Keep Your Tresses Looking Their Best after an Intense Workout
The amount of funk and sweat that can come off the human body after a workout almost always necessitates a thorough scrubbing. While you may focus on your armpits, back and thighs, one place probably needs a lot more attention. Your scalp also perspires during serious workouts and it is best that you keep it clean so that bacteria, oil and dirt do not build up.
This is something that Scalp Med customers are first advised of when they begin treatment so that results are consistent and unencumbered by the presence of sweat. While keeping your scalp clean will help your hair follicles to stay healthy and grow, you can do a few other things to make your hair look incredible.
Clarifying Your Hair and Scalp
Shampoo is used to get your hair and scalp lathered up, but if left behind, residue can become a big problem. Even if you switch between brands of shampoo, there might be a little product left behind, which will irritate the base of your scalp. Here’s how you can clarify your hair while in the shower, particularly after a long and sweaty workout. Start with a clean bowl or bottle filled with distilled water. To that, you add one part apple cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice and stir until completely blended. Next, you shower as usual and rinse your hair with the clarifying solution you just made fresh from scratch. Rinse with cool water and your hair will feel cleaner than it ever has before.
Hair Oil Treatments
Although an oily scalp can indicate you are over producing the natural oils that normally coat your tresses, adding a big glob of hot oil can actually do wonders for the overall health of your locks. You can use coconut or castor oil to coat all of your hair and then seal the top of your hair in a disposable shower cap. Sit until the hair dryer and read a book while you complete your hot oil treatment. This treatment is great after an intense workout, as your pores will be open and your skin will feel extra hydrated afterward.
Conditioner and Nourishment
The conditioner that you use to moisturize your hair on a regular basis will have it either looking dull and stiff, or bouncy and healthy. Keratin is the major component of hair follicles, so products containing keratin are perfect for people looking to revitalize their hair. You want to avoid conditioners that have a lot of mineral oil, as they can make your hair feel good in the short run, but will actually have it feeling dried out with repeated use. Ultimately, you need to try different conditioners until you find the one that makes your hair feel completely nourished.
It is important that you pay attention to your hair and scalp after you work out and cleanse your entire body. A dry scalp can indicate that your hair isn’t getting enough nutrients, while oily locks may prove that your diet is unbalanced. If you are going to take care of your body by working out several times a week, take the time to keep your hair looking as spectacular as your well-defined muscles.