Working out and maintaining your natural or relaxed hair can be challenging. However, maintaining your health is more important than having perfect hair everyday. Plus exercise increases the health of your body overall including your hair. No one is a big fan of sweat but when we sweat from our scalp it actually unclogs the hair follicles.
Exercise increases your blood flow and that blood flow brings more oxygen as well as more nutrients. That nourishment will promote healthy hair growth.
…exercise increases the hormone that contributes to your happiness.
It’s proven that exercise will also help you feel more balanced and less stressed. We all experience stress and fatigue from the daily tasks we have to juggle. Unfortunately, stress can directly cause the hair follicles to stop growing.
You should know that exercise increases the hormone that contributes to your happiness. So as tough as it can be to stick to a workout regimen, the benefits far out way the cons.
As far as maintaining your hair, I understand your pain. I personally strayed away from regular exercise when I first went natural. I couldn’t image having to wash my hair more often. Depending on the intensity of your workout you can easily get away with washing your hair once a week.
I suggest braiding or twisting your hair up before a workout to avoid tangles.
If you are one of those people who ends up drenched in sweat from your workout, you may want to incorporate co-washing. Wash you hair 1 to 2 times a week with conditioner only aka co-wash mid-week. I suggest braiding or twisting your hair up before a workout to avoid tangles. The moisture from the sweat will definitely make your hair puffy and frizzy so let your hair air dry before taking it down.
Essentially, a workout regimen is just as important as your hair regimen. You can have the best hair practices but clogged hair follicles and stress will diminish your efforts. So get as much activity as you can to get that heart pumping and blood flowing. Your hair and body will literally thank you!