What could I use to hold my hair styles longer when I go to the gym?

I like to use design essentials stretching cream and I love the way it makes my hair look and feel but after 4-5 days my hair shrinks up again. I do moisturize everyday and it still becomes a mess after a long workout. I was wondering if I should mix the design essential with beeswax or something strong that could hold the pattern but idk if that would be a good idea. (Btw I have 4c hair)

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NaturallyCurly has a lot of content around this. From what I see, they recommend using different products to try and keep your curls while you workout.

If you like Ouidad, she's got some advice for that too.


Wow. As a 4C, I was never able to hold any curly style for 4-5 days. This may not really answer your question, but I think if you are getting that much wear out of a certain style, its okay if you have to restyle it at that point. I think Jouelzy explains it really well here:

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