How do you protect and care for your curls if you participate in high-contact sports?
Hello everyone! I'm looking for some advice on how I would protect, revive, and care for my curls. I do Jiu-Jitsu, which is a grappling sport, so my hair gets rubbed on the mats, rolled on, pulled, etc. If I just throw my hair in a bun, the hairs at the nape of my neck always get pulled out or broken, and the shape of the rest of my curls usually gets ruined since I have to do a fairly tight bun so it doesn't fall out. Braiding my hair seems to work best and I usually do one french braid, but then it disrupts my 2c/3a curl pattern and I lose definition. I suppose I could wash my hair every day, but that can't be good for it either! Any suggestions would be super helpful! Thank you!