New Year, New Do… well not quite. Many of us stop ourselves from going to the gym because our hairstyles cost too much to sweat out and we don’t know how to maintain it during our workouts. Sis, I hear you but your health comes first. Don’t sweat, actually, you will once you check out our 4 Tips to Maintain your hair at the gym.
1) Wear it up, Wear it Up – Rap Nicki Minaj’s Rake It Up verse
Don’t let your hair touch the equipment or the nape of your neck. High Ponytails, Mid buns, pineapples, are your best bet. Your hair will remain in one constant place and won’t get as wet. Try your best not to take down your ponytail until your hair and/or scalp is dry. If not, you’re edges and hair will frizz. Best bet is to air dry or blow dry your scalp on low for 10 minutes.
2) Low Manipulation/Protective Style
Bantu, Braids, twist, pineapple your hair the night before and maintain it at the gym with a silk scarf or headwrap.
3) I Decree, “My edges will remain laid!”
Sweat absorbent headbands/wraps are a must. If you can walk around with a silk scarf, printed headwrap, or a baseball cap then you can actually buy a product that scientifically whisks sweat.
4) Dry Shampoo saves your wigs and weaves
Spray on your hair before your workout to absorb sweat, off-set frizz. Your wig and weave will smell good and stay dry.
Now, hit the gym and remember to maintain your hair at the gym, because your body deserves it!