Curly Hair and Fitness

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Hey Friends,

How do peeps wear their hair when they workout? Or do you just cleanse and style afterward? Just curious what y'all do!
2C/3A; very, very thick fine to medium hair; low porosity.

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"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair." -Khalil Gibran
I work out after work and just put it in a pony, bun, or braid. If I'm going someplace later and it looks awful I will wash and style as usual. But I can usually get away with a pony.
In Western PA
Found NC in 2004. CG since 2-05, going grey since 9-05. 3B with some 3A.
Hair texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
Suave & VO5 cond, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
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Pineapple! I cleanse/co-wash as normal (2 or 3 times per week).
CG since Dec. 2013
3b/c ~ fine ~ high porosity ~ low density
No-Poo: Creme of Nature Argan Oil Moisture & Shine
RO: Suave Naturals Wild Cherry Blossom Conditioner
Styler: La Bella Extreme Sport Styling Gel
My hair is pretty long, so I just bun it and secure it with two small octopus clips. The curls get weighed down though.

Even though I workout 3 times a week, however, I only rinse/wash my hair once a week because the full wetting process + drying takes too much time for me . But using a scented spray is a good idea though .

Last edited by Fimu; 03-26-2015 at 04:22 AM.
High pony. But I'll make a confession: I work out 5-6 days a week and I only fully wet my head 3 days. I spritz my hair with water and my scalp with lavender spray on the days I don't wash (I still shower though I promise!)
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2B/2C for the most part, dense, coarse, porous, NEVER SHINY!!!!
Loving my new pixie cut!
Gracefully going grey
Pony-braid at the top of my head. Only the hair close to the head get sweaty, and it's easier to dry it off later with a towel. If I have the time I etiher co-wash or rinse it with water, to get the sweat out.
I train 5 days a week and keep my hair collar length. For spin class I just use hair grips to keep the sides from hanging in my face. I would love to grow it long but just can't be bothered with the extra maintenance! As it is I no poo twice a week and rinse with water once and I find that enough of a pain. I have VERY fine, thin 3ab hair
Messy buns, two french braids, a halo braid, a high puff, and sometimes just some chunky twists. I go to the gym Monday-Friday , and I cowash my hair midweek (Wednesday) and actually wash it every Saturday ! I have dry hair so it is not good for me to continuously wash it daily !
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I either throw it back in a ponytail, a bun, or if I'm feeling adventurous, I'll dutch braid it. Depends on what I'm doing though. If I play tennis, I can't bun it cause my damn hair will just bounce around and give me a headache.

I workout 6 times a week, with tennis, weight lifting, cardio sessions, and yoga, with at least two of the above. I gotta wash my hair everyday cause I sweat soooo much. Before going CG, I used to wash it after every workout, so about 2-3 times a day. :3

I now realize how bad that is, and only wash my hair once a day if I workout. That is the minimum amount of washing I can do though, so I only co-wash those days, and shampoo once every week to two weeks.
I put my hair in a loose-ish pony when I workout. Then I shower with a shower cap on. I workout about 5 days a week, but I only cleanse my hair 2 times a week. However, if my scalp is REALLY sweaty after a workout, I'll wash it, even if it isn't "wash day" yet according to my self-imposed schedule
Curly Teen
CG since 5/2/14
3A, low/med po, medium thickness
Shampoo: SM shampoos
Conditioner: Suave Naturals
LI: KCKT
Styler: GF Pure Clean Gel
DC: SM Raw Shea Butter Masque

I put the front of my hair in a barrette, and out the rest into a low ponytail. It's sadly not long enough yet to put all of it in a ponytail or to braid it (I miss my long hair so much sometimes).

I have to wash daily (low poo or co wash), because if I don't, I get acne all over my scalp. I sweat a lot when I workout, which may contribute to it, but I also have oily skin and tend to still get acne, especially on my back.
Canadian - 2A/2B - chin length, med/avg porosity, medium texture, thick density (but thinning due to hypothyroidism)
Group fitness instructor & marathon runner - need to wash daily
Still trying to find the best products for my hair!

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