How To Take Care Of Your Hair After A Sweaty Workout Session?

By: Rima Chowdhury

Getting in a tedious workout feels great and in today's era, most of the women start their day with a hard workout session, which promises to keep their body healthy and strong. Meanwhile, if you are worried about your hair getting messy and turning greasy, read on to know certain tips on how to take care of hair after workout.

A severe workout can leave you sweaty along with stinky hair and maybe a little stinky body. Regardless of anything, when you workout, you can feel your heart pumping, blood flowing and muscles and fat burning, but what about your hair?

Hair tends to get stinky, smelly and also oily, which is primarily due to the sweat that gets collected on the scalp. Post workout hair care tips are debunked in the article and these tips can come to your rescue.

So, check out for some of the best hair care tips after a workout session.


1. Take A Shower

One important thing you should be doing soon after you finish your workout is getting into a shower. Get a warm water shower, as this is the easiest way to keep your body and hair clean and fresh. Make sure you use a shampoo and a conditioner as well because not only your body but even your scalp tends to smell stinky after a workout.


2. Use Of Tea Tree Oil

Thanks to the antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal properties found in tea tree oil, it can help to keep away all the bacteria from the scalp. It not only helps to eradicate the smell from the scalp, but also deals with the stickiness from your head. Take some carrier oil and mix 2-3 spoons of tea tree oil with it. Mix both the oils together and add a few drops on your head. This mixture will allow to freshen up everything.


3. Use Chang Oil

Just like tea tree oil, Chang oil is another element that will help to freshen up your scalp and hair as well. It will help to keep your hair clean and also get rid of the dirt and germ buidup on scalp. Using chang oil can help to give you fresh-smelling hair. Take 2-3 drops of chang oil and spray it lightly on the strands of your hair post your workout.


4. Make Use Of Dry Shampoo

If you don't have enough time to get into the bathroom and take a shower, make use of a dry shampoo. Using dry shampoo can soak the extra oil accumulated on the scalp and it also socks up the layer of sweat accumulated. Using dry shampoo avoids your hair from getting sticky. Make sure you pick up a dry shampoo that has a little fragrance, so that even your hair smells good.


5. Witch Hazel

Witch hazel oil can help to kill the bacteria that are responsible for the stinkiness and bad odour that your scalp releases after a workout. Application of Witch hazel oil helps to freshen the strands of hair after a tedious and sweaty workout. Take a small quantity of Witch hazel oil and apply along the strands of the hair. Make sure you make use of few oils that will also make your hair and scalp smell good.


6. Use Of Blow Dryer

You should make use of blow dryer, as it will help to soak the sweat and dirt accumulated on the scalp. However, this should be used as a last option, as over or excessive use of blow dryer can destroy your tresses and damage them from the roots. Only if nothing works on your end, you can make use of a blow dryer.

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Story first published: Monday, January 9, 2017, 23:00 [IST]
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