Exercise & Natural Hair: Wig Cap for the Win Again



This is just a quick little tip that I’ve been meaning to share for a while. A while back, I shared this post to tell you all how I started using wig caps to control my crown when air drying braid/twist sets overnight.  The wig cap is a lot easier to use than a hairnet and smooths my hair from temples, to crown, to nape.


Well, shortly thereafter, I realized that the wig cap was also great for helping preserve my hair while working out. I started using the wig cap last year while wearing my hair in two braids, but then I started using it with straightened hair too. The wig cap keeps my braided or bunned hair flat while allowing my head to breathe and providing an opening for my braids/bun, wherever they are placed. I use an oldie but goodie Dri-Sweat Edge Headband over my edges to absorb/whisk the sweat from my face. Once I’m done working out, I remove the sweatband and wig cap, apply an edge control product/gel, if necessary, and tie my hair down with a satin scarf while I shower, get dressed, and drive to work. The collage below is after two days (bottom left) and two weeks (bottom right) of daily exercise and prior to re-applying an edge control product. 


Not bad, right??


How do you preserve your hair when you exercise?


7 responses »

  1. I put my hair in a bun, and then I use a Bondi Band to wick the moisture from sweating. I usually have no problems with my edges staying smooth using the Bondi Band. Like you, I also had a baby at the beginning of the year, and started wearing my hair straight during my pregnancy because it has just been so convenient. So far, I’ve had no problems.

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  2. Wait – She’s BACKKKKKKK?????!!!!!! The Wyntr-spell has a BREAK BUTTON????? Nawwwwww, you submitted a leave-slip to that powerful little one (bc one cannot just be released from cheeks like THAT), and she acquiesced! THAT sounds about right! Now – ask her her thoughts on which stocks are performing better RATT now! Oh yeah – I’m gonna get dat wig cap ASAP!

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  3. Shelli you’ve solved my hair problems!! I’m a fitness instructor and because I teach multiple times a week, I always sweat out my hair. No blowout or curlformer set can last more than 1 day. Thanks for the tip! Sally’s I’m coming for ya!


  4. This is great! I usualy put my short hair in side ponytails (not braided) and use mesh that I got on a spool in walmart’s fabric section to tie my hair down and let it breath. After my workout I tie it down with a dry silk scarf to let it wick any remaining moisture away.


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