Here’s How To Protect Your Hair While Working Out

Our Hair Experts reveal what excessive exercise can do to your hair if you’re not protecting it. We all know that exercising does wonders for your body, but it can cause stress on your strands which is why we want to share how to protect your hair during a workout.

You may believe it’s enough to avoid using overly tight ponytail holders or not wash your hair more often than you should, but there are a few extra techniques you can implement to avoid breakage and hair colour fading.

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Protect your hair from the sun’s rays

Just as it’s crucial to protect your skin from the effects of the harsh Australian sun, it’s equally as important to protect your hair. There are various sunscreens for your hair that are specifically designed to protect your hair from the sun’s intense rays. Not only will using SPF specifically formulated for your hair protect your tresses from the sun’s rays, but it will also significantly prevent your colour fading from bright to dull tones.

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apply dry shampoo before your workout

Are you planning on sweating throughout your workout? Prevent your tresses from absorbing more sweat than necessary and spritz some dry shampoo on your roots before you begin exercising. This will prevents your strands from absorbing excess moisture, so they don’t become overly saturated.


We totally understand that it’s important to keep strands out of our face throughout a workout, but it’s important to note that the tighter the ponytail the more intense the damage on your strands. Wearing tight hairstyles, often lead to breakage. Switch up your regular exercise style to prevent the same section of hair experiencing stress. You’ll thank us later.


Whether your go-to style is a ponytail, top knot or braid it’s important to use hair ties that won’t easily damage your strands. The softer and more flexible the elastic the better. This simple tip will protect your hair during a workout more than you’d imagine. Preventing breakage means your hair will be able to grow healthier and longer.


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don’t shampoo your hair after every workout

Washing your hair too often can actually suck the moisture right out of your tresses to strip them of their natural oils. Depending on your hair type, we recommend washing your hair 1-3 times per week. A quick alternative to washing your hair too often is a spritz of dry shampoo.

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