Styling your bangs post-gym doesn’t have to feel like another arm rep. The trick is to start before you sweat: Combine your fringe and a one-inch section of longer hair behind it, twist it back, and work it into a topknot. “That keeps bangs in place without creating the severe dent that a tight headband might,” says New York City hairstylist Joseph Maine of Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon .
After your sweat session, assess the perspiration situation. If you went full out in HIIT , wash with a gentle shampoo. (In a pinch, Maine recommends spot-washing—you can even use a sensitive-skin cleanser, like Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash , $5.) Not too drenched? Apply a hair primer and style with a round brush and dryer. For minimal sweat, just use dry shampoo at the roots. Now your bangs, and bod, are in top shape.
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Rinse sweat-soaked bangs with a gentle shampoo.
It’s made with hydrating coconut juice, so it won’t damage hair with everyday use. Score!
Try: Honest Beauty Beyond Hydrated Shampoo, $18; honestbeauty.com
Prep your bangs with a primer before adding heat.
Sweaty hair is frizz-prone; smooth things over with a nongreasy oil.
Try: Paul Mitchell Marula Oil Rare Oil Style Extending Primer, $30; paulmitchell.com for salons
Then, blow-dry using a round brush.
The copper base transfers heat evenly for a speedy dry.
Try: Conair The Quick Blow Dry round brush, $13; target.com
In a hurry? Soak up sweat with a dry shampoo.
Go for a clear spray and a fresh scent, plus pearl extract for extra shine.
Try: Nexxus New York Salon Care Dry Shampoo Refreshing Mist, $12; walmart.com