must have hair products for the gym

Gym Bag Must Haves: Products to Protect Your Hair Before and After Your Workout

Sometimes, refreshing on the go is the only option. 

Let’s face it, we’re all busy. There is definitely no doubt about that. Between work, a sweat session and managing a social life, we have a lot to accomplish in a day.  All of these activities sure can take a toll on our hair. I mean, does everyone have time to wash, dry, and style their hair after every workout? Sometimes you have to resort to a quick pick-me-up in the dressing room. If you use the right products pre and post-workout, you can walk out of that gym looking like you just left the salon. Keep scrolling to find out which products made it into our gym bag must-haves.

Gym Bag Must-Haves

Prepare for success.

Achieving a salon-quality style post-workout begins with the prep beforehand. Use a gentle shampoo and conditioner like The Good Stuff Gentle Shampoo and The Good Stuff Weightless Protection Mist. These products gently cleanse and moisturize your hair without weighing it down, which is perfect for a pre-workout!

Tie your hair the right way.

Did you know there are some hair ties that are better for your hair over others? Opt for a spiral hair tie, scrunchie, or ribbon elastic instead of a stretchy black hair tie. These three options won’t pull your hair as much as the classic alternative, which means goodbye breakage! Also, they won’t leave that pesky crease in your hair after you let your hair down. Leave a bunch of these hair ties in your gym bag and you’ll never have to worry!

Spritz life back into your hair with this gym bag lifesaver.

You’ve finished your workout, so it’s officially time to bring your luscious locks back to life. Give your hair a little revamp with Love Beauty and Planet Radical Refresher Citrus Peel Uplifting Dry Shampoo. This dry shampoo will soak up any oil from your workout, create more bounce and leave your hair with a refreshing fruity scent.

Fight the Frizz

This last step is optional, but if your hair is a little frizzier post-workout, use Bed Head by TIGI Control Freak to combat any unwanted flyaways. This serum is extremely lightweight, so it’ll keep your hair smooth and shiny without feeling weighed down or greasy.

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