For the first time in 3 years I started working out again. I’m attending so many weddings this year and I have to be able to wear some of my favorite dresses and shop for some new options as well. I’ve been working out early in the morning and as vital as it is to shower after a workout (I refuse to skip that part), sometimes I don’t get the luxury of a full shampoo/blowout situation. Here’s one of my favorite ways to transform a sweaty scalp into something work or meeting appropriate. Use that dirty hair to your advantage like this!
So these are the things I like to keep in my gym bag to get this look!
- Pret-a-powder for anyone (or)
- Travel size dry shampoo for darker hair colors that have issues with dry shampoos or powders blending.
- Tail comb which you will need to lift the hair off the scalp.
- Curling wand
I like to start by regrouping the ponytail and combing out all the bumps. Take small sections of your ponytail and wrap them forward toward your face on the CURLING WAND. Do this all over. I feel like curling them toward the face gives me a better wave pattern for some reason, rather than curling all the pieces backward.
Now, take your POWDER or DRY SHAMPOO and sprinkle/spray it all over, skipping the actual ponytail. If your ponytail got sweaty from your back or neck, you can put a little there as well but will likely evaporate when you curl.
Next, use your TAIL COMB to lift small sections off the base of your scalp. This will help the hair look a lot fuller and less pasted down. The powder/lifting combination is what really makes the hair look clean. If you don’t lift, the powder just blends in and makes the slick ponytail look matte but it’s still got a dirty vibe.
Last but not least, give the ponytail a little tease if necessary to break up the curl from the wand. Take a small section of hair and wrap it around the elastic to hide your ponytail holder if you want.
REAL TALK: DON’T FORGET THIS TRICK RIGHT HERE! CHANGES EVERYTHING.