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Haute Hair Guide: NBR Extension Care Tips for Your Gym Workouts!

Updated: Jan 24

Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or a newbie to the gym, maintaining your fabulous NBR (Natural Beaded Rows) hair extensions while working out can be a challenge. With the right techniques and precautions, you can confidently hit the gym without worrying about damaging your beautiful locks. In this blog post, we'll provide you with a comprehensive guide on how to go to the gym with NBR hair extensions, including pre-gym prep, maintenance tips, and what to avoid.

Pre-Gym Preparation

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1. Secure Your Hair: Start by putting your hair up in a high ponytail or bun. Use a soft, non-slip hair tie to prevent tugging or pulling on your extensions. Avoid tight hairstyles that may stress your extensions, such as tight braids or high-tension ponytails.

2. Protective Products: Apply a lightweight leave-in conditioner (Oribe Priming Lotion Leave-In Conditioning Detangler) or hair serum to your extensions. This adds an extra layer of protection against sweat and keeps your hair extensions hydrated. Be sure to avoid applying products directly to the attachment points to prevent slipping.

3. Wear a Sweatband or Ponytail Hat: A sweatband or headband can help keep sweat away from your roots and prevent your extensions from becoming greasy or loose. Opt for a wide, moisture-wicking band that won't put too much pressure on your hair. We also highly recommend utilizing a hat specifically designed to allow a high ponytail. Check out the video below for reference! These type of hats can be purchased on Amazon :

During Your Workout

4. Take It Easy on Intense Cardio: While you should still enjoy your cardio workouts, try to minimize activities that lead to excessive sweating on your scalp. If possible, opt for less strenuous activities like walking or cycling, or take breaks to pat your head dry.

5. Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to keep your body and scalp hydrated. Proper hydration can reduce the chances of your scalp producing excess oil, which can lead to greasy extensions.

Post-Workout Care

6. Dry Shampoo: After your workout, use a dry shampoo (Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo) specifically designed for hair extensions. This will absorb excess oil and sweat, leaving your hair looking and feeling fresh. Remember to focus on the roots and scalp areas.

Maintenance Tips

7. Regular Maintenance Appointments: NBR extensions require regular maintenance appointments with your hairstylist. Stick to the recommended schedule for adjustments and retightening. This ensures that your extensions stay secure and look their best.

8. Gentle Brushing: Use a soft-bristle brush (WET Brush) or a wide-tooth comb to detangle your hair gently. Start from the tips and work your way up, being cautious around the attachment points.

What NOT to Do at the Gym

9. Avoid Rough Handling: Don't pull or tug at your hair extensions, even if they feel loose. Rough handling can damage your natural hair and the extensions.

10. Skip the Sauna and Steam Room: High heat and humidity in saunas and steam rooms can weaken the bonds of your extensions. It's best to avoid these areas or use a protective wrap to shield your hair.

11. Say No to Chlorine: Swimming in chlorinated pools can be harsh on your extensions. Wear a swim cap to protect your hair or rinse your hair thoroughly with fresh water immediately after swimming.

With proper care and some smart gym strategies, you can maintain your NBR hair extensions while staying active and fit. Remember to protect your extensions during workouts, follow a good post-workout routine, and adhere to regular maintenance appointments to keep your hair looking fabulous. By following these tips, you can confidently rock your NBR extensions at the gym and beyond.

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