How to stop getting greasy, damaged hair from the gym

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People who work out regularly will know the pain of chlorine damage, over washing and greasy hair. These products will help you gym proof your hair.

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Going to the gym regularly can be an absolute beauty nightmare - from sweaty skin to greasy hair, working out doesn't always look good.

However, there are some ways to tackle the inevitable issues that come from getting that dream bikini body and feeling strong and healthy.

Chlorine damage from swimming protection cream


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Philip Kingsley's Swimcap is an essential for any avid simmers.

The chlorine in pools can ravage your hair, and if particularly worrying for blondes.

Apply this before and after you hit the pool for instant protection.

£10.45, feelunique.com

Sun, swim and sports cleansing shampoo


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We named this shampoo as a #HandbagHero after using it on holiday, but it's also designed for sports use.

The organic formula works to protect from sun, sea, pool and pollution, perfect if you work out outside.

It also just gives a great, fresh clean.

£9.99 each, greenpeople.com

Dry shampoo for greasy roots


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Washing your hair everyday isn't good, we all know this, the hairdressers have told us this.

So, what do you do when your sweat buckets in the gym? Trusty dry shampoo of course.

This one is our favourite for freshness, smell and lack of horrible chalky roots.

£5.99, boots.com

Hair oil for dry ends


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Sometimes the feeling of sweaty roots is too much to just attack with dry shampoo.

You'll be amazed how much better it feels after a simple rinse.

This can dry out the ends of your hair, so use an oil, like this French wonder product - just make sure you avoid the top half of your hair!

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