Washing hair and working out

I work out everyday and living in Florida there is no getting around sweating even during the winter. I feel I should wash my hair everyday becasue of this. Just curious about how others handle working out and washing hair.


  • curlsofnycurlsofny Posts: 478Registered Users
    I work out and/or go running just about everyday also. I do not use shampoo, but just do conditioner washes a few times a week. I can tell when my hair might need it, especially if I did a difficult workout. I have not had any issues. I believe the conditioner & stimulation you give your scalp is enough to get rid of the sweat.
  • SmallFrySmallFry Posts: 614Registered Users
    I work out almost everyday and I co-wash just about everday as well. This seems to be working for me.
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  • blanclilablanclila Posts: 107Registered Users
    Just a finger-scrub of the scalp (with just water) and a thorough rinse under warm water does the trick, if I'm just sweaty.
    wavy / coarse / thick
  • solangesolange Posts: 2,539Registered Users
    I co-wash 4-5x per week to rinse out the sweat from my hair.
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  • DMarieDMarie Posts: 89Registered Users
    I live in Florida, too, and step, box, and run six days a week. I can't wash my hair everyday because it gets way too dry, so I was washing one day, conditioning only the next. Recently, however, I purchased Curl Junkie's shampoo/conditioner in one, and it seems as if I can safely use a dot of this, instead of just the conditioner, so I alternate between Elucence MBS and MBC and the Curl Junkie.
  • rmiro13rmiro13 Posts: 63Registered Users
    Another Floridian here.

    I use the Deva products and I No-Poo every day, even if I don't sweat. I think it's force of habit more than anything. I'll have to try co-washing one of these days to see if it feels as clean. I haven't noticed that it's too dry from cleaning it daily.
    3b (PW: goodcurls)
    CG since January 2006
  • JuicyTubeJuicyTube Posts: 2,369Registered Users
    I just rinse on the days that I don't wash.
    3b-3c CG
  • memesmemes Posts: 785Registered Users
    I work out every day also and I do fine with just co-washing.

    3A, fine but thick, low porosity, low to medium resilience, protein sensitive but not to silk

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  • lushaholiclushaholic Posts: 2,180Registered Users
    I work out 5 days a week but I admittedly don't wash my hair every single time. It's just too much trouble and I have too much hair. :? I use a refresher spray in between after working out and so far I haven't had any wrinkled noses from people. :wink:
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  • ItsiRCItsiRC Posts: 335Registered Users
    SmallFry wrote:
    I work out almost everyday and I co-wash just about everday as well. This seems to be working for me.

    I'm going to Mexico until this bills business blows over.

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  • Anthro IncarnateAnthro Incarnate Posts: 555Registered Users
    Do you guys work out in the morning and then do your hair before work? If so, how long does that take? Are you able to do your hair routine in the locker room?
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  • GiveMeABMWGiveMeABMW Posts: 219Registered Users
    I haven't found the perfect schedule as far as working out and washing my hair. I still haven't found a good way to get second day curls, so I would have to wash my hair in the morning, work out at night like usual, then wash my hair again before bed. That is two too many hair washes every day!

    I just can't drag myself out of bed to work out early, seeing as I have to get up at 5am most days anyways. Get up at 3 to get a work out and a good hair day? Noooo way.
    What's working this week:
    Shower: Garnier 3x Nutrition shampoo 1x per week, cowash with Tres Semme Naturals, condition with
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    Styling: Tres Semme Naturals as leave in, L'Oreal Melting gel and HE SMU raked in, LOOB and AG Re:Coil scrunched in, Jojoba Oil scrunched in when totally dry
    :toothy4: 3B
  • cayseecaysee Posts: 89Registered Users
    I have been working out in the morning since I haven't been working, so I had lots of time to fool with my hair. But I have found a job and now will be getting up at 4:30 and won't be getting home until 4:30. So working out in the morning will not longer be an option. So I plan to work out when I get home and wash or co wash at night and go to bed with crunchy, pineapple hair and crossed fingers for a good hair day!
  • lushaholiclushaholic Posts: 2,180Registered Users
    I've tried doing the early morning workouts, and that lasted all of two times. :lol: I'm just a pm exerciser. Plus I don't have to rush when I do it after work.
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  • WavingNotCurlingWavingNotCurling Posts: 150Registered Users
    I've been wondering what others do about this as well? Especially AM exercisers. I HAVE to work-out in the AM or else I have too much time to talk myself out of it. So, then I'm faced with having to either air-dry or diffuse EVERY day. Forget about 2nd day hair.

    Since, I've been CG, I've just been rinsing it in the shower and adding some CO to the ends each day.

    I take one "off" day a week and that day I oil my hair, wrap it up for most of the day and then CO wash later.
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  • banjocurlbanjocurl Posts: 1,020Registered Users
    i cowash daily as i hike and swim every day, but i do my hair at night, i love plopping overnight-works great. use shampoo every 6 wks b4 color and that is ALL!
    Susan suburban NY
    3b going gray, not thick, waist length when wet, a bit below shoulders when dry
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