While there are lots of really terrific reasons and results from regular workouts, the one downside is the sweat head. When you have longish/longer hair that curls (like mine!) and takes a while to dry and style after shampooing (like mine!), sweat head becomes a consideration.
I typically wash my hair every other day, in the evenings, so I have time to blow it dry, flat iron it ruthlessly into smoothness, and then go to bed. Working out in the mornings, sweat head. Every. Single. Morning. I have to shower and blow dry my mostly dry hair, and then flat iron all over again to smooth the fly-aways and catch those bendy curls popping up all over the place from the sweat humidity. Since I went back to bangs a month ago as well, there is a daily battle with hairdryer/flat iron versus bangs so I do not walk out the door sporting a forehead curl. So unflattering.
Several people have suggested I try dry shampoo for that third day, so I checked reviews online and then marched into Ulta this afternoon in search of one of the top rated sprays. I walked out with a can of Batiste Dry Shampoo, which has good reviews and the Ulta clerk assisting me says is their top seller. I have reservations about it, imaging something akin to putting talcum powder in my hair and my black hair appearing as if I am wearing a powdered gray wig or speckled with very awful dandruff. However, I am determined to find something that will let me walk out of the gym looking normal and without fear of clean body, stinky hair syndrome. M would tell me if that were the case, and he swears my hair does not stink or appear greasy after a couple of to few days of sweat head. He says I am far more worried about it than necessary, because in reality, my hair looks fine, beautiful.
I remain unconvinced. I am a terrible wife who does not trust her husband’s “you look beautiful” statements and instead sees a man trying to placate his wife to ease her obsessing over her hair. But in my mind M’s opinions on beauty and fashion are suspect in general; again, our tastes are very different.
But who knows – depending on how things go with this dry shampoo, I may have to accept that sweat head is all inside my head. I’ll let you know after I try this tomorrow.
For a woman who professes to be without a lot of vanity, I sure seem to be spending an inordinate amount of time worrying about my hair lately.