Surgeon General Says Beautiful Hair and Exercise Can Mix

I think it’s a great idea to get hair stylist involved with helping african american/black women come up with exercise friendly hair styles so they will stop worrying about messing up their hair when they workout.  This is a very good article about this issue.  My only problem is that they don’t offer natural hair as an option for exercise friendly hair. Leave a comment and let me know what you think 🙂

Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs

Nyesha Samuel, Publisher/Master Loctician for


U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin is enlisting hair stylists in the national fight against obesity. According to, she’s asked them to talk about exercise with their patrons and to help them come up with hairstyles and care regimens to encourage the co-existence of exercise and beautiful hair.

Benjamin, who spoke recently at the Bonner Bros. International Hair Show in Atlanta, said there shouldn’t be a negative connection between a beautiful hairdo and exercise.

According to Mother Nature Network, Benjamin said that “many women… invest lots of time and money in chemical relaxers, straighteners, perms and other treatments – the effects of which become undone by sweat, humidity and wind – problems women will run into with any type of exercise.”

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