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9 Ways Black Women Can Protect Their Natural Hair While Working Out

The struggle is all too familiar: your fitness goals are in sight, but the thought of sweating out your perfect twist-out as you power through a good run just doesn't seem worth it. Wash day is a hassle, no doubt, but it shouldn't come at the expense of sacrificing the exercise groove you've gotten into.

"When we wet the hair, we remove a salt bond. Water and sweat reverts the hair like water. It doesn't do it in a drastic state like jumping in a pool, but it gradually has this effect," hairstylist Pekela Riley of Salon PK explained. "Perspiration after a deep workout can have the effect of being caught in the rain." Whether you're a natural who loves a good blowout, or a curly girl attempting to save your just-right coiled style, there are actual ways to keep your hair from turning to a frizzy, sweaty mess. Pekela and Glamsquad artistic director Giovanni Vaccaro share best practices and exactly which styles work well for a workout.

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