Work it Out!

Is it ironic, or coincidental that I planned on blogging about working out with the finger twists, then I read about studies being done on women, their hair, and exercising? Hmm..lately there’s a ton of press/media about natural hair–very interesting. Welp, as you can see, my finger curls have survived numerous workouts and made it to DAY 10!! There aren’t really any tricks that I use to maintain my hair while I workout other than to continue my usual routine.

Working out and being healthy has always been something I’ve actively pursued. My hair during a workout or sports game isn’t at the top of my focus list. When engaged, that’s where my attention is for the moment. I don’t neglect my hair however. The same measures you take to protect your hair daily can apply while working out. There’s no reason to shy away from a good sweat. You don’t have to choose between your latest ‘do and an elliptical.

Leave-in conditioner is great to use if working out. It’s also one thing I use in abundance when swimming is my exercise of choice!!! Completely soaking your hair will help protect and condition your hair from the chlorine. Even finally being able to use those hair clips, scarf, or bandanna is a good reason to break out the yoga pants. Earlier this year I dislocated my knee in a freak accident sitting on the couch and ended up in physical therapy. A MESS–I know! Doing therapy taught me that a really thorough ^_^   (aka hard, make your sore at first) workout can be done in 45 mins including a warm up and down. That’s a whole ‘nother blog though–back to the show!

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Tools Used: Bobby Pins, Hair Flower (optional)

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A french roll updo wasn’t planned for today, but it came out really nice  ^_^”  This morning, I woke up early thinking that I would separate the finger curls and wear a fluffy fro. Before bed, I was thinking I’d probably do a wash n go using the Eco Styler. Both of those ideas went out the window when I started looking in the mirror and playing with the finger curls! I’ve had a few really good workouts in the last week or so, and thought that my hair might not last as long as I had hoped. After looking in the mirror, and getting a second mirror to check out the back, I was wrong. Grr to being your worst critic right? Initially, I tried to put in one huge flat two strand twist with a bang. I didn’t like how it turned out, so entered the french roll.

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Technique: Started at the nape of my neck on the left side. Next, I twisted and tucked the curls tightly as I moved towards the top right side of my head. There were curls left down on the top left side. I made a smaller roll with those in the same way. Both rolls were secured with plenty of bobby pins. The finger curls in the front of my head were maneuvered around to make a bang of curls.

Extra: The part that was made on the left side in between the two rolls was covered with a hair flower. The flower is held in with 2 bobby pins.

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