Do you avoid working out because you don’t want to mess up your hair?

You’re not alone!

Whether you have long hair or short, from a sweaty scalp and frizzy tresses to ridges from hair elastics messing up your ‘do, it’s no wonder lots of women (and a staggering 2 of every 5 African-American women!) avoid breaking a sweat for fear of messing up their manes.

Rihanna‘s personal hairstylist, Ursula Stephen, though, shares her tips for keeping our strands sweat-proof!

How To Sweat-Proof Your Hair

If you have short hair… Try applying a moisturizing product (for African American women Stephen recommends Motions Hydrate My Curls Pudding, $6.00) and wrapping a cotton scarf around your head, leaving the top of your head exposed, before hitting the gym. Wait until your hair dries before removing the scarf.  The cotton will help absorb your sweat while the moisturizing cream will keep your hair frizz-free.  Not only will the scarf keep your hair moisturized but it will keep you warm during any winter workout!

If you have long hair… Pin-curl medium sized sections of your hair and cover with a silk scarf. After showering shower, remove the scarf, comb out and style. If needed, spray scalp with dry shampoo.

How Alexis Never Washes Her Hair (AKA The Best Dry Shampoo)

Image courtesy of

Comments are closed.