How To Avoid Messing Up Your Hair While Working Out…

Caption: Last night after my hairstylist RJ hooked me up! 

One of the biggest concerns that we have when working out is how to maintain our hair. I’m natural and have been for over 20 years, but I wear extensions. Curly extensions usually hold up with minimal maintenance. Straight extensions can be a disaster when you mix sweat & heat in. I used to think that all I needed to do was tie my hair up under a cotton bandana (or scarf) and I’d be good to go.

Well this morning I experimented with something new. I took 3 hair clips, the ones that look like this:

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I took my bang and clipped that up. Then I parted the back section and pulled the left half into one clip and the right half into the final clip. I then took a bandana and folded that up to create a headband and wrapped up my edges like this:

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The good thing about this was the bandana caught all of my sweat, and the hair remained sticking up in the air so it didn’t get wet with sweat.

After my shower, after I had a chance to wash my face I took the clips out and combed my hair & it was ready to go, undamaged. Here is my hair post sleep & post workout with no heat needed at all. I also don’t wrap my hair! I just sleep with a satin bonnet. RJ says with the right cut you shouldn’t have to do all of that for maintenance and I totally agree (and see exactly what he means).

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I was very excited about this because I saw my hairstylist last night to get my hair washed, conditioned and styled, and would’ve been mad if my workout this morning ruined it.

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Post-workout, I’ve been jamming to my 90s Playlist. If you’re on Spotify you can listen to it here.

Here are 5 songs that I have on the playlist:

“U Send Me Swingin” by Mint Condition

“In My Bed” by Dru Hill

“Crush On You” by Lil’ Kim

“Candy Rain” by Soul For Real

“Weak” by SWV

It has 326 carefully curated songs and over 24 hours of music. I hope you enjoy it!

 

One Comment Add yours

  1. Mel says:

    I wear braids as a protective style often as well…the issue that I have when working out is that my scalp sweats and when it dries it feels like a nasty build up creates…I’d love to know what i should do after I work out when this happens..I can’t wash my scalp after every work out or the braids will look bad very quickly.

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