How to prevent hair breakage from workout hairstyles
Avoiding hair breakage doesn’t mean shunning ponytails and slicked-back styles. “Breakage happens from really tight elastic hair ties or rubber bands,” says Faith Armstrong, Director of Education at Prose and veteran hairstylist. So don’t snatch your ponytail too tight and opt for hair ties coated in silk or fabric rather than straight up elastic. For curly strands, try bungee bands or spiral ties (the ones that look like telephone cords).
Roup also relies on Prose’s custom leave-in conditioner to protect her strands: “It has been such a lifesaver,” she says. “For someone who always has their hair in a ponytail, I hardly see any breakage.”
Recently, after the birth of her daughter, Harlow, Roup added hair supplements to her routine. “I started custom Root Source™ because I love Prose’s products, and I was also dealing with some postpartum hair shedding after having Harlow,” she shares. “As far as hair shedding, Root Source™ has been a game-changer for me. I’m seeing new hair growth every day. My hair overall feels so strong, and my scalp is feeling more balanced.”
How to keep gym hair fresh without washing every day
Roup watches out for her scalp health by using a dry shampoo that’s customized to her hair type and lifestyle. “I typically only wash my hair once a week, because I use Prose’s custom dry shampoo, which saves me a wash or two throughout the week,” she says.
It’s important to choose a dry shampoo that’s free of ingredients like sulfates, talc, and added fragrance, which can contribute to irritation and buildup. Look for a dry shampoo formulated with natural ingredients like white clay or witch hazel extract for oil control, menthol for natural fragrance, and tapioca starch for volume.
6 workout hairstyles we love
1. Ballet bun
“If you are part of The Sculpt Society fam, you know I absolutely love a high pony or ballet bun,” says Roup. We couldn’t agree more—just make sure to use a coated hair tie and resist the urge to snatch your ballet bun too tight. To keep it secure, pull hair into a high ponytail, coil the lengths into a bun, and tuck in a few bobby pins.
2. Flip-twist braids
This is a great, low-tension workout hairstyle that’s ideal for those who struggle with braiding their own hair. The flip twist is easy: Pull hair into a low, loose ponytail, then flip the lengths of the ponytail through the center of the hair above the hair tie. Just separate hair into two low ponytails and repeat the flip-twist process down each side of the hair to get this look.
3. Half-up high pony
The half-up high pony is ideal for low-intensity workouts and strength training days. If you have thinner hair, you can beef up your ponytail with a thick scrunchie, which will give you an added, and very on-trend, ‘90s look, too.
4. Dutch braids
5. Braided pigtails
These braided high pigtails are another braid style for beginners. Just create two high ponytails and braid the lengths of your hair. We love how she left some extra length on the bottoms of her braids. And this is another opportunity to sneak in some hair oil or leave-in conditioner to your workout hairstyle.
6. Classic high ponytail
We can’t forget the classic! A ponytail may seem routine, but we love the strength and power of a high pony. It’s giving Olympic athlete.