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Whether you have locs or loose hair, you’ll want to keep that scalp nice and clean.
While in the winter, spring and fall months this task can be relatively easy, in the summer you may come up against a few challenges. Actually, we take that back. If you're exercising all year long, and working up a real sweat, then this one’s for you too, all year long. So, how do we keep that scalp clean without having to wash and dry out our hair more? Let’s find out.
We bet you knew this was coming. But in all seriousness, you’ll want to cover your hair while under the sun to avoid burning that exposed scalp. There’s nothing worse than burning your scalp and then dealing with a peeling scalp days later. Well, maybe there are worse things, but if you have locs then you know you don’t want to deal with those flakes sprinkling over your locs. No thank you.
Wear Headband When Working Out
You’ll also want to tie back your hair in a bun when working out and take advantage of sweatbands. Tie your locs back in a way that doesn't hurt and strain your roots, and find a sweatband that won’t dry out your locs, but will absorb that excess moisture. Then as soon as you’re done working out, make sure to wash your face and get in on that hairline, so there’s no trapped dirt.
PS Do not exercise with makeup on, it’s terrible for your skin and your hairline.
Dr Locs Pre-Cleanse
While the Dr Locs’ Pre-Cleanse wasn’t made with working out in mind, we do love that our clients are using it in this way and loving the results. Our pre-cleanse is made with cleansing ingredients like sea salt, apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil and witch hazel which will give you that fresh feeling you’re looking for post-sweat. Spray around your roots, massage into your scalp and rub off with a washcloth to get rid of any dirt or sweat. Then you’re good to go!
And those are truly the best methods for keeping your scalp clean and healthy this summer. Do you have any tricks of your own that keep your scalp clean and nourished during those hot and humid days? Tell us about them, we’d love to hear from you!