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Thursday, August 15, 2013

3LRCHALLENGE: Maintaining Protective Styles While Exercising

Hey Guys,
Here are a few helpful tips to maintain a protective style when working out
  1. Wear a head band to protect your edges from absorbing all the sweat, and causing your hair to frizz up
  2. Depending on how much you sweat .you may need to wash/ co-wash your hair to get rid of any dirt, and salt buildup from sweating.
  3. If you are washing your hair don’t forget to moisturize and seal in the moisture
  4. Set aside time to either rinse out your hair, co-wash or wash.
  5. Another option may be to clean the scalp with an astringent or witch hazel, and then follow with a moisturizer.
  6. I find that keeping my hair stretched while working out reduces tangles
  7. Hair can be put in a Bun (low or high bun), High ponytail, Single braid, Pineapple method, which is simple gathering all the hair into a high ponytail at the top of your head and securing loosely
  8. If it is possible consider tying your protective style down with a scarf or hair bonnet, I mean hey it's OK to not look perfect all the time.
  9. Peppermint or tea tree oil is great for relieving any itching (just make sure to dilute with a carrier oil so you don’t irritate your scalp)
  10. If you have in braids or twists with extensions don't forget to moisturize the hair, at least to the point your hair stops, and then seal with an oil.
I hope these tips help.
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