Male Athletes and Hair Care
- Athletic activities keep the body fit so why not use the proper hair care to keep your hair in shape as well
After training or sports games, guys also want to be in good form when it comes to their appearance. The hair of athletes may be exposed to such stress as chlorine, salt water or perspiration which calls for a special hair care regime. Read on to find out about important hair care and styling routines for athletes
Athletic activities such as playing tennis, surfing, swimming and running are fun and part of healthy living. However, these activities and the surrounding environment can place some extra stress on the hair and scalp. After the fun and games, special hair care for athletes is essential. A practical hairstyle helps too.
Athletics and Keeping Hair Attractive
Hair looks its best if it is exposed to air and moisture. In order to keep your hair shiny you should take off your swimming cap, hat, or headband as soon as it is no longer needed. Be sure to comb your hair immediately after athletic activities as this will remove perspiration and salt from your hair.
Rinse your hair and scalp with lukewarm water. Then wash your hair using a shampoo and conditioner developed to deeply care for your hair. After shampooing, use a towel to gently dry you hair.
Optimal hair care does not stop with washing, brushing your hair using a brush with wild boar bristles works best as these make the hair shafts smoother and stimulate the blood flow to the scalp. Finally, allow your hair to air-dry.
Haircuts and Styles of Athletes
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Since the hair of athletes regularly comes into contact with perspiration, dirt, chlorine or salt water, uncomplicated haircuts and styles are essential. The most convenient hairstyles for athletes look great even if you do nothing except allowing your hair to air-dry.
Left: Uncomplicated haircuts are ideal for athletes
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By comparison with short haircuts, long hair can be a smart choice for athletes. Long hair can be simply gathered into a ponytail. On regular days, Zlatan Ibrahimovic spends quite a bit of time on the soccer field. His chignon (left) or semi-updo chignon (right) is a practical styling solution, which serves him well.
Left: Add a little hair wax to your hair before styling to hold the look in place.