How to Ditch the "Bad and Boujee" Hair Excuses That Keep You From the Gym

December 1, 2016

Migos tried it when they came up with the song “Bad & Boujee” because we all know that as black women our hair doesn’t mix well with RAINDROPS or but I can’t lie, the song is lit and has most of us feeling ourselves these days. But what happens when we choose to be Bad & Boujee by avoiding the gym in order to our hair laid?


Well it’s 2017, and gone are the days that you have to choose between a healthy body or your hair. As a Hairstylist and a Teen Empowerment Coach, I’ve heard it ALL! All the excuses as to why women and teens are choosing not to go to the gym.


Below you will find the top 5 Bad & Boujee excuses, I’ve heard and how I recommend that you can achieve both your hair and body goals!


The Bad:


I hate to sweat out my press out, so I won’t be going to the gym for a while


The Recommendation:


This is the common excuse I hear from women who spend their hard earned money on getting their hair straightened. The last thing they want to do is ruin it by sweating out those roots. My recommendation is that you prep your hair by spraying Dry Shampoo on your roots BEFORE your workout begins. Dry Shampoo is a product that absorbs excess oils and moisture from your head. By using dry shampoo you can significantly decrease the amount of moisture and oils that your hair strands absorb! Be sure to either wrap or pin curl your hair to help retain the style!


My Fav Dry Shampoos:

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo


Carol’s Daughter Dry Shampoo


The Boujee:


I want to be cute while I work out because I don’t know who I may run into!


The Recommendation: The reality is we never really know who we may bump into at the gym, but trust me there are lots ways to got to the gym anddddd be cute while you work out.  Explore cute braided styles such as a crown braid, a French braid or try parting your hair down the middle and twist it into a cute bun! If braided styles aren’t your thing secure your hair into a ponytail with “Dentless Hair Tie” to prevent dents and wrap it with a cute printed scarf


The Bad:


I just put this weave or protective style in my head and it too tight to work out!


The Recommendation:


This recommendation is more of a “ Girl if you don’t”. I hear a lot that protective styles and weaves are “too tight,” so tight that clients are unable to sleep properly and not even thinking about going to the gym. Be sure to speak with your stylist before they begin your protective style requesting that you want your style secure but not excessively tight.



The Boujee:


I’m not trying to ruin my perfect twist out.


The Recommendation:


Yep, I know this feeling personally and know how it feels when that first sweat bubble begins to form at the root, but what has helped me is doing one of two things:


       1) Dry Shampoo and the Pineapple Style with a Dri-fit Head band scarf! Dry Shampoo your roots before you work out and gently pull your curls up into a loose high Pineapple style! The Dri Fit Head band around the perimeter of your hair helps with absorbing moisture and preventing frizz!


       2) Take 5-10 minutes and twist your hair up...Yup, just like you would do before heading to bed at night. Doing this helps with maintaining your style and preventing frizz


The Bad & Boujee:


I hate how the gym smells and I don’t my hair smelling like that…


The Recommendation:


We all know that smell…it’s a cross between everyone’s body odor and the cleaning products the gym uses to clean and mask that infamous musty and tart smell! It’s no wonder why some women choose to steer clear of the gym to avoid the smell getting stuck in their hair. But now that’s not an excuse because a couple pumps of a fragrant hair mist and you are good to go! A fragrant hair mist is an alcohol-free hair mist that helps zap away hair odors. It’s a great way to refresh your hair on the go! I received a sample of the Flowerbomb Bombilicious Hair Mist and fell in love!


Looking for a more affordable hair mist, travel down to your nearest department store and take a few sniffs!


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