You exercise to stay fit, running every morning and perhaps acting as catcher on your company’s softball team or participating in the once-a-week volleyball game at the park, but what are you doing for your hair? If you’re active you bind it up with a Scrunchi, capture it with a scarf or corral it in a cap. It may still be getting fried by the sun and most assuredly it will get sweaty at the hairline or nape of the neck.
Maybe you should try a new product called Hair Warrior. Hair Warrior is a body heat activated hair fitness treatment made with natural botanicals and essential oils. It’s designed to protect hair against sweat. Your body can produce up to 6 pints (or 3 liters) of sweat an hour, but in a hot climate, you can typically create 2 pints an hour and, of course, more when working out. Sweat is generally comprised of salt, chloride and potassium and can dry out hair causing it to be brittle or dull.
Squeeze a small amount of Hair Warrior cream into the palm of your hand and work it into hair moving all the way to the end of the strands—do this prior to exercise. It’s absorbed into the hair and won’t run into your face. You will probably notice that your hair feels hydrated right away as it reduces frizziness. Hair Warrior is also an aid in preserving color (really important for fitness geeks).
On their website it lists some of the ingredients: quinoa botanical, bamboo and pro-vitamin B5, Argan oil, Jojoba seed oil among others. These are all restorative oils and potions.
Hair Warrior attends to dryness right away. Anything that helps hold onto color is a plus and one thing you will notice: it doesn’t weigh hair down. It retails for $24 for a full tube but you might try the travel size first at $4 (they claim that size is good for 2 or 2 ½ applications). It typically sells at health clubs and salons but you can find it first online and at Amazon.
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According to experts, regular exercise improves blood circulation, which means additional nourishment to the scalp and follicles as they get a boost of oxygen and distribute the nutrients that reach the follicles.
Here are some ideas on how to arrange hair before working out:
- Try braids; a loose braid or a couple braids will help to contain the bulk of hair; just don’t pull too tightly.
- Try a twist. The French twist is a good option and can usually be held in place with a comb or several open fixture pins.
- If you do a ponytail it must absolutely be held by a stretchy band made especially for ponytails.
- Think about a satin headband.
- Look at a Five Star Tichel as an option.
- Try a snood.
- Look at a full turban.
- Hair ties, hair wraps, hair clips, hair bands, hair combs, hair claws–all good options.