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Daily workouts-dry hair

I work out pretty much every day - so pretty much every day I need to shower and wash my hair.

This really dries my hair out a lot.

I try to only use conditioner more often than both shampoo and conditioner and that helps a little...

But does anyone have any good advice about this...other than leave in conditioner?

Sun. May 28, 1:29pm

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Dry hair.

Try changing shampoos. Pantene pro-v have a really good summer renewal moisturizing shampoo, it's really thick and rich, I can't see it drying out your hair. As well, try using a deep conditioner once a week.

Sunday, May 28, 2006, 2:19 PM

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few thoughts....

Try to make sure you are only washing your scalp. Work just a bit of shampoo into your scapl with your fingertips and then rinse. Use warm or tepid water instead of hot and don't blow-dry, or if you must just blow dry the roots and let the ends air-dry.

Honestly if I don't sweat so much that my hair is wet I just let it go a day and wash every other workout. I pin it up in the shower and just rinse off. I loved my long hair, but getting a shorter, lower maitenance 'do' was such relief. Now I just work some gunk into it and go. Get your hair trimmed regularly and just make sure they don't trim quite as much.

Sunday, May 28, 2006, 2:43 PM

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longer hair is lower maintenance

Try only washing your scalp with water and leave the shampooing to every other day.
Depending on how long your hair is- try and keep the rest of your hair dry in a loose bun and or baggy and only wash your scalp.
Try putting conditioner on the length of your hair first- then wash with shampoo- and then put a good conditoner on the ends. What I also do is when washing scalp, move hair so it is not getting as much shampoo water on it when you are first rinsing, and length is really just getting hit with conditioner and water more... and the residual bits of shampoo/water.
Try a little extra virgin olive oil on your ends either with damp or dry hair.
Another thing that really leads to soft hair is honey! Mix 1pt honey with 2 parts favorite conditioner (the thicker conditioner is less runny in the long run) and let it set on damp hair -not neccesarily your scalp- for 20 minutes or longer- something you would want to do at night while hanging out in the house- or a saturday morning of housework. Then shower and shampoo and rinse and condition as usual.
And we "longhairs" call blowdriers, "blowfriers" so it may be the extra drying and curling and styling that is playing a big role.
Actually it is better if one does not comb or brush wet or damp hair at all... doing so causes breakage, along with combs that have mold lines. Find a comb that has been cut not molded... or file off the mold lines.
If anyone is interested in the care and feeding of long hair... I learned a lot on

Sunday, May 28, 2006, 3:41 PM

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I'd certainly try switching product. I swim, and therefore HAVE to wash my hair after a workout. I never have a problem with dry hair- and I have curly hair which requires more moisture.

However, I pretty much always put an anti-frizz in my hair (loreal vive serum?) so that it keeps moisture in, and I use a good strong comditioner.

While I always wash my hair after a workout, I might not wash my hair in the am if I'm in a rush (pony tails are the answers to bad hair days...)

Sunday, May 28, 2006, 9:12 PM

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This is weird, but I put mayonaise in my hair, wrap it with plastic wrap, and let it sit for 10 minutes or so before I hop in the shower. After I do it I usually have to shampoo 2 or 3 times, but it leaves my hair very soft. I'm sure I look like a crazy person when I do it, but always works for me.

Sunday, May 28, 2006, 9:24 PM

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i work out everyday and own a hair salon and you do not have to wash or put conditioner in your hair everyday. your hair does not get dirty on a daily basis even if you work out. it wont smell like your underarms from the sweat all i can tell you is everyonr (working out or not ) should only wash their hair about every 2 to 3 days..personally i go over a week sometimes but never less than 4 days...

Sunday, May 28, 2006, 9:59 PM

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try leaving your conditioner in youir hair, don't wash it out between shampoos

Monday, May 29, 2006, 8:05 AM

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Invest in a shower cap. I got one free in a hotel room and keep reusing it. I only wash my hair every 3-4 days, and it never smells or looks dirty or greasy. Also, when I shower, I'll first shampoo and rinse, then I'll apply conditioner, then I'll do everything else - soap, shave, etc. - and then I'll rinse out the conditioner. Be sure to give the conditioner enough time on your hair to do it's job.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006, 3:21 PM

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i work out everyday and only wash my hair a couple times a may sound gross but more people do it than you think..... try not washing it everyday and just use a hair refresener. Sebastian used to have this amazing one called dry clean but they discontinued it i was so sad! im using one by herbal essence right now it gets the job done.... i dont wash my hair everyday but i do have to restraighten it you dont have to wash your hair again to restyle it though! (unless you use a ton of hair product or something)

Tuesday, May 30, 2006, 5:03 PM

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I have naturally wavy hair, and it's prone to dryness. I have it short now, but even when it was longer, I only shampooed it about once a week. I wet it down when the need arises. I generally exercise 5-6 days a week.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006, 5:59 PM

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