I May Never Wash My Hair Again and Post Work Work-Out Done

Another Monday in the books.

  • Wake up and realize it’s Monday: Check
  • Get through work:  Check
  • Post indulgent weekend sweat fest:  Check

Since I let myself rest this morning after a long weekend and day of travel, my workout was postponed until after work.  While I always prefer to get my work out in first thing in the morning, I always find that I am mentally more in the zone for afternoon work outs.

I’m sure it’s a matter of having more fuel and water in me, not to mention just being awake.  Either way, working out in the afternoon isn’t always a bad thing.

Workout of the Day:  1 warm up mile (9:08) 100 push ups, 200 sit ups, 300 squats, 1 mile finish (8:12)

Because I wasn’t just waking up, I wasn’t as concerned about having these miles be slow and easy, which made it kind of fun.  I am growing to love short speed work outs.  And as for the strength training, I broke it down the same way I have been:

  • set of 30 of each
  • 20 of each until I reach 90
  • 10 of each
  • then 5 sets of 20 sit ups, 40 squats

I find that the ONLY way to complete this work out is to split up the exercises up into manageable sets.  Give my other muscles time to break while I’m focusing on another muscle group.

I may never wash my hair again . . . 

Since I got my sweat on POST work. . . I needed to build in time to take a second shower  before eating.  If you know me, I am NOT about taking time to get ready twice in one day.  Oh no.  Well today I tried a new-to-me method for my hair, and quite frankly I may never wash my hair for real again.

To start this story, I forgot a hair tie AND head band for this workout.  Not cool.  I HATE when my hair is in my face, but I pulled through and just got it done.

Well, this left my hair (especially around my neck) NICE and sweaty.  Oh yeah.

Call me gross, but I was not down to wash my hair tonight.  Pizza night was far more important.  So, I put dry shampoo in my hair (I used Panteene Pro-V), brushed it through, then put it up in a pony tail to shower.

When I got out, I quickly blow dried my hair with a half round brush (round brush would probably work even better) in 3 different layers.  And seriously, within 5 minutes, my hair had more volume than it did BEFORE my work out.



Maybe I shouldn’t wash my hair anymore.  I am open to this idea.

Question of the Night: Dry shampoo?  Do you wash your hair everyday or like to be a little sick-o like me? 🙂


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44 thoughts on “I May Never Wash My Hair Again and Post Work Work-Out Done

  1. I have an issue with having to shower and wash my hair. I HAVE to shower everyday in the morning. If I don’t then the rest of my day is horrible. I get very uncomfortable and I have to tie up my hair. Usually I wake up and workout then shower. My friends and family make fun of me cause im so obsessive with my shower schedule but oh well. 🙂

  2. I’m jealous that you didn’t have to actually wash it! My hair is down to my waist and is BIG! I have to wash it everyday. I have two brands I use. If I have to wash it twice in a day the first wash is with Head and Shoulders Shampoo and then the second time will be with shampoo and conditioner by Tresumme. My hair gets greasy if I even think about sweat!

    BTW awesome workout today! Definitely something to be inspired by. I’m trying to get back into my routine before I started running. I’m starting with a half hour HIIT workout tomorrow. Weights and squats need to come back into my life!

  3. I used to think I needed to wash my hair every day. Now I go three days between washes and use only minimal dry shampoo. I love running and sweat a lot but typically just let it air dry. Gross but seriously it has never looked better!

  4. I don’t use dry shampoo but I typically only wash my hair every 4 or 5 days (maybe ever 3 if I feel like it needs it). The typically response people usually give when I say this is, “What!” Years ago I stopped washing my hair everyday. Guess what, my hair became healthier than ever. Even though I workout a lot I will dry the sweat out of my hair, brush it, and call it good. I have thick hair so maybe I can get away with this a bit more. When people can’t believe I don’t wash my hair after working out my response is, “It’s water and salt that you sweat out, that’s it.” Maybe my hair just doesn’t get smelly or greasy, but I attribute a lot of this to just not washing it for multiple days in a row, because it definitely wasn’t like that before. Also, I go to an Aveda salon and they’re also big fans of not washing hair every day.

  5. Shut up! I’m kind of jealous of how good your hair looks dirty and after 5 min of styling lol! It’s better for your hair to NOT wash it every day, that’s what I tell myself when I’m too lazy to wash it. I use Dove dry shampoo, and I only wash my hair every other day…shhhh

  6. if my hair is a mess, I put a hat on… I am coming to you now from under a purple trilby…

    my hair is really thick, and really really curly! if I wash it every day it gets frizzy and dry, if I blow dry it it gets frizzy and huge, if I straighten it it takes an hour and if I leave it to dry on its own it takes 5 hours…therefore…if I can wash it after a morening work out…it gets washed, if my evening work out finished before 8pm…it gets washed (and I still have to sleep on it damp) otherwise I put a hat on!

    this is only going to get worse as it gets longer!

    great work out by the way, like strength training sandwich with running bread…

    ok…that sounded better in my head :-S

  7. I’m a huge fan of dry shampoo! I only actually shampoo my hair once a week since it’s so curly and wavy that I need the oils to hold it down when I style it. On days where I do a short workout between classes and work, I only have time for dry shampoo and it has totally saved me!

  8. I wish I could go without washing my hair, I have really thin hair and it gets greasy pretty easily. plus my head sweats like a maniac, if I could get by without it I would though

  9. I’m totally not judging you. I’m a super sweaty person, and my head sweats a lot. Whenever I wear my hair straight and workout over lunch, I usually just blow dry the sweat out of it before going back to work and ALWAYS get compliments on it afterwards. I don’t even use dry shampoo. I think something about the sweat just makes it have more body or something?

  10. Also, that workout sounds a lot like the Crossfit staple, “Murph.” It’s 1 mile run, 100 pull ups, 200 push ups, 300 air squats, 1 mile run. It’s considered a real killer, so you’re even more of a beast than you realize!

  11. I actually don’t wash my hair more than 3 to 4 times a week. Even after workouts. I read somewhere that it is actually better not to shampoo your hair every day because it strips . Out the oil. But I have really curly hair so it hides any greasy mess going on!

  12. Same here, I only wash my hair a few times a week and I have thin hair, oily skin & my current training has me working out about 10 hours a week…no shortage of sweat here! I find the more I wash it the drier it gets. I just put it up in a bun to workout, then jump in the shower when I’m done and take the bun down after the shower. I also stopped brushing my hair before it was dry and let it air dry instead of using a blow drier. My “shedding” and breakage have been much better since I started doing all this 🙂

  13. I wash mine every morning, cuz I have a pixie cut and I get major bedhead — I look like toddler who just woke up from a nap after sleeping on it, LOL. But I would like to wash it less frequently — I’ve noticed it has more body/volume in the evening after my workouts, so maybe the sweat is good for it.

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