Hair as a Workout Obstacle: How Fit Women Make it Work

Skipping exercise to preserve a hairstyle is all too common. Here, women who have good hair and a fit body explain how they do it.

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| September 7th, 2011
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Micaela Butcher

After working out, Downie opts for a diffuser instead of a blow dryer to absorb dampness while maintaining style. She sometimes set her hair in pin curls at night, so that the styling time is absorbed into snooze time.

And what of women for whom fitness is a 24/7 lifestyle?

Braids are the saving grace for Micaela Butcher, who is a senior Core Fusion teacher at New York’s Exhale Mind Body Spa. Her days can consist of multiple sweat-inducing workouts, but she doesn’t allow that to her slow her down.

“My hair texture is kinky-curly, so sometimes I’ll braid it in a fun style, so that when I’m done, I’m already good to go.” 

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