How to Maintain Natural Hair & An Exercise Routine

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Hola Chicas,

It's Thursday which means we've officially taken over Essence for the day!

¡Viva la RevoluciĆ³n!

Check out my latest installment, where I discuss how I protect my hair while 'working out'. Head over there, check it out, 'like it', share it and comment! Also, leave questions of your own for the next article!

Thanks divas!

Later Gators,
Nik

10 Weigh in!:
MyNaturalCurlyLife said...

Working out is the reason why I went natural! In 2010-2011 I lost almost 30lbs with just working out & selective eating. In order for me to maintain that weight loss I had to make some changes to vanity. And that included rocking braids & sew ins and letting my natural hair grow out.
Now I'm wearing my natural hair out & I find that I have to wash or co-wash my hair the same evening of my workout. I put alot of product in my hair because my twists outs & braid outs wont stay otherwise. And while I'm working out I'll sometimes feel the oils (and smell them) sweating out of my head. So washing the same evening works best for me. And doesnt dry my hair out.

Esther Komolafe said...

Thanks for the helpful information.

Brooke B. said...

I don't worry about rinsing my hair after I workout, it doesn't bother me as long as my scalp dries completely. I just stick to my weekly washes unless my head starts to itch.

Abstract said...

Congratulations on your weight loss! Awesome!

SavanahRae said...

Don't worry about the hair. Sometimes it may need a light rinse but most times its okay.

Bridget Daniels said...

For me, it is much easier working out with natural hair than with relaxed/straight hair. I sweat profusely when I workout, so I usually pull my hair down into a low or high pony puff if wearing it out. Otherwise, I wear it in a bun. In either case, I usually tie it down with a scarf mainly to prevent sweat from pouring down my face. I leave the scarf on until my hair is dry and then remove it. For some reason, my curls are often more defined after my workout than before. Also, I rarely feel the need to rinse my hair after workouts as it appears that my scarf absorbs most of the sweat.

Megan M said...

I sweat but not that much. I usually do a top knot bun when my hair is straight and curly. For some reason I have a sensitive scalp and it itches like fire ants attacked it lol. But when I excersise my scalp does not itch so regular wash week for me.

Megan M. said...

Can you do one on how to trim natural hair without straightening it? Please?

Derika said...

I don't work out much because I was relaxed for as long as I remember. Now that I'm transitioning, I can't wait to work out and not be a slave to my hair. :-)

Jessica Coletrain said...

Very informative

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