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Exercise and Natural Hair Styles

By Curly Nikki 21 Comments

by Shelli of Hairscapades The primary deciding factor in my journey to go natural was related to my exercise regimen. I was wearing my relaxed hair curly (with the aid of Frizz Ease Hair Serum and L’Oreal Pumping Curls) because it was far easier to maintain than straight hair with a 6 day a week exercise schedule. I began exercising…

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Looking to Detox?- Bikram Yoga

By Curly Nikki 11 Comments

by Sherrell Dorsey of Organic Beauty Vixen A friend introduced me to Bikram Yoga back in December. I had no idea what I was in for. I walked into the smelly studio, found a place on the floor and was ready for a typical yoga experience: a lot of stretching, breathing and meditating. But as soon as the heaters came…

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Interval Training: Fast and Hair-Friendly

By Curly Nikki 15 Comments

via NaturallyCurly.com; Is it possible to have the best of everything? Interval training workouts can last as little as 20 minutes, perfect for time-strapped people. You work very hard, doing multi-muscle exercises (often with weights), alternating cardio with strength training. Because the workout is short, it’s easy to stay motivated. You’ll work up a sweat (if you don’t, you’re doing…

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I Can’t Work Out Because of My Hair

By Curly Nikki 37 Comments

Charnika Jett of NaturallyCurly writes; “I think that’s a myth,” Danielle Andrews said when asked what she thought of women who pass on working out because of their hairstyle. “I used to be a kick-boxing instructor and I would see many women wearing their hair in all sort of styles. I figured if you were serious about getting in shape,…

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Great Workout Styles…What’s Yours?

By Curly Nikki 24 Comments

Ms. Sassy writes: So, I started my P90x Challenge today. What the blipblopblue am I thinking?! Four things– (1) I’m well over my comfort zone weight and now I have to do something about it, (2) clothes don’t fit anymore and I’m one of those women who are in denial and I refuse to go out and buy more, (3)…

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Is Sweat Damaging My Natural Hair?

By Curly Nikki 18 Comments

BarbaraNaturallySpeaking submitted a question she received from a reader, along with her detailed response. Check it out! __________________________________________________________ Question submitted via email: I have been natural for two years now, but still learning how to work with my hair. For the most part, I wore my hair in braids during my transition period and only wore my hair out long…

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What’s Your Exercise Regimen?

By Curly Nikki 30 Comments

What’s your exercise and corresponding hair regimen?CN writes:During my pregnancy (from the 2nd trimester till the last few weeks) I walked 2-3 miles, 7 days a week. Although I have a treadmill, I walked many of those days outside. It kept the swelling at bay, my back feeling great and my weight gain under control. Whenever I finally drop this…

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Exercise and Natural Hair: A Match Made in Heaven

By Curly Nikki 26 Comments

Maria of To Be A Naturlista writes: I’m willing to bet the number one concern, or at least in the the top three, among the online black hair community is hair growth and retaining that length once gained. There are countless threads, blogs, vlogs and groups challenges dedicated to getting hair as long as possible. Women have admitted to swallowing…

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F.A.Q.- Exercise Hair

By Curly Nikki 34 Comments

The FAQ below was originally posted in March of this year. I thought I’d bring it out of hiding with Fall approaching–changing seasons always bring about new found motivation, right?!Anyway, since posting this in March, and reading your comments in July, I’ve implemented a new workout routine and eating regimen. I’m not trying to lose weight, so I do moderate…

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