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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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I also swim daily and deal with dry hair. First, invest in a good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Then wash only the roots. Apply the conditioner from the ends up, then leave it on while you wash the rest of yourself. Rinse the conditioner off very last before getting out of the shower. Don't blow-dry, because that makes the problem worse. Make sure your conditioner doesn't leave a waxy build-up in your hair - the wax makes it easier to comb when wet, but gets you into a cycle of drier and drier hair.

Another quick-tip for leave on conditioner. Rather than go out and buy something, i just mix the goop stuck in the conditioner bottle (when I think I have run out) with water and put it in a spray bottle.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006, 6:46 PM

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Some haircare lines have products that are supposed to help keep your hair from damage while blowdrying. I use Paul Mitchell "super skinny serum" but I think there is a product )brand is called Silk or soemthing like that) that is supposed to keep hair soft.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006, 10:44 PM

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Oily hair

My hair gets oily in between washes so I sprinkle baby powder near my scalp on the nights I don't wash it. During the night it gets soaked up and it looks perfect in the morning.

Thursday, June 01, 2006, 11:40 AM

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Leaving Sweat in Hair is ok & How to not wash your Oily hair

i found these comments by googling to get some advise for myself, and i've gotten some good suggestions, so i'll share mine.

I have very oily hair, compounded by the fact that it’s very fine and long. i'm a brunette. Not to mention, i live in south florida, so the weather, bad water and constant showers definitely don't help (though the rain does make my hair look great for some reason)!!

use baby powder sparingly if you have dark hair. put a tad in palm of hand, dab fingertips with it and only work it into the scalp sparingly. then, you may need to go over it with a towel to take away the whiteness.

there's dry shampoos, too. algaemarine makes a good dry shampoo (blue bottle). i did not like the colored hairspray powders by bumble and bumble at all!!! the color got EVERYWHERE!! total mess! (but i'm a brunette, so the lighter ones may not be as bad)

also try sleeping with your hair in a bun on top of your head for instant volume in the morning that you can spray set.

The person who owns a salon said you don’t have to wash your hair just b/c you work-out (it doesn’t get dirty like that). Stylists have always told me that washing your hair everyday is not good. But, if the sweat bothers you, try just rinsing the sweat out right after you’ve worked out, maybe even adding some conditioner.

Friday, July 13, 2007, 9:51 PM

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every now and then i go every other day till i wash my hair. and it looks awful, baby powder or not. it looks greasy and doesn't smell clean to me. if i EVER went more than 4 days without washing it, or even 3, i would look disgusting. i don't care if you work at a salon or not, some people cannot go 4 days without washing their hair and still have it look good. i have very straight hair that is almost black, and it is past my shoulders. The longer hair would be fine, but the scalp part would be nasty. not everyone can go that long wihtout washing (without losing their job or having people talk about them behind their backs).

Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 5:23 PM

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I have short, fine oily hair and I have to wash it everyday. It gets so greasy and I'm brunette, it looks wet. Even after one day it looks terrible so I agree with the last poster, not everyone can skip washing.

When I work out my head sweats a lot and my hair is soaked. I can't imagine not washing it afterwards. I just wash my scalp and leave conditioner on it while I sleep (I work out in the evenings) and my hair is soft and healthy despite washing it everyday, sometimes twice a day. I would try a very moisturizing shampoo and see if that helps. Good luck!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007, 6:26 PM

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The best, best shampoo for chlorine is Kerastase (the red one, I don't know what's it's called b/c its written in French). Pricey I know, but it has saved my hair which I both dye and highlight regularly. Also, Kerastase's red conditioner is fabulous. You work some through your hair before going into the pool and it really helps keep the chlorine out from the get go. You can find Kerastase at some upscale salons in large metro areas or I'm sure you could find it online. It really is worth every cent.

Thursday, July 19, 2007, 9:06 AM

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