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.

Current Products:
Co-Wash: As I Am Cleansing Co-Wash
Conditioner: Shea Moisture Tahitian Masque, Aubrey Organics GPB, Shea Moisture
Leave-In: Coffee Coco Curl Creme, Coffee Coco Curl Creme Lite
Stylers: Mop Top Curl Custard, Shea Moisture Curl Custard[/FONT]

"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.
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--I'm located in Western PA.
--I found NC in late 2004, CG since 2-2005, started going grey in late 2005.
--My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
--My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
--My CG and grey hair progress --
Pineapple! I cleanse/co-wash as normal (2 or 3 times per week).
ginabean98 likes this.
CG since Dec. 2013
3b/c ~ fine ~ medium porosity ~ low density ~ dyed dark red
No-Poo: Cantu Cleansing Cream Shampoo
RO: Suave Essentials Volumizing Conditioner
Styler: Tresemme Extra Firm Control Mousse & Hairspray
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
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Curly Teen
CG since 5/2/14
3A, low/medium porosity, medium texture/thickness
~SheaMoisture Shampoos
~Suave Essentials Conditioners
~Kinky Curly Knot Today
~L.A. Looks Sport Gel

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)
Group fitness instructor & marathon runner - need to wash daily

Low-poo: Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat
Co-wash: Tresemmé Naturals
RO: Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat, Tresemmé Perfectly Undone, Sukin Protein
LI: Tresemmé Perfectly Undone, Sukin Protein
Stylers: Tresemmé Perfectly Undone Sea Foam, Andalou Naturals Sunflower & Citrus Gel, Giovanni Naturals Mousse
I just pull it back into a bun and use a lot of clips and pins to secure it. I don't change up my washing at all.

Low Shampoo: Aveda Be Curly Shampoo
Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture/ Perfectly Undone
Treatments: SM Black Castor Oil Masque/ Packet Gelatine
Leave in: Redken Diamond Oil Conditioner
Styling: AG Recoil Curl Activator/V05 Mega Hold/Cornstarch
Refresh: Redken Fresh Curls Curl Boost

Between Waist and Hip Length (stretched), 2C with 2B roots
I put a pony and make my hair like pony tail.. its all good
Ponytail for me, and it does get sweaty around nape of my neck and ends when they are on my back. I usually just put it in a low bun after a workout if I'm going out in public. Otherwise I will wait to rinse it with water or CO wash it the next morning.
Location: Texas
Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Desert Essence Coconut, Oribe Silverati
Leave-ins: Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls, KCKT, cno overnight
Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
DT: Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
I know this is an older thread, but since the whole reason I discovered CG was in looking for a solution for workout hair, I thought I'd throw in my two cents!

I workout in the morning at the high school I teach at before students get to school. As I take a quick shower to get rid of sweat before going to class, I was looking for a low-maintanence solution for my hair. All I do is put my hair in a very high pineapple using a scrunchie with a large, absorbent headband (to catch sweat), workout like normal, and then shower with a shower cap. I then refresh my hair with some lavender spray, and style as I would for any 2nd+ day style. I'm only about a week into CG, and can already go several days between washing, even though I sweat quite a bit during my workouts. I keep dry shampoo in my gym locker in case I need it, but so far I haven't, even working out 4 days post-wash!
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CG since 1/4/16
Wavy 2c/2b
Cardio/lifting workout 6 days/week

Currently Using:
DevaCurl No Poo, DevaCurl One Condition, DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel, DevaCurl Mist-er Right, Garnier Pure Clean Finishing Paste, EVCO

**Secret weapon: Plopping with micro fiber TurbieTowel directly out of the shower while I get dressed**

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