Not only does lead POPSUGAR editor Maria Valdez love to sweat in solo workouts, but she loves to teach them, too! As a part-time Zumba instructor, her gym bag must haves help keep her feeling fresh before, during, and after a workout. The star product in her gym bag, a neon pink Tangle Teezer x Puma Compact Styler detangling hairbrush, is her secret to looking great before and after class. The neon shade pairs perfectly with her love of bold workout gear and prints. Plus, the two types of patented teeth — long ones to detangle from the root down and short ones for softness, shine, and removing tangles — are shielded from dust and dirt by a handy protective cover, making it easy to slip into your gym bag when you're on the move.
A detangling hairbrush: "I teach dance fitness classes at the gym and I love how it feels to dance with your hair down. I feel free, fierce, and sexy. Having said that, I sweat like a beast and by the end of the class and many hair flips later, it's impossible to run my fingers through my hair to fix it. I needed a good hairbrush that wouldn't pull or break my hair, and when I found the Tangle Teezer x Puma Compact Styler detangling hairbrush I felt confident that I could brush out my hair even when its sweaty and at its worse."
Towel: "Because of the excessive sweating — my classes are very high intensity — I need a towel, or else I'll end up swimming in a puddle of my own sweat."
Deodorant: "In addition to a towel, I obviously need a good deodorant that will keep any unwanted smells away."