Working up a sweat in the gym is not only good for the body, it can also do wonders for the skin. Perspiration helps flush out toxins from the body, leaving the skin with a natural glow and glisten. However, is it just as good for the hair? This becomes an even more important question when you have virgin hair extensions attached. What can you do to make sure your hair is kept protected during workouts?
Some types of hair extensions may warrant removal altogether before you go to the gym floor for your routines. Clip-on extensions for example, will need to be taken off, cleaned up, and stored in any marked containers for later reattachment. This, of course, can be too tedious a task to have to do for every time you want to get on the treadmill or work the mat.
Even if you have medium-length hair and the extensions are slightly longer, there’s often the danger of them reacting severely to your sweat and gradually be damaged over time. You can start by tying them up in a ponytail, with the knot angled high above the back of your head. The problem, blogger Gabriela Asare says, is that the extensions might have a shorter life from the sheer force of pulling them up and tying them along with your natural hair. Try to slowly tie them up, preferably in a low bun, so you don’t create too much tension at the roots.
It is a mark of prudence that you should be careful around any gym equipment to prevent entanglements to your extensions. You may have to recover them immediately and reattach them discreetly. Also, if you are wearing extensions, do not attempt to enter the gym’s sauna; the high heat can dry up and degrade the extensions more than your natural hair would.
In a nutshell, you don’t have to skip out on your workouts just because you have hair extensions on. There are simple ways to ensure its care, and all you need is to follow proper upkeep instructions correctly. With equal parts dedication and commitment, you can soon enjoy both a healthy body and healthy hair, quality virgin Brazilian hair extensions and all, such as those from Her Hair Company.
Sistas, don't let your weave keep you from working out!!!, Gigi Asare
Rochelle Humes leaves her hair extensions in the gym for her hubby Marvin, OK!