Your Hair, Your Fitness & Your Health

The hair products you use and how neglecting fitness can affect your health.

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As we get closer to the warmer months, let me introduce you to what we are going to focus on here at Radiant Brown Beauty for the next few posts.

Hair & Health

Exciting isn’t it? Well maybe it doesn’t sound exciting but in the grand scheme of things, it may be the most important topic we focus on this year. When you think of your hair and your health, what comes to mind? Healthy hair that reflects what’s going on inside of your body?  I doubt that’s what most people think of. What you put into your body is just as important as what you put on your hair. Yet, what you put on your hair can be absorbed into your body and affect your health. That’s why I think it’s important to use natural hair products as often as possible.

Brands like Shea Moisture and Aubrey Organics are great brands to make a part of your hair care regimen. I’ve long used many products from both of these lines and can vouch for their goodness 🙂 Now, here’s where I am a little loose with it. I love conditioners with silicones. I don’t think I’ll ever stop using them. They do contain chemicals in them and I’m aware of it.

However, of all the hair products I use, these are the only ones that have chemicals. I put them in and rinse them out. My cleansers and stylers are natural. Some have a small preservative but for the most part I avoid products containing sulfates, parabens and other harsh ingredients. I like to see products with ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, burdock root, tea tree oil, and the like. Other than my rinse out conditioners, I don’t use products contain colorants and other harsh chemical ingredients.

Making Fitness a Priority

Other than the types of hair products you use, neglecting to exercise because you don’t want to “disturb” your hair can also affect your health. It’s no secret that being active, giving your heart some good ‘ole fashioned cardio on a regular basis is one of the best things you can do for your health. Yet, there are ladies who simply will not work out because they don’t want to sweat their hair out. It seems ridiculous in hind sight but it’s really an issue for some.

First off all, there are plenty of hairstyles you can put your hair in to work out so that your hairstyles does not sweat out. Even if there wasn’t, what good is it to have a nice head of styled hair if your body is left to fall apart?

That’s one of the things I do like about being natural. If I exercise and sweat, my curls just come alive. I don’t have to worry about straight hair that’s going to revert. I just let my hair do what it do while getting my fitness on. In a future post, I will share some of my work out hairstyles that allow me to maintain my curl so that I can work on prioritizing my health.

When thinking about your hair and your healthy, do you think that your hair has been over prioritized in retrospect?

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Michelle Smith
Michelle is a Christian special needs mom residing in the NYC area who shares useful tips to grow and maintain fine natural hair. She's a published author and Creator of Fine Natural Hair and Faith, inspiring others with faith for living along side knowledge on how to care for their "crown."

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