Many naturalistas feel that exercising regularly could mean multiple bad hair days for them. However, this does not have to be the case.
Sure enough, exercising is great for our bodies, and it has even been shown to enhance hair growth. But with exercising comes sweat which dries up the hair easily resulting in possible breakage.
The good news is that you can bypass these effects by simply following through a proper hair routine after exercising. We have pointed out some tips on how you can go about this the best way.
1.Wear a protective hairstyle
This is probably the best thing you could do for your hair as you workout.
Keeping your hair in a protective style like knotless braids or faux locs and styling them into an up hairdo (careful not to make it too tight) keeps your ends tucked away and minimizes contact of your hair with your sweaty skin which in turn reduces any risks of damage.
Be sure to let your hair free after the workout to let your scalp breathe as well.
2.Shampoo your hair regularly
With the amount of dirt and sweat that builds up as you work out, shampooing your hair is necessary at least every 7-10 days.
Be sure to use a sulfate-free shampoo that will leave your hair moisturized and free from dryness.
3.Moisturize your hair
Moisturizing is probably the most important thing you could do for your natural hair post workout. Since you are bound to sweat as you exercise, you need something that can keep hair free from the dryness that results from sweating.
We advise that you deep condition your hair with a good leave-in conditioner after rinsing your hair from the sweat of working out.
As you apply conditioner, work it through the lengths of your hair to your tips.
4.Choose supportive headwear
Wearing headgear like a visor allows heat to escape from the top of your head which allows the hair roots to get the circulation they need and prevent humidity from building up on top of your head.
A visor can easily be worn over a protective style as you exercise.
Follow these simple tips to have an easier time managing your hair as you work out, and remember…you are a GEM.