And while I have found the best way to keep MY hair our of my face and from getting stuck under people's butts and knees (Though its getting long, so I am going to have to figure something else out.) I hadn't yet figured out how to keep my hair from looking and feeling like I abuse it.
On top of abusing my hair in BJJ, I also abuse my hair off the mat. I have curly awful unruly hair, and if I don't want to look like I am in a constant state of bedhead, I have to straighten my hair every time I wash it, and I bleach and recolor my hair every 4-6 weeks. I think you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who is as mean to their hair as I am.
And after four years I have finally found a shampoo and conditioner that actually makes my hair feel and look less damaged than it is. Honestly, I don't know if it actually does repair my hair, but it certainly feels like it does. Plus, it smells good.
John Frieda Full Repair shampoo and conditioner is amazing.