Running and hair care: how to maintain healthy hair even with sports

Running is a great way to keep your body fit and improve your overall health. However, it's important to think about your hair as well as your muscles and joints during this sporting activity. Especially during long runs in harsh conditions, hair can be damaged due to sweat, sun, wind and other factors. So how to take care of your hair when running?

Wear a headband or cap

A headband or cap helps keep hair out of your face while protecting it from sweat and the sun. Choose breathable materials that wick away moisture and prevent your scalp from overheating.

Choose an appropriate hairstyle

Before your run, put your hair in a tight ponytail, braid or bun. Loose hair can get tangled and brittle when running. Choose elastics and bobby pins without metal parts that can damage your hair.

Protect hair from the sun

When running in direct sunlight, use products with UV protection designed specifically for hair. These will form a protective film on the hair that protects it from drying and sun damage.

Wash your hair gently

After your run, wash your hair with a gentle shampoo that gets rid of sweat, dust and other impurities. Choose silicone and paraben-free products that don't weigh hair down unnecessarily. After washing, apply a conditioner or mask to strengthen and moisturise the hair.

Give your hair extra care

If you run around a lot, give your hair a deeply restorative treatment once a week in the form of nourishing masks or oils. These will help restore damaged hair structure and provide the nutrients it needs.

For long runs in challenging conditions such as heat, humidity or frost, hair care is especially important. In addition to the tips mentioned above, it's a good idea to protect your hair from the inside - by drinking enough and eating a balanced diet rich in protein vitamins and minerals. This is the only way to keep your hair healthy, shiny and resilient, even under high sports loads.

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