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Post workout hairstyles to avoid the dreaded hair wash

Now a lot of people would argue that the hardest part of going to the gym is motivating yourself to actually go to the gym…and I have to wonder; do they have the hair wash struggle too? Discovering post workout hairstyles that allow you to avoid washing your hair and go from sweaty to chic in less than ten minutes is the stuff of dreams.

The Messy Bun

A messy bun takes seconds and if you get it right can be perfectly chic. From gym to work to dinner to drinks with a perfectly formed messy bun. So why, when you try to do it, does it look like it’s been slept on for a week (and not in a good way)? Follow our instructions for the perfect messy bun.

How to: Messy Bun

Start by brushing your hair and gently shaking it out by running your fingers through it. Then pull your hair into a loose high ponytail. Your hair should not be flat to you head. If you find it looks a little flat, tease your hair in the upper half of the length using a paddle brush. This will add some texture and add to the messy effect. Then split the ponytail into 3 sections and tease to add texture and volume. Wrap the sections roughly into a bun and add a little hair spray. Voila –your perfect post workout hairstyle.

The Sleek Ponytail

The easiest and arguably chicest, sleekest and quickest of all post workout hairstyles is the sleek ponytail. The sleek ponytail is appropriate for any event, from gym, to work, to date night and even to the red carpet –as proven by GiGi and Bella Hadid, Taylor Hill and Beyonce (amongst others).

How to: The Sleek Ponytail

The easiest way to do this is to tip your head upside down. Then use a paddle brush to sweep all your hair to one point. When you’re the right way up again, use a comb to sleek it down further and tie it with a hair tie. Make the ponytail even sleeker, using our End Split Ends serum for healthier looking length.


Braids have been the hair style of the year. On-trend, chic and long-lasting – which explains why they are a festival favorite. Braids are the perfect hair style for a job where you are on the go, or around food and drink. The braids will keep you hair out of the way, without looking over-styled.
We’re a big fan of French braids –find our “how to” below.

How to: French Braid

Step 1

Start by brushing out any knots or tats to give you an easy canvas to work on. Pull a small section of hair together where you would like the braid to start (a small section at the top of your head is best for first time). Split this section into 3, now you will begin to braid. In your left hand, hold the left section. In your right hand, hold the middle section in between the thumb and index finger and the right section between your palm and your last three fingers.

Step 2

Move the right section over the center section and into your left hand. You will now have two sections in your left hand. After that, mirror this action, moving the left section over the center and into your right hand, so now you are back to having two sections in your right hand.

Step 3

Continue to repeat this process, adding a small section of hair from the rest of your hair to the process each time. Do this until you have reached the nape of your neck and included all of the hair around your head. Once you have reached the nape of your neck, continue to plait the remaining length like a regular 3 strand plait.
And there you have it, prefect braided post workout hairstyles at your fingertips.

You’re now fully educated in the art of getting your hair from sweaty to chic in minutes, leaving you with one less excuse to get out of working out.



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