For any black girl (natural or otherwise), hair and hair styling can definitely prove to be an issue when it comes to working out. Here are some tips and tricks to make life a whole lot easier!
For When it’s Straight:
DON’T wear it in a ponytail. Well, don’t wear it in a super tight ponytail. When your hair is straightened it is in a very fragile state and putting it in a tight ponytail will only increase your chances of breakage. If you feel the need to wear a ponytail though, use scrunches or cloth hair ties opposed to elastic ones.
Try to wear your hair in a bun with a headband or scarf to hold your edges down so they won’t frizz up.
Bantu knot style buns work best because it prevents creasing and the hair is neat and tucked away making for a very productive workout. An added bonus is the great texture you are left with you’re done!
For When it’s Natural:
-Hard workouts are a great time to deep condition. The heat from your head will allow for the product to really moisturize your strands.
-If you want to preserve your coils post workout, try the pineapple method! To make it more wear-able in public, pin down the ends of your pineapple with bobby pins
-Don’t use oils before a workout. Although, I am a HUGE coconut oil lover I am very familiar with how watery it can be when warmed up. Unless you want oil dripping down your face I suggest sticking to moisturizes and leave ins until after the work out.
-High quality hair makes all the difference
-If you have leave out, make sure to have the right tools to blend your hair on the go.