Friday, April 25, 2014

What's In My Gym Bag? Hair Edition | Fitness Friday


I love working out at home because---well---I can wear my old faded holey alum sweats, workout in my pre-shampoo oil treatment, and sport that sexy plastic cap that all the guys love. Lol. I've been married long enough that nothing that I do to my hair surprises my hubby. However, when I know I'm gonna hit the gym, there's no way that I'm sporting the same look. It's #FitnessFriday *round of applause* and here's what's in my gym bag...for my hair:


Bun Maker: Scunci Banana Clip 
My secret to a big doughy bun is a banana clip. I love a polished messy bun. Meaning, I want it to look casual but chic---even in the gym. 

Moisturizer: Jessicurl Too Shea
Moisturized hair is happy hair. Period. I slap a little on my edges then put on my headband to keep my edges tame.

Dent Free Elastics: Karina Elastic Ties
When I'm trying to save a blowout or flat iron, I reach for my dent free hair ties. Plus these ones skip that pesky metal that your hair gets caught in. I found these hair ties on sale at Ulta a few weeks ago for about $2. That clearence section is my bestie!

Bobby Pins: Conair Black Bobby Pins
Who is eating my bobby pins? I bought a 60 pack last month. Now I have 20...maybe 30. Smh. There is a bobby pin monster in my house tormenting my soul! (I'm not dramatic though...) I use bobby pins to secure my buns and keep my hair from distracting me from putting in work!
 
Several Headbands: Scunci No Slip Grip
I found these in the dollar store. Yeah---the dollar store! Then I promptly purchased ten. Headbands are like bobby pins---they just disappear into thin air.


My all time favorite gym style is a Double Dutch Braid into a bun. It's taut, cute, and works for just about all of my group classes. What's in your gym bag for your hair?

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KLP





22 comments:

  1. Great post KLP, definitely need to look a lil cuter at the gym but anything goes at home. I have some Argan oil in my gym bag to add some to my edges once I take the sweat band off. :)

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    1. Ohhh yes Argan oil is the truth! I just wish that it wasn't so expensive! Great edge control tip chica!

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  2. Great post! I have a swim bag where depending on how I am wearing my hair will have some of the items you listed like headbands, bobby pins and a few extras.

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    1. I wish that I had the time (and energy) for swim. It's an amazing total body workout. What's your swim hair routine like?

      Thanks for stopping by chica!

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    2. I have a detailed swim hair routine here > http://crowningglorymine.blogspot.com/2013/03/my-swimming-regimen.html

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    3. How awesome chica! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Girl I sooo on board with you and the dollar store headbands. I like to raaacck up between my hair, my daughter's hair and her doll babies hair they tend to disappear often. Great post!

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    1. I'm telling Kendra someone is eating my hair bands and bobby pins! I bought a few packs over the weekend. Totally missing today. It's a conspiracy! Lol!

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  4. Should I be ashamed to say that am a gym rat and I do not own a gym bag? lol
    Am weird.. I drape my towel over my neck, yoga mat under arm, my water bottle and ipod in had. As for my hair I usually LCO and tie down with a scarf.

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    1. I'm just too vain to go to the gym with a scarf on---even on days when I really really want to! Ha-ha! How to do style your hair after the gym?

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    2. Usually am in a high bun or french braids. Sometimes if am wearing my hair out after a fresh touch up I would cross wrap it. Wwhen am done I just let it air dry and voila! Edges are tamed and my hair stays straight.

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    3. I keep a scarf on because I do a lot of floor work outs and cannot stand my strands touching/rubbing on the ground!

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    4. I totally feel you on that! If I'm doing mat work in the gym I put my towel down first. I will not believe that those mats are clean...regardless of what they use to rub them down!

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    5. I haven't mastered the cross-wrap or just a regular wrap. LOL. My hair always looks wonky when I try.

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  5. I usually go to the gym to run on the treadmill because I dont have one, but I am hoping to get one at home soon. Im like you I can got to the gym in anything, I have a to match my outfit, lol! Even though I usually running early in the morning when noone is there, but just in case, lol! I usually wear my hair in a top bun or knot with a headband to catch the sweat.

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    1. #nojudgement zone chica! My headband usually matches the rest of my outfit too. LOL.

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  6. I find bobby pins on my floor smh....and car (covers head lol)

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    1. I bet when we move they'll all miraculously turn up in the most random places. Ha-ha!

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  7. I love my Conair bobby pins. These are all great products, dear!

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    1. I just wish that I could keep up with all of them!

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  8. I totally agree with the bobbi pin monster! I swear I lose bobbi pins at an alarming rate and have no idea where they go!

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    1. Its a conspiracy! LOL! Thanks for stopping by chiquita!

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