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Marley Twist: Working Out with Natural Hair


This summer was my first since I’ve been working out and running consistently.  I have very long thick and curly hair that I pretty much maintain on my own. About  3 or 4 years ago I decided to go natural, meaning no chemicals for straightening  my hair, but I kept it flat ironed at all times. This past winter I did a ton of research on how to maintain black girls natural hair because I was having a hard time maintaining my daughter’s hair. Her hair texture is completely different from mine, and I had no clue how to care for her hair type. So after educating myself, I decided to explore wearing my hair in its natural state and practicing various natural hairstyles, while taking better care of my daughter hair as well. So I stopped putting the heat to my hair and decided to wear it in it’s natural state. I did okay in the winter, but the summer was another story. It’stoo hot for twist outs, and I have to much hair to continue to throw in a boring bun So I set out to find an easy quick style I could maintain with my workouts. I decided on the Marley twist! They were fast ,(only took 3 hours to install), very low maintenance (I could wash add oil and moisturizer), and lasted for 4 to 5 weeks So I was able to keep this style by reinstalling once for the entire summer! I also use a dry shampoo after each workout to cut down on buildup and they sweaty smell.  It worked perfect! It was only 10 bucks from Ulta!

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So here are some pictures of me throughout the summer with this godsend hairstyle! I will definitely utilize this style again next summer!

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