Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Exercising with Natural Hair
Happy New Year! One of the events that goes along with the arrival of a new year is setting new year's resolutions. As well all know the most popular new year's resolution is to get in shape and exercise more. Some may be asking the question, "How do I maintain my natural hair while working out?"
There are many styles that you can wear while working out. For those who have a heavy workout routine, we would recommend: twist extensions, yarn braids, twisted or braided up do's. These styles are low maintenance, will keep your hair out of the way and still look great after a workout.
For those who would like to wear a loose natural style, like a twist out or braid out, keep your hair twisted or braided during your work out (if you're at the gym, don a beanie to cover your hair) and then when your roots are dry untwist your hair. This will prevent you from losing your defintion. Since your hair will be getting damp at the roots try using a light gel or a product that does not have a humectant in its ingredient list to hold your twists or braids. This will prevent excess frizz. A wash-n-go is another perfect style for the gym enthusiast.
Essence.com had a great article on its site today about maintaining your hair while working out. Check it out by clicking here. Just remember your total body health is extremely important. Your hair will flourish as a result of your working out. Don't let your hair be an excuse NOT to work out. Just find styles that work with your newfound commitment to your body's health. To your health!