I’m not a post-work workout kinda gal. I loathe how busy it gets and more than anything hate how much time it takes of my already short evening once my commute is done. In the summertime you’ll catch me getting those 7am sessions in, but come winter the only morning exercise my body is getting is hitting the snooze button…
Thus I’ve become a lunch-time workout person. With this comes the small stress of not being able to wash my hair until the evening so how to do I get it looking fresh again for work?
I damn near freaked out when I saw the Ouai, Dry Shampoo Foam that had released in the U.S. a couple years ago. This was how I first heard of the brand but the foam hadn’t reached the U.K. until recently.
I finally picked up a bottle yesterday and after this morning’s HIIT workout I had to give it a try just to review…
Behold my hideous no makeup, sweaty hair, before picture:
Following a generous amount of (make up) the foam and a quick blitz with the blow-dryer and a round brush…
Not too bad eh?! What do I think? I’m head over heels. The foam smells delicious just like every other Ouai product and the texture isn’t sticky in the slightest. The result even makes my hair feel cleaner. After blowdrying the product through with a round brush (for volume) you can take the straighteners over it for a smoother finish.
Now before you think ‘ew that’s gross’ don’t worry. I do wash my hair in the evening for a fresh start in the morning but this really does the job for a quick post-job fix up. I’m telling you folks, it’s a 10 out of 10 from me!
I’ll finish this post with a lunchtime workout myths debusted:
You must not have enough time to shower! Yes, I do. But it’s a blitz and I don’t wash my hair.
That’s not long enough to work out. It really is – On average I’ll do 4x 45 minute sessions and I go HAM because I know I have a shorter workout time. No faffing around on my phone.
You must look a hot mess whne you get back to the office. Hot and flustered, yes. A mess not really. I keep a set of shower minis plus a full make up bag in my gym bag at all times so I have everything I would normally use at home.
All this is to say that my boss is super flexible and lets me make up the extra 20 minutes I take a lunch after or before work. If you can, let your managers know that you’d like to prioritse your health and that lunch time workouts work best for you. As long as the job gets done and you make the time up then everyone is happy…amirite?