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“I can’t mess up my hair”

“I might sweat my hair out”

“I just got my hair done”

Does this sound familiar to you?

These phrases are often the responses from Black women when it comes to exercising. Hair seems to play a huge part in the lack of exercise in the Black community. We can’t let something as simple and silly as hair stop us from being healthy!

So here are some hair styles that are great for exercising:

If you aren’t willing to change your hairstyle to accommodate the amount of sweat your going to produce while exercising then simply try keeping your hair well moisturized and conditioned so that the sodium that is produced while sweating will dry your hair out less. Also always, tie your hair up while exercising and drink lots of water. Exercising in a well air-conditioned place will also help the scalp and hair to sweat less.

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  • That is so true, and it’s also something I didn’t have to worry about when I went natural. Even though I’m no longer natural, I can still get my workout on in some braids.