This is such an important topic if you want to keep your hair healthy: Workout haircare! I’m always asking myself “If we’re told not to wash our hair everyday, what do us working out ladies do when our hair gets so sweaty from our gym sessions?”
I decided to do a little research to better understand what happens to our hair when we work out and what might help. First and forevermore: sweat can dry and damage your hair. I don’t know about you, but when I started working out, my hair got so thin at the ends because I wasn’t considering how to properly treat my hair post-workout or how often to shampoo. I would wash my hair after every workout, and on top of that, I was blissfully unaware of all the toxic ingredients that were hidden or secretly labeled within the products I was using, like parabens and sulfates. That was a huge mistake! And it showed in my hair (i.e. those thin hair ends).
I started learning about haircare because I was so insecure with how my hair started looking and feeling. Fortunately I mentioned it to my friend, who is vegan, and she told me to look for vegans products because natural shampoos and conditioners contain no parabens, sulfates or silicones, which can do extreme damage to your hair (again, cue my thin hair ends). I tried several of them but I didn’t like the smell and some were too expensive.
When I switched to vegan haircare products, two products stuck with me: simple coconut oil and apple cider vinegar. First I did a coconut oil treatment, leaving coconut oil in my hair all day. I loved how it made my hair silky and less dry — plus I love the smell of coconut oil. It’s a great natural moisturizer, and you can use it on your skin too! But I did notice that it would make my hair super oily post-treatment. After my coconut oil treatments, I would rinse my hair with apple cider vinegar and water in the shower. This worked great, but I didn’t like the smell of the vinegar. I knew these two ingredients were what my hair needed but I needed a better solution. I did a little more research and found Wow Skin Science. They make a shampoo and conditioner that are both made with my two favorite ingredients: coconut oil & apple cider vinegar! I noticed a difference after the first use.
Perks of Apple Cider Vinegar & Coconut Oil
Apple cider vinegar is known to create smoothness and restore natural shine and coconut oil works for thin, weak damaged hair (me). Fun fact: you should drink apple cider vinegar every day, but when using it in shampoo, only do it 2-3 times a week. This new routine has done wonders with my hair and I’m genuinely obsessed with the Wow Skin Science apple cider vinegar shampoo & conditioner. It’s gentle & natural, like the food that nourishes my body!
Our head has the highest frequency of energy. Our brain and health are affected by toxic chemicals in our products and we should be selective with the energy we use to rinse our hair. Beautiful hair is important but more so is our overall health. Our crown chakra deserves the best form of energy there is ladies!
Wow haircare products are cruelty-free, vegan, paraben & sulfate free and gluten free. There are no harmful ingredients used. The products we use matters! Working out shouldn’t cost us our hair health. We need to choose our hair products, like we choose our food, wisely.
Change more than just your body