Tips for Exercising With Straight Hair…So It Doesn’t Revert!

light workouts

Last week I straightened my hair for the first time in months. I think I last straightened in April of last year. I didn’t use any heat at all but it did take me quite a bit of time to do it so of course I don’t want my hair to revert back after just a day!

Yet….

It’s important NOT to put beauty above fitness. You won’t have any hair if you ain’t got your health. You heard me?

Anywho, I’ve discovered some ways that keep me active and exercising in a way that doesn’t cause me to sweat in my head. Here’s what I found works:

* Walking – Oh, don’t sleep on walking. Long distances at an even slower pace will burn quite a few calories!

* Light muscle conditioning – Lifting light weights 3-5 pounds while isolating your muscle groups will burn the calories without you breaking much of a sweat

* Squats – Squats use your largest muscle groups. You aren’t revving up your heart rate much but you are burning calories.

Because I don’t wear my hair straight very often or for very long, exercising at a lower intensity is minimal. Yet, continuing to move prevents me from losing the motivation to work out.

How I’ve Been Wearing My Hair

Since my hair has been straight, here are some of the styles I’ve been sporting (click to enlarge). I’ve done light workouts without my roots reverting too much. Of course, by the end of the week some reversion had begun but by then I was ready to return to the world of curls.

What types of low intensity exercises keep your hair from reverting?

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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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