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!


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?


Fine Hair and Faith

Michelle is a Christian special needs mom residing in the NYC area. She shares tips for those with low density or thin fine natural hair. Her writings are mainly centered around herbal hair care and sharing easy hairstyles. It's her joy to inspire others using faith for living while caring for your "crown."

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