When I was younger my mom asked me if I wanted to run track. Immediate response "NO"; but you'll never guess why lol. I shouldn't even be saying this out loud. "I didn't want to sweat my hair out". I know, I know, I'm ashamed to even write it lol. Lately I've been trying to come up with different ways to maintain my hair while working out. I'll wear it curly but then I'm over the shrinkage after a couple of days. I can blow it out but then I don't want to sweat it out, and the list goes on and on. Here's some tips that I've found work for me:
I know wigs can be so annoying lol, but I'm telling you, my u part curly wig has been my best friend lately.
2. Sweat bands
Whenever my hair is straight I use a sweat band while working out. The key is to wait until your hair fully dries before taking the band off.
Some days I'll wear a protective style for 3-4 days and then slick my hair into a bun then next day, or two, or three lol. I'm jk you don't want to put too much tension on the hair either.
I have a client who works out often and she said having a sew in has made life a lot easier. Just be careful to not get them back to back. Everything in moderation.
5. Chalk it! lol just kidding just kidding, no but for real. Sometimes your hair is going to sweat out. "It Is What It Is".
On a serious note, we shouldn't let our
hair stop us from doing things. If you want to go swimming, go swimming. If you want to dance in the rain, by all means dance in the rain. The key is to find a balance that works for you.
If you have any additional tips feel free to leave them in the comments section. I'll let you all know if I come up with something else. Ciao!