The Mane Balancing Act: Exercising And Your Hair

April 30, 2012  |  

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So they say Black women don’t exercise because we don’t want to mess up our hair? Is this true? While it might not be the majority, I know SEVERAL Black women who do not work out because they don’t want to mess up their hair including me ☹

When I straighten my hair, I don’t even want to take a hot bath because I sweat. My goal for the 2 weeks my hair is straightened is how not to sweat.

So let’s take it to the gym. What can we do to stop being so worried about our hair? For one, we could just change our thought process: having a healthy body should come before having “pretty” hair. Next we need to find a way to keep our hair healthy in the process.

No, No, absolutely no cotton scarves/bandannas. They are horrible for your hair and can break off your edges. Why not do something like a cute updo style so your hair is off your neck and secure?

Here are some tips on how to treat your hair while you are working out:

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