It’s time to get real about yoga and hair care. Most of us have the same hair routine: we take a hair tie, pull up our hair in a bun, and sweat. I have been blessed with long hair, which I love, but I don’t always have the time after each practice to totally wash my hair. Guess what? That’s ok!
My hair stylist, Amy Braem at Dustin David’s Salon, gave me some Do’s and Don’ts of hair care before and after yoga class.
- DON’T wash your hair everyday. It strips the natural oils out of your hair. Try to go 3-5 days between washes. When it is time to wash, scrub and rinse really well.
- DO spend money on good shampoo. Most supermarket shampoos contain more alcohol than anything, and will harm your hair.
- DON’T wash your hair in the morning. Best practice is to wash at night and let it air dry.
- DO use a dry shampoo right before a yoga session. She personally recommends Rene Furterer or KMS California. These products absorb the oils in your hair to create a “refreshed” look.
A special note to people with frizzy or curly hair, you can rinse and condition everyday if need be, but no reason to shampoo more than once a month.
These Do’s and Don’t have really helped my hair, and I cannot thank Amy enough! Yogis, what other hair care routines do you practice? I would love to know!