McKernan recommends flipping your head over and using a blow-dryer on the cold setting to evaporate the sweat immediately after a workout. “The salt in your sweat acts almost like a texturizing salt spray, and by flipping your head over to blow-dry your hair, it will help increase volume,” he says. “Next, touch up the hair in front of your ears to help make your hair look extra fresh. Lastly, spray your roots with dry shampoo to help negate any excess oil that’s lingering.”
As for specific sweat-friendly styles, Fitzsimons like braids. “They’re a great for protecting your hair, while also giving your scalp some air when you exercise because of the way they’re parted. You can even add a treatment or serum to the ends for extra nourishment.”
For accessories, Hill is a proponent of using silk scarves as bandanas during your workout. “The scarf will help absorb perspiration from your hairline, while locking in moisture and keeping the hair fiber cuticle flat.” This helps retain smoothness on your strands and minimizes the need to use any heating tools to dry or style your hair after a workout.