Why You May Want To Make Dry Shampoo Part Of Your Pre-Workout Routine

Your hair and scalp stay moisturized from sebum, a natural oil produced by your sebaceous glands. It comes out of your hair follicles and moves down the hair shaft. However, your hair will appear greasy if too much of this oil is made without getting dispersed. Instead of moisturizing your scalp, it will cause irritation. But in addition to sebum, another substance that can weigh down your hair and give it that greasy sheen is sweat.


As Head & Shoulders explains, exercising can worsen your hair's appearance because as you work out, your body sweats to help cool you down. This sweat also gets in your hair. It'll mix with the oils and any dirt to make your hair look even greasier. Dandruff can even occur because your scalp gets hot and sweaty from exercising, becoming the perfect environment for the fungus that causes this condition to proliferate. Fortunately, products are available to keep your hair looking happy and healthy even after a workout, without your having to frequently wash it.

Why is dry shampoo helpful?

Dry shampoo is a necessary product for people to cut down on how frequently they wash their hair. You don't want to clean your hair every day (or more), because shampoo takes the natural oils off your scalp and hair. Then they will be more susceptible to damage, since they're so dry. Cleaning your hair also requires drying and styling, which can take up a lot of time every day. But regularly exercising makes it harder to refrain from washing your hair so often. The good news is that while you should always shower after a workout, you don't need to clean your hair.


Softer Hair explains that dry shampoo is the product that will save your hair from looking greasy and dull after the gym. They recommend dry shampoo mists and foams over arousals because they are more effective at soaking up sweat. It's best to use this product as part of your pre-workout routine because it will absorb your perspiration before it makes your hair look dirty. Then you delay using real shampoo for another day or two.

Apply before working out

How you apply your dry shampoo makes a big difference. You'll want to use it when you're getting ready to go to the gym to get the best results. First, aim the product at your roots, from about four to six inches away. You don't have to put it all over your head. Instead, you should focus on the areas of your scalp that get the greasiest. Pureology explains that this is usually at the crown of the head, along the hairline, and at the nape of the neck.


Letting the dry shampoo sit for a minute will help it absorb any oils or sweat that are already in your hair. Then massage your scalp to distribute the product evenly. You can also do an extra step to help disperse the dry shampoo and add volume to your hair. Take your hair dryer and aim cool air at your roots for about a minute. Once you're done, brush out your hair and style it for the gym. Keeping your hair away from your face will help minimize the amount of sweat that gets in it, so tie it up and consider wearing a headband.