What do you do with your hair when you workout?

vmariscalvmariscal Registered Users Posts: 29
So I realize this is more hair related than workout related, but when you are working out, how do you "protect" your hair? I can't stand to have my hair on my neck/in my eyes, but pulling it back in my usually tight ponytail with about 10 bobby pins seems really harsh. Any suggestions with what to do with it?


  • NYCgirlNYCgirl Registered Users Posts: 236 Curl Neophyte
    I will either pull my hair up into a poof and wear a wide headbands or bandana OR I wear a locsoc as a wide headband.

    Sent from my DROIDX using CurlTalk App
    • Oils: EVOO,JBCO, Almond Oil
    • Cleanse: SM JBCO Replenishing Shampoo, Jane Carter's Conditioning and Cleansing Co-Wash
    • Pre-poo: Trader Joe's Coconut Oil, Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner
    • LI: CRN The Leave-in Collection,
    • DC: LUSH Deep Conditioning Treatment by Miche Beauty, Cantu Deep Treatment Masque
    • PT: CJ Repair Me, Mielle Organics Babassu Oil Mint Deep Conditioner
    • Style: CRN Curl Maker, KCCC, WetLine Xtreme Gel, Cantu Coconut Curling Cream
  • vmariscalvmariscal Registered Users Posts: 29
    NYCGirl, could you elaborate please? I'm curious what this poof is or a locsock?
  • VTmomVTmom Registered Users Posts: 2,487 Curl Connoisseur
    I wear a wide headband...my hair isn't long enough for a ponytail and the headband keeps everything out of my eyes and off my neck.
    The smallest deed is greater than the grandest intention.

    I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. (Invictus - William Ernest Henley)

    Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that,
    Used to worry 'bout rich and skinny, 'til I wound up poor and fat,
    Nowadays I kind of worry where my mind's been at,
    Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that. (Delbert McClinton - I Used to Worry from Never Been Rocked Enough)
  • EilonwyEilonwy Registered Users Posts: 12,391 Curl Connoisseur
    I just wear a low half-ponytail--you know, not pulling the hair all the way through so it forms a puffy loop.
  • GroYoFroGroYoFro Registered Users Posts: 237 Curl Neophyte
    you know I just wear a beanie for several reasons:

    1) keeps all the hair out my face
    2) makes me sweat more = burn more calories
    3) stops people from staring at me and my sexy fro (which makes me feel uncomfortable), so that I can concentrate on the workout!!

    The only problem is that I notice my hair gets veryyy dry once i take off the beanie : / ... but then i just condition it in the shower and I'm good to go!!

    Hope this helps,
    "Life is too short to keep your hair short"

    Click here to visit - GRO YO FRO!
  • KilajoKilajo Registered Users Posts: 786 Curl Neophyte
    I workout at home so I just put a dc in, baggie, wrap scarf and get to it. I figure maybe baggying while working out might actually generate heat for my dc. Idk...

    On my EVO
  • oh.hi.its.stephoh.hi.its.steph Registered Users Posts: 640
    Haha to be honest I just do a low, loose ponytail. Keeps my hair from frizzing or losing curl. I can't put mine in a bun, it's too heavy and hurts my head :/
    whurly girly (2C/3A).
    thick; medium/coarse; low porosity.
    hair that is drier than the sahara desert.

    LOW-POO: Renpure Organics
    CO: L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
    RO: Renpure Keratin Conditioner. New HG!
    LI: L'Oreal EverSleek Humidity-Defying LI Creme
    Styling: SM Curl Milk, Argan Oil for sealing, sometimes GFPC Gel, some honey for hold, TIGI Control Freak Serum!!
  • CurlyTee21CurlyTee21 Registered Users Posts: 78
    I just put my hair in a bun and I put olive oil in it because I usually sit in the sauna for a little bit after my workouts

    Sent from my iPhone using CurlTalk
  • Ms. Naturally CoilyMs. Naturally Coily Kaneohe, HIRegistered Users Posts: 120
    I always wear a bun.
  • fonkifonki Registered Users Posts: 353 Curl Neophyte
    Tied back with a buff headband to keep my hair outta my eyes.

    Buff headbands are ideal cuz they keep you cool in summer & warm in winter. They can be worn several ways - handband, wristband, neck gator etc. They're good quality so they last too
  • curlybrancurlybran Registered Users Posts: 510
    Wat is a buff headband?

    Sent from my PC36100 using CurlTalk App
  • fonkifonki Registered Users Posts: 353 Curl Neophyte
    It's a seamless headband which wicks away moisture.

    If you've ever watched Survivor - its the bands that the contestants wear

  • fetusfetus Registered Users Posts: 100
    GroYoFro wrote: »
    2) makes me sweat more = burn more calories

    Sweating more doesn't necessarily mean you're burning more calories. I mean, you're usually gonna sweat more when you're working harder because your body temperature will be higher so your body produces more sweat to compensate for that, but your beanie isn't contributing to the calories being burned.

    Anywho, until my hair was long enough to pull all of it back in a ponytail, I'd braid it and wear a headband to keep the shorter bits out of my face.
    Sent from my computer
  • ArtemisBowArtemisBow Registered Users Posts: 52 Curl Neophyte
    Since my hair is usually braided I just put a scarf on before working out and take it off when I'm done. I also feel that this is more sanitary to do in a public gym.
    If I'm working out at home then I don't bother with a scarf but will sometimes DC under a shower cap.
  • curlylauracurlylaura UKRegistered Users Posts: 8,352 Curl Neophyte
    I just put it in a ponytail.
    Fat does not make you fat. It's actually pretty important.
  • naturalnewbnaturalnewb Registered Users Posts: 193
    pony puff + a couple headbands


  • BeachCurlGurlBeachCurlGurl North EastRegistered Users Posts: 168
    Just a ponytail with a headband to keep flyaways off my face & neck.
    3a fine; dense; medium-low porosity, frizz prone

    Current Favs: KM Shampoo bars, Darcy's pumpkin seed conditioner, CJ Repair Me; CJCR, CJCCC; Marie Dean products; DM Miracurls Gelly; KCCC; CJCQ; LA Looks sport gel

    :love4:Curl Junkie & Marie Dean

  • inheritedcurlsinheritedcurls Registered Users Posts: 2,954 Curl Connoisseur
    Ponytail if it's straight...pony puff if it's curly. :)
  • CurleeDSTCurleeDST Registered Users Posts: 467
    I pull my hair up into a high pineapple to keep it off of my neck and face.
    I am a 3c/4a with medium/fine strands
    No strict haircare regimen - trying my hand at the Curly Girl Method.

    Fitness Blog: http://femmefitalefitclub.com/
    Check out the Femme Fitale Facebook page: facebook.com/FemmeFitaleFitness
  • apointeapointe Registered Users Posts: 199
    Great question! I haven't been on NC for a while now and was going to pop on this morning to ask this exact thing!

    I workout at lunchtime during the week and it's a pretty intense workout so my hair always ends up looking like a frizzy mess. I usually have to resort to putting it in a bun for the rest of the day, which is annoying because I spend so much time on it in the morning!

    I think I am going to try a braid today and then a wide cloth headband or a head scarf. I may look a little odd, but if it helps protect the 'do, it's worth it!
    NYC - but originally from Philly!

    2c/3a - coarse texture, little volume - still experimenting!

    2007-2008 Curly Fantasy Football Champion! :hello1:

Leave a Comment

BoldItalicStrikethroughOrdered listUnordered list
Align leftAlign centerAlign rightToggle HTML viewToggle full pageToggle lights
Drop image/file