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Ethnic hair care and exercise #510115 04/08/09 12:20 AM
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Hi,
I would love to see an article on taking care of Ethnic hair when you exercise. I won't share the gory details as I sit here from an intense work out. cry
But I'm curious as to some tips one what to do between shampoos to take care of the hair when you work out.


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Re: Ethnic hair care and exercise [Re: Dianne W - Editor] #510770 04/09/09 02:01 PM
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I usually put my hair up away from my face and neck. I make sure I don't cover my hair with anything(scarf, head band, because that causes my hair to sweat. I see that some ladies wrap their hair to work out, but this will only frizz up the ends when the sweat gets to it.


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Re: Ethnic hair care and exercise [Re: Dianne W - Editor] #511015 04/09/09 07:32 PM
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Does anyone have any suggestions for thick afr-am hair, I would like to eliminate my perm and go natural but it is too hard to manage without the chemicals? Plus, when I excercise I really look like a poodle afterwards.

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try hot combs and humidity defying/controlling products. I have a few clients that went chemical straightening free. They come in a couple times a month to get a wash, blow out, and flat ironing from me. They usually have a hot comb at him they use ofr the naps (as I work in a majority white spa, don't have access to some tools).


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Re: Ethnic hair care and exercise [Re: Dianne W - Editor] #511745 04/11/09 08:55 PM
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Okay....Exactly what kinds of problems are you having? You sweat a lot when you exercise I know, but do you exercise inside or out?

Can you rinse your hair after working out? I know that's what I did when I worked out. I always kept a bottle of Pantene daily leave in spray conditioner. It works great for light conditioning without weighing your hair down.

Keep it tied back or braided whatever the case maybe. Don't leave it out so it can get more tangeled. It will also become dry and brittle when exposed to the elements like that. Spend time preparing your hair for your work out if your hair is that unruly. Also understand when you work out it is a plus for your hair.

What kind of hair do you have dry, tightly coiled, curly?

I will look into that Dianne. It's a very good question plus I would love to see what they have on the market today for "exercised hair".


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Ms.D,
Thank you for posting. I am glad you stopped by. Yes keeping your hair back is a good idea when working out.

Some times women tie their hair because by exercising it releases the natural oils in the hair to condition it naturally. It's like being in a sauna. Also headbands etc worn during exercising usually is meant to keep the sweat out of the eyes so they can exercise with out the burning sweat running down their faces.

I know for me I don't like the sweat and actually I keep my hair tied up all the time. It keeps the moisture in and my hair is softer and grows better. I don't get a lot of slpit ends this way either. I only take it out for special occassions. I know everyone can't do this but it's what I choose to do.

When I do take my hair out I am careful to make sure it's conditioned good to deal with the elements. Keeping your hair tied up also minimizes the dust and dirt from sticking to your hair and causing it to get dirty faster.

As Dianne has mentioned hair care and exercise was never something to be thought about. But I will consult with the experts to find about hair care and workouts.

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Hello DKnows,

Welcome and thanks for posting your quetion here.

Jase response is a good one but I would recommend using Luster's Pink. I these products for hair with chemicals and with out. It is especially for Afro-Am hair. It softens the hair and it's more manageable. The entire line has several different products to style condition heat protection etc. Also their products if not mistaking has sunscreen for the hair.

Lusters Pink Oil Moisturizer Hair Lotion, 12 oz

Hope this helps. Good luck.

They even have products for thick coarse hair. Check it out.

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A good old fashioned do-rag always helps. Is breakage and brittleness of the hair a problem related to this? In addition to shampooing you should probably use a strengthening conditioner. Modern day life is very very hard on african hair. I use Urielpure's Strengthening Conditioner ( www.urielpure.com ) Between the do-rag and the conditioner that helps me. I hope this helps you too. Cheers, Lara

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Hi Lara,

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.

You're right about the strengthening conditioner. Thanks for the tip!

Re: Ethnic hair care and exercise [Re: Dianne W - Editor] #753843 03/28/12 01:36 PM
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Do enjoy the article entitled Walk to Get Fit

We'd love to hear other exercises that can help us to slim down or tone.

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hey thanks for share your opinions . this post will help me a lot .

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Hi Samayra,

Thank you for stopping by!

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Hair does not actually sweat, but it does absorb sweat emanating from the back, neck, shoulders and scalp. So I definitely agree with putting your hair up and away from all of the areas that sweat. I have observed that when I also wrap my hair in a dry towel, the towel itself absorbs some of the sweat from my scalp, leaving my hair even drier.


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Hi Encore,

Good idea about the towel! My hair is wet right now from working out. I'll try that. Thanks for the tip.

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i don't use shampoo but whenever i used my hairs falls, and vice-versa.

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Bertashton,

Many people have the same complaint.

I've got a question. What do you use to wash your hair? I'm very interested.

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Encore DT - great tip! Thanks!


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Do enjoy the article entitled Sulfate free for Ethnic Hair

I'll tell you, one of the reasons I had to write it was because of working out, and the problem it presented for my ethnic hair. I find I have to wash it so much more, simply because sweat and hair don't mix well. However, I didn't want to cause my hair to become dry and brittle and break with the frequent washings, but I didn't want it to come off my head due to the cutting effects of sweat � so I was literally caught between a rock and a hard place, as the saying goes.

Friends of mine had the same problem due to swimming, because of the chlorine in the water. Others needed to find a gentler way to treat the hair of the kiddiewinks.

So believe me when I say I know the stresses of the tresses. That's why it's sulfate free to the rescue!

In my article and those related to it, you read, about some of the sulfate free shampoos and conditioners that I happen to like. Yet I will again list a few of my favorites here:

Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Shampoo & Conditioner � love this stuff! It has the greatest scent and the conditioner is so rich. Some people feel it is a bit pricey for the amount, but it is worth it, to me.

Miss Jessie's Super Slip Sudsy Shampoo � recommended for curly, kinky, or multi-ethnic hair; this will take some getting used to if you�re new to sulfate free. Try it.

Miss Jessie's Cr�me de la Curl Cleansing Cream � for the curly girls; love it and the scent.

We want to hear from you, what has been your experience?

Who has used Carol's Daughter�s Black Vanilla products, or WEN? What did you think of them?

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Another sulfate free that gently cleans is Shed no More Normalizing Shampoo. Available at local beauty supply stores, in the gold bottle with the rainbow on the front, you just may like it, as well as the conditioner. Unlike some sulfate frees these don't have a medicine-y smell. Remember, none of them lather like regular shampoos, but they will gently clean without stripping your hair and will help maintain normal PH balance.

Here's to healthy growing hair with results you can measure!

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when exposed to chlorine or sweat, the hair needs to be washed more regularly to avoid the buildup of impurities and to keep it from becoming too dry. One option for those who do not want to expose their hair to heat damage from frequent flat ironing is to consider natural hairstyles.

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Black women do not want to wash their hair more than once a week to keep their hairstyle that was just perfected at the salon, and may avoid sweating as a result. According to a recent study conducted by the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, in Winston-Salem, N.C., 31% of the 103 African-American women surveyed admitted that they exercise less because it may harm their hairstyle.

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You should do oiling to hairs before shampoo.This will make your hairs soft and texture will be good.

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I generally prefer to use natural hair oil and hair conditioners to take care of my hair. This is the most ethnic hair care treatment.

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Thanks for tips and experience, following this thread.

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