I have to workout! But, yes, I do sweat my hair out something bad! However, I decided that my health is more important than a hair style. Now, don't get me wrong, I love my hair looking good! So, I have a sew-in because I'm trying to go natural. The sew-in has been amazing for me! When it's time to give my hair a break from the sew-in, then I will come up with a game plan because I have to workout!
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I am one that has adjusted my hairstyle in order to exercise regularly. I stopped relaxing my hair about two years ago and turned to wearing braids, which enables me to exercise reguarly. Without braids, I would definitely have to deminish my exercise routines.
For me I need to workout and take care of my hair I went natural about 5 years ago I just cut my hair short 6 months ago and I love it. Now with the shorter cut I can workout to my heart delight and wash and go. I love how working out feel and it does wonder for my body. My hair is growing and very kinky so I twist it and wear it out during the week to work. I had a wedding to go what I did the week before the wedding I worked out 6 days straight took the day of the wedding as my rest day and got my hair blow dry, and curl, I even took a few more days of rest to keep the style a little longer. Love the hairstyle but my body needed a good sweaty workout.
You don't have to be great to start...but you have to start to be great.
I used to put rollers on every night and wear my hair out and curly the next day. When I started to exercise regularly, I ended up sweating like a rain cloud and my hair was so drenched that the curls were non existent. I've taken to blow drying my hair after I exercise and pulling it back into a pony tail. I haven't gone natural but my hair is braking too easily, so I need to figure something else out. But I NEED to keep exercising!
I read about this a couple of months ago. I think it's the poorest excuse to not exercise. We can find time to do everything else, but truly take care of ourselves. I for one will take exercise over getting my hair done any day. My hair sweats out each and every time I exercise. It's actually dripping wet as if I washed it, so for me I don't visit the salon on a regular basics. I just wear my hair nature and care free. It works for me.
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I think we all know someone who falls into that group. At the same time I do have to make adjustments to my hair routine to accommodate my work outs. I went natural 18 months ago and than made things easier, especially when I had an Afro. Now that my hair is longer it takes more effort. It is a choice, I am happy to pull my hair in a bun, if it means looking a feeling good. Others sacrifice their bodies so their hair will look good.
"Hair-Dos May Keep African American Women from Exercise" December 18, 2012 By Hardbody Staff
A recent study from North Carolina revealed that 40% of African American women will avoid exercising to save their hair-dos.
The study’s objective was to “characterize the influence of hairstyle maintenance on exercise behavior in African American women.” A 40-item survey was conducted with 123 African American Women from 21 to 60 years of age but only 103 women completed the questionnaire. Fifty percent of the women surveyed have modified their hairstyle to accommodate exercising and 37.9% avoid it (exercise) all together because of a hair-related issue.
**Note** We did NOT conduct the survey and are only passing along the findings. Obviously, HARDBODY women aren’t about excuses and are in the gym. If you would like to share your experience as it pertains to this topic, feel free to email us and we’ll explore it.
From http://archderm.jamanetwork.com/journal.as px Objective: To characterize the influence of hairstyle maintenance on exercise behavior in African American women.
Design: A 40-item survey with questions concerning hair care practices, physical activity, and the relationship between the two.
Setting: University-affiliated dermatology department at an academic medical center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Participants: A total of 123 African American women from 21 to 60 years of age were surveyed; 103 women completed the questionnaire.
Main Outcome Measures: The statistical significance of relationships between hair care practices and physical activity was determined.
Results: Fifty percent of African American women surveyed have modified their hairstyle to accommodate exercise and nearly 40% (37.9%) avoid exercise at times owing to hair-related issues. Respondents who exercised less owing to hair concerns were 2.9 times less likely to exercise more than 150 min/wk (95% CI, 0.9-9.4; P = .08).
Conclusion: Dermatologists can discuss hair management strategies during exercise that facilitate routinely performing exercise.
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