THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN YOUR HAIR AND YOUR BODY

What do you do with your hair when you work out? 

Many people ask this question, and for me, I just do as the mood strike, which means I pretty much do whatever. But for the most part, I have a good regimen that I follow each week. Here are some easy tips to allow you to have the hair and the body.
  1.  Choose a protective style that you don't mind wearing for a few days. 
  2.  Choose 3 consecutive days to work out that is conducive to your schedule, be it the beginning of the week or the end.
  3. Always cover your hair with a fabric that has wicking capability, which is most of the time synthetic fabrics such as Acrylic. Why? Because they don’t retain moisture as cotton and wool do. They have wicking capability, meaning that they transfer the moisture to the outside and then evaporates, which will leave you drier.
Why a protective style? 

If you work 5 days a week, you do want to be cute. Putting it back in a ponytail is boring. And having a protective style while you work out eliminates an extra chore, washing hair. And it also helps with over manipulation. Plus your hair gets a break from the normal wear and tear.

Will the sweat hurt your hair if you don’t wash right after?

Sweat is not that big of a deal. Many think you have to rush home and wash immediately because the sweat will harm your hair. Sweat is composed of natural minerals, mainly water, sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. All of these are pretty good for your hair. Of course, you don’t want to go too long without washing, you will then start to have build up, which is why I say 3 days, and then wash. 

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday always seem to work well for us. Thursday is wash day and you have Friday until Monday to have your hair out. 

Hope this helps in your fitness goals.


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