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The Ultimate Get Ready Routine

I’ve been a hairdresser for the past 15 years. It was fairly early on that I realized that you only get one body to do this, at times, strenuous job - therefore I’d better take care of it.

Over the years I’ve tried to make working out a priority, but one of the most frequent excuses that would get in my way was, “but then I won’t have time to get ready!”

So, I decided to map out my week according to my hair styling schedule and search out my favorite products to make that happen.

Here are a few tips and tricks I’ve come up with along the way:

  • Check the weather. If you find that your hair texture is easily affected by the weather, plan accordingly. If you notice the humidity level is high, embrace your natural texture. Aveda makes some awesome curly enhancing products that save the day for me. Aveda’s Be Curly Style Prep & Be Curly Curl Enhancer
  • Consider only shampooing your hair every 2-3 days. It’ll save you a boat load of time getting ready post workout. If you’re worried about a sweaty hairline, make dry shampoo your new best friend. I have two favorites. Aveda’s Shampure Dry Shampoo & Amkia’s Perk Up Dry Shampoo. Spray generously through the crown, hairline and base of your neck, then just restyle your hair. That might mean a little blow drying or even touching up a curl with a wand or iron.
  • Pack your gym back the night before. That way you’re certain not to forget anything. You can use a set of travel items for deodorant, lotion, and a toothbrush.
  • When you plan on showering at the gym, it can be helpful to cleanse and prep your face prior to working out. After showering Bioderma Sensibio wipes, are awesome to wipe away the hard work (aka sweat) and refresh your skin. Finish with EltaMD tinted moisturizer which contains SPF 41, and you’re ready to go!

These few simple steps have really made it easy to commit to working out 5-6 times a week. While not having to add a lot of additional time to my “getting ready” routine.




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