Hair in the Gym
By: Nikki Goodnight
“I don’t want to sweat my hair out” really? Is that all you have as an excuse?! As black women our hair is the most difficult to maintain, and working out doesn’t help the frizz and naps stay in place, but that is no excuse not to take care of your health!
There are many strategies that we can use to avoid sweating out our hair. I personally, wear my hair natural so you can already imagine what my hair looks like after a hard work out (DON KING) but I don’t let that stand in the way!
The first thing that I do is twist my hair in two strand twist so that it stays in place while sweating, this keeps your hair composed and helps avoid a lot of frizz! Another technique to use is braiding your hair in two French braids this is also a technique that keeps your hair in place causing less sweat and moisture to arise.
On the other hand some of us wear hair weaves and you all have a lot of nerve to be complaining about sweating “your” hair out! For women who wear sew in weaves, your hair is braided underneath which helps avoid a lot of sweat, put your hair in a tight pony tail or bun and go on with your day don’t be afraid to wash your hair after a work out! Weaves are washable!
The last technique and the most obvious technique in the world are to find your favorite silk scarves and wrap your hair up. This is not something to be embarrassed about you are in the gym to improve your health not to find a husband!
According to many health polls this is the top reason why black women avoid the gym. We can not continue to make excuses for things that we can change. We are dying of heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity and cancer not HAIR!
I hope that this post motivates you to care less about the way your hair looks at the gym and embrace how much better you will feel taking care of your