Really stupid, right? But I seriously don't think I am the only one that feels this way. There are days when I just can not get out of the house for a run first thing or just don't want to face the cold. I have greasy hair. You can read more about that here if you feel so inclined.
I must wash daily. Much to the dismay of every stylist that I have ever encountered. Otherwise, I really look like I should be more of a bag lady. I have tried every powder, spray solution that I have heard of and nothing works. I just end up with greasy hair that has specs of white in it. Gross. I know.
So in an effort to save myself some embarrassment and self pity, I just wash my hair everyday. But then, if I work out that means I have to wash it twice a day. Which is even worse.
So I switched to this apple cider vinegar and baking soda method which has worked wonders. But it still did not eliminate needing to wash and STYLE twice daily.
Seriously, I am not the type of person that wants to spend hours daily primping. I have zero desire. But I want to run and I want to look cute.
Think, think, think.
I think I came up with a solution. At least one that works for me.
First, when exercising I do the first grade hair style of one pony with the sides up and one pony holding the bottom ( will post a picture once I take one). Then I go run. Sometimes I use a headband, a hat, whatever. It really doesn't matter.
When I come back before I hop in the shower I undo the bottom pony, get out a duck clip, pull the top hair into the duck clip and refasten the bottom pony.
In the shower I wash the top pony (duck clipped portion of my hair). When I get out, I take it all down, comb together and style as usual.
It is amazing how this takes five minutes and I look like I have just done the entire hair process. It works for me and makes me love running that much more. Because I feel more like a guy....like I can get in and out with little to no trouble.
I hope I am not the only one that worries about my physical fitness versus the presentableness (so not a word) of my hair. If so, oh well maybe I am that shallow.