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Post by natural83 on 11th November 2009, 1:16 am

Hey ladies!

Im curious to know how you guys wear your hair while you are working out? During the week, I usually just pull mine up in a ponytail and get going. On Saturday mornings when I run with my running group, I do the same...but actually I was thinking about keeping it twisted up while I run. I know I sweat a lot in my head, and just wanted to figure out a way to keep it together without ruining my curls!

So go ahead and dish the "workout do's"!!!!!
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Post by Krystality on 12th November 2009, 2:41 pm

When my hair is straight I pin it up and and off my neck and face... I tie a satin scarft on my edges to hold them down. After my work out I let everything dry and then i take off my scarf and do pin curls at night.

When I have a braid or twist out...I pin them up the same way then I rebraid or twist at night if need be or I will wear an updo the next day and then rebraid that night after another workout but I will do a co-wash.

Now I have Kinky twist so I just co wash after workout and I am good to go. :-) Hope this helps.

If my hair were longer I would do cute buns and Ponytails :-)

Still Transitioning...

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Post by laughlovelivelife on 13th November 2009, 2:06 am

I teach fitness classes 5X a week so I am very interested to hear what people do with their hair during workouts. I usually wear two french braids because 1) it keeps hair out of my way while instructing, 2) prevents tangling while I'm bouncing around (I teach kickboxing classes!!) and finally 3) it usually gives me a nice look the next day when I unravel the braids. What other secure hairstyles do you all suggest because buns just fall to the wayside for me!

One more question- as natural women, are you more likely to exercise now that you don't have to worry about sweating out ur relaxer? I still feel some kinda way about gettin my hair all sweaty almost everyday!!!
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Post by natural83 on 13th November 2009, 2:22 am

@laughlovelivelife Girl that's one of the main reasons why I went natural because it was so much more convenient on my hair while working out. Im in the gym about 4 times a week, and I run too, so my hair is always in the "workout midst" LOL! Me wearing it straight just caused me to put more heat on it, trying to flat iron it out from all the sweat and stuff. So being natural and working out is definitely a plus! But at the same time, you still feel like you are sweating out your do, especially if you just did your hair! LOL! But the good things is, the process is soooo much easier than having relaxed hair! I'd much rather co-wash and twist up, rather than washing, drying, flat-ironing, rolling, etc.

I think I may start working out with my hair in twists or something! I may see how that works out, especially when I want to preserve my a hair do for the next day or something.

And yayyy for you teaching kickboxing! That's something that I want to get into! That is some great cardio, and Im all about that!
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Post by dajewel on 13th November 2009, 12:42 pm

in bantu knots or the same style that is in my avator
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Post by laughlovelivelife on 13th November 2009, 1:05 pm

Thanks for the suggestions ladies. I'll try them out next week and report back!!
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Post by yokiedokie on 16th November 2009, 11:41 pm

Good question! I play tennis, do outdoor and indoor cycling and other gym activities. Usually I pull my hair into a high ponytail while exercising. It does get sweaty by the time I'm done and sometime frizzy. To combat this, I will apply moisturizer and retwist (in large twists) at bed time to control frizz and refresh the style for the next day.
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Post by veggiegirl314 on 17th November 2009, 12:14 am

I usually wear it in twists or pulled back in a puff.
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Post by p_nuttie43 on 17th November 2009, 2:34 pm

wow... im just fascinated that you all are so active and work out on a daily basis. I think i may be the only person in the world who does no type of workout/exersise in the world. LOL...

you guys are inspirations to me! one day i will start.... one day... but the boob tube calls me....
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Post by Naturally Nu* on 18th November 2009, 8:55 pm

This was a good question. I also just pull it up in a poof. I'll be watching this thread..

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Post by PyreFli42 on 28th January 2010, 12:19 am

So I'm bumping this thread, I guess. I'm just curious--what time of day do you all work out? I work out in the morning or middle of my day (full time grad student and single mom-get it in where you can fit it in) so I've been really annoyed with figuring out what to do with my hair.

I feel like it was easier when I was relaxed, because I just threw it into a ponytail and was done. But I don't wear ponytails much now (it feels really stressful on my hair/edges because I have to pull it tight or else it's puffy and crazy) and my hair frizzes up after sweating so my twistouts is done after working out.

Any other daytime exercisers? What do you guys do with your hair?
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Post by ChrsLvsBks on 28th January 2010, 1:11 am

PyreFli42 wrote:So I'm bumping this thread, I guess. I'm just curious--what time of day do you all work out? I work out in the morning or middle of my day (full time grad student and single mom-get it in where you can fit it in) so I've been really annoyed with figuring out what to do with my hair.

I feel like it was easier when I was relaxed, because I just threw it into a ponytail and was done. But I don't wear ponytails much now (it feels really stressful on my hair/edges because I have to pull it tight or else it's puffy and crazy) and my hair frizzes up after sweating so my twistouts is done after working out.

Any other daytime exercisers? What do you guys do with your hair?
I exercise during my lunch hour. I pull my hair up and slap on a scarf. I have forgotten to don my scarf, and my hair was blah!
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Post by PyreFli42 on 28th January 2010, 1:16 am

ChrsLvsBks wrote:I exercise during my lunch hour. I pull my hair up and slap on a scarf. I have forgotten to don my scarf, and my hair was blah!

So do you exercise with your scarf on, or are you saying that you put it on afterward? and do you then take your hair down afterward, or leave it up?

I'm taking notes!
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Post by ChrsLvsBks on 28th January 2010, 1:32 am

PyreFli42 wrote:
ChrsLvsBks wrote:I exercise during my lunch hour. I pull my hair up and slap on a scarf. I have forgotten to don my scarf, and my hair was blah!

So do you exercise with your scarf on, or are you saying that you put it on afterward? and do you then take your hair down afterward, or leave it up?

I'm taking notes!
I exercise with my scarf on and take it off after working out. Depending on my hairstyle, I will leave it up or down.
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Post by PyreFli42 on 28th January 2010, 7:06 pm

ChrsLvsBks wrote:
PyreFli42 wrote:
ChrsLvsBks wrote:I exercise during my lunch hour. I pull my hair up and slap on a scarf. I have forgotten to don my scarf, and my hair was blah!

So do you exercise with your scarf on, or are you saying that you put it on afterward? and do you then take your hair down afterward, or leave it up?

I'm taking notes!
I exercise with my scarf on and take it off after working out. Depending on my hairstyle, I will leave it up or down.

ahhh... I'm going to try that. Thanks!!!
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Post by biologieguru on 11th April 2010, 4:22 pm

I've found that oil can help the hair from reverting when I'm wearing my press n curl (blowout/flatiron). So Im thinking oil might block out some of that moisture from killing your hair style? I'll let you know, I start boot camp tomorrow morning! [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

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Post by BekkaPoo on 13th April 2010, 11:27 am

Just a ponytail or a bun.. nothing fancy. I also usually wear a style that can be worn at work and at the gym so I don't overmanipulate my fine breakable strands.
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Post by Lynnieluve on 13th April 2010, 12:07 pm

Two strand twist

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Post by ChrsLvsBks on 13th April 2010, 1:14 pm

biologieguru wrote:I've found that oil can help the hair from reverting when I'm wearing my press n curl (blowout/flatiron). So Im thinking oil might block out some of that moisture from killing your hair style? I'll let you know, I start boot camp tomorrow morning! [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Yes, I agree. I put some castor oil on my rollerset hair and wrapped it. The next morning my hair was more straight at the roots (I had worked out the previous day). What oil(s) do you use?
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Post by biologieguru on 13th April 2010, 1:58 pm

[/quote]Yes, I agree. I put some castor oil on my rollerset hair and wrapped it. The next morning my hair was more straight at the roots (I had worked out the previous day). What oil(s) do you use?[/quote]


I use grapeseed oil (I buy from Whole Foods) or Neutrogena body oil (light sesame formula)...
I use both on my skin. They got me through the DRYYY winter.

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Post by KinkySheaPT on 13th April 2010, 3:05 pm

I've started wearing my hair in two side buns, or as CurlyNikki would put it the Modified Princess Leia style, that was posted on CN.com last week. I love this style. It is a very quick and easy style that lasts all week through strength training, cardio, teaching Zumba, appointments, and anything else the week throws at me. I love styles that are cute and allow me to be a bit lazy lol.
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Post by FemmeFox on 29th April 2010, 2:31 pm

I usually wear two strand twists but I think that all the salt from all the extra sweating is drying my hair out. I know that I should probably be cowashing more but I don't want to retwist constantly from my hair coming down. Any suggestions?
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Post by tamyllia on 29th April 2010, 5:04 pm

I second the two-bun style. I usually sleep with them in with scrunchies if I know I'm doing yoga first thing in the morning. Otherwise I put my hair in one or two buns and work out late afternoons.

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Post by KurlyQT on 6th May 2010, 9:52 pm

I work out in the morning, so my hair is usually in twist. Before I workout I put a black beanie hat on and leave hair twisted. The beanie has pretty big holes in it so my hair usually dries pretty fast. So when I get home I let my hair air dry and then untwist
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Post by blaque_irish on 31st May 2010, 7:58 pm

I am usually rocking a ponytail or pigtails when I step in the gym. It is easier for me to pull my hair off of my face and neck. When I get home I usually twist my hair back up and get ready for the next day.
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