Let yourself get all hot and sweaty with these curly hair tips for your cardio routine.
Exercise indisputably does wonders for our bodies and brains. Unfortunately the same can't be said for our curls and waves. Contrary to what most would like to believe, all women sweat when our heart rate is elevated, so it's necessary to shower following just about any cardio-infused work out.
I love a good Zumba class and kickboxing has also become a new favorite. In fact, once a week, I attend an amazing cardio kickbox class — a little Zumba, live music and boot-camp style moves — it’s great! It’s also hands down the sweatiest workout I have ever done, EVER, but I love the way I feel afterwards. My hair however...not so great. Here's my curly cardio routine.
When I get home I co-wash and give it a good, but gentle, scrub, combing through with my fingers. I find that co washing keeps it clean and detangled. I usually allow my curls to air dry after applying my favorite leave-in and gel.
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