To wash or not to wash? That is often the question on a runner’s mind post-training; is there enough time for that much-needed hair wash? The answer is often no, which means those sweaty/oily locks are left to run wild for the rest of the day.
Unfortunately, this dilemma also has wider consequences than just smelly hair, research has shown that 70% of Australian women are not considered sufficiently active, with almost half associating this to not having enough time.
On a mission to help with this dilemma are Aussie athletes and Glósóli Sport founders Anneliese Rubie-Renshaw (2016/2020 400m Olympian), Kelly Peel (nee Hetherington, 800m World Champs rep) and Ashleigh Palmer (nee Horrobin, 400m hurdler). The inspiration for Glósóli Sport arose from their own personal frustrations as athletes with the lack of sport targeted self hair care products.
To solve the post-run hair wash issue, their first product Ready Sweat Glo can be applied to damp post-workout hair. It immediately starts to absorb oil and sweat while removing odours and refreshes hair with the natural Australian citrus fragrance (which is a real crowd favourite). Saving athletes precious time for that well needed post-run recovery.
After thorough testing of the current aerosol dry shampoos on the market, the trio discovered existing products use harsh chemical propellants, which aren’t designed to be applied immediately to wet or sweaty hair, and don’t absorb the high levels of post-exercise sweat.
Anneliese, Kelly and Ash worked alongside Australia’s leading cosmetic chemists for almost two years to develop a formula that could withstand even the most demanding workouts of elite athletes, without the chemicals of an aerosol. This resulted in Ready Sweat Glo’s unique non-aerosol liquid mist formula, which includes the all-natural superhero ingredients bamboo stem micro powders for oil absorption, prebiotics from noni plant stem cells for scalp and hair health, and butyl advacadate extracted from avocado oil to reduce excess oil production.
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There is more to Glósóli Sport than the products, an underlying motive for the athletes is to empower women to incorporate sport and fitness into their lives. Co-founder and Olympian Anneliese Rubie-Renshaw explains, “We have a passion to inspire and encourage everybody to feel confident and empowered to get active and sweaty, making exercise part of their lifestyle. We have heard people say they don’t like to work out because of how it makes them look. We want our product to help break down some of those barriers by reducing get ready time post-workout and helping achieve good hair days, everyday.”
Ready Sweat Glo is made in Australia, vegan, and uses post-consumer recycled materials in packaging. Being so simple and easy to use, it should be your latest training bag essential.
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