(Closed) Bees who work out: What do you do about your hair?

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 30
1936 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I have good hair. It stays straight, regardless of exercise.

Post # 31
524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Sock Bun. 


After workout while it’s still up I blow dry on a low setting my roots/nape/crown then take it down. I pin my fringe separately and fix that before takedown. Then brush brush and go. 

Post # 32
2930 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I work out 4 days a week (usually), generally in the evening after work, so I shower on those days, and let my hair air dry.  I do not take a shower the next morning before I go to work (also saves time).  My go to hair do for working out is a pony tail with a headband.

Post # 33
3796 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

This is a struggle for me if I have to workout at a weird time. I cannot salvage my hair without a shower if i wear a headband or pin the bangs up, and I cant workout with my bangs down. I do however, rock the messy bun 95% of the time, and with my hair, the messy bun is done when wet. So, I usually workout first thing, then get ready. If i workout mid-day, I will pin the bangs up and leave them the rest of the day (along with my already messy bun-ed hair). 

Are you able to style your hair, throw it in a bun then blowdry with dry shampoo and recurl just the messy peices? I know you might feel a bit gross, at least until you’ve completely cooled down, but it might work!

Post # 34
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

When do you work out? If you do an early am, I say just wake up & hit the gym…shower & do your hair post workout, pre-work. I workout after work exactly because of the hair situation. I go straight from work to the gym, get home, shower & let my hair airdry. I curl or straighten my hair in the morning before work.

Post # 35
1245 posts
Bumble bee

I wash my hair once a week… I know, some people think it’s gross, others think I’m lucky since day 6 you can’t even tell.

I kept this schedule even when I was working out 4+ days a week. Even getting super sweaty, a little dry shampoo would do the trick! If not, then day 6 and 7 werere pony tail days if I’ve really kicked my own butt at the gym. 

I’m not much help… 

Post # 37
3874 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016


deacon:  I do the same thing.  HIIT workout where I’m a sweaty mess during my lunch break!  I have really long hair past my bra strap and I put it up in a bun while I body shower, then blast the roots with a hair dryer, spray some dry shampoo and head back to work.  I wear a full face, but my makeup mostly stays put, so if anything, I’ll quickly wash my face (without touching my eye makeup) and reapply my mineral foundation and coverup as needed. 

I don’t curl my hair the days I workout because I don’t want to redo it, but I will touch up my blow out if I have to go back into the office.  If I gym after work, I let it be a sweaty mess in a bun, brush and dry shampoo before bed, and it’s fine the next morning.  I only wash my hair twice a week and workout 5-6 days/week.

Post # 38
854 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I deal with this problem too. I have LOTS of baby fine hair that is curly so I try not to wash every single day. I have roller derby practice 4 days a week though and since I wear a helmet for that and my head gets sweaty, I really do have to wash after that. On the other days, if I go to the gym I put my hair up high while I’m working out then take it down when I’m done. dry it a little bit and use a little dry shampoo if it needs it. Usually putting it up in a bun will keep it from getting frizzy. On those days I do find that I will just wear it up afterwords though. It’s a struggle for sure!

Post # 39
2318 posts
Buzzing bee

JerNCher:  I feel your pain!


My hair is multi-textured.  Its is kinky and curly. I workout before work everyday and I found that braiding my hair before exercise and leaving it in braids while I condition and rinse (no shampoo) after a workout really helps with the tangles. A quick towel dry, undo the braids, towel dry again and some leave-in conditioner and curling moose…Done!  i usually throw a few bobby pins in it, or wear a headband.  I will let it air dry throughout the day which takes a really long time, but no one should be touching my hair anyway!  

Post # 40
944 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

DRY SHAMPOO!!!!  check it out and do not wash your hair everyday it takes 24 hours for your roots to dry it can cause your hair not to grow. I would check out herbal essences dry shampoo takes the dirt and and oils off and makes it look good. Just follow instructions 

Mrs. Honeybee:  

Post # 41
120 posts
Blushing bee

I just blow dry it if it gets wet from being sweaty. Then I apply dry shampoo. I usually only wash my hair every 2-3 days as well, depending on certain things. But I certainly don’t every single time after I work out. It would be impossible to fit a full shower/blow dry/style session every day. 

Post # 42
732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I work out more times a week than I wash my hair, currently.  (I wash my hair probably 3-4 times a week, work out 4-5 times a week.)  I HATE blowdrying my hair.  Usually after, I put it up in a cute bun or ponytail with a piece of hair or tiny braid wrapped around the ponytail holder to make it look a little more put together.  

Post # 43
1883 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

High ponytail, wash my face and body, redo my makeup, apply dry shampoo and blowdry the roots. I wash my (long) hair every 2 days. 

Post # 44
684 posts
Busy bee

I tie it up and then i use dry shampoo if i dont have time to wash it. Works like a charm !

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