When I was growing up my mother always kept my hair in cute braided styles. Every single day of the week I had braids and only wore my hair down for special occasions. I used to love brushing through my thick hair on wash days but shortly after it was right back in those braids. That is probably a big reason why I love to wear my hair out so much. Hair gurus always tell us that you should wear protective styles for hair growth. I want to enjoy my natural hair so I wear it down about 75% of the time.
This month I decided to get back to working out regularly. Since I’m planning on exercising at least four times per week, there are certain hair styles that I’m thinking will work best for me. It has been a little over a month since I last straightened my hair but that style is not on my current playlist. I was able to keep my hair straight for two weeks but I just don’t see that happening while doing heavy workouts. Here are some of the styles I plan on rocking while I’m getting fit this month.
The Wash n’ Go
I call this style the wash n’ go but there is a little more to it than that. This is when I rock my hair in its natural curl pattern. I tend to use different products depending on what I have and how much time I want to spend. Still, I pretty much always use a leave-in conditioner, something heavy to seal and then a hair gel. You can watch me do this style here.
This is fast becoming one of my favorites styles as of late. I can wear my puff up high, low or somewhere in between and it still looks great. This is usually my follow-up style after wearing a wash n’ go for a couple of days. My hair already has product in it so I just wet my edges and nape and brush my hair into a puff. Sometimes I use a banana clip placed sideways while other times I simply use a ponytail holder. Click the video link below to watch how I do it.
PUFF HAIR TUTORIAL
The Braid Out
This style can be worn up or down and is pretty easy to maintain. It also is the type of style that looks great when it gets bigger so a little working out won’t hurt it.
These are the styles that I’m gravitating towards lately but I may throw in a bun here and there. Either way, it’s all about keeping it simple and doing what works best for me.