Knowing the proper way to care for your hair after a workout is extremely important for not only the longevity of your extensions but also for the health of your hair. Here are some helpful tips and products to keep in mind pre and post workout that will leave you feeling focused, fresh, and energized!
Braids: Wearing braids is a great way to keep your hair "organized" during your workout. If you opted for a longer length, braids help to prevent your hair from getting tangled or knotted. Whether you prefer a side ponytail, two ponytails, or some other variation, be sure to secure the end of the braid with a ponytail holder to keep it from unraveling during your workout.
Headbands: Whether it is a wide headband or a thinner sports headpiece, headbands are an excellent way to keep hair off of your face during your workout. They can also help to absorb some of the sweat.
Drying Wet Hair: Following your workout, it is important to rinse your scalp, as well as your extensions of sweat. Salt and other residues may contribute to the hair becoming tangled. However, it is crucial to make sure that you completely dry the extensions and underlying braids. Thoroughly drying the hair reduces stored moisture, which can cause mildew. If you are in a rush, a few minutes with a blow dryer would be incredibly helpful.
Indique Shampoo and Conditioner (sulfate free): Indique's shampoo and conditioner are sulfate free and infused with French argan oil. The formulation is meant to prevent hair from drying out and improve manageability and softness.
Design Essentials-Bamboo & Silk HCO Leave-In Conditioner: A conditioning treatment meant to detangle, smooth, and separate the strands. Apply this product after shampooing your hair. It also provides great protection during thermal styling.
Design Essentials Peppermint and Aloe Soothing Scalp Tonic: The Peppermint and Aloe Soothing Scalp Tonic found both online and in Indique's boutiques is a treatment designed to clarify, purify, and stimulate the scalp. For use as a pre-shampoo treatment or a leave-in scalp treatment, the natural oils, including peppermint, sooth and stimulate the scalp, while reducing the excess oils that may cause scalp irritation. This product is excellent to use post workout that will leave your scalp feeling refreshed.
These tips and reminders will keep your extensions and natural hair in good condition. It will be an easier feat to conquer while keeping up with your athletic lifestyle