I don't know about you guys, but the amount I sweat during the day both from living in a really humid place 80% of the year and by how much working out I do really cramps my style when it comes to showering. At risk of sounding like a completely dirty person, I really fight washing my hair as much as possible. I hear this all the time though from friends who work out a lot as well. Being a full-on Vata, my hair and skin already naturally run dry so if I wash it often it's usually left stripped of moisture. This is the reason why 90% of the time on this blog I have my hair up in a braid or a top knot, because most of the time I just can't get it to cooperate so I leave it dirty and try to disguise it creatively somehow.
My days are usually filled with a long 90 minute yoga practice minimum, either outside or in a hot yoga studio, and then I'm running to grab lunch (usually at St. Roche Market, yum), working on deadlines on my computer, shooting photos and then rushing home to try to be a good fiancé. If I'm really good about my ashtanga practice, I'll go a few days between washes to keep the good oil in and opt for something tight and low on my head (like this braid style) so I can do headstands and poses on my back without having to move my hair around for each pose. One of the 8 limbs of yoga is Saucha, which emphasizes cleanliness, so it's just good yoga etiquette to keep yourself presentable in the studio. I think a cute braid and some essential oil does a pretty fine job at masking this hair habit of mine but I think this is a better option than having straw hair!
Photos: Marianna Massey
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