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.
2). 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
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.