curly running do's

aimless6poetaimless6poet Posts: 71Registered Users
I'm curious how most curlies pull their hair back for running. Are there any minimally damaging ways to keep hair protected and out of the way? I wish I could wrap it.. but it seems like that would make my head sweaty... certainly would keep it safe from the elements though!
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  • DentmjDentmj Posts: 30Registered Users
    Try a pony tail, then braid it and wrap it around the base into a bun. I think that would certainly keep your hair protected!

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  • rolltidegalrolltidegal Posts: 307Registered Users
    I do a low pony and wear a running hat (just a baseball cap in technical fabric).
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  • carmelwavescarmelwaves Posts: 68Registered Users
    I run at least every other day and I usually do a low ponytail or side ponytail
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  • CurleeDSTCurleeDST Posts: 467Registered Users
    I wear a pineapple and keep it moving.
    I am a 3c/4a with medium/fine strands
    No strict haircare regimen - trying my hand at the Curly Girl Method.

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  • LilyaLilya Posts: 47Registered Users
    I wear a big, thick cloth headband. My hair doesn't even touch my shoulders yet, so it just keeps my locks held back without pulling on it. Try a white one. It will keep you cooler since it's a lighter color than your hair :). Unless you happen to sweat more than the average person, and then you might find it too hot.
    Dense but fine and delicate 3a hair. Feels like a dandelion without product. Difficulties in getting less puff and more definition when short.

    On a mission to grow out after my big chop! :cat:

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