4 Protective Styles to Wear While Working Out

Protective Styles for the Gym
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One of the common deterrents for women in reference to exercising is the risk of ruining a hairstyle.  In an age where health information is widespread and hair remains a priority, a medium between exercising and physical beauty is needed, thus I have provided a list of 4 protective styles to wear while working out:

1). Head Wrap with Bonnet/Silk Scarf Underneath – Head wraps provide a stylish cover all for any hairstyle, however, some common scarf materials can be drying to one’s hair; wearing a silk bonnet or scarf under a head wrap can help retain moisture while you break a sweat.

4 Ways to Protect Your Hair at the Gym2).  Cornrows– If you’re preparing your hair with a twist/braid out or if you’re wearing it in in a trending cornrow style, cornrows are low maintenance and

 extremely conducive to exercising.



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3). Pin Curls- Are you wearing curls? If so keep your pin curls in and couple them with a bandana for a classic Rosy the Riveter look, being sure to leave a few pin curls peeking out in the front.


4). Braiding Hair Bun/Ponytail– Whether you wet your hair or wear it dry, grab some braiding hair that matches your texture and braid, twist, or wrap it around your ponytail for a stylish, sweat friendly look.

Give these protective styles a try as you begin or continue your fitness journey and healthy lifestyle. Here’s a great tip: If you are someone who frequently wears protective styles, we recommend that you try the PureFix Hair Elixir which is a great scalp moisturizer (while promoting growth). It has a cooling sensation once you rub it in and it’s perfect for protective styles.

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Brandelyn Green
Brandelyn Green is the Founder of VoiceOfHair, a platform to help women of color find the best hairstyles and hairstylists! After living in 8 cities and in Sweden within a 10 year span Brandelyn became frustrated after trying to find trusted hairstylists who could help her maintain her natural hair. Since starting VoiceOfHair in 2014 she has grown the social media platform to over 1MM+ on Instagram and Facebook. As a natural who is also a salon goer, she wanted to create a platform where people could find the best products, hairstylists, advice and trends. VoiceOfHair provides hairspiration (hair + inspiration) as well as styling tips for women with relaxed and natural hair!
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