Black Hair Tip: Exercise AND Have Great Hair

black woman exercisingIt’s that time of year again- you know the one. You’ve just made a list of New Year’s resolutions, and if you’re anything like many Americans, one of those resolutions may be to lose weight, get in shape, or exercise more. If you plan to go out and join a gym or hit the running trail, you’ll be doing a lot of sweating- and that’s one reason that many black women cite for avoiding exercise.

This year, don’t let worries about ruining your hair keep you from enjoying the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of regular exercise! With a little planning and some helpful tips, you can keep your hair looking stylish and still get your sweat on at spinning class.

Reduce washing

In addition to styling concerns, washing your hair too often can strip it of the oils that keep it shiny and healthy. However, you definitely need to wash your hair after a hard workout, so what’s a girl to do? Dry shampoo comes in handy to help you cleanse your hair without drying it out. You may also want to spritz some in your hair before your workout to preemptively absorb sweat.

Go natural

Embracing your natural curls can help streamline your hair routine. Once you learn how to manage your natural hair, you can embrace wash and go style that can be accomplished quickly and easily, even in the locker room- just wash and condition your hair, use a styling product to help define your curls, and blow dry with a diffuser to reduce frizzing.

Consider a keratin treatment

“Brazilian” straightening treatments, also known as keratin treatments, straighten hair and reduce frizz for up to three months. These treatments can be a bit pricey, but they offer the ease of maintaining straight, frizz-free hair even after a workout, without you having to have your hair pressed or styled.

Need help finding the hair style that is right for you and your lifestyle? Come on in to Levell’s Salon in Marietta, or give us a call at 678-612-1963 to make an appointment.


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