Every woman cherishes her hair and when it comes to working out it sometimes gets in the way - deciding which hairdo goes with your lifestyle is key. It’s often never an easy decision to make as it may involve settling for a practical hairdo instead of a sophisticated cute/ pretty look.
For the African Girl with ethnic hair, it gets even more complicated. Our hair is coarse (naturally thick, curly and stubborn), for it to be straight you need to apply a relaxer cream and maintain that hairdo. Alternatively, weaves, braids dread locks or a natural afro will be the way to go. All these take a lot to maintain - adding exercise means even more work.
If you exercise regularly, you will need to wash your hair more frequently so best you make sure you use a gentle lightweight shampoo/ conditioner formula (as most shampoos contain alcohol & sulphates, always check the content) that won't over-cleanse and strip your hair of it’s natural oils.
Be picky about the type of Hair Band/ Ties you use. For hair ties, use those gentler than your average elastic. For Hair bands use ones with fabric that dries up quickly.
For swimmers, if you swim in a chlorinated pool make sure you rinse the pool water (containing chlorine & salt) out of your hair thoroughly with clear water.
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