Flexirods Can Help You Stay Fit & Fly

I frequently discuss hair as a barrier to workouts in the African American community.  Whenever I discover another tweak to the hair maintenance routine of a sister trying to stay fit and fly, I get super excited to share it with you.

My latest discovery is the Flexirod! It has changed my fit, fly, and financial life here the last six months and I will show you how!  I think this is an appropriate share for black history month!

This is how I leave out of the hair salon. I literally took this photo at the shop. There is nothing like the feeling you have when you prance around with a fresh new do! The problem is, as soon as you hit the gym, the freshness of you fly goes out the window.

Flexirods Can You Help You Stay Fit & Fly

What if I showed you how the flexirod not only helps maintain your hair but it empowers you to get your workout on knowing that you can still keep pretty curls…..WINNING!

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My Brazilian Hair Bust

I have made it perfectly clear on some of my initial posts, that I wear a sew in! After several attempts to keep a steady workout schedule while practicing good Hair care, the sew in is what won me over for appearance and maintenance purposes.  You should really give it a try if your hair is holding you back from exercise.

Women take their appearance SUPER serious (well, most women)! I had an experience that I must share for those of you who are in a similar boat as me.

BRAND NEW DO

BRAND NEW DO

For the record, I didn’t like these pictures!

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Black Women: There’s NO Room for Hair Shaming in Fitness

Hair shaming!  Are we really doing this?  Are the internet trolls really ignorant enough to judge the appearance of someone’s hair that has made the lifetime accomplishment of competing in the Olympics?  My struggling thoughts for the past week!

The Olympics are a series of games where the world’s top athletes compete for the opportunity to win medals while representing their country!    I know you know what it is.  I am just baffled that the internet is acting as if they don’t.  When you take a stab at Gabby Douglas and other women for the appearance of their hair, you hurt all of us.

I mean seriously, I was boiling, 38, big mad when I saw posts speaking on Gabby’s hair AGAIN. I take it personal and so should you if you are an African American woman.  I have written about it time and time again. One of the top reasons why black women will not work out is for fear of messing up their hair.  When a woman is competing at life (Olympics, WNBA, Hypertension, Diabetes, stress, etc.), she is not expected to look like Cookie on Empire, Olivia Pope on Scandal, or Mary Jane Paul on Being Mary Jane.  There is a time and place for everything and BLACK WOMEN: There’s NO Room for Hair Shaming in Fitness!

Black Women There's NO Room for Hair Shaming in Fitness

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Exercise Hair Styles for Your Curly Hair Extensions, Bye Felecia!

“Bye Felecia” made a comeback a couple of years ago from the classic 1995 movie Friday, when people starting saying it all over T.V. and in households as a playful and sometimes snarky way of saying shut up!

It made another comeback in my life this past April when I decided to switch my hair up and get some curly hair extensions. I ended up hearing bye Felicia on a daily basis.  Im going to start off my reviews of the Virgin Curly Hair process with an explanation of the new term in my life.

Exercise Hair Styles for Your Curly Hair Extensions, Bye Felecia!

In order to work out and not damage my Cambodian Curly hair extensions, I had to come up with styles that would protect the hair and allow me to comfortably teach in front of people.  On the road to discovering my favorite style, I metamorphosed into the 95 legendary Felicia as seen in the picture above! Continue reading

Wearing A Sew In Does Not Equal A Bald Head

“You REALLY have hair!” “Why do you have that crap in your head?”  “My baby really isn’t bald headed!”

These are all the things I heard when I showed up to visit bae in the middle of the process of getting a new sew in.

Wearing A Sew In Does Not Equal A Bald Head

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I’m Sew In Love : Evaluating 1 Option for Black Women Who Workout & Worry About Their Hair

Watch out now, this post is almost as long as that whopper of a title!

I think if I had to choose my favorite post since launching this blog, the post “Hair Care 101: Permission to Be A Black Woman and Workout” would be a close tie for 1st place.

I thought I’d get the year started with a little reinforcement: my method to this fitness madness!

I’m Sew In Love  Evaluating 1 Option for Black Women Who Workout & Worry About Their Hair

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Save Your Do with the Save Your Do Gymwrap

One of my first post was about the ongoing issue of African American women dealing with hair maintenance and exercise.  The article proved to be most helpful with all of your comments and suggestions that you all use on a daily basis.

I have been wearing the Save Your Do Gymwrap for almost a year now.  I support the purchase of the product and stand behind it 100%.  You can purchase one here.  I wanted to do a post to elaborate on what is so special about this gymwrap as opposed to the scarf, mesh cap, or other savior you might be using currently.  Below is a before and after picture of my hair from a typical day at the gym.  I will walk you through my process with pictures so you can visually see the effect of using this product.

        BEFORE WORKOUT           AND                AFTER WORKOUT

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Hair Care 101: Permission to be a Black Female & Work Out

In choosing to empower women in the first month of the year, I wanted to share my thoughts on one of the biggest hindrances in the African American Community when it comes to exercise.

NOTE: This post isn’t just for sistahs! Other fitness professionals, gym rats, and people frequently wondering what exactly is going on with that black chick on top of her head at the gym….keep reading!

QUESTION FOR BF: Have you ever skipped a workout because of a fresh new hairdo? You are not alone and this IS NOT AN EXCUSE!!! This is a very real daily dilemma for women of African descent. I often look around the gym and I will be the only black female in there. Other times, it will be just a few of us. Amongst the few, you will always see some type of “savior” atop our heads, whether it’s a scarf, mesh cap, pin curls, etc.

PIN CURLS, TIED DOWN WITH RACE FOR THE CURE FESTIVE INSPIRED SCARF:)

PIN CURLS, TIED DOWN WITH RACE FOR THE CURE FESTIVE INSPIRED SCARF:)

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