Go from home workout to Zoom-ready with this new hair product promising to keep sweaty curls intact

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If you’ve kicked off 2021 with a few new fitness goals then you’ll be aware that sweat can wreak havoc on your mane – especially if you have curly or Afro-textured hair.

Sweat can cause frizz and product build-up on your scalp and, for coily hair, can lead to shrinkage.

Newbie brand Airfro is hoping to help reduce the effect of home workouts on your hair with its new launch – Airfro 00.3 DFY Curl Refresh, £14.95 here.

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The spray contains natural ingredients like hydrolysed honey, grapefruit extract and lavender. Together they claim to rehydrate strands and reduce static.

The antibacterial properties of the grapefruit and lavender also promise to reduce sweat-induced odour and tackle itchy scalps.

A product like this is seemingly long overdue as many people would turn to a dry shampoo to tackle grease and give their hair a post-workout refresh. But because many dry shampoos are often too white and powdery for dark hair, and their formulas often include drying alcohols, they aren’t best suited to curls or coils.

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If you have looser curls, the 00.3 Defy can also be used to define your curls and reset your look. If you have tighter Afro hair, you can use the spray to keep your coils in a braid-out

or twist-out while you work out.

To test the product’s effects on Afro hair, beauty writer Akesha Reid put the Aifro spray to the test…

Akesha says:

“Given how long it takes me to do my hair most mornings, I often use the fact that working out makes styling an even longer process as an excuse to avoid strenuous exercise.

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Obviously I would rather be eating toast than doing HIIT, but it’s also true that styling my thick hair after working out is a timely process.

I wash my hair once a week so without a dry shampoo-like product to extend the days in between, I have to align my exercise plans with washing my hair so I tackle both unpleasant tasks together.

If Aifro’s 00.3 Defy can keep my style intact through sweat, it would be a lifesaver.

Before I hit the workout mat, I sprayed the product all over my strands, which were brushed out and had been blow-dried the week before and put it in two scalp braids.

The spray itself smells heavenly and it did really stop my head feeling itchy, which is something that normally happens after I exercise. My scalp felt soothed and calm – a welcome change.

A short while later, when I’d finished exercising, I unravelled my braids and there wasn’t any frizz in sight. My curls looked more structured than usual, too.

One thing I will say is that I could definitely feel I had product in my hair, which I wasn’t expecting from something that was so natural and so watery.

But I do feel like this is a small downside for something that’s probably going to help me feel more motivated to workout in the long run (fingers crossed).

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