably about to ask if sweat won’t impact the performance of the shampoo. You’re right, sweat will appear on your scalp. This is why you need to blow your hair with a hairdryer right before you spray dry shampoo on it.
Can I use dry shampoo after exercise?
Yes, you can use dry shampoo on your hair after exercise or after doing any other rigorous activity. However, there’s something you must do first. You need to get rid of the sweat in your hair first. Blow out the sweat in your hair, on your scalp, and around your hairline before you apply dry shampoo after an exercise.
As explained above, sweat will prevent your dry shampoo from working effectively because it is not formulated to absorb sweat. The product can only absorb oil and grease. So, whenever there’s sweat in your hair, you must dry it first.
How do I take care of my hair after working out?
After working out, your hair will definitely be wet and sweaty. There are a few things you can do to it. If you have the time, you can wash off the sweat with regular shampoo or bath soap. Washing will get rid of the sweat, oil, grease, and even the dirt in it.
The problem is that it takes a lot of time to wash your hair. If your hair is full, it might take about 20 to 30 minutes to wash the hair. Most people do not have such time. If you can’t spare 20 – 30 minutes, you can apply dry shampoo to your hair. But before you do, it is necessary to dry the hair and eliminate the sweat in it.
You can either pat your sweaty hair with a clean piece of towel or dry it with a hairdryer. In fact, we prefer the latter because it will get to the roots of your hair and your scalp. Hairdryer will blow out the sweat in your hair faster.
If you can create time for it, you can apply dry shampoo to your hair in the night just before you hit your bed. This will allow the dry shampoo to work on your hair overnight and by morning, your hair will be dry, fresh, and smooth.
There’s something you must always bear in mind. Dry shampoo does not really eliminate dirt from your hair. So, you can’t fully replace it with regular shampoo. You must wash your hair at least 2 times a week to prevent dirt from piling up in your hair.
Can I wear a shower cap after using dry shampoo?
Yes. Applying dry shampoo to your hair does not prevent you from covering your hair with a shower cap. In fact, you can put on any kind of cap or hat after applying dry shampoo to your hair. Shower caps do not affect the performance of dry shampoo in any way.
Can dry shampoo help with sweat?
No. Dry shampoo cannot and does not help with sweat. Instead, sweat will reduce the performance of dry shampoo. This is why you must either dry your hair with a towel or blow it with a hairdryer. You must remove the sweat from your hair before you apply dry shampoo to it.
Here’s a recap of this article. After working out, you’ll have sweat in your hair and on your scalp. The sweat will prevent the dry shampoo from working well. So, you need to blow out the sweat with a hairdryer before you spray dry shampoo on your hair.