Like many people at the beginning of a new year, there’s a good chance one of your New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. Gym memberships, fitness DVDs and Zumba classes are sure to be in your future which also means sweat, sweat and yep more sweat. As you work out to lose the weight you will notice that your hair is taking just as big a beating as your muscles. It’s important to create a special hair care routine post workout so that both your body and your curls will look their best!
- Don’t shampoo your hair after every workout. Even though you might be tempted to wash out the sweat and dirt from a daily workout session, this could prove detrimental to your delicate curls. In order to rid your scalp and hair from dirt and grime, we suggest that you co-wash on a daily basis with a lightweight conditioner. Co-washing is where you wash your hair using conditioner instead of shampoo which leaves curly hair soft, manageable and nourished.
- Maintain hair health by wearing protective styles while you work out. Avoid pulling your hair back into tight buns or ponytails as this may cause damage and breakage. Also avoid brushing curly hair as this can disrupt the natural curl pattern causing frizzing and dryness. When working out, gently pull hair back and away from the face or wrap hair with a satin scarf to protect strands from the elements.
- Always comb hair out after you work out. Be sure to use a wide tooth comb and start at the ends of the hair and work your way up until all of the hair is soft and untangled. This helps prevent severe tangling
- Apply coconut oil or the oil of your choice to your scalp after your workout as the scalp easily becomes dry and irritated due to an excessive amount of sweating.
What are some of the ways you like to maintain your curls, waves, kinks and coils while getting your work out on?